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Wacky Waffles

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Yes, that’s right.  We’re halfway there, ladies and gents.  Can you believe that next week will bring us Christmas?!  Well, since I’m in complete denial that the holiday is here, I need to make this post super quick, ‘cuz I’ve got SO much to do this day.

For din din last night, I went with another yum-o Rachel Ray recipe, called Eggs Florentine Get Wacky With Waffles –

 

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While preparing this one, I made a few minor modifications to her original recipe.  As I was eating away, I thought of a few more that would make it better for the next go round …

Here’s the low-down (including what I would change):

  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • S+P (I would omit the salt next time – there is plenty from other sources)
  • Grated nutmeg (I would omit completely and sub with ground cayenne, crushed red pepper or hot sauce instead)
  • 1 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup fat free milk
  • 4 frozen whole grain waffles (Dev + I both agreed that toasted English muffins would be WAY better – plus fit the bacon better)
  • 4 slices Canadian bacon
  • 3 eggs + 3 egg whites
  • 1 roma tomatoes, sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Hot sauce, for sprinkling over top

 

Preheat oven to broil.  In a skillet, saute the onion in a small amount of oil, about 3-4 minutes.  Add fresh spinach, pepper and spice of choice (my recommendation – crushed red pepper); saute until the spinach is wilted.  Add flour and stir well to coat, then add chicken broth and milk.  Bring up to a boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer until thick.  Be sure to check on and stir this often.

Toast waffles to desired toasty-ness.  In a separate skillet, brown bacon slices on each side, 1-2 minutes per side.  Set aside and keep warm.  Beat eggs with a small amount of water and add to same skillet that the bacon was in previously.  Cook eggs, stirring frequently to desired doneness.

To assemble – start with the toasted waffles on the bottom, top each with spinach mixture, then add bacon.  Over bacon, add eggs, then tomato slices and grated cheese.  Place under broiler until browned and bubbly.  Enjoy!

 

This was good, but I think with the changes I mentioned above, this recipe would be great.  It was very filling … so much so, that I wasn’t even scouring the pantry for a late night snack.

I’m off to take a little jaunt on the treadmill and then I can get started on my mile long to-do list.  Oh bother.

We are staying home for the holidays this year.  Are you traveling?  Where are you going??

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Angel On Your Tree?

WHY THE ANGEL IS ON TOP OF THE TREE …

 

Not long ago, Santa was getting ready for his annual trip, but there were problems popping up everywhere.

Four of the elves got sick and the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast as the regular ones, so Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule.  On top of that, Mrs. Claus told Santa that her mother was coming to visit through the New Year.  Grrr.

 

Warm granola with 1/2 banana, the cousins - blueberries and cranberries, plus wheat berries and soy

B: Warm granola with 1/2 banana, the cousins - blueberries and cranberries, plus wheat berries and soy

 

This stressed Santa EVEN more!  As he went to harness the reindeer he found that three of them were about to give birth and two had jumped the fence, out heaven knows where?!  More stress.

And then, when he began to load the sleigh, one of the boards on the sleigh cracked, causing the toy bag to fall to the ground, scattering all the toys.  Extremely frustrated, Santa went into the house for a cup of coffee and a shot of whiskey.

That’s when he found that the “sick” elves had hit the liquor cupboard and there was nothing left to drink.  In all his frustration he dropped the coffee pot, breaking it into hundreds of little pieces all over the kitchen floor.  He went to get the broom, only to find that mice had eaten the straw it was made from.

 

(Or breakfast #2)  Waffle "sandwich" filled with PB, apple butter and 1/2 sliced banana with apple sauce "dipon the side ... for dipping

L: (Or breakfast #2, you choose) Waffle "sandwich" filled with PB, apple butter and 1/2 sliced banana plus apple sauce "dip" on the side

 

Just then the doorbell rang.  Royally peeved at this point, Santa cussed all the way to the door.  He opened the door to find a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.

The angel said, “Hello, Santa!  Where would you like me to put your Christmas tree????”

And that, my friends, is how the little angel came to be on top of the Christmas tree.

 

Taco Salad Night

Taco Salad Night

 

One of our old standards was on the menu for tonight … actually, this was last night’s dinner that was put on hold for Monday Night Football.

Our fiesta included the following goodies:

  • Romaine/spinach base
  • Ground turkey
  • Black beans
  • Frozen/thawed corn 
  • Halved grape tomatoes
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Homemade tortilla chips – bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, flip and continue baking 3-4 minutes
  • Salsa and plain Chobani

It was just as delicious as always.  Definitely a favorite in this household.

I hope you enjoyed the little Christmas story.  Do you have an angel on your tree??

Outta here.  Night.

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Going Bananas

Good morning!  Hope all is well with you lovelies today! 

So, after blogging last night, we decided to dig into a little sweet treat I had prepared for us the other day –

 

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You won’t be surprised to hear that it includes my fav flava of the fall season … PUMPKIN!

Remember the Pumpkin Cheesecake we dug into at the Cheesecake Factory not so long ago?!  Well, I decided to re-create that deliciousness – healthy style!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding

  • 1 package sugar-free, fat-free cheesecake pudding
  • 2 cups fat free milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Combine all ingredients and mix with a wire whisk for 2 minutes.  Pour into individual serving dishes and place in the refrigerator to set.

How easy can it get for such a great treat?!  I used small plastic containers that have lids, so we can just grab and go as needed.  I was able to get 7 servings out of the mix, which I calculated to be under 50 calories each!!! 

Last night we topped ours with a squirt of FF Redi-Whip and some Grape Nuts for crunch.  Double Y-U-M!!

 

So, I’m sure I’ve discussed the wonderful banana before, but I wanted to give you some more tidbits of knowledge about the fabulous fruit, in honor of my breakfast this AM …

What do bananas have in common with corn, eggs, salmon and spinach?

(Hint: a vitamin that’s great for your colon.)

Vitamin B-6!!

In one of the largest studies to date on B-6 and colon health, people with the highest intake of the vitamin, from food and supplements, reduced their risk of colorectal cancer by 20 to 30 percent!

A healthy colon is just one reason to load up on foods rich in B-6.  The mighty vitamin might also help stave off Parkinson’s disease and depression. 

Bananas have close to half a milligram of B-6 each – you need less than 4 milligrams a day.  Eat your bananas and be healthy!! 🙂

Information paraphrased from an article on RealAge.com.  For more information, please check out RealAge.com here.

 

Without further ado, my daily dose of vitamin B-6 …

 

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Ahh … caramelized bananas, raisins and walnuts with a dollop of warm pumpkin puree over two Kashi waffles.  What a lovely day this is going to be after a breakfast like this!  I even got the hubby on board with this one … I ended up making him a duplicate plate.

I am feeling more energized this morn, so I’m going to jump on the treadmill for a quick jaunt.  It should be a weight training day, but I feel the need for speed, so I’m hoping to squeeze the weights in later tonight.

Have a great day!!

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So LATE!

Hi all!  I am running so behind this morning … I’ve been having technical difficulties with the internet underground.  I am so far away from the knowledge of domain mapping, subdomains and so on.  I think I’ve messed everything up, so I’m waiting for Wordpress’ support to get back to me.  I’m sure they will be able to clear everything up!  If you are having trouble accessing my site … just bear with me for a bit! 

This has got to be a super quick post because I need to be out the door like five minutes ago!

For breakfast this AM, I decided to break away from my normal bowl and instead went with this –

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A fantastic plate of waffles!  I toasted two Kashi waffles, topped them with a mixture of pumpkin/mashed banana (which I heated in the microwave for 30 seconds), plus honey Chobani, wheat germ and a sprinkle of granola.  This was such a fabulous breakfast that tickled my senses … it smelled good, looked good and tasted great!  Perfect for this mind-rattling morning!!

Gotta go!  I’ll see you tonight … oh, by the way, I have been tagged twice to list 7 interesting things about myself, which I will be posting this evening!

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