Monday, August 27, 2012

Pepper Jack Breakfast Sandwiches

Yesterday at Wal-Mart, my husband's keen eye spotted new Special K breakfast sandwiches in the freezer aisle, and they are made with sandwich thins, and various fillings. I grabbed the box of ham, pepper jack and egg sandwichs, and then noticed it was about $5 for 4 sandwiches. I put them back, head hung low. My husband suggested I recreate them. Duh! 

This morning I googled for all I was worth to find nutrition info and a picture of them, and I can't find any info on them. It's like they were a figment of my imagination. But they sure made a great inspiration for my breakfast! 

Pepper Jack Breakfast Sandwich Thins 


One package of sandwich thins (8 total) 
8 slices of Oscar Mayer Baked Cooked Ham 
8 slices Pepper Jack cheese 
8 eggs 


Lightly spray a non-stick pan with non-stick cooking spray. Gently fry your eggs, breaking the yolks, and cooking them until done. Assemble sandwiches, let cool, wrap in paper towels and package in a large bag or container. Microwave for 45 seconds to reheat throughout the week. 

Serving Size: Makes 8 servings

Friday, August 10, 2012

Meal Plan 8/10-8/16

So the first step toward any project for me is create a list or some sort of plan.  When I'm stressed out, I make lists.  I took a cell-phone photo of myself today and decided that I look bloated, which stresses me out.  I have been chugging water, planning my meals, and browsing pinterest for healthy recipes all afternoon.   But not eating, which is the important part.
So here's the offending shot:
It was the best shot of several that I took, and I just couldn't shake the idea that I looked bloated.  Which is no wonder honestly.

My meal plan for the week may not be the healthiest, but it's the alternative to fast food every night like we did last week pretty much.
Tonight: Chicken Breasts, Yellow Rice (I make it myself with Sazon seasoning) and brocolli (nice start, huh?)
Saturday: Cookout Day: Hamburgers, hot dogs, loaded potato salad, black bean salad, tossed salad with Olive Garden mock dressing, and bacon double cheeseburger dip (can we say yum??)
Sunday: Crockpot Salsa chicken, and probably leftovers from Saturdays salads
Monday: Meatless Baked Ziti with Spinach
Tuesday: BLT Sandwiches
Wednesday: English Muffin Pizzas
Thursday: Breakfast Casserole

That's as far as I planned because no matter my best intentions, I never stick to the plan completely.  I also know it's not HEALTH food, but it's a start. I hope to hit the gym 2 nights this week coming.  Again, it's a start.

Life is a new start right now anyway. We're all moved into our new house, although not completely unpacked.  We were able to at least consolidate all our unpacked boxes to one room, and even that room is getting recognizable, slowly. If I ever find my camera, I promise pictures. It must still be packed up somewhere I guess ;-)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Settlement Day

Dun dun duh! Doesn't settlement day sound bad, like judgement day or something??  Today is the day we go sign our lives away and buy a house. Finally!  It feels like it's been such a long journey, and like we looked at hundreds of houses (okay, dozens, for real), but we've made it.  I'll post pics soon.  Because I have to take pics first.

But anyway, guess what I did this morning??
Girl look at the body! Ah! I worked out!

30 minutes on the treadmill, all walking, but I varied my speed and incline... basically I get bored on the treadmill.  Then I did 80 squats while holding the 10# dumbbell, 2 sets of 5 pull ups with 140# resist (which is an improvement from the 150# I started with, anyway) and 10 leg-lift ab-worky thingys.

The fair is sadly over, and I ate too much fair food over the course of the three visits I made.  Scrapple sandwich, beef kabob, gyro, Jenna's french fries (twice) and 2 deep-fried candy bars.  But that's all over for the year.

Just in time for the carnival.  A month-long festival of (strangely enough) the BEST hamburgers, soft-shell crab sandwichs, oyster fritters (not my thing but I have to mention them), cotton candy, funnel cakes, clam strips, candy apples, corn dogs, french fries and ice cream... and new this year, walking tacos, whatever the heck that is.  I ate about half of what I listed above last night.  Okay, not quite, but it felt awful afterward. I did manage to convince myself that I don't have to eat everything all in one night, it'll be there next time too.  Not that I need any of it.  But I make myself choose what bad things I can eat per visit, rather than gorging on everything I can at once.

So the gym this morning probably didn't even begin to compare to the calories consumed last night.

I did win a pillow for my hubby.  I'm not a fan.
I'm a dork.  No denial there.