Monday, October 17, 2011


Food journal

Breakfast - biscuit sandwich (same as yesterday)

1/2 cup of coffee w/usual

Lunch - fresh chicken sausage (dark meat, w/feta and spinach); lemon linguine; romaine w/Caesar dressing; chocolate meringue pie

Snack (before workout) - Colby-Jack; granola bar

Supper - grilled cheese (white bread, RF cheddar, butter); tomato; mint Oreos

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Food journal

Breakfast - Grands buttermilk biscuit w/breakfast sausage and RF cheddar

1/2 cup coffee w/the usual

Lunch - ravioli (Buitoni 4 cheese) w/sauce (Newman's Own sweet onion and roasted garlic + pureed roasted red bell peppers) over grilled chicken (Tyson), topped w/RF 4 cheese Italian blend; garlic bread (French bread with butter and garlic powder); piece of chocolate meringue pie

Supper - slice of homemade cinnamon raisin bread (barely sweet) w/cream cheese (wasn't very hungry but felt like I needed to eat!)

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Food journal

Breakfast - breakfast pie

1/2 cup coffee w/usual

Lunch - chicken Italian sausage; potato w/RF cheddar and sour cream; Ghirardelli square

Supper - leftovers from last night

Meal Plan

Thursday to Tuesday

Bacon, homemade cinnamon raisin bread
Breakfast pie
O'Brien hash browns w/breakfast sausage
Turkey sausage, Eggo's

Chicken, rice, onion gravy
This & that
Chicken Italian sausage, loaded potatoes, veggies
White chili
Burgers, cucumber soup

Tomato pizza
OUT (anniversary)
Chicken and salad
Grilled cheese, tomatoes
Macaroni and cheese, veggies

I also bought a chunk of parmesan to shred and make crisps with to snack on.


We went out last night to celebrate our anniversary a few days early :)

Food journal

Breakfast - Breakfast Pie; Ghirardelli square

1/2 cup coffee w/the usual

Lunch - 2 fried cheese sticks; couple of chocolate covered almonds

Supper - Caesar salad; rich, super yummy, "simply delicious" seafood; 1/2 cupcake; little bit of decaf chocolate iced Americano w/whipped cream

* Look on my FB for a note named Anniversary Dinner if you want to see what exactly I ate ;)

Friday, October 14, 2011

Breakfast Pie


Pie crust for 2-crust pie
1 lb breakfast sausage
1 lg red bell pepper, chopped
1 lg onion, chopped
5-6 sandwich slices sharp cheddar

Brown sausage and veggies until meat is cooked and all liquid is evaporated. Layer:
Pie crust
1/2 of the cheese
Meat/veggie mixture
Rest of the cheese
Pie crust
Crimp edges of crusts to seal. Bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.


I need to start keeping a food journal again. I don't know if something I'm eating doesn't agree with me or it's just my hormones...

Food journal

Breakfast - turkey bacon; homemade cinnamon raisin bread w/cream cheese

1/2 cup coffee w/the usual

Lunch - chicken and onions cooked in beef broth with rice; Ghirardelli square

Supper - tomato pizza (refrigerated pizza crust, OO, Italian seasoning, cheese, tomatoes); mint Oreos

Monday, October 10, 2011


I never had gallbladder issues till I was pregnant with Ethan. During both pregnancies, I followed the Brewer eating plan. I ate lots of eggs, whole wheat bread and pasta, and drank milk. All of these are foods I no longer tolerate well.

I wonder if my intolerances were there to a lesser degree back then. And contributed to my gallbladder problems. Pregnant women are already more susceptible to gallbladder issues because of the increased hormone levels. Were the food intolerances enough to bring my gallbladder over the edge?

Food for thought... ;)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Creamy White Chili

adapted from Taste of Home February/March '01

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2" cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
8 oz poblano peppers, seeded and diced
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Oil to saute
31 oz canned white beans, rinsed and drained (I used navy)
16 oz chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp pepper
8 oz sour cream
1/2 c heavy cream

Saute chicken, onion, peppers, and garlic powder until chicken is no longer pink. Add beans, broth, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream and cream.

This was SOOO yummy!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Feeling Like Myself!

I've been taking my supplements regularly (except for my multi) and I'm feeling so much better! I have a ton more energy and motivation :) It helps that things here haven't been as stressful. Ethan's behavior has been better. The PCIT is really making a difference (details are on my other blog)! Other family situations are a lot better too.

I haven't made it back to the gym but I'm hopeful this week I'll make it!

Cucumber Soup

adapted from Taste of Home, June/July '11

1 lb English cucumbers, seeded and sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 c yogurt
1 green onion, coarsely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh dill, minced

Place cucumber slices in a colander over a plate. Sprinkle with salt and toss. Let stand for 30 minutes. Drain well. Discard liquid. Place all ingredients in a food processor. Process until smooth. Serve cold.

*Best if made ahead of time. Refrigerate until serving.