Saturday, February 6, 2010

Back in the Saddle Again

Well I guess it's time to get back on the blogging horse. It's been a month since John's death and things are settling back into a routine. I'm still doing Crossfit and am getting over a nasty bout with bronchitis. I am going to start training soon for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in May.

Today for breakfast I got myself a little treat from Starbucks! Nonfat lattes are a great way to start the day. I also had a green monster for breakfast but forgot to take his picture.

Lunch was a bowl of chili with an egg on top--you know how I love that combo!! :)

Tonight for dinner, I made Texas Trail Beef Macaroni. I've known about this recipe for years from my friend Heather but never made for whatever reason.

Here are my changes:

2 lb lean ground hamburger
1 c chopped onion
3 cloves garlic
4 cups beef stock
29 oz canned fire roasted tomatoes
1/2 c water
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp Chipotle chili powder
2 tsp Penzey's Tuscan herb blend
4 c whole wheat macaroni, uncooked
Fat free sour cream for topping
Fat free or soy cheddar cheez for topping (I'm using full fat and counting points)

In a large stockpot, brown beef with onions. Add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover & cook for 15-20 minutes. Top with sour cream, cheez and/or Tabasco sauce.

I'm having my Texas trail beefy mac with zucchini, yellow squash & onions sauteed in Bombay Veggie seasoning from Whole Foods.

And a cup of white chai tea with honey and milk while I watch this NCIS marathon!! Hope y'all have a good night!


christie, honoring health said...

Welcome back to blogging, Megg!

I used to make that stuff all the time. I think I need to see if I can modify it to create something similar (I don't eat beef anymore).

Post a Comment