Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Hump Day Happies

Goooooood morning! How are you this morning? I feel awesome - albeit congested  but it's getting better! First things first, recap to last night's dinneroo. Also, another "Ask Me" answer at the end!

For The Lover and the boys, I made pork chops with apricot and tomato chutney. (my measurements are guesses!)

  • 2 - 3 pork chops
  • 1 can diced/crushed tomatoes
  • apricot preserves
  • red pepper flakes
  • thyme
  • S&P
I started by heating some oil (a bit less than 1T) in a skillet. Then sprinke S&P on the pork. Place chops in skillet to brown until you get a nice, brown crust.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To the skillet, add a can of crushed tomatoes. My favorite brand is Hunt's Fire Roasted w/ Garlic. :) For just two chops, I didn't use the whole can. I saved about 1/4 cup for part of my dinner.

Add apricot preserves, red pepper flakes and thyme to the skillet. Bring to medium heat (you need some boiling action but not too much). Stir mixture and scrape up bit of chop left in skillet. Reduce the mixture until it's a thick, chutney (or salsa-like) consistency. Top your chops with the chutney and bake for about 10 minutes.

It's always a hit at our house. For my dinneroo, I was craving breakfast! I made a simple baguette pizza topped with scrambled eggs, diced tomatoes and shredded cheddahhhh. I had both!

I am totally out of spinach. Boohoo. I didn't mind too much since I was stahving this morning. Luckily I had made Overnight Oats. I was SO ready to eat this beast when I got to work.

Overnight Oats were prepared with:
  • 1/4 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 soy milk
  • 1/2 cup dry oatmeal
Mix ingredients well and store in fridge overnight. The fun part is you can add anything your little heart desires to it! Mine were topped with 1T of shredded coconut, a sliced banana and a few hunks of almond cranberry vanilla clusters. Divine!!

On to the next question: "exactly how much weight do you think you've lost?"

I've lost between 40 - 50 pounds over the course of a 15 months-ish. Slow and steady, baby!

EEEEEK! I have a disgruntled employee coming to see me. Wish me luck! And a question for you: Do you get along with your neighbors? We have great neighbors. They are currently speculating on our sex life? Since we got bunk beds for the boys, they think we're trying for a girl now. That makes me laugh! And scares me a little bahahaha.


  1. that breakfast pizza baguette looks great! love the idea. :D

  2. Breakfast looks delicious! I'm going to have to give overnight oats a whirl!

  3. wow I didnt realize you had lost that much! GOOD JOB!

  4. Thanks for your comment on my blog!
    I have yet to try overnight oats, but they look awesome.
    My current neighbors are very quiet, but back when I lived in freshmen dorms, I couldn't say the same thing. It was my WORST neighbor situation ever. Everyone on the hall would get drunk on the weekends (and usually during the week, as well) and run down the hall banging on every door and screaming. Oh, the memories. haha!
    Have a great night!