What a fun dinner!!!
I didn’t have anything but a Carbonated Acid Water between lunch and dinner…..well, I did do some nibbling, but nothing substantial. I knew dinner would be a hefty bunch of calories and didn’t really want to eat a snack, so I had a Coke to busy my mouth and stomach. And an almond or two. But I never really got hungry.
When I got home, we realized the husband had forgotten the oh-so-important chocolate chips so we walked to the grocery store and back (~30 minutes) to get some. More walking!!
Our main course was “Stilchester” cheese (a combo of English Stilton and Gloucester) stuffed into pounded (flatened) chicken breasts with diced apple and thyme. YUM!!!! I LOVE cheese and this one is a favorite. The chicken was more “steamed” than “roasted” so it didn’t have a nice golden brown crust (we baked it with the root veggies) but it was still good. I left a good ounce on my plate, which the husband happily ate. To get the nutritional info, we weighed my chicken breast and the did the grams for the cheese and apple and divided by 4 portions. Since mine was a little smaller, I did about 1/5 of the filling. Accurate enough!
Our yummy side dish and clearly the most popular recipe we made was roasted root vegetables. Turnips, parsnips, carrots, sweet potato and mushrooms with a little EVOO. We weighed each of the veggies as we chopped them and then weighed them when they came out of the oven to get the oz weight.
(Hi to Susan, who probably thinks this is the best side dish she’s ever seen with all the root veggies!)
Husband baked the BEST honey wheat bread this afternoon. I had a 1.25 oz portion with some Smart Balance:
Dinner calories (after nibbling on extra veggies) = 709 calories (with a good 200 coming from the veggies!)
Now here’s the best part…….
We made my fabulous cookies again, and again, they were TO DIE FOR!! Doughy in the middle with crispy bits throughout. I had a big one, and of course nibbled on the crumbs a bit. When I finished my first one I decided immediately that it was worth 200 for another. But I went into the kitchen, which was a mess, and started cleaning. In the process, I packaged up all the cookies (after everyone else had had 3-4 of them!) and then they were gone!! I only had 1.25 cookies! GO ME!! I’m so glad I made that decision, and I’m sending them home with my sister so they’re out of the house (even though we have 5 frozen in the freezer from our first batch – the freezer makes them somewhat hard to get to).
Lesson learned: WAIT 10 MINUTES!! The craving really will pass and your reasoning will return.
Total Friday calories: 1931
-646 thru cycle class and 2 walks
= net of 1284.
Considering I had wine AND dessert, that’s excellent!