I really meant to cook all those things I blogged about yesterday but I had a bit of insomnia last night and today I’m dragging ass.
In spite of all my laziness, I did find this super cute video:
Seriously – Best. Proposal. EVER.
Anyway, I did make the Lentil Soup, Sweet Potato Corn Cakes and Pizza Mac for Officer M and the kids so all was not lost.
Lentil Soup with Turkey Bacon
(base recipe from allrecipes.com)
1 c Lentils
1 c diced carrot
1 c diced celery
1 c diced onion
1 – 15 oz can diced tomatoes (I used Del Monte garlic & basil – no salt added)
32oz Vegetable Stock (I used Kitchen Basics)
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 slices Butterball Turkey Bacon, diced
Pepper, Oregano, Basil, Thyme and Bay leaves to taste
**Throw everything into a crock pot and simmer on high 4 hours and then another 4 on low. Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt. Easy peasy.
- Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 226.2
- Total Fat: 1.5 g
- Cholesterol: 3.3 mg
- Sodium: 558.7 mg
- Total Carbs: 41.9 g
- Dietary Fiber: 9.6 g
- Protein: 11.4 g
Sweet Potato Corn Cakes
1c Whole Wheat Flour
1c Corn Meal
1.5 tsp baking powder
.5tsp baking soda
1/4c sweetener of choice (I used Stevia)
3/4 c milk
2 egg whites
1/2 c mashed cooked sweet potato
**Mix your dry ingredients together. Whisk the wet ingredients with the potatoes. Slowly stir the dry into the wet and cook like a pancake. Makes around 15 cakes.
I was hoping to sleep in a bit today seeing as it’s my rest day, but that did NOT happen. I was up every hour from 3am on. I finally just got up at 5:45. The weather today is definitely not helping either – 60 degrees, wet and just plain yucky. I’ve already had 4 cups o’Joe, took a brisk 30 min walk on the treadmill and tried to take a 10 minute power nap but Reese decided my head would make an excellent ramp for his monster truck so nope! Oh well.
Tomorrow is going to be a busy day (running in the morning, trip to BJ’s, ballet class, kickboxing) so I’ll try to get to that zucchini Thursday.
Have a Terrific Tuesday! Ta-Ta!