Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pizza Eggs For Breakfast

I made the zucchini pizza crust last night (using garden zucchini I had shredded and packed for the freezer) and the frozen shreds really reduced a lot.  So my pizza was very small.  And I still wanted pizza for breakfast.  This was pretty good.  I added two eggs and a small handful of shredded mozzarella.  I have enough onion and mushroom to make another pizza egg breakfast tomorrow--- before I go to work.

G is working on writing an email to his banker.  I am sneezing.  Riley was so exhausted from waking up and eating breakfast that he is sleeping.

I have new, and fascinating, low carb recipes to transfer to my diet notebooks. Last night I made "whipped topping" out of one cup heavy cream and one tablespoon sugar free instant vanilla pudding.  It is WAY better than Cool Whip and fewer carbs.  Next time, I am putting the mixture in the freezer.  Ice Cream. I also have packages of chocolate and cheesecake sugar free pudding mix.  I requested three cookbooks from my library and two of them are quite good.  I found recipes for cooking sauces such as a low carb Stir Fry Sauce which will expand my choices for meals considerably.  And I watched a YouTube video on how to make Orange Chicken using sugar free orange soda as the base for the sauce.  How cool is that? Can Sweet and Sour Chicken be far behind?  That was my Cheat Day meal while I was on the 365 Day 1200 calorie diet.  I haven't actually had a Cheat Day on this diet.  I may eat more than I should of some low carb food, but I haven't cheated and eaten anything on the "do not eat" list unless you count the breading on fried chicken.  I eat that.  Because that is the ONLY way I am going to eat chicken.  So I have cheated.  Good for me!

Next time we go to the local Chinese restaurant I am having the Sesame Fried Tofu with Broccoli.  I saw someone eating it and it looked wonderful.  When I started eating low carb it was all "no, you can't" and now I am seeing so many possibilities that make this a lifetime way of eating.  I can always have something delicious and filling to eat.  I just need to plan and cook.  And learn to make a few "take out" things I actually love, here at home.  Like crispy fried or baked chicken wings.   And chocolate (wheat free low carb) cake with that whipped topping. OMG!  Special occasion only.

The clocks sprang ahead today and it's almost noon.  I have to get dressed, load the whites into the dryer, make the bed, clean up the kitchen, finish my coffee, clear off the dining room table, start on my Winter 12 by 12 for my little group reveal on the 19th (last day of winter), by the way, I found both fabrics I was looking for, decide what I am taking to work tomorrow, clean up the living room etc etc.  I already filed for my very last week of unemployment and read all my blogs.  People just aren't writing posts as much as usual this winter.  It's like running to the mailbox and hoping for a good letter and finding the box empty. My reading book situation is similar.  Nothing tempting me to read.  No more Tudor Hunchback and no more Asa Larsson.  I finished both series.  Readers?  What now?


Tracy said...

I just started reading "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet" By David Mitchell. It takes place in 1700 Japan and is about the Dutch East India company's trade involvement there. Although it isn't a mystery, it is period specific and quite detailed. I have the third "Tudor Hunchback" book in my line up next. I really enjoyed the first two, thanks for the recommendation.

Deborah Boschert said...

I've heard good things about Jacob de Zoet too. I'm reading The Tower, The Tortoise and The Zoo. It takes place at the Tower of London with various English odd characters and happenings. I'm not enjoying it too much and if I had not been the one to pick it for our book club, I would have quit already.

Diane N said...

You might like to consider reading a book by Eowyn Ivey called The Snow Child. It's based on the old Russian fairy tale. I read it and can't get some of the images out of my head.