Someone sent this to me today.  I’m thinking there IS a silver lining to the cold cloud we’re under right now.

Yippee!!!!!  :)

I have a new mascot to introduce you too as well.  Meet “Bollywood Pig”. He came in the same bag as “KGB Pig” and he’s FANTASTIC!  (well, in my mascot loving eyes)

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He stood next to my breakfast today, which was greek yogurt with blueberries and 1 tbsp gingerbread granola, as well as a little pack of apple juice with vinegar.

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During the morning, I had a half piece of low-fat banana bread (that I made yesterday) with coffee.  I needed lots of coffee today.

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I have to apologize for the HORRIBLE photo of lunch.  Bollywood Pig looks fine, but the lunch itself…out of focus.  Whoops!  The fuzziness is a cup of lentil soup that I made yesterday, a mini naan bread, some roasted butternut squash with garam marsala and a honeycrisp apple.

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During the afternoon, I had some kale chips (with chili/lime popcorn seasoning) and a tall non fat vanilla spice latte.

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Dinner tonight was loosely based on a recipe from the Weight Watchers Points Plus  Cookbook.  The recipe in the book is “Thai Ginger Chicken Burgers”.   Last night, I decided to make “Ginger Chicken Meatloaf” so we’d have a quick “heat and serve” dinner tonight.

In a food processor, I combined:

  • 4 scallions
  • 1 tbsp chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • Approx 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 tbsp thai yellow curry paste

I put it all in a loaf pan and baked for about 50 minutes.

I served it with 2 tbsp sweet chili sauce, steamed green beans and some steamed mini potatoes (these are tiny, about the size of a large olive) that I “smashed” with 1 tsp light butter.

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I’ll freeze the leftovers and we’ll have the rest when we need another quick dinner.

That’s it for Monday and I’ll sign off with yet another image from google.