Sometimes Fridays are good and other times they are just plain AWESOME. Yesterday was AWESOME! I started off with me Weight Watcher meeting where I LOST ANOTHER POUND! Then, stopped at TJ’s for an excellent lunch and had a mini date night with The Husband.
I was starving when I got home my meeting so I knew I NEEDED a little protein. Right now my current obsession is Morning Stars Maple Veggie Sausages (2 points+).
Lots of delicious Pineapple bits!
Plus a Brown Sugar Banana Nut Muffin. The sun was SO BRIGHT I had to stand over my placemat to create a shadow to take a picture. (5 points+)
I am so glad that I had such a busy work morning because it made the day fly by. I had been dreaming about the Cinco de Mayo Nachos that TJ of TJ’s Test Kitchen mentioned making for us all day.
We both agreed homemade chips are better than store bought because you get more. She used Mission EXTRA THIN tortilla chips because they really do bake up like chips and are not super hard.
2 tortillas for 2 points+
No need to do the math though because she ALWAYS marks her bags ~ I love that!
She cut 4 tortillas into 24 triangles, sprayed with nonstick spray and a little salt then baked them at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
She had all the Nacho Fixin’s a girl could ask for…
Including the “hot” section for me!
My FAVORITE non-spicy salsa from Trader Joe’s!
24 Crunchy Tortilla Chips (4 points+)
3 oz of seasoned Turkey Taco Meat (3 points+)
1/3 cup low-fat cheddar cheese (2 points+)
Veggies and more veggies piled on….Lettuce, tomato, green chilies, jalapenos, green onions, 6 slices black olives (1 points+), a little corn salsa and a lot of hot sauce.
Did I mention my ENTIRE plate was 10 points+?! MUY FANTASTICO ~ I cannot wait to have them again.
As we chowed down on nachos, TJ busted out her new Baby Cakes Donut Maker! I LOVE the name almost as much as I love the colors.
With her donut maker you can “bake” up HEALTHY mini donuts in 3 minutes!
Just mix the dough, pipe, close the lid and wait patiently for 3 minutes.
Remove and toss, dunk, or sprinkle with your toppings while warm.
2 Points+ Maple Cinnamon Donuts ~ We used regular 0% Greek Yogurt with 2 tsp vanilla extract. For those wondering, you do not taste the maple syrup at all.
My favorite part of these ~ dipping them in BUTTER then cinnamon & sugar = Beyond good!
This was MY PLATE! Kidding……
Served with Chocolate Glazed Donut Coffee which smells amazing as it brews ~ just like chocolate donuts without the sweetness.
I pretty much want to just always be in TJ’s Test Kitchen because every time I come over she has bowls and bowls of fruit like…..Maybe I just need to have her come over each week and cut up all of mine
My plate for real! The thing I LOVE most about these donuts is honestly 2 is enough (we each had a 1/2 of each flavor while cooking to “test” them out).
Savored with Chocolate Glazed Donut coffee and delicious fruit ~ definitely worth 6 points+
You know the donuts are good when as she was eating them, we were researching more recipes to make….see her Ipad donut picture ~ so funny! LOVE it!
Thanks for another fantastic lunch and treat TJ!
My afternoon wasn’t as exciting as it just involved more work. I LOVE busy days because by Friday, I am ALWAYS counting the minutes until the weekend.
When The Husband got home, he told me not to cook and then asked if I wanted to go to Monsoon Burgers.
Not to justify, but, to be honest. I really COULD HAVE made a better choice ~ veggie burger, chicken breast sandwich, burger salad like before. But, really, when it came down to it, I got what I REALLY wanted.
A REAL BACON CHEESEBURGER with caramelized onions and BACON!
I did make sure I loaded up on those ZERO POINT+ veggies LOL….
MMMMM…..it was totally worth every single bite.
I actually cut my burger in half so I could “assess” how full I was after eating half and decide if I NEEDED (because I knew my mouth would WANT to) go back for more.
You know what….I was content after half! I gave The Husband my other half before I could let my mouth change my mind (7 point+ high estimate for half)
I ALWAYS get rid of my fries (except for 5 of them) as soon as my plate hits the table because I know I could easily eat all of them. Since I saved on points+ by only eating half my burger, I had a small handful (5 points+)
I think food is ALWAYS better when someone else cooks it for you.
What is one thing you are currently addicted to and cannot get enough of?
For me it’s pineapple, TJ’s Turkey Bacon, Morning Star Maple Sausages and CHEESE! Non-food ~ Words with Friends, Books on Tape (but on my phone) and Cookbooks ~ I just got two more this week!
See you all tonight with My Meyer Lemon Curd Filled Cupcake Recipe.
Have an awesome Saturday!