September 15, 2014

A New Me

Saturday's Menu

Lunch- Bun-less cheeseburger and sliced tomatoes w/ sea salt.

Dinner- BLT Wrap

Sunday's Menu

Breakfast- Made Penelope an egg sandwich and she only ate half so I ate the other half

Lunch- Bun-less cheeseburger and sliced tomatoes w/ sea salt

Dinner- 2 baked cod fillets and tartar sauce

Today is my first official day at my new job as a lunch lady at Penelope's school. Yeah!

September 13, 2014

Frankfurter Fun Facts and Recipes

America's #1 mustard wants to share some fun facts about Hot Dogs and Mustard as well as some tasty recipes using French's.

·       Mustard is the world’s most ancient spice and most commonly used condiment.

·       The name mustard comes from the Latin word “mustum ardens” which means “burning wine,” which refers to the heat of the mustard seeds mixed with unfermented wine grapes.

·       It is often thought that hot dogs are the all-American food, but they were actually invented in 1484 in Frankfurt, Germany, thus the nickname frankfurters.

·       Mustard is good for you. Tests have shown that eating a modest amount of mustard during a meal tends to increase your metabolism.

·       The first words Mickey Mouse ever uttered in a cartoon were “hot dogs” (in “The Karnival Kid, 1929). The cartoons he was featured in previously were silent ones.

·       In 1939, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth made their first visit to the United States and President Franklin D. Roosevelt welcomed them by hosting a picnic. At the picnic, FDR served the king and queen hot dogs.

·       Hot dogs were the first food to be eaten on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr.  ate hot dogs on their 1969 mission.

·       U.S. soldiers in military posts around the world from Fort Meyers in Arlington, VA to Okinawa, Japan to Aqaba, Jordan, consumed 2.4 million hot dogs last year.

KIielbasa photo

For barbecues, place this mixture into a heavy foil pan. Cover and heat on grill 15 minutes. Spoon on heroes just before serving. 
Prep Time: 20 minutes   Cook Time: 20 minute
1 tbsp                          vegetable oil 
2                                  large, red onions, cut in half lengthwise and  thinly sliced 
2 lbs                            kielbasa, thickly sliced 
2 lbs                            sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained  
1 can (12 ounces)       beer or non-alcoholic malt beverage 
1/2 cup                        FRENCH’S® Spicy Brown Mustard or FRENCH’S® Horseradish Mustard  
1 tbsp.                         caraway seeds 
8                                  hot dog or hero-style buns 
1.   Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add onions; cook 5 minutes or just until tender, stirring often.  Remove from skillet. 

2.   Add kielbasa to skillet; cook and stir 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Drain off fat. Stir in onions, sauerkraut, beer, mustard and caraway seeds.  Cook over low heat 10 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Serve in buns. 


Grill sausage at your next barbecue and add to potato salad just before serving.  Ideal for tailgating parties.
rep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 15  min.
2/3 cup                         prepared vinaigrette salad dressing 
1/3 cup                         FRENCH’S® Spicy Brown Mustard or FRENCH’S® Horseradish Mustard  
1 tbsp.                          sugar 
1 ½  lbs.                       red or boiling-type potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 
1 cup                            chopped green bell pepper 
1 cup                            chopped celery 
½  cup                          chopped onion 
½  lb.                            kielbasa or smoked sausage, split lengthwise 
1.   MIX salad dressing, mustard and sugar in large bowl; set aside. 

2.   COOK potatoes in boiling salted water to cover for 10 to 15 min. until potatoes are tender. Drain and transfer to bowl. Add bell pepper, celery and onion; set aside.

3.   Grill sausage over medium-high heat until lightly browned and heated through. Cut into small cubes. Add to bowl with potatoes. Toss well to coat evenly. Serve warm. 



September 12, 2014

A New Me

Yesterday's Menu

Breakfast- 2 Scrambled eggs

Lunch- 2 Bun-less cheeseburgers

Dinner- We had one more free sandwich coupon so Penelope and I shared a turkey sandwich.

Today's Menu

Breakfast- 2 Scrambled eggs

Lunch- Salad and a couple pieces of flat bread pizza. My mother in law gave me a gift card to Olive Garden for my birthday and since Penelope got out at 12pm today I ordered some lunch to go. Thank you Dolly!

Dinner- The rest of the salad from lunch w/ salami, pepperoni and cheese added to it.

September 11, 2014

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September 10, 2014

A New Me

Today's Menu

Breakfast- 2 Scrambled eggs

Lunch- 5 Lumpias

Dinner- Penelope's school had a fundraiser at Jersey Mike's and we got free sandwich coupons so I had a regular Italian sandwich on wheat, Mike's way. Hey it was free!

This Week's Weight Loss- 2 pounds!

Total Weight Loss- I am down 17 pounds, that's over half way to my original goal. and I realize I am not being strict with myself about my eating habits but am doing a lot better. I also think I need to exercise in order for the weight to come off faster. I just had a birthday after all and I am getting old. :p

September 09, 2014

A New Me

Today's Menu

Breakfast- 2 Scrambled eggs

Lunch- 2 Bunless Cheeseburgers

Dinner- Caesar salad

September 08, 2014

A New Me- Yummy Tuna Cakes

Today's Menu

Breakfast- 3 bacon strips and 1 egg over medium

Lunch- Turkey and cheese roll ups

Dinner- Yummy Tuna Cakes, I put together some ingredients to create some really yummy tuna cakes for dinner. I will be making these again! Not the best picture but trust me these were good

Yummy Tuna Cakes

2 cans of tuna (makes 4 large cakes)
1 egg
1 Serrano chopped
About a tablespoon of chopped cilantro
2 Green onions chopped
Juice from 1/2 a lime
Just a few dash's of soy sauce
A couple tablespoons of bread crumbs ( I used low carb bread crumbs)
Olive oil

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and then form into cakes. Heat some olive oil in a pan and make sure the pan is hot before you place your cakes in it. Fry on one side till brown and crispy and then flip over and do the same to the other side. Serve with Sriracha mayo and a little sweet chili garlic sauce. Yum! These taste similar to Thai fish cakes.

I have got some news... I am going to be a working mom! They are hiring me to work in the lunchroom at Penelope's school, which is pretty cool because I volunteered almost all last year and loved it. It's only a sub position as of now but it will be nice to be busy and have a little extra money. Yay for me!

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