Monday, January 26, 2015

145.4…The Cheat Meal

Saturday night, we went over to Sherry's house for our quarterly "Gourmet Club" get together with Alicia and her husband. We try to meet quarterly and whomever hosts, makes the main course and the other two bring an appetizer and dessert. It always makes for a good time with fabulous food. This time was no exception. Alicia brought the appetizers. We enjoyed goat cheese, cheddar cheese ball and jalapeño jello with crackers:

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As well as a smoked trout dip that was outstanding!

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We sat down for dinner which started with a warm goat cheese salad.

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Incredible! Sherry got this recipe out of Ina Garten's new cookbook. 

The main course was Beef Tenderloin with Gorgonzola Cabernet Sauce:

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Garlic Parmesan Cheese Mashed Potatoes:

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Grilled Organic Seasonal Carrots:

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Am I spoiled or what!?!

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Sherry did an AMAZING job! Everything was beyond delicious!!!

For dessert, I brought Butterscotch Pudding with Cream and Toffee

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I had planned on this meal being my "cheat meal" for the week and it was definitely worth the calories!

Sunday morning's breakfast was scrambled egg beaters with spinach, onions and jack cheese. 

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Lunch was tuna and celery again. I use the celery as my "scoop" for the tuna. Crunchy but less calories than crackers. 

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The whole Sunday I spent getting stuff done around the house. I'm rarely home on the weekends so this was a nice treat!

Last night's dinner was Three Bean & Beef Chili leftovers. Easy. 

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This morning I got a bit creative with my egg beaters. I used to get the Hungry Girl emails and she always made this mug thing with her egg beaters. I microwaved spinach in a mug, then added egg beaters, followed by jack cheese and topped the whole thing off with green onions. I guess it's not that much different that scrambling them in the pan but oh well. :)

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I dropped that kids off at school then went to my old Cardio Muscle class. I haven't been in so long…I will be sore tomorrow. Guaranteed. I ran some errands before picking up the kids and having lunch. 

Lunch was tuna salad and celery again.

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The kids had half day today so we were home early. It's raining now….so nice to be inside and done with errands!

Do you plan your cheat meals out for the week?

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