Well hello there. I felt like being a slacker on Sunday and making Hubby post for me. I played in a women’s volleyball tournament in Vinton on Saturday, first tournament in several years. I knew ahead of time I would be sore, based on prior experience and the fact we played 5 matches, 12 games total. I was pretty stiff on Sunday, but nothing was too painful, thank goodness. I had so much fun, it felt great to play competitively again- run an offense and have a setter who can run quicks and shoots (no offense to my women’s team! Love you guys!). I hope I get to play again sometime soon, before my jumping ability declines or my shoulder falls out of its socket.
There are quite a few meals I didn’t post, so I’ll do the usual round-up of pictures from the last couple days, starting with last Friday night- homemade pizza! We tried using real mozzarella cheese at the advice of some friends, good call.
I had some fruit for breakfast on Saturday, as I wanted to keep it light since we played at 8:30. Subway was lunch- no pics. Then Hubby made some supper, going along with the pizza theme (since we had leftover toppings) he made pizza rolls with lowfat crescent roll dough. Stuffed with sausage, pepperoni, green peppers, spinach and shredded mozzarella.
Sunday morning was pancake morning- plain ol’ pancakes, no picture. We had some leftover taco meat, so we had tacos for lunch- double-decker tacos. Hubby loves these things, copied from Taco Bell. It’s a hard shell taco that’s wrapped with a soft shell spread with refried beans so that they stick together. We topped them with cheddar pepper jack cheese, spinach, taco sauce and plain Greek yogurt. He always has 3, I have 1.
Now for supper, a yummy casserole I found in my Taste of Everly cookbook. I think the title was actually Hamburger Hot Dish, but I’m too lazy to go dig it out and look for the recipe again. Here’s what I did:
Hamburger Hot Dish
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 2 cups pasta- I used a 13 oz box of whole wheat rotini
- 2 cups peas- I steamed a bag of frozen peas and used the whole bag
- 2 cups Velveeta, chopped in little pieces- used the 2%
- 1 can Healthy Request cream of mushroom soup
- 2 small cans V8- I used the Spicy Hot
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Brown ground beef with onions and drain excess fat. At the same time, prepare the pasta according to the box. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir, adding salt and pepper if needed. Spread in a 9 x 13 pan and bake for 1 hour.
Sorry about the shadow. I was in such a hurry to eat it I didn’t care about the quality of picture. It was good, of course. You can’t even really taste the V8, it just gives a hint of tomato flavor. I think the original recipe actually states “the Velveeta makes this recipe.” It does give it a nice cheesy factor. I suppose you could also use shredded cheddar if you wanted to make it a tad healthier.
We’ve been making a lot of good-tasting not-as-healthy-as-we-should-be-eating kinds of foods lately, so I’m thinking about doing a cleanse. It’s been awhile, and that was one of my goals this year. I think maybe after Tyler’s birthday…
Anyway, yesterday was all leftovers. Today’s breakfast was a whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter and banana.
Taco salad for lunch.
During the lunch hour we threw together a bunch of stuff in the crockpots and made chili. We made up 2 crockpots’ worth, so we used 2 lbs of ground beef, 1 onion, 2 green peppers, 2 cans black beans, 2 cans pinto beans, 2 cans kidney beans, 4 cans tomato sauce, 2 cans petite diced tomatoes and 3 packets of hot chili seasoning.
My natural daylight pictures are so much prettier than my ugly flash pictures.
That pretty much catches us up. Things have been super busy in the clinic lately, which is good but makes life hectic when you are gone 4 nights a week and have to help with laundry, dishes, cooking, book work for the clinic and charts. Volleyball will be done in a couple weeks, and I decided that I’m going to take a break from teaching my exercise class- last class will be March 13th. I decided I’d rather do my own workouts on my own time so that I can spend more time with my family. One of the blogs I read is having a “Best Body Bootcamp” that starts next week. It’s basically about 4 workouts sent to you every week for 8 weeks, with prizes given out every week. Should be fun. Here’s the info.
Time to get to work on some charts and then hit the hay. Drive safe tomorrow if you’re in this area… sounds like it’s gonna be slippery!