First off let’s start with lunch. After getting back from shopping I was super hungry. You see I started today with doing a workout video at the homestead in the morning and then joining J at the gym at night. He likes to go to the gym at night because it helps him beat SAD (seasonal affective disorder – not that we are diagnosed or anything, it just gets depressing when the sun goes down at 3pm and it really hasn’t been out from the clouds all day). I do not like to go to the gym at night because I am less motivated and I am wide awake afterward. So to combat my lack of motivation, I can get a workout in during the morning and then do some cardio at night. I am more likely to sham during my strength workout. I think the Kathi Smith video kicked my tail a little this morning and I was hungrier than usual. I had a nice spinach salad with oil and vinegar, cauliflower, fake bacon bits, tomatoes and almonds; an Asian pear; the last of the Mexican polenta; and a snickerdoodle blondie. Yum!
For dinner, I am calling it a hybrid meal. It was a Mexican Lasagna!
1 tube turkey sausage or 1 pkg boca crumbles
an envelope of taco seasoning
3/4 c. water
1 can veggie refried beans
1/2 c. salsa
6 flour tortillas
2 c. frozen corn, thawed
8 oz shredded cheddar
Saute sausage or Boca crumbles until browned. Stir in water and seasoning. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Combine beans and salsa in a microwaveable bowl. Cover and microwave 1-2 minutes or until spreadable. Place 3 tortillas in a greased 2 1/2 qt. round dish. Layer with half of beef, beans, corn and cheese. Repeat layers. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes and serve.
Notes! J really liked this one too. I used turkey sausage and it baked for about 40 minutes. There isn’t much else to say about it other than you could leave out the cheese and use boca crumbles and it could easily become vegan. I’m all about versatility ;).
For my dinner, I sort of threw something together. I mixed a can of refried beans with a splash of salsa and some green olives. I spread it on some fresh baked bread and it was fantastic.
And now it is bed time!