Of Bacon Muffins, Juicing and Laundry

I am still in my pajamas and I haven’t showered since Friday morning before work. Yes, it’s kind of gross, but y’know, some weekends, it’s kind of nice to be a complete slug. I did the grocery shopping yesterday, did some organizational stuff on the blog, and weaseled out on dinner. I did not make the Spicy Mexican Pie as was my intention…Instead I made pancakes, with some help from the bambino. They were good. Had I not already decided on tonight’s meal, I’d just make it tonight. However, for once, I’m going to stick to my menu, and I’ll use that recipe another time.

As I also mentioned yesterday, for breakfast this morning, I made The Pioneer Woman’s Bacon Onion Cheddar Biscuits.


Wow. Talk about DELICIOUS! I broke out my juicer as well. I had some strawberries that needed to be used up, and I was craving citrus, so I tossed a couple grapefruit in with some oranges.


It was slightly tart, but sweet, too. It went well with the biscuits & hash browns I also fixed:


I’m kind of excited that there were a few leftovers, so that I can have a quick & easy breakfast over the next few days.


I’ve got the laundry mostly done. The last two loads are in process–One’s drying & whenever that’s finished, I’ll switch the other over. In the meantime, I’ve been looking through that stack of magazines Diana let me borrow, and picked out a few recipes I either need to copy or photocopy. One of these days, I’m probably going to need another recipe binder. I got new printer ink with some of my bonus check, and have already printed out a bunch of recipes that I’ve had waiting in the wings, so to speak.

I made the decision this morning that we aren’t eating out any more–Unless it’s during a trip to Sioux Falls, or a special occasion. I’m also going to try to buy healthier snacks, and avoid the vending machine at work. And I’m going to go back to tracking what I eat, with the intent of eating better. My health assessment gave me quite a kick in the butt, and I’ve spent the past week wallowing in self-pity. Enough is enough. I didn’t pack on an extra 30 pounds overnight. I won’t take it off overnight. But if I don’t start now, I won’t ever take it off. I’ve had a FitDay account for years now, and used it off & on. When I use it, it works–Kind of like one of the basic ideas in Weight Watchers–“If you bite it, write it.” I’ll spend the next 2 weeks working on getting used to writing what I eat & tracking my calories. Then I’ll work on adding in exercise. I’m hoping that in spring, if/when this stupid snow ever melts, I can start running again, which should help, too. And maybe I’ll actually complete a 5 K at some point this year!

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8 Replies to “Of Bacon Muffins, Juicing and Laundry”

  1. this is kinda random, but i have family in sd and sioux falls. i’m proud of you for giving up eating out – thats always the part i have the hardest time with. it calls to me, ya know?

    • If you ever come to visit your SD family (after our 8 billion feet of snow melts & the ensuing floods die down), we should do a meet-up for coffee or something! My worst failure with eating out is the nights I don’t plan something for dinner or things get screwed up, then I’m on the phone to Domino’s or George’s (a local place here in Brookings). That was last night, and why with all my willpower, made pancakes instead of ordering out for pizza.

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  3. Not eating out is hard, but the best way to help control the weight & eat healthier. We try to eat out only once a week because dang it I need a break sometimes. The other thing I find impossible but works so well when I have the willpower is no snacking after 8pm. So hard for me but really got us in better shape.

  4. Isn’t the pioneer woman a genius??? those biscuits look divine! this may sound lame, but dont worry about weight right now. Its winter, we’re meant to have a little extra this time of year. Have faith it will melt when the snow does.

  5. Erin–I held strong last night & avoided a drive-thru…It’s a small start. And I have to remember as well, we’re still saving for that new furnace, so we shouldn’t be eating out anyway!

    Jenny–Oh, it was a perfectly lazy Sunday! :)

    Eden–Can I blame her for some of my excess weight too? My husband keeps telling me the same thing–It’s cold, right now, we all need some extra layers of weight, etc. It’d just be nice to go for a walk without risking breaking my neck or disappearing into a snow bank!

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