Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wicked Light Sausage and Egg Bake

It was a success!! The egg bake came out AMAZING yesterday, if I do say so myself. And 1/4 of the 8x8 casserole dish is only 5pts... it doesn't get much better than that :)

Recipe:
1 3oz link turkey sausage
1 tbsp oil
3 cloves garlic
1 medium red pepper
1 cup mushrooms
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
2 frozen hash browns - crumbled
3 wedges laughing cow cheese
2 cups liquid egg whites (approx 8 egg whites)
1/2 cup 1% milk
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Put the oil in the hot pan over med-high heat. Add the garlic, red pepper and sausage. Break or chop up the sausage as much as possible. Once the sausage is browning and the pepper is softening, add the mushrooms and then the tomato. When these are looking tender, add the hash browns and then chop the cheese wedges. Turn off the heat. Mix the milk, basil, eggs, salt and pepper in a bowl and add to heated mixture. Stir until mixed. Pour into a greased 8x8" casserole dish.

In 350 degree oven, cook covered for 40-45 mins. Remove the cover and cook for another 20 mins. Make sure that it is firm when you remove it. Replace the cover and let stand 5-10 mins to completely set. ENJOY!! I added some fresh fruit to make it even better. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

And Away We Go....

I've become involved in a lot of things this year... one of which is Bookclub. Now, we do discuss the books, but for the most part it's a way to get out and chat and drink wine and basically have fun!! I think that every woman should be in a "bookclub"!

Well, we are each other supports, as well. We keep each other sane, share laughs, cries, oh and did I mention the FOOD?!?! Yes, we do a meal that is associated with the book we choose. It's so much fun. This year, however, we've decided that we should also help each other reach the goals that we've all been putting off... the weightloss goals! So, enter the Bookclub Weightloss Challenge!! heehee

The initial weigh in is today and I got on the scale... wow guy, it was worse than I thought. BUT let me be honest, I earned each and every one of those 165lbs :( It wasn't a sad face when I was doing it though. Oh no... it was AWESOME!! But now that I think about it, was it really 13 lbs+ awesome?? I'm not thinking so.

So today is Day 1 of getting back on track. I'm still doing WW, but only online. My girls are going to be my support group this time. I am only using the website. The cool thing about the website... anyway can use the message boards! They are sooo useful. They have boards based on age, amount of weight loss, challenges, recipe reviews, etc. You just have to register to enable you to post to them. Check it out.

Now, I don't know about you, but I LOVE breakfast! It is my absolute favorite meal... ok, after dessert, maybe. But seriously, I love to eat breakfast. So I just made my "light sausage egg bake" into a "WICKED Light Sausage Egg Bake"... hehe. It's in the oven right now, but I will post the recipe if it tastes half as good as it smells :)

Now, gonna go do some exercises from my "Couch Potato Workout" while I wait. Next weigh-in is only 7 days away.