How did I spend Superbowl Sunday? Not watching football! I went swimming, ran errands, took care of chores and was super productive with my “To Do List.” I went shopping too (the stores were all a ghost town). I finally found a pair of jeans and a new pair of black pants. Guess what size? Size 4!! I haven’t been a size 4 in about 2 years I think. The 15 pounds I gained on Celexa and training for Hood to Coast made me at least a size 6 (some pants a size 8).
I bought them at Kohl’s and I’ve written before about the topic of Vanity Sizing. I think Kohl’s intentionally labels their bigger sizes as smaller. I mean come on, an X-Small? It was huge too for being “extra small.” Despite the obvious vanity sizing, I still like Kohl’s because the clothes fit my body right. I got home and I watched this:
Hot Spinach Dip
Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 10 • Serving Size: 1/4 cup • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts
Calories: 92.2 • Fat: 6.8 g • Carb: 3.0 g • Fiber: 0.7 g • Protein: 5.3 g
- 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and excess liquid squeezed out
- 1/2 cup light sour cream
- 5 tbsp light mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
- 1/4 cup scallion, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 cup (4 oz) shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
- fresh pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375°.
Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Place in an oven-proof dish and bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes, until hot and cheese is melted. Serve right away.
Can be made one day in advance and stored in the refrigerator before baking. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
Since I skipped lunch and swam Sunday morning I did not feel guilty indulging in oh…I’d say about 4 servings of the dip! Oh well! It was so easy to make.
I mixed the spinach into the dip and then baked it for about 25 minutes. It was bubbling and creamy when it was finished. While it was baking I put together a tray of munchies: carrots, celery, pickles, Pita Chips, olives, bean dip, and sliced kiwi.
Since Sunday night is typically steak night for us PLUS we planned out our meals so it was that way, I bought a cut of steak at the grocery store yesterday. This time I bought a smaller cut for Michael and I to split. I get about 4 ounces and Michael gets 8 ounces.
It’s a pretty thin cut of Top Loin New York steak (boneless). I marinaded the steak while we ate our dip and snacks: Worcestershire Sauce, Soy Sauce, salt, pepper, thyme, garlic, splash of Cabernet Sauvignon.
QUESTION: What did you make for the Superbowl? Any special recipes to share?