Superbowl Sunday Steak Night

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 also got a new t-shirt in a size “Extra Small”!!

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:

I wasn’t a total party-pooper. I made Michael and I some Superbowl snacks/late lunch. I found this Weight Watchers recipe for spinach dip that I was dying to try.

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.

The ingredients were all something I had on hand and it was simple to follow.

I mixed all the ingredients in a bowl and actually added a little more garlic than the recipe called for.

The spinach had been defrosting in the fridge over night and I had to squeeze it to get the excess water out. That was messier than I was expecting.

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.

All healthy stuff! Nothing to feel guilty about on that tray. Michael was happy with the snacks I made and I devoured a nice portion of the plate before disappearing from the Football Room. 🙂

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.

The sad fact was that by the time it was dinner time neither of us were really hungry. I *hope* that the steak was okay to marinade over night because it’s going to be a Monday night meal now.

QUESTION: What did you make for the Superbowl? Any special recipes to share?

10 Responses

  1. Totally random, but that is the EXACT SAME DVD that I watched yesterday before the game!!! The third episode ends with a crazy cliffhanger – I can’t wait to get the second disc from Netflix!

    Congrats on the Size 4s! 🙂

  2. I’m curious, how tall are you? I’m pretty sure you’ve mentioned it before but I can’t find it now.

    Nice work on size 4!

  3. I didn’t cook for superbowl this year – we just had premade BBQ wings. BUT I have to say I also love splitting steaks with my husband – it makes having a nice steak dinner much more budget-friendly (and healthier too of course!)

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