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?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

10 thoughts on “Superbowl Sunday Steak Night”

  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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