A day in my pouch

My yummy post weight loss surgery eating day...

Breakfast: Cheesy Bacon Scrambled Eggs. I tossed in a tablespoon of Real Bacon Bits and a sprinkle of shredded cheese as I scrambled.

Lunch: It was flipping cold by Southern California standards yesterday, 58°F high, so I needed something to warm me up. I grabbed a couple of things from the pantry and Speedy Sausage & Lentil Soup was born...

Shelly's Speedy Sausage & Lentil Soup

1 Yellow Onion, diced
4 oz. Pork Sausage (or a couple of links removed from casings would do)
1 (10 oz.) package Madras Lentils
1 cup (or so) Chicken Broth
dash Kosher Salt
Greek Yogurt

Saute onion till golden. Add sausage and cook till no pink is seen. Add lentils package. Thin with chicken broth till desired thickness and season with salt to taste. Simmer for 5 minutes on low. Serve with a dollop of Greek Yogurt.

Dinner: Another quickie. I made an adaptation of my Scallop Casserole. I added a few more sauteed sliced mushrooms and instead of the soy crisp topping, no Sea Salt or Garlic Soy Crisps on hand, I only had Apple Cinnamon and ewww that wouldn't work so I used a sprinkle of those crispy green bean casserole onions with the Parmesan.

Snacks: Oodles of coffee and tea (it was chilly) and during Glee and the Dancing with the Stars finale I made this... I only watched the first & last episode of DWTS, but I'm so jazzed Baby won, somewhere "Johnny" is smiling

Mmmm Burrata Cheese with Apple Compote. If you haven't tried this cheese yet. Seek it out. It's sooooo good. Save up some fat grams but it's well worth every one. It can be served savory with a bruschetta like topping of chopped fresh basil and fresh tomato but I think I prefer it paired with sweet things. In the summer I grill peaches on the BBQ, it's great with fresh figs, this apple compote was perfect. So fall.

Shelly's Apple Compote

3 Apples (I used a honey crisp and a pink lady), chopped
1/4 cup Sugar Free Torani Syrup (I used SF Caramel)
dash of Apple Pie Spice
2 Tablespoons Nuts, chopped (I used walnuts and pecans)
2 Tablespoons Raisins

Cook all ingredients, stirring occasionally till apples are softened but still whole. I serve some of the compote with fresh Burrata Cheese. The remainder of the apples makes a great topping for yogurt, ricotta, filling for crepes, topping for protein ice cream or cake, mixed in oatmeal, or eaten on their own.

Today I need to run out for a few Thanksgiving meal items. I'm trying something new this year. Soooo we will either eat really well or... it'll be protein shakes all around. If you see dinner on the blog Friday you'll know it worked out ;) we shall see. At least I'm sure dessert will be yummy. Deciding between Pumpkin Praline Ricotta Bake or some Pumpkin Protein Mini Muffins.

Is anyone doing the Black Friday up at the butt crack of dawn thing? I did it one year for work (worked at a school + killer playground ball sale at Target = me trying to squeeze 300 balls into my 2-seater car at 4 AM) I vowed never again. I'll be cozy & warm in my bed. If you are heading out in that madness be safe, hope you score some great deals.

I'll probably post manana but I know some of you are leaving to be with family & friends so I'll take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for you guys in my life.

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