Saturday, February 4, 2012

Cycling day

Today hubby and I went for a bike ride and left at 12:00 pm. We called Pick and Pull to see if our check was ready for the Infinity we turned in Friday. It was so we rode our bike over and then rode to the bank. We were 5 minutes to late so had to put it in the ATM machine. Then DS's IPHONE cover didn't work, it blocked the reception of all calls. We had 30 days to return it. That was $35 dollars back into our bank. Then we headed towards the miners ravine bike trail

towards hubbies 76 station for his big gulp. Then headed for our short cut across the railroad tracks to the next bike trail towards home. We arrived at 3:00 pm.

I tried a new recipe today and it really turned out so good. All of us raved on how good it was. It's a new family favorite.
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4-6 pieces bacon, chopped
2 pounds ground beef
Small onion, chopped, 2.5 ounces
Salt and pepper
1/4 teaspoon toasted onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 egg, beaten
8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
16 ounce package frozen green beans
16 ounce package frozen cauliflower (I replaced mashed potatoes)
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon chives, minced
In a large skillet, fry the bacon until crisp; drain well and set aside. In the same skillet, brown the hamburger and onion, seasoning with salt and pepper; drain the fat. In a 7 1/2 x 11 3/4" baking dish, mix the hamburger, bacon, onion and garlic powders. Check the seasoning for salt and adjust if needed, then stir in the beaten egg and half of the cheese. Spread over the bottom of a baking dish.
Meanwhile, in a medium pot, cook the green beans according to the package directions; drain well then return to the pot and stir in 1 tablespoon butter. Season to taste with salt. Spread the beans over the meat layer. In the same pot, cook the cauliflower 10-12 minutes until very tender; drain well. Put the cauliflower, 2 tablespoons butter and the sour cream in a food processor. Puree until smooth. Add the chives and pulse to blend. Adjust the seasoning, if necessary, then spread evenly over the green beans. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top. Bake at 350ยบ for 35 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
Makes 8 very generous servings
Can be frozen
Per Serving: 433 Calories; 31g Fat; 30g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 5g Net Carbs

I tweaked this recipe from JosieL a bit to use two pounds of hamburger instead of 1 1/2 pounds, added extra cheese and used the whole bag of frozen green beans. Be sure to season each layer of the casserole well because it will be hard to add seasoning later. The original recipe was made in a 9x9" pan, but I didn't have one that size and 8x8" would be too small. I would not try using a 9x13"pan because the mashed "potatoes" and cheese would be spread too thinly. This is very homey, comfort food.

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February 4, 2012

Oroweat - Country Potato Bread, 1 slice10020g1g3g0mg135mg2g1g
Butter - Salted, 0.5 tbsp510g6g0g15mg41mg0g0g
Winco 10 Grain Pancake Mix - Pancake Mix, 10 g265g0g1g1mg90mg0g1g
Butter - Salted, 0.5 tbsp510g6g0g15mg41mg0g0g
Safeway - Sugar Free Breakfast Syrup, 0.0625 cup103g0g0g0mg29mg0g0g
Oroweat - Country Potato Bread, 2 slice20040g2g6g0mg270mg4g2g
Generic - Homemade Egg Salad, 2 eggs in mix16329g9g8g0mg0mg0g0g
Generic - Ground Beef Shepard's Pie, 10 oz.40726g21g28g135mg230mg5g4g
Barefoot Wine - Sauvignon Blanc, 12 oz2400g0g0g0mg0mg0g0g

Food Notes

Hubby and I rode our bikes for 3 hours. had a great time
Bicycling, 10-12 mph, light (cycling, biking, bike riding)1,653180

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