Hi guys ~
Sorry my posts of been sporadic lately. Between working, my wife/mom duties and trying to get to the gym, it's been a challenge to keep up with this blog as much as I'd like to. But I will do my best to blog a couple times a week.
I have another family recipes to share with you. Eggs Benedict with a twist.. instead of a Hollandaise sauce I make it with a cheese sauce. This recipe is not a low calorie meal, but it could be made into one. I will give you a few healthy alternatives at the bottom of the post. I make this about 3 times a month. Usually on Sundays. It's perfect with a tall cold Mimosa!!
Eggs Benedict Sherice style...
I have a great pan I got from my mom that poaches the eggs perfectly... I use 2 egg whites per cup for mine and my husband and daughter like regular eggs with theirs, so they get 1 egg per cup... tonight was just the hubs and I. He was being greedy and wanted 3 eggs, that's why there is one cup with just water. I spray the cups with some organic olive oil and put some salt and pepper into the bottom of the cups then a little on the tops as well. This is the ONLY salt I put into this.. you will be adding in some chx bullion so you don't want to over do the salt.
4 Tbls butter
4 Tbls flour
1 tsp dry mustard powder
1 Tbls dried Basil
a couple shakes or twist of pepper
2 tsp of chx bullion.. I use organic Better than Bullion
2 cups 1% milk organic
3 pre sliced, slices of pepper jack or 1/2 -3/4 cup shredded
Extra crispy English Muffins
melt your butter in a sauce pan until bubbly then add in your next 4 ingredients. I usually put them into a little bowl so that it's all ready mixed. make a nice rue.. stirring every couple mins until the flour is cooked and golden brown. then add in your milk and chx bullion while stirring. Heating your milk but not boiling it. Stirring every couple mins on med to med high heat until your milk has thickened. This is the tricky part. You want to take the milk off the heat and stir it to help it cool some before you add in your cheese. If you add in the cheese when the milk is to hot the cheese will separate and your delicious creamy cheese sauce will be gritty! No one wants to eat gritty cheese sauce!
cook your bacon & Toast your english muffins. Now build your Benedict!!
use whole wheat English muffins or Ezekiel muffins
use just flour and milk to thicken the milk
use turkey bacon or omit it altogether
use low fat cheese
My work out this weekend was a good one.. I've realized how much I need them since I've not been able to get to the gym as much as I'd like or I'm used to.
3 sets of.....
1. side lunge with press 10lb (R) ~ 15 reps
2. side lunge with press 10lb (L) ~ 15 reps
3 deadlifts w/ 15 lb Kettle Bell ~ 20 reps
1 min toe taps
4. standing oblique crunches ~ 15 reps ea side 30 total
5. 21's ~ 10 lbs ~ 1 set
6. star crunches ~ 15 reps
1 min jumping jacks
7. single leg toe touches ~ 15 reps (R)
8. single leg toe touches ~ 15 reps (L)
9. Rev crunches on bench ~ 15 reps
1 min toe taps
you will have a very sore butt and tummy in the am :)