Saturday, February 02, 2013
What a great day! It is warm outside (in the 50's in Colorado), and the sun was out all day. Tomorrow is suppose to be the same, plus it is Sunday and my favorite day of the week. I do have a very busy week next week, which is probably good since all week is suppose to be warm for Colorado in February. I will take it since I know we can have Blizzards in March and April (and historically we have had some really bad ones in those months). At least we do not live at 9,000 ft like we did in 2004 or 2005 when we had a huge Blizzard around St. Patrick's Day that dumped over 8 ft. of snow where we lived and we were stranded for 7 straight days! The only way in was a Snow Cat and snow shoes. We were among the luck ones because we had power the whole time, but some lost power within the first 48 hours and had to use fireplaces to keep warm. We also had learned to keep our pantry and freezer stocked in winter, because this happened frequently at that altitude (just not for so many days).
But now, even in a Blizzard we should be fine since we are back down at 7.200 ft. and very near to a city and not living on a side of a mountain that was barely accessible in summer and down right hazardous in the winter. Plus our nearest neighbor is about 100 yards away instead of 1/2 mile down the road and then down a very hazardous drop-off driveway.
Today turned out so good on every level, since I felt good, I could exercise more and also got a lot of things done I wanted to. I was right on track with my nutrition, though it still shows up I do not get enough of certain elements, which I still say is because the food tracker doesn't list them and should be. We also made some fresh Cod Fish we had bought, and we tried a new recipe with it that was very simple and very low calorie. It was so good. We bought extra Cod so we could freeze some for more this month (since it is Lent, and we try to eat more fish now). I am glad we did because this recipe was so good I could just about eat it every day!!! It was just a lightly sprayed with cooking oil pan and 4 ounces of Cod per person. Then we put about 3 Tablespoons of Low sodium Chicken Broth around the fish, squeeze 1/2 lemon juice over the fish. Then we salted it and sprinkled it with Italian Panko breadcrumbs (about 1 Tablespoon for each 4 ounce serving). My husband also sprinkled a small amount of Crushed red Pepper into the Italian seasoned Panko Bread crumbs before we sprinkled them on top. Then we baked it uncovered for 20 minutes at 400 degree F. It really came out so flaky and flavorful.. That with some Spinach sauteed and wild rice mix was a wonderful dinner!