Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Biscuits and Gravy or Sh*t on a Shingle!

I woke up this morning and hopped on the scale, down another 0.6 lbs!  I will take it!  Another 9.6 more to go until my mini goal I've got set for March 15th!  Hopefully I will be able to make it or at least get pretty darn close!

So on Sunday I had the inspiration to make my own version of Biscuits and Gravy for dinner on Monday (last night).  Biscuits and Gravy always reminds of my Dad's favorite dish while he was in the army, what the men so eloquently called "Sh*t on a Shingle."  LOL  So I winged up a recipe and gave it a whirl!

I also added a little skim milk but had forgotten to take that out of the fridge for my ingredients picture!  Preparation was pretty easy and didn't take too long.  Maybe a half hour from start to finish.

And viola!  The finished product!  I must say it turned out VERY good!  The boyfriend went back for seconds and said he was very impressed!


1 lb of ground beef (I used grass fed ground round)
1 16oz can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 cup sour cream (I had regular on hand, you could use light or fat free for fewer calories)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 cup skim milk
1 tbsp flour
Salt and pepper to taste for the sauce
Garlic to taste in the ground beef while cooking
1 can of Pillsbury Grand Honey Butter biscuits (you could use any flavor, this was just what I had in the fridge)

Cook the ground beef, use garlic to season.  While the ground beef is cooking mix the cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, parmesan cheese, skim milk, flour, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl.  Once the ground beef is done, drain the grease, then add the sauce and stir to coat.  Set the sauce mixture on low to simmer while you cook the biscuits in the oven.  Once the biscuits are done, put a couple on a plate, then top with the sauce, and dig in!  Fini!

The recipe wasn't the healthiest nor the lowest in carbs thanks to the biscuits but it hit the spot and was definitely a nice meal to have every once in a while!  Depending on how many biscuits you have for yourself this recipe could serve four to eight.  We have left overs so tonight I'm going to have some, but only have one biscuits to keep my carb count low for the day.

Well I hope everyone is having a lovely Tuesday!  I am off to get ready to work my part time job tonight as hostess at an Irish Pub here in Atlanta.  Hopefully the night will zoom by!  Until next time, happy healthy eating and happy running!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tulip time!

One of my favorite times of the year is when the tulips start to bloom!  Reminds me of home and my mom and Grandma.  These are some that are planted outside the front of my condo complex here in Atlanta.  Gorgeous!  Spring is right around the corner!