Early bird catches the corn dog

It’s Saturday, and you know what that means.  Yard work!     

You’d think for as much time as I devote to my yard, it’d be in pristine shape….  Oh what a pain in the ass homeownership is  the joys of home ownership 🙂    

There is one specific area of the yard that I leave completely untouched.  You can see I have quite the crop of poison ivy growing:    

area of infestation



I hit up the Home Depot this morning to pick up some spray to (hopefully) help with my poison ivy.  Did you know Home Depot opens at 6am???   I leaned this little nugget of information when I called them at 7am to see when they opened.  6am?  Those customers must be hard-core home improvers.     

Before I got to work in the back yard, I cooked up my favorite egg breakfast:  1 dippy egg & 3 egg white scramble with S&P, Red Pepper Flakes, and Frank’s Red Hot.  I always add a splash of liquid (usually skim milk or water) to the egg whites to help them stay fluffy.  Also, toasted up a Thomas’ multi grain english muffin on the side.     



Stats on breakfast:  218 calories, 28g carbs, 6g fat, 22g protien, 8g fiber    

After chowing down, I headed to the yard.    

Until last summer, I was one of those people who thought I wasn’t allergic to poison ivy.  Well, that is until I accidently weed wacked some of it.  I really didn’t know what poison ivy even looked like, so I was unaware of the horrible mistake I had made and basically let myself marinate in the poison ivy juices all day while I worked away in the yard.  This resulted in what I will call a immobilizing infestation of poison ivy all over my legs.  Since then I will not go near the stuff.    

Today, I put on pants and long sleeves (despite temps in the mid 80’s) just so that I could approach the “infested area.”  My luck, I’ll get poison ivy on the only part that was left exposed:  my face 🙁   I’m sure I’ll have nightmares about that tonight!    

I’ll have to post some before and after shots once I get it all finished (which will be never sometime soon).    

After all the yard work, I was starving!     

Sometimes I just get cravings for weird foods.  Case in point, today I had a sudden craving for a corn dog!  I can’t remember the last time I had one, but something triggered the corn dog eating machine deep inside me.  So, I decided to try and make a healthified version of a corn dog.  Even typing “healthified corn dog” makes me scoff.  How ridiculous sounding is that?    

I had some frozen Jennie-O turkey sausages in the freezer and also some Joseph’s Lavash bread, so I pulled them out to defrost before hitting up the yard early this morning.    

I cooked up 2 turkey sausages – 1 for the “corn dog” and 1 for a healthified jambalaya recipe I’m going to try later in the week.  Once cooked, I wrapped 1 turkey sausage in 1/2 a Joseph’s Low-Carb lavash bread, stuck in on a skewer, and threw it back on the grill.    



Ridiculous, I know…    

Once the lavash was crispy, I pulled it off the grill and served it up with a big squirt of mustard.     



Ok – so it’s not exactly a corn dog, but eating it off a stick sure made it seem like one and it definitely hit the spot 🙂  I’m a BIG fan of Jennie-O’s hot turkey sausage.    

Corn dog stats:  210 calories, 7g carbs, 12g fat, 22g protien, 3g fiber    

BTW –  yesterday while volunteering I had a Smores Luna Bar – and I wasn’t a big fan.  It wasn’t bad tasting — just didn’t remind me of a smore AT ALL.  Definitely the least favorite of all the flavors I have tried to date.  I also had a few bites of a Chocolate Cherry Bear Naked Grain-ola Bar.  It was OK – but again, I wasn’t super impressed.  Apparently I was hard to please yesterday…   

What did hit the spot, however, was the Gioniono’s pizza we had for dinner:    

Abundant vegetables to make me feel better about eating pizza, amazing Gionino's pizza, pool of hot sauce goodness 🙂



Still trying to decide what to cook up for dinner tonight…  Suffering from foodie’s block.

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