Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bacon, Blue Cheese and Bibb and WIAW

Normally I am surprised that it is already Wednesday. This week I just want to ask, is it really only Wednesday? 

Certainly it must be Friday already. Sadly no. 

I was a little embarrassed to post what I ate this week since in my head I lacked major veggies. I know I have been eating fruit but I just felt like I was lacking veggies.  Turns out I was wrong.  There was a lot of greens going on, starting in the morning with a green monster smoothie complete with banana and peach.

Spicy shrimp tacos for lunch.  So good.  So unexpected.  Recipe to come.

Dinner was a salad.  A fairly unhealthy salad.  

I have a new obsession with Boston bibb.  The leaves are so sweet.  Crisp.  Try it!

I thought adding blue cheese would make Mr. J happy.  He thought bacon would make him happy.  Both happened.  

It was good but not too healthy.

At least I got my greens.

Exercise for the day is 30 minutes upright bike, 30 minutes elliptical.  If time allows I need to get in some sit ups.  Funny how I used to be super good about always fitting these in.  Now almost never.   Do you ever say, I will just do this at home?  Well, it never happens at home.

Bacon and Blue Cheese Bibb Salad
by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients (serves 2)
  • 1 head Boston Bibb lettuce, rinsed and quartered
  • 1/2 quart grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, sliced and quartered
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 4 slices bacon, fried crispy and crumbled
Fry bacon; set aside to cool.
Place 2 quarters of the Boston Bibb on a plate. Repeat on second plate. Top both with tomatoes and cucumbers.

In a small bowl combine ranch dressing and blue cheese crumbles. Distribute dressing between the two plates.

When bacon is slightly cooled, cut into fine crumbles with knife. Top both salads. Serve with bacon slightly warm.
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  1. I never leave any exercise for home... It never happens!

  2. I love the green soup :) YUM! And I could eat this salad for days!!

  3. Out of curiousity, what is in that smoothie? I am totally stuck in a breakfast rut!

    1. This one had a banana, spinach, strawberry yogurt, and coconut milk. Coconut milk just a hint of coconut but makes all of the difference.

  4. That salad and soup are both gorgeous :D


  5. Love green monster smoothies, and yours looks so good!

  6. This has been a rather slow week, hasn't it? Your salad is gorgeous, and I've got a salad-loving mother who's going to love it!

  7. Love your greens. Looks super good. You should always post your list next to my list and you'll feel like a healthy eater. I aim to please.

  8. that sure looks healthy .

  9. Ha, love that you thought you didn't get enough veggies in throughout the day, when all of your foods incorporate @least one :) Your smoothie looks delicious. I swear, I can never get enough of smoothies!

    Ha, I always try to make sure I get in my core workout @ the gym because I know once I get home I'll just keep putting it off.

  10. Thank you for posting the bacon blue cheese and bibb salad recipe.
    I’ve been looking for this recipe since forever! LOL. :D
    I’d like to invite you to submit the pictures of your bacon blue cheese and bibb salad to Food Photography so other chefs can make the same creation. :)
    You know it’s fun to make others hungry. :D
    Can’t wait for your recipe. :D

  11. Your smoothie looks incredible! I could definitely go for one of those right now:)


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