Sunday, October 23, 2011

My Current Obsession....Nail Polish!

So I've always been a fan of nail polish and thanks to my sisters ability to get OPI  nail polish at half off for about 5 years, I had amassed a collection of about 40 colors. Sadly after my discount ended, I have had a hard time spending that much and so replacing those that have dried out has gone slowly. Now I will admit, I still have a love for my OPI, but last week in a rut and wanting a new color I picked up a Sally Hansen one from the drugstore. I fell in love with it so much that I just went and bought my second color today. Enter a new nail polish obsession, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri .

The best thing about this polish, is the brush is a fat brush, making it much easier to apply an even coat. I'm not sure why everyone hasn't figured this out, but the brush alone is worth the purchase. Today's purchase was Slick Slate. I adore the color and its just as fashionable as the expensive brands. Can't wait to go buy a few more now :) I love finding a steal! (not sure why my fingers look like fat little stumps in this picture, but love this gray color!)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Easy Mini Frittata's

So in my attempt to reshape my life at age (almost) 30, weight and money are two big things I'm dealing with. Because I'd rather spend all my money on new clothing from the most recent JCrew catalog, I had to start taking control!

My biggest weakness is a fast food breakfast. And with fast food alley right in front of my office, it is a daily struggle. Because I'm starting on Dave Ramsey's cash envelope system for eating out, I thought breakfast was the first place to make some changes.

I took my mini frittata recipe from the blog below but tweaked a little bit for my taste and what I had on hand at home at the time. Here it is!

My Version
3 large eggs
3 egg whites
2 slices ham
1/8 cup diced onion (I had some leftover from a soup, so this is a guess)
1/4 cup shredded colby jack cheese
a few shakes of pepper and salt

She used a mini muffin pan in her recipe, but I wanted to use a regular muffin pan so that I could throw 2-3 of these in a bag and eat with my banana at work. Preheat your oven to 350 and spray your muffin tin liberally with cooking spray (I had some sticking problems on some of them, so I'll probably use liners next time) In a skillet, cook up your onions and ham for a few minutes on medium heat. In a separate bowl scramble your eggs, cheese and seasonings and then add in your ham and onion mixture.

I managed to fill 11 of the cups with this mixture, but could've filled less and made them a little heartier.  Bake for 15 minutes or until set. Here are my little beauties below!

They turned out great! I brought 3 of them into the office with me for breakfast and don't feel like I missed my fast food breakfast sandwich. Next time I'll double the recipe and make more of them, or make them a little bigger, but for now here is your nutritional breakdown!

 11 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Total Fat2.8 g
     Saturated Fat1.1 g
     Polyunsaturated Fat0.4 g
     Monounsaturated Fat1.0 g
  Cholesterol56.1 mg
  Sodium118.0 mg
  Potassium55.7 mg
  Total Carbohydrate0.4 g
     Dietary Fiber0.0 g
     Sugars0.0 g
  Protein4.6 g
(calculated via Sparkpeople)