Monday, October 19, 2009
It's a good thing I heeded the advice "do it - and then worry about doing it perfectly later" since perfect didn't happen yesterday. But then, mastery is achieved on the stepping stones of error - as in, say, when you are making white bean chili
and the recipe says 2 cups of white beans
and you mutter in the grocery store "Why do recipes call for cups of beans when everyone knows a can of beans is more than a cup but less than 2 cups"
Um. Bess? Duh???
It's time for you to realize the recipe means 2 cups of dried beans... not canned and if they'd meant canned, they'd have said so...
I had to tweak the recipe since I'd already dumped in the 2 quarts of water - by adding a package or taco seasoning to the pot and turning it into bean soup, but it still ended up delicious - and got the Non-Dieting Husband seal of approval. In fact, since I also forgot to buy cream cheese, I will have to tweak today's menu and I may just substitute yesterday's lunch for today's ... so long as the NDH didn't eat it all up last night. Have to check.
The only other problem I had was not being able to find an "Other " option in the meal plan where I could add something that wasn't already buried somewhere. I wanted to swap out my day's snack for something I'd eaten at a wake - smoked salmon on melba rounds. I found I could swap out one snack for a different already chosen snack but I couldn't find where to add something different. I did a calorie check for the salmon and melba and figured it came close enough to the calorie count planned and so just checked the preselected items anyway.
But these are minor things. The big thing is that I had delicious food all day, felt blissfully satisfied, and ended the day feeling really confident that I can do this. And it will be fun. What more can you ask from a meal plan than to end up feeling confident and happy at the end of day one? Bring on Day 2!!