Day 3

Friday, February 24, 2012

So, today is the third day of Lent, and my third day of not eating added sugar, caffeine, red meat, or pork. It is not the fiance's however. Turns out, Wednesday, he left work early, running a 100+ degree temperature. When I got home from work, I found him laying on my couch with the last of a tub of ice cream that I was going to throw out. And I felt sorry for him, so when I went to buy groceries that night, I bought him his favorite treat - mint chocolate chip Klondike bars.

I am not cooking red meat or pork though, so unless we go out to eat and he orders it, he'll be in on that part.

Wednesday I made chicken tacos. I've discovered that I love corn tortillas. They're slightly healthier than flour tortillas, with less calories, fat, and sodium (but watch for trans fat), and I love the taste, but I haven't quite figured out how to keep them from tearing apart.

Anyway, I had tacos again for lunch Thursday, and then I took the left over taco meat and made chicken tortilla soup for dinner. I have enough soup left that I can probably get lunch today and tomorrow out of it for both me and sicky. I'm pretty excited about getting 10 meals out of two chicken breasts (but the fiance's appetite has not been what it usually is, so that probably helped).

I have big plans on the cooking front for this weekend too. Tonight, creole seasoned tilapia. Tomorrow, duck gumbo. Sunday...well, I'm not quite sure yet. We usually have lunch after church with his parents (which with their love of dessert, I will have trouble), but my mom will be in town and we are going to a bridal show. No cake tasting for me - bummer. Good thing I've already got that part checked off the to-do list.
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