As I typed my title for this blog....here's what came out of my fingers...
"Such a busty..." ha ha ha and as I backspaced to fix that OBVIOUS typo I laughed thinking.....how funny it would be to see a "bloopers" reel of typos/auto corrects. I know I've had some REALLY funny ones!!!
Anyway...... I had a super BUSY weekend ....lol
Friday night I went and played miniature golf (or Putt Putt, as we midwesterners call it!) with my old Hobby Lobby friends! It was pretty warm outside and we were running for water by the 8th hole. But it was still fun and a nice evening out.
Saturday I managed to throw my back out, doing absolutely nothing. That was pretty annoying and subsequently hurt all weekend and continues to ache. I'll be going to my friend Jimmy the chiropractor tomorrow during lunch! He is magical!!!
My oldest daughter spent the weekend with me and since she is newly dairy free and loves healthy experimental cooking......lol....which is my whole life, pretty much..... we did lots of cooking! We did a little baking.
First we tweaked an already proven gluten free banana bread recipe and swapped out the strawberries that it called for with some rhubarb! It turned out yummy! She said it was even yummier with coconut milk icecream on top!
Well, OF COURSE!
Then we made strawberry crumble bars. These called for rolled oats and since I haven't been eating oats (they were bloating me) I substituted quinoa flakes. Ehhhh......it was a little too powerful flavor. Plus the crust of the bars didn't firm up. They're probably better now that they're refrigerated, but I haven't checked.
Again.....they were MUCH better tasting with coconut milk icecream on top!!! Imagine that?!
We even tried to make faux mac and cheese..... without any cheese or fake cheese. lol....we found a recipe that used carrots and potatos to make a sauce. It was a little weird but I have to say that LOOKWISE it really DID end up looking and "sounding" lol...... like mac and cheese sauce!!
But.....in the end it was a little too potatoey tasting, so it's probably something that will need some tweaking.
We also went to the fabric store. I needed to pick up some fat quarters for a FQ fabric swap I'm participating in (oops! I just realized that I was supposed to mail those today!! oops! lol). While we were there my daughter found all sorts of beautifil fabrics that she loved. She definitely has the 'bug"! In the end, she picked out a pattern for some hot pads to make for gifts. We decided we'd just raid my fabric stash at home.
She spent the rest of the afternoon cutting and pressing a gabillion little folded triangle shapes. ha ha ha ha....now she needs to have a sewing lesson before she can actually put the things together! But they'll be super cute and better yet, we can share the pattern.
Sunday we spend more time in the kitchen, grilling chicken breasts and I even made homemade dressing! Raspberry Poppyseed dressing! It's so yummy! It's made with Raspberry Balsamic vinegar. I just ate my salad for lunch and it was great!
I also made a cheeseless quiche with a cooked rice crust. That turned out pretty good too! I put browned ground chicken and shredded zucchini in it.
My goal was to try to get some food made that I can easily eat or pack in my lunch box. I felt pretty good by the end of the weekend, I got a lot done!
I decided this weekend to take the bull by the horns and really cut back my food assortment to try to pin point what foods are still bothering me. So I made a list of ingredients that I felt were "safe" foods and tried to figure out 1000 ways to eat them. lol....
So in theory my stomach should be happy right now 1/2 way into the afternoon.....but it's bloated again. Maybe my new dressing is the culprit.
I figure if I widdle my diet down to just the bare bones of food items, I will be able to figure out what the problem is. I hope.
This morning my daughter got her call from the cruiseline that she has been assigned to a ship and she leaves tomorrow to head to the Mississippi! She's not sure which end of the river she'll be on...they have several cruises...but that's where she's heading. The poor girl has never really experienced humidity, being a Phoenix native! Ha ha ha ha ha ha......yeah, good luck with that, my dear! lol....... a nice hot, muggy summer on the Mississippi river!
Well, regardless, it will be a great experience and I'm sure she'll enjoy herself (and make some pretty good summer money for an 18 yr old!). But I sure will miss her!
And that about wraps up my weekend. I'm still struggling with getting back into the gym, seems like there's always something I, seriously, HAVE to do after work all the time. It's frustrating that I can't seem to resolve that. But I will keep trying.