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Can I Nap Now???

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Today was an interesting day.

I woke up a bit earlier than normal, around 7:30. Probably a good thing, because I got an email and text from my dad around 8. He forgot some paperwork, and asked me to send the detail of it through email. What happened is my mom's passenger window won't go down or up. Normally not an issue, unless you deliver mail seated in the middle, from the passenger's side. Which she does. The paperwork was to set up an appointment to get the car fixed. Needless to say, I will be driving on Black Friday. My dad is taking the car in the morning, and I have to follow and take him home. Hopefully all goes well.

I got him the information, along with some other random stuff. Then I was able to start my workout. Remember how I missed last Wednesday's BodyRock 30 Day Challenge Day 24? Well, it was a repeat. It was good, but just a little sad it wasn't a new (to me) one. After that, I realized something. My heart rate monitor is whack.

Okay not really whack, more like I am whack. I got so use to working out so hard, and even though I pushed myself, my average heart rate was 149. Big difference from day one, when it was 165. I really am recovering faster. Plus running in place is almost easy now. Considering I found running place to be harder than actually running, I wonder how well I am going to run, when I'll be able to increase my range of safety (the area I feel comfortable in, currently to the mail box and back).

I decided to do some Zumba, a long one at that. I was still done with everything by noon. A first in a long time. Stupid sleep.

I ate my lunch, and made some cornbread for the cornbread dressing for tomorrow. While it baked, I measured out flour for the yeast rolls. And while the corn bread cooled I took a shower. Then I started my dressing prep. I have made the dressing in the past, but always under a watchful eye of my mom. I followed the recipe, but she has changed it so much, that I got confused. Two cups of onions or one? Which is it!?!??!?! Oh well. I eyed most of it, and I think I did alright. Though it seems to be a bit more moist than normal. Considering it's spending the night in the refrigerator, that might be a good thing. I did have to sample it, to make sure it's right. But I think I am okay with still being into keto.

On the upside, I finally figured out how to dice an onion thanks to a Gordon Ramsey youtube video. Very helpful.

I finished that, then I started on the pie dough. I could not for the life of me figure out what it meant by crumbly. It was like an actual dough. Then that's when I realized, I probably shouldn't have actually combined the flour and shortening together into a dough. I think it wanted it to be more like a layer (or beads) of shortening. Oh well. Hopefully it will come out.

A side note, I am on the second load of dishes today. Making sure I have all the pots and pans I need for tomorrow clean and ready to go.

I'm kinda wiped now. I did two things, I normally never do, and I have no idea how they are going to turn out. Now, all mom has to worry about tomorrow is the turkey and the bread. I'll take care of the rest of the pies (filling and dough, though I might get her to check it).

Well, even though I would love a nap, I am going to watch some more Doctor Who. And then unload the dishwasher for the third time today. At least I am keeping busy.

Have a HAPPY AND SAFE THANKSGIVING (no turkey fires, okay!)!!!!

~Misha~
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USMAWIFE 11/27/2013 11:38PM

    I had one of those days also. finally in bed after eating our first thanksgiving dinner

Happy Thanksgiving

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POMATOJUICE 11/27/2013 10:36PM

    Busy busy! I hope everything comes out well :D I love reading about your hardcore exercise. It both motivates me and makes me feel like a terrible slacker at the same time!

I know this is absolutely no help now, but I can tell you why your pie crust went wonky!

You are totally correct in that you don't want to mix it up too much. The fats like shortening and butter should be loosely combined so the whole mixture is more crumbly than doughy. When you do it that way, the crust comes out light and flakey because of the way the fats work. Little crumbly bits mean the fats melt& cook things in different ways. Your crust will still work and taste great, but it may be a little denser than you were expecting.

Cornbread sounds delicious! The thought of yours made me want to run into the kitchen and make some, but I remembered that I have some yeast rolls in the freezer that I will bake. :3

I hope you and your family have a nice relaxing holiday!

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