Once a Month Cooking
These are the recipes I made this month for once a month cooking.
White Chili (Taste of Home magazine)
Pork BBQ (allrecipes.com)
Everyday Meat Loaf (Better Homes and Gardens Step by Step Cookbook)
Lentil Soup (allrecipes.com)
Pork C... Read more
I bought a bulb of garlic a few weeks ago that has been extra good. Two days ago when I was mincing up some more of it to use for cooking day, I noticed some of the cloves had sprouted. Since it had been such a good clove of garlic, I decided ... Read more
The History of Me and My Weight
Me and food. We go way back. I was a tiny, scrawny thing. When Mom brought me home from the hospital and our neighbor came over to visit, she said, "*!*!, I don't see how those little legs are ever going to walk." However, she stayed until f... Read more
Dishes and laundry
When I was in my 20's a friend of mine came by my apartment wanting to go out to eat. Of course I went. (Even back then I loved to eat out.) As we settled in at our table she confided in me she had asked one of her other friends, whom I had m... Read more
There was a robin convention in our yard this morning. There were easily 50 robins foraging on the ground and drinking and bathing in the bird baths. One of the guys at church made us a heated birdbath. It's very popular this time of year. O... Read more
I feel like I have reached my first milestone on this journey. Until the last two weeks I have felt hyperfocused on what I'm eating. Eating healthy occupied a large percentage of my brainpower. I was overwhelmed with the amount of dishwashing... Read more
I'm biting: part 3
I have decided to write this up real time, after each meal today.
Breakfast: Never in my life have I ever eaten just egg whites, so I had my first new experience right off the bat. How do you cook egg whites? I scrambled these, then I ... Read more
I'm biting, Part 2
Shopping: None of the three grocery stores in town had oat bran bagels. I substituted 100 per cent wheat bagels. I was surprised. I thought oat anything would be pretty common. I guess not.
I made the chili last night because I didn't... Read more
Okay, I'm biting...
On Wednesday I have decided I am going to try to follow the Spark suggested menu all day. I made one small change. I will use a small about of real butter on my cornbread rather than spraying it with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter.
I've ... Read more
Early to rise...
I got up with the alarm at 5:15 this morning. That's a rare occurence since I retired a little over a year ago. I did have a lot of running around I needed to do today, and swimming early made a lot of sense. Mostly, I just had to prove to my... Read more
Here comes Halloween
I survived the cookout. Actually, I'm so busy the day of the cookout, there's barely time to eat, let alone overeat. I was pretty hungry by the time I went to bed. I thought that was a good sign. What a releif.
Then....here come the lef... Read more
Neewollah Notes: The Cookout 2012
I WAY overcooked. Overcooked as in too much food. Last year I started keeping notes on how much I bought, how much was left over, and projected how much I would need this year. 8 pounds of ribs TOTALLY gone. I'm glad I had a couple last nigh... Read more
I walked the route in 48:52. Dh walked it in 43:25. Near the turnaround point I caught up with a small group of young walkers. I decided to hang with them for awile. The young lady I walked with is one of the area's high school drum majors. ... Read more
I'm not sure why the fatique is hitting me today. We did increase the length of our Sunday afternoon walk 1/2 mile. My legs are stiff, but I have had plenty of rest since we got home. I think I'm going to take some ibuprofen and take a nap. I... Read more
Reflections on traveling, eating and exercising
Getting enough exercise was harder than I thought it would be. The driving days were especially the hardest. You would think 8 hours behind the wheel would make you crazy to exercise, but when we get to the hotel, all I want to do is veg out a... Read more