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Recipe, Birds, and Experimenting

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Sunday, November 03, 2013

I thrive on compliments! And when I get one from my hubby it is like a jewel. Perhaps I should be, but I'm not ashamed to admit I savor and enjoy it. Hubby does our grocery shopping, partly to help me and partly because he wants to eat what he wants to eat. (Luckily, he's become good at finding the things I want and need.)

Well, yesterday when he sat down to supper he looked on our table and said, "I go to the grocery store and just buy a lot of things on sale and then you turn them into a feast." Oh, yeah, I'm going to savor that one, about as much as I savored the dish. I even went and got the camera to snap the leftovers:

This dish was based on the SparkRecipe, Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry. I had the onion, garlic, broccoli, red pepper, and pineapple on hand. I didn't have cabbage, so I substituted celery and carrots. I cooked each veggie separately and then put them together so they retained more individual flavor and color. I didn't have enough juice to worry with thickening it, but it didn't need it. I served it with brown rice. Absolutely yummy. And it is so great to find something healthy hubby likes, too.

Another picture I took yesterday in our front yard:

These beautiful cranes hang out in our neighborhood. I just love seeing them. Funny, but I grew up less than 50 miles from here and never remember seeing one as a child. Wonder if they've come back following the DDT ban or whether they have been imported or if I just never noticed!

After yesterday's group run I recovered quickly and felt good. After supper, though, I was feeling a little weak. I debated between going to bed early or having more to eat. I chose to eat thinking it might help. It did. I ended up going a little over my calorie range, but the scale was just at 125.4 this morning, right where I want it to be, so I'm thinking I really did need that extra food. Still experimenting and still learning!

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