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Monday, November 11, 2013

Falling Behind

Long Weekend

Eating restrictions and braces adjustment don't mix. And I got to visit my family this weekend, so I didn't cook much. I did cook a roast, mashed potatoes, carrots, turnips and mustards for my mom. Thankfully, it was all soft.
Came home to Bardan in the pepper plant

I spent the weekend eating soup, soft breads, and cooked veggies (mashed favorite).  Even today, I ate soup since my mouth is still a bit tender.  Oh, well....tomorrow is another day.

Super thankful for my husband, though.  He stayed home to help with an Eagle Scout Project and went to a new members class at church.....Love you, Babe
He's mine...back off!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Day 2

Awesome things happen with leftover homemade bread, olive oil, and spices....See my croutons!!!
                                                          SO PROUD!!
We didn't eat them though. We ate.......
This is chicken tacos on whole wheat tortillas, cheese, and white sauce (sour cream, cream cheese, home grown cayenne peppers, and stock from the chicken).

These were dry beans, not canned :)
In the beans, I put dry beans, water, bell pepper, onion, and molasses in the crockpot.  Please don't ask for measurements...I'd have to say enough.

But seriously.....I want ice cream.....This isn't hard. It's that I want what I'm not allowing myself to have.  I'm glad Mac asked for an ice-cream machine for Christmas. If "Real Food" sticks, an ice-cream machine will be useful.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Real Food Challenge

So my husband decided that at some point in the near future he'd like to lose weight. 


He wants to cut out processed foods.

That's good for you, but I can see extra work in my future....

It's a good idea to cut out any ingredient the kids can't read.

Ahhhh! I knew it! Extra work for me! Challenge accepted (He knows he's loved)

So I decided to give it a go first, see how it works. When pay day comes around, I'll start making shopping choices to switch the whole family over, but I'm the Lone Eater for now. Note: they will eat what I make. If "real food" is what is cooked, they have no choice but to eat it.

So step 1:Research

Step 2: It's not pay day, so how can I do this without going shopping. To the pantry, Bat-Man!

I need to make changes to the rules on the web link above to fit my budget.

1. Meats, veggies, fruits, milk, cheeses are all acceptable.
2. If it was a staple 100 years ago, it's a staple now. (This is how I'm justifying my flour, grits, and sugar. Anyone who says grits isn't real food is insane.)
3. If the kids can read the ingredients list, it's acceptable.

Step 3: Cooking

Rolls made for lunches. The kids are use to this, so it can be incorporated immediately. (Thank you bread machine!!!)

 Looks like Kraft, but it's not.  Elbow macaroni, heavy cream, butter, and cheese. They had no idea it didn't come from Kraft. 

Here we go.....