Hi there! I hope everyone has enjoyed their Monday. I've done pretty well today, so that's good news!
Last week, our office was being rewired, so I worked from home Wednesday - Friday. I only work 8 to noon every day, but, because I was working from home last week, I swear it took me 8 hours to get my 4 hours worth of work in. I get distracted easily. This week, though, it's back to the office. Yay! So, I took my frittata with me and heated that bad boy up for breakfast. It was so dang good. Seriously. I don't know why I ever stopped making it. It's so flavorful and filling, that I'd honestly choose that over
the large kolache from the donut shop drive through window any other non-paleo breakfast.
Lunch was just leftover meat sauce with black bean spaghetti. So far, it's been a super easy and delicious day!
Shifting gears a little... my husband is an avid golfer. And, he's really good at it, too. I, however, just got started. Can I tell you how irritating of a game this is? My OCD and superstition is definitely not helping the situation any. When I get up on the tee box to tee off, I swear everything distracts me. I've been taught so many things that I'm trying to remember at once... how high to tee up the ball, where in my stance to place the ball, slowing down my back swing, don't look up, blah, blah, blah. So, first I have to run through a mental checklist in my head, and, by the time I'm about to actually swing the club, I'll notice a tiny little leaf in my peripheral. Or, a rogue piece of hair will blow across my face. Annd, then I have to start over.
That's just the tee box. Six strokes later, I'm hopefully within chipping distance of the green. My chips look like I'm throwing darts. They don't get up in the air. They just stay low and shoot straight across the green like a bullet. Oh yes, I'd love to walk back and forth across the green 800 times chasing my chips until I finally say screw it and putt from wherever I am.
Obviously, I need some work. It's kind of like this whole attempt at trying to eat a little healthier. I might hit a good one now and again, but then I manage to screw it up which causes frustration and discouragement. But, alas, I keep trying with the whole golf thing, so I'm going to keep trying with this whole healthy thing.
Where is this even going? Well, honestly, I was just trying to get to the part about what we're doing for supper tonight. But, I got distracted. Distraction is becoming a theme. Sigh.
Anyway, here in Texas, it's usually pretty chilly still this time of year. And, Aaron is a fare weather golfer. I should say he's really only a dead heat of the summer type of golfer. He doesn't even like to go if it's in the 50s and sunshiny. Today, it's 82° outside, so we're planning to run out to the course and try to get 9 holes in after he gets home from work and before it gets dark. Well, typically when we do that, we get home around 7pm. We haven't even thought about supper. This is how Sonic happens. So, today, I'm being proactive. I am prepping dinner so that all we have to do when we get home is throw it on the grill.
I'm not sure how this one's going to turn out. It seems like a strange combination of things, but I'll reserve judgement 'til after we eat. I'm making sweet & sour Kielbasa kabobs. I found a recipe for paleo sweet & sour chicken, but I'm just using the sauce and throwing it on kabobs. The recipe can be found HERE. Here's the thing you need to know about this recipe which I found out the hard way. The Domestic Man (aka original recipe creator) left one ingredient off the ingredient list: arrowroot starch. Well, I didn't read the instructions before I went to the store... just the ingredients. So, mine will not be thickened up. Oh well. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have been able to find arrowroot starch in my one horse grocery store, anyway. (Local friends: surprisingly, I did find tamari at Brookeshires, but I got the last bottle. Bwahaha! So, if this recipe appeals to you, you may be out of luck until they restock.)
I'll report back with a finished meal photo & my thoughts on it after we eat. :) Stay tuned!
***Updated to add:
Okay, for all my avid followers (all 2 of you) we scrambled 9 holes this evening, and we shot 3 under. That's pretty damn good for us. Aaron's back must hurt because he carried me most of the way, but, nonetheless, I am so thankful we have something we can do together... just us.
As for supper, I must say that Mr. Domestic Man definitely knew what he was talking about. Holy cow, y'all. It worked! His sweet & sour sauce on these kabobs were killer! I'm not sure if it's the kielbasa or if I added too much pepper (because I only have a pepper grinder to work with), but I'd probably call these sweet & spicy kabobs if I were naming it something straight forward. But, that's boring, right?
What I want to say to y'all right now is that I am a girl that struggles. I love me some french fries. Honestly, Kraft Mac & Cheese is one of my FAV.O.RITE foods. There's no shame in my game, either. So, this truly has been a challenge. But, y'all, this tasted just as good as if I'd eaten junk.
I've seen all the bloggers that are always making top notch, Master Chef worthy dishes. It makes me feel overwhelmed. You don't have to do that. You don't! Sometimes, you may have 20 minutes to spend on supper. Maybe not even that. It doesn't always have to be culinary genius. This journey is teaching me so much! Play to your strengths, and prepare for your weaknesses. That's what I'm doing. I have strength at breakfast and lunch. So, I can eat the same thing every day for breakfast and have leftovers for lunch. By the time the sun sets, I'm like Fiona from Shrek or something. Everything changes. I get hangry, and I crave really awful things. So, preparing or planning for supper when I'm not hangry keeps me on the up & up. What's your struggle? Are you hungrier in the morning? When do your cravings kick in? Let's talk about it and figure something out! We can do this together!
Until next time,