oday can be summed up with one word – LABORIOUS. I have never washed this many dishes on a holiday! Washing, peeling, chopping, rinsing, crockpotting (I made up a new word – yeah me!), baking, sauteing. Phew! I needed to plan more before starting this thing. Plan out what to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner for at least the 1st week. The Success Guide actually gives you enough recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks your first week. However, I could not find canned tomatoes without additional ingredients nor approved sausage, among other ingredients, the hubs won’t eat this and B won’t eat that… Aye, ye, ye!
I thought my biggest challenge would be finding something for B to eat at breakfast. Turns out, my worries were completelyunfounded. Breakfast was a breeze; he ate donuts. The hubs tried to go into work yesterday but was sent home b/c his office building had sustained damage in Tuesday’s earthquake. On his way back home he stopped at our favorite bagel shop for him and me and at Dunkin Donuts for B. This morning B says to me, “Last night, when we were cleaning out the fridge and pantry of foods we can’t eat for the next 30 days, I asked Daddy if I should throw out the rest of the donuts. He told me not to. Why would he tell me not to throw them out if no one could eat them for 30 days? They’d go bad and we could not eat them in 30 days. I think he wanted them kept so that someone could eat them now. Who do you think he wanted to eat them, Mama, who?” @@ Whatever. He ate the donuts.
For some reason, God must have thought I needed a humbling day because just about everything I cooked today turned out wrong. Too spicy, overdone, dry, etc. Oh, and obviously I needed to practice my knife skills with all the chopping and cutting. ;o)
Here’s what we ate today (please note that not all of us ate everything on this list):
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Pork Marsala (minus the Marsala)
- Crockpotted and then roasted (don’t ask!) chicken
- Sweet Potato Fries