Started the day by returning a bad eggplant to the farmer's market. Then went to Target so Charlie could spend some Christmas money. That kid must hate money because he tries to get rid of it as quickly as possible! Anyway, while there I saw sparkly shoes!!
So I uploaded the picture to Facebook and asked my buddies if it was a yes or no. Some people (you know who you are) didn't like them but the overall consensus was that it was a yes. Now I'm trying to decide if I really need them. But they have sparkles!!
I got a 6 week free trial for the Grocery Game. I used to do it all the time and save a lot of money. So armed with sale information I went to the grocery store and ended up saving $78! About 40% of my grocery bill. I was pretty excited.
Weight: down for a total of 7.9 (I'm claiming 8) pounds so far this week. That's just since Tuesday. I'll take it!
The Eats: I noticed that I've been doing a few things wrong with this induction thing. Plus I haven't been eating near enough vegetables. So I've been trying to add in a few more.
Breakfast: two fried eggs and 3 slices of bacon. 1.2 grams carbs
Lunch: 3 cups of greens, 1/4 cup cucumber, boiled egg, some deli ham, 1 slice crumbled bacon, sweet mustard dressing. Delicious! 6.1 grams carbs
Snack for the big game: Here's where things got interesting. I've never made wings before but I wanted to try a new recipe from Low Carbing Among Friends (an awesome cookbook, btw!).
I got the oil heated in a big pot. Added my chicken wings. The oil started to foam. It foamed fast and then all of a sudden it was overflowing! Do you know what happens when oil overflows?
|My stove was clean I promise! The overflow was messy.|
I transferred the oil to a larger pot, reheated and added chicken. Finally got the wings fried up and tossed with a garlic parmesan sauce.
OK, guys. These are the best wings I've ever had. The kids were eating them too! Charlie doesn't even like wings. Chuck just kept saying, "Oh my god! These are low carb? They're so good!!! Incredible!" They really are good. I think next time I might try to bake them. My first grease fire ever!
And I was NOT aware that raw chicken wings had little bitty bits of feathers. I squealed a little and dropped it back in the bag. I had 3 pounds of these things. My meat comes packaged at the grocery store. I rarely get reminders that these things once had a mom. Seeing feathers freaked me out a bit. Fortunately they cooked off. Ick!! *shudder*
The results: absolutely fantastic! 5 star recipe for sure. I don't care if you eat low carb or not...this is something you just have to try.
|Sorry for the crappy phone picture.|
Trust me, you want to make these! You can find the recipe HERE. (scroll down for the wings video or buy Low Carbing Among Friends. You'd think I get a commission or something but I just really like the book.)
Dinner: after the scary fire incident I didn't really feel like cooking. So lettuce wrapped bacon cheeseburger from Carl's Jr (the pickles tasted sweet so I removed them) and 1/2 cup cucumbers and some ranch dressing. Nice and filling for 5 grams carbs.
Dessert: "bread" pudding with homemade whipped cream. 2.6 grams of carbs. I ate a serving and went back for seconds. :)
The "bread" is actually cubed eggplant! I was surprised how good it was! The color of the pudding is kind of gray and a little watery but the flavor is there. I really liked it and you can't tell there's eggplant in it at all!
This is also from the cookbook but you can find the recipe HERE.
It was an interesting day. Kitchen fires. Grocery savings. Feathers. Eggplant as bread.
I love the adventure that is life. What's next?!