Saturday, May 7, 2016. Whole30 plus 95 days of Clean Eating. Mostly.
Let’s see what today brings…
6:30 AM. Awake. It’s nice to sleep a couple hours later than usual. Coffee time!!!
7:30 AM. Breakfast. It’s pretty rare that I actually wake up hungry. I usually wake up grumpy, but she was already out of bed. waka waka. I did a rough peel on a medium white potato, diced it up and threw it into the Tfal Actifry to start cooking. After they were lightly browned, I was Rolling in the Deep and sliced up some Aidells Chicken and Apple sausages and threw those into the Actifry long enough to warm through and get a little sweat going. I cooked up a couple eggs over easy, and added in a little egg whites to pretend I have 3 eggs instead of 2. Grocery day and all that…
I’ll break a yolk. Just give me the chance!
1:00 PM. Lunch. Sort of. We went to a kids birthday party. It was actually pretty fun. Good kids and all that. Anyway, lunch was served – Pizza. I decided not to have any. My decision on pizza is that when I do decide to have some pizza, there’s this family owned pizza and pasta restaurant here in Las Vegas that will get my patronage. Well, saying ‘no thanks’ to the pizza was no problem, but when it came to the birthday cake, well… I didn’t want to hurt the poor little girls feelings, now did I? I mean, I’m not some kind of monster who refuses birthday cake from a child. I went for it. It was delicious. I shall invoke the 80/20 rule on the cake.
The cake looked exactly like this:
The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway
Anyway, this cake triggered some serious hunger reaction. Not for more cake, but for some serious protein. We got home and I had some of Jane’s leftover chicken. That should hold me for a little while!
6:30 PM. Dinner. Chicken wings, carrots, and celery. A quick recap: chicken wings coated in potato starch covered and left in the fridge for at least 3 hours, baked on a rack. Franks RedHot and ghee for your sauce, and Whole30 Ranch dressing (we use the avocado oil version) for your dip. One of my all-time favorites.
I kinda just bombed these on the plate and took a quick picture because I couldn’t wait to get started! See how crispy the 2 top ones look that aren’t spun in the sauce? Yeah, baby!
11:00 PM. Trying to be in bed by then. I’m messing with the blog and I also shot 800 (yes, 800!) pictures at the kiddie party this afternoon, so I’m going through those in order to Dropbox them tonight so everybody can get a look at them, especially the mommies for Mother’s Day.
And with that, I bid you good evening. And to all of the mothers, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!
Did you know:
Every woman 18 and older should accept a carnation if one is offered. The flower you take is in honor of your mother, not you. It doesn’t symbolize whether or not you’re a mom.
If you have a strained, or even non-existent, relationship with your mom, you can still accept a flower out of respect for the role of mothers in society.
Carnations are traditionally given because they were the favorite flower of Anna Reeves Jarvis, the mother of the women who campaigned for Mother’s Day to become a national holiday.
You take (or wear) a white carnation if your mother is deceased and a pink carnation if she is living.
Many churches, for the sake of simplicity, offer just one color of carnation.
If you find yourself the lucky recipient of a corsage (It’s sad that they’re pretty much a thing of the past!), it’s correctly worn on your left side—the side of your heart! Wear a corsage high on your shoulder with the flower pointing up and the stem pointing down.
Mother’s Day corsages (unlike prom flowers) don’t need to match or coordinate with your outfit. Regardless of the look (just like all those macaroni necklaces!), wear them with abandon, pride, and love!
Thanks, Maralee McKee!
And so goes Step Four: Life After Your Whole30. Today was a good day.
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