Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Sausage and Sauerkraut

One of my favorite meals. Mark tolerates it so I plan it on nights he's out of town. Except he ended up NOT being out of town. So, sue me. This isn't a McDonald's drive through ya know.

Of course I had to try something new. It had the usual components of smoked sausage and sauerkraut but you add some chicken stock, a whole mess of onions and the best part -- SOUR CREAM. In my book, if you add sour cream to anything it's a winner. This was pretty gross. Trust me - it's not even worth cutting and pasting the recipe in here. And poor Mark was scared to say anything. I have two more helpings to get through and then I can erase the entire thing from my mind.

I also roasted some cauliflower which I doused in butter and grated asiago cheese and that was super good! Again....I'm sure Mark was less than thrilled! The picture looks like blobs of white goo...which pretty much sums up the entire dinner!

Oh....and could someone come in to my house and get rid of that damn pineapple upside down cake! Today!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

How Low Can I Go??

I've been low-carbing for 30 hours. And I've been asleep about half that time. And I've only cheated twice!! So apparently I'm only good for about 6 hours. make matters worse, I've developed this craving lately for chocolate. What's that about? I've seriously gone years without a bite of the stuff just cuz it's not my cup of tea! ((mmmm....chocolate in tea? never know - might work)) So I don't know why in the last couple of weeks, I've devoured two giant Hershey bars with almonds and a bag of Starbucks Mocha Truffles (oh my gosh!).

Ok, so anyway -- 30 hours of low-carbing. Which consists of two breakfasts, two lunches, two snacks and one dinner. For breakfast both days I had two egg muffins (like mini quiches without the crust) with ham and cheese. They were pretty good but I could have used more. For lunch the first day I had a hamburger patty and a small green salad with feta cheese and some sliced onion. For dinner last night I had sloppy joe mixture without the bun and some fresh steamed broccoli (and then a square of chocolate and then a 1 inch square of pineapple upside down cake). Today for lunch I had leftover sloppy joes and broccoli. Tonight I'll make sausage and sauerkraut. Hopefully I'll remember to take a picture of it and post it. :) I did indeed put my camera on the charger.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Let's Try This Again, Shall We??

Today is my birthday.

I'm embarrassed by the number of birthday presents my family gave me.

  • Picture frames
  • Candles/Candle Holders
  • Toaster (digital!)
  • Oven Liner
  • FSU Serving Platter
  • Movie
  • Croc Sandals
  • 2 - Cake Plates
  • Placemats and Napkins
  • A Vase
  • Bealls Gift Certificate
  • A Painting for over the sofa

Then I'm embarrassed over dwelling on the thing I didn't get --

  • Fake fruit for the bowl in the living room!

Them I'm depressed that I miss my son and thought that he felt bad about not being there today.

I loved my birthday meals. My mother-in-law made spaghetti and meatballs with garlic toast and salad. For dessert we had pineapple upside down cake. It was all delicious.

Today, my ma made her brisket that is delicious with cranberries and portobella mushrooms and lots of wine that it bakes in. She had carrots, green beans, mashed potatoes, bread and then carrot cake for dessert. For appetizers she had sangria, olive tapenade, marinated fresh mozzerella and spicy almonds. It was very yummy and I'm still full.

I am going to charge my camera and start this blogging thing ALL OVER. I will also be blogging my low-carb successes and failures. Mostly failures if the past is any prediction!! But I'll give it a whirl.

By the way, I'm 48 years old. And not in a Heather Locklear sort of way, either.... which is another reason for my depression.