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  • Monday part 3

    I made cream of mushroom soup today. And I took photos of the process. 'Cause, why not?

    Saute mushrooms in butter:



    Until lightly browned:



    Add tapioca starch:



    Continue to cook:



    Add milk:



    And 35% cream:



    (and an OXO chicken powder envelope - no photo)
    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
    "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
    "Moderation sucks." Suse
    "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
    "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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    • Monday part 4

      Simmer for 10 min, stirring occasionally:



      Add an egg yolk with some sherry (I didn't have sherry, so I used white wine AND I didn't drink any!)



      Keep cooking:



      Done:



      It was very good, but next time I think I'd use less tapioca starch and less wine.
      "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
      "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
      "Moderation sucks." Suse
      "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
      "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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      • Monday part 5

        Band was cancelled tonight because of the weather. Surfer Son has left Lima and gone to Mancora. (I have no idea where that is, I guess I should Google it) My sister came over and I helped her and her daughter with her daughter's iPod. Again. I think it's all good now. I think.

        Foods
        9 - Chai with whipping cream
        11 - walnut oil shot
        12:30 - avocado, hard boiled egg, bacon crumbles, dried cranberry, dried mango, blue cheese, lemon juice and avocado oil (I think that's all that was in it)
        3 - walnut oil shot
        5 - 5 Macadamia nuts and a small piece of Brie
        6 - bowl of cream of mushroom soup

        "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
        "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
        "Moderation sucks." Suse
        "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
        "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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        • I think I'm hungry. All of your food looks and sounds good. I Googled Mancora too (and almost typed Mancala... what's up with that?).

          Just checked out the link to caramel sauce again. I don't need it today... but I WANT it!!
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          • Your salad had me drooling, as does your soup. I'm planning on a mushroom cream sauce for pork chops tomorrow, omnomnom.

            I made the caramel sauce tonight, you're right, it tastes amazingly like caramel, and no need for sweetener. I would try next time with unsalted butter, as it was a touch saltier than needed. It did seem to curdle at the end, but I added a splash more cream and it seemed to sort it self out. A bit separated, but no curdled. I'd consider making more to make into tiny "candies" as well. Very filling. Thanks for the link .

            And good to hear your Farmer had no mishaps climbing around the top of the old barn!
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            • Got to make that soup, sounds delicious! After not eating mushrooms for a long time, I've had a craving for them recently.
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              • Originally posted by Zee View Post
                Just checked out the link to caramel sauce again. I don't need it today... but I WANT it!!
                Oh, it's good! I think next time I'll make 1/2 a batch, 'cause a whole batch is too much to eat at once and it didn't taste as awesome on the 2nd day. (It was still good, but not OMG awesome)

                Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                I made the caramel sauce tonight, you're right, it tastes amazingly like caramel, and no need for sweetener. I would try next time with unsalted butter, as it was a touch saltier than needed. It did seem to curdle at the end, but I added a splash more cream and it seemed to sort it self out. A bit separated, but no curdled. I'd consider making more to make into tiny "candies" as well. Very filling. Thanks for the link .
                Oh, tiny candies! You're evil
                Yeah, I'll have to remember to buy unsalted butter and try that next time.

                Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                And good to hear your Farmer had no mishaps climbing around the top of the old barn!
                Yes!

                Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                Got to make that soup, sounds delicious! After not eating mushrooms for a long time, I've had a craving for them recently.
                It was, and quite satisfying. I didn't measure anything when I made it If you want, I can post the measurements the recipe called for.
                "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                "Moderation sucks." Suse
                "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                • 36 DAYS!

                  Tuesday
                  It was about 9 C today and raining. Hard. For a little while we actually had thunder!
                  BUT the rain meant I could wear my new rainboots!!!!

                  My morning "goal" was to mark my HI Student's work...yeah, that didn't happen. I surfed the net, made banana "muffins" in the oven, unloaded the dishwasher, ran the self cleaner on the oven, surfed the net some more, loaded the dishwasher, started a fire in the wood stove, etc...I really hate marking.

                  I went to my HI Student's at 1. We started HTML today. He was interested in that, so the lesson actually went longer than normal! I got home at 3:50 and had to leave by 4! I quickly did what I had to and left to pick up my friend and head into London. I had to exchange the iPad case Daughter bought on Sunday for an iPad cover.

                  Then we went to a Ladies Night at my VW dealership. Supper was sandwiches and fresh veggies. The sandwiches were piled really high, with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and assorted lunchmeats. I picked roast beef sandwich and pitched the bread in the garbage (I had 2) The dessert table was full, but I stuck to the fresh fruit (berries, strawberries, pineapple, 3 different melons, AND fresh whipped cream!!! I made a serious dent in the bowl of whipped cream I even put some in my Keurig Chai! Then we went into the garage and listened to an OPP officer talk about collisions and what we should do if we were in one. Then we broke up into small groups and went with a mechanic to a car for some basic care care instruction. I learned some things.

                  We were given a bag with a present and some info as we left. We got some really nice black knit mitts with a VW logo on them. Very nice! A good evening, I'm glad I went. Daughter was supposed to go with me, but she has an exam tomorrow.

                  Foods
                  9 - Walnut oil shot
                  10:30 - Chai with whipping cream
                  11 - banana "muffins" - I like them better baked in the oven. I made 4 small ones this time instead of 2 large. I ate all 4. (but really, that's ony 1 banana, 1 egg, and 2 T macadamia nut butter)
                  12:45 - a small chunk (maybe 2oz) of Brie and another Chai
                  4 - another small chunk of Brie
                  6:30 - the insides of 2 beef sandwiches, raw cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, an olive, 2servings of fresh fruit with LOTS of whipped cream, and a Chai with whipped cream on top.
                  Last edited by winencandy; 01-29-2013, 09:59 PM. Reason: rainboots
                  "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                  "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                  "Moderation sucks." Suse
                  "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                  "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                  • 35 Days

                    Wednesday

                    I went to put my new rubber boots on this morning and they were missing! Daughter wore them to school. I guess that means they passed the "cool" test

                    I went to the local gym this morning and walked on the treadmill for about 50 minutes. I had a slight case of vertigo when I got off too quickly...lesson learned I tried 2 reverse chin ups while I was there. I also weighed myself there. They have one of those doctor's office/sliding weights scales. Guess what? 140.5! I know! Crazy!

                    My afternoon was spent filling out passport forms. Fun. We are going in tomorrow for photos and renewals. Oh, I had to go to my sisters and borrow some white printer paper. For some reason, I only have yellow and pink??

                    Tonight? Probably the same as every night, unless I decide to have a soak in my claw foot tub.


                    Foods
                    9:30 - Chai with whipping cream (I spilled half of it in the entryway on my way out the door
                    12:00 - Salad: 2 hard boiled eggs, an avocado, bacon, dried mango piece, cheddar cheese, cilantro, lemon juice, and avocado oil
                    2 - Walnut oil shot
                    5 - 4 Macadamia nuts, 3 Brazil nuts, club soda
                    6 - Salmon patty, fried mushrooms, cauliflower, carrots, broccoli and 5 olives added after taking the photo



                    I could only eat half the veggies.


                    I'm giving myself another sticker! That's - 24 days! In. A. Row! I'm "officially" finished with my 21 days of no wine, no sugar, BUT it seems to be working! so I'm gonna stick with it as long as I WANT to. (The bolded words being the most important part of that last sentence)
                    "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                    "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                    "Moderation sucks." Suse
                    "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                    "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                    • Congratulations on finishing your 21 days! If it's working, then stick with it for sure! So long as you want to, of course.

                      By the way, your dinner looks yummy. My dachshund thought so too, as he stared at it for a good while before deciding he wasn't going to get any. LOL
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                      • 34 DAYS!

                        Thursday

                        I was going to make a banana "muffin" this morning, I mashed the banana, added the Macadamia Nut Butter and THEN discovered that we were out of eggs! What to do?? I added some Mascarpone and ate it!



                        We went into London today and got our passport photos taken and our passports renewed. When we got home we loaded up an old, torn chaise lounge (that used to be my grandmother's) and took it to be re-upholstered. I didn't spend tons of time looking at material - my Farmer was with me. I'll have to go back and do a better search. Here are the 2 materials I'm considering so far:





                        I think I like the 1st one better.

                        Then we took my Beetle to have an oil change (I was 6000km over! Yikes!)
                        When we got home I found the kitties curled up in one of the Butterflies' beds:



                        Yes, the beds are kinda too big for Butterflies...



                        Foods
                        7:30 - Walnut Oil shot
                        8:30 - Banana, Macadamia nut butter, Mascarpone
                        9 - Chai with whipping cream
                        12:30 - Wendy's 1/2 size apple pecan chicken salad (without the sugar coated pecans)*
                        2 - Walnut Oil shot**
                        4 - cheese bowl:


                        5 - Bengal Spice tea while cooking
                        6 - 2 bowls of hamburger soup with avocado:



                        I forgot to take a photo of the 1st bowl, this is the 2nd (messy) bowl.


                        ~~~~
                        * I'm not sure which is "better" for me when I eat "out" at Wendy's: a salad with sugar in the dressing OR a small bowl of chili with beans in it.
                        ** I just realized that I did 2 today - hmm, I forgot about the morning one. Possibly I forgot because it was SO EARLY in the am (for me)
                        "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                        "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                        "Moderation sucks." Suse
                        "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                        "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                        • Some good looking food porn going on at w&c's house! Is that macadamias with today's brie and bleu cheese?

                          I like fabric #1 too. Second is nice too, but the colours of 1 may be more versatile. Sometimes less flowery is better.
                          Congratulations on finishing your 21 days! If it's working, then stick with it for sure! So long as you want to, of course.
                          +1.
                          Obviously you're finding what works for you. You haven't been feeling deprived or restricted, and seeing positive results on the scale, so all is good. Excellent progress heading into the Eurotrip. Speaking of which, when you did the treadmill walk, did you have your 5 lb camera bag on you? And how's the trip research going?
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                          • I'm at work and can't see the pics! Boo! I'll look when I get home. I love food porn!
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                            • Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                              Some good looking food porn going on at w&c's house! Is that macadamias with today's brie and bleu cheese?
                              Yes

                              Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                              I like fabric #1 too. Second is nice too, but the colours of 1 may be more versatile. Sometimes less flowery is better.
                              Thanks

                              Originally posted by Greensprout View Post
                              Obviously you're finding what works for you. You haven't been feeling deprived or restricted, and seeing positive results on the scale, so all is good. Excellent progress heading into the Eurotrip. Speaking of which, when you did the treadmill walk, did you have your 5 lb camera bag on you? And how's the trip research going?
                              I'm just afraid that it will stop working again. I'm trying to document, so I can figure it out if I "stray"

                              Not the 1st day, but I did today!
                              Research - I'm 1/2 way through Day 4's tours

                              Originally posted by Siobhan View Post
                              I'm at work and can't see the pics! Boo! I'll look when I get home. I love food porn!
                              "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                              "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                              "Moderation sucks." Suse
                              "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                              "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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                              • Day 33

                                Friday

                                Last night my throat was sore, it was ok during the day but it's sore again tonight. When I went to bed I could NOT get warm! After about a 1/2 hour, I got up and put heavy fleece pj pants and a long sleeve top on. About a 1/2 hour later I had to put an extra duvet on my side of the bed!

                                I walked for an hour on the gym treadmill this morning, carrying a bag with a 5lb weight inside, listening to Balanced Bites. Halfway through I switched shoulders. After lunch we picked up my car from the mechanic's and then I went to my HI Student's. We finished the LAST lessons! My student has one assignment to hand in and he'll be done. Of course, I still have to mark everything...Did I mention how much I HATE marking???

                                I don't know if I mentioned it, but the Director for the upcoming local play asked me to be her Stage Manager! The play's in 3 weeks! They are having a meeting tomorrow. I said I needed more info before I'd commit (But I probably will) I picked up the script so I could look it over before the meeting. So I should probably get OFF the computer...

                                Foods

                                9 - Chai with whipping cream
                                11 - Walnut Oil shot
                                12 - left over hamburger soup with olives
                                4 - Cheese bowl: Brie, Blue, macadamia nuts, 3 Brazil nuts, dried cranberries, dried mango


                                Just to show the size of my cheese bowl

                                5 - small handful of pistachios
                                6 - sausage, fried onions and mushrooms, olives, sweet potato fries, mascarpone and Greek yogurt, some kind of fruity loose leaf tea (I can't remember the name and I don't want to get off my Wicked Wicked Bumper and look)
                                "Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be." Kurt Vonnegut
                                "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." Douglas Adams
                                "Moderation sucks." Suse
                                "Wine is a vegetable." Meaty
                                "Every decision you make, from what you eat to what you do with your time tonight, turns you into who you are tomorrow and the day after that." Cmdr Chris Hadfield


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