You might think your life is boring - sounds awesome to me! Time for yourself and doing things - can tell I am a stay at home mom huh!? I love the sound of your food - you do such different stuff than I do and it helps me think outside of the box as far as veg goes. I have an eggplant languishing at the back of my refrigerator waiting for me to pluck up the courage to try it out :) Better do it tonight before it turns to mush! May just roast some veggies and do a roast chicken too. It is only about 44 F today and it is a good day for jackets, hot drinks and roasted food. Mmm, DH will be delighted to walk in to the smell of roasting chicken. Maybe I can even try out the apple crisp that I found on foodloverskitchen ... DH will flip :) I love the sound of your cats doing so much better on their new diet!
Many years ago I adopted an old cat, she was about 15 years old and was not in the best shape at the time. She had some issues with her hips and could not walk very well and her back was almost bald. I changed all of the cats diets for my neutered male who had issues with his bladder and lo and behold, Mrs. Cat suddenly got a new lease on life too. Her hair all grew back in and she was able to walk normally again and jump onto things again. The new diet was ground beef heart and various other 'undesirable' organ meats that I got from the local butcher for next to nothing. It also included some baking soda and rice - but the difference in their health was remarkable! Mrs. Cat went back to being an amazing huntress and presenting all kinds of half mangled critters at all hours of the night! Cats are so much fun to have around!
[QUOTE=Siobhan;969812]Forgot to mention that the lifeguard tried to set me up with his...grandfather. Yep. His grampy. I was not flattered.[/QUOTE]
Okay, I literally laughed out loud at that one. Seriously, what was he thinking?
[QUOTE=Siobhan;970394]Do you miss puddings and custards in your primal world? [/QUOTE]
Actually, I have never liked custard. Or cream pies. Some puddings are acceptable. So this, at least, is one thing that is not causing me any struggles at all.
[QUOTE=Siobhan;970731]Been cooking for two hours and still haven't made moussaka. Had a great lunch of fish in panang sauce (the sauce that won't die...), brussels sprouts cut off the stalk (love buying them like that), a few beets. I did roast the eggplant for the moussaka and also roasted some red peppers. I'm just going to throw in every spice I have - cinnamon, mint, everything. Also going to put zucchini in it. Better turn out well because I'm going to have a boatload!
Oh, and I just found out the x-ray guy is an avid hunter...[/QUOTE]
And I hooted out loud at that one too! Does he hunt cougars?
I have probably forty different bottles in my spice cabinet. I shudder to think what would happen if I combined them all in one dish.
Moussaka sounds like a great idea. I have a big eggplant waiting for me. I was considering just slicing, broiling and adding a tahini sauce a la Ecks.
Yeah, I was thinking x-ray guy, no grampy.
Haven't you pulled a muscle swimming that probably needs x-raying:p
Oh dear! The Gramps is definitely not in the running! But what if he was a really cool Gramps ;) Kidding! Avid hunter sounds good! At least lots of good meat around one would hope :) Have you ever been hunting Siobhan? I have not hunted myself - but went with some friends who were bow hunting elk one year! Amazing experience - hiking in dead silence for hours, creeping around the mountains finding spoor, testing the wind, waiting then hurrying, and the ultimate moment where the main hunter was up on his knees with his bow ready and taut, with an elk in his sights, and then the 'let down' of realising that he couldn't get a clean shot and letting it go. I wish I had had a camera to take with me. I hung out for about an hour on the mountainside soaking up the sun, smelled a bear really close and had a really big adrenalin rush, so that when the two guys came back for me I was ready to go up and down the mountain again :) Sorry RAMBLING on your journal!
He was NOT a cool Grampy. Nuff said.
Hoping to get some organ meats from X-Ray Guy. He will probably think I am a total wacko when I ask him for his hearts and livers. Never been hunting myself and can't say I relish the thought. Not really into weapons. Wouldn't mind some wild game though. If I speak up, I can probably purchase or barter for some this fall.
The moussaka turned out great. I mean really great! Too bad I don't really know what I put into it since I don't measure anything or follow a recipe. Actually, I wasn't going to make it this evening and had put everything away when the phone rang...work...they were desperate...last minute call-out... which means no moussaka-making for me for a few days. So everything came back out of the refrigerator and got baked. I put some zucchini in it. Personally I think it is really good to put both zucchini and eggplant in. The lamb is great, grass-fed local stuff. So I have something tasty for the next few nights at work.
Oh, Siobhan! You left yourself wide open with that one! But I'll restrain myself.
(Though I've got his journal entry running through my mind now!)
I just read my last post and laughed at all the possibilities for irony and satire. When I was writing it I didn't even think of that! I had better just behave myself and stop thinking about organs and such.
Go ahead, let's hear it -
Channeling X-Ray Guy:
You will not believe what happened today. I can't decide if I'm a complete horn-dog, or I missed the chance of a lifetime. RT lady came by today, the one with the great ass. Man, that ass. But forget about her ass. She came by and said she heard I hunted. Well, yeah. Since I was ten. Then she said, she wondered if I could get some organs from me. Super long pause. I mean, organ meats. Hearts, livers, you know. But she turned bright red and I SWEAR, she was fighting off looking at my package.
I was a total idiot. Just kept thinking about that blush, and how some blondes blush all the way down, you know. I bet her breasts are as great as her ass.
I THINK I just said sure. I hope I said something.
But man, how are you supposed to think when a hot lady says something like that to you?
What do you suppose she wants with hearts? Damn, who cares? She can have 'em all!
Okay, I'm laughing so hard the lab tech came over to see if I'm all right!
And I AM wearing my dinosaur pants tonight -
Tee hee - you guys are naughty ;)