So sorry you are not feeling well. On the other hand, it might make it easier to resist temptation next time.
[QUOTE=Siobhan;1036633]I was in the post office mailing a package and was asked if I wanted cash back. I said, quite cheerfully, "I don't have any cash left!" Everyone cracked up. I guess they could all relate.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=Siobhan;1037364]There will be frozen bananas and chocolate in case I need dessert. Okay, I will definitely need dessert. Have I mentioned that if you freeze the bananas in suitable sizes and then saute them in butter very quickly, they will be carmelized on the outside and creamy and cold (like ice cream) on the inside? And if you put honey and chocolate on them with just a pinch of really good salt you will think you have been served dessert by the Goddess of the Cooking herself?[/QUOTE]
I have never had fried bananas in any form. What sizes are suitable? Although I am trying to keep my carbs pretty low, this sounds like a good occasional indulgence.
I envy you your thrift store haul. Someday I am going to have to come visit you, just for the shopping's sake, LOL!
So I take it you are not going to be going to visit any family for Christmas?
[QUOTE=Pedidoc;1040323]Or bacon?????? :o[/QUOTE]
Yes, nothing says love like bacon!
Saw "The Hobbit" this afternoon. I would say it is only loosely based on Tolkien's classic work. Entertaining, though a bit exhausting at the end. Which isn't really the end. But it was worth $9 and three hours of my life. I give it a strong 'okay.'
I am pleased to say the stink is gone. I'm fresh smelling again! It was not my imagination, either. I put my clothes from the hamper in the washer, and then got the pajamas I had dropped on the floor when I took a shower - the smell just about knocked me over. That sh#t I ate was bad news!
Got some pork chops and a steak. Also came home with a pound, yes a POUND, of salmon trimmings. Free. I put the lamb chops in the oven and made up Mark's parsley mint sauce from Saturday. I will report back after I eat it.
The parsley-mint-lemon-anchovy sauce gets a big thumbs up from me. I ate all five lamb chops. And I have to admit I'm happy about that. Also a big bowl of leafy greens with lemon juice and walnut oil. Am having a cuppa herb tea.
I'm glad you've bounced back so well from your pie face-plant. And now, another sauce to try. I just had lamb, also, but with leftover cilantro-sour cream sauce. Very tasty. Threw the bones straight into my crock-pot of stock.
I'm really happy with these sauces because they are different from my usual, which is some type of cooked sauce using broth and butter. Not that those are bad, but I am happy to extend my repertoire and also to use lots of fresh herbs which I feel are nutritious and also great mood-lifters in these dark winter days. Chopping up mint and basil is better than any air freshener or perfume you can buy.
I have to shop carefully today as all the stores are closed tomorrow. Well, we really only have one grocery store. I think I have just about everything I need. I got a large porterhouse yesterday and I think I'm going to have that instead a rib roast. It's hard to find the right sized roast, they are really, really, expensive, and a porterhouse is just as good for me.
Off to swim now!
Eggs? Do you have sufficient eggs?
I have all of those things! I wish I could have all of you over here for a Christmas Eve lunch! I just made some primal cashew chicken. Chopped up some chicken thighs, cooked them, made a sauce with cashew butter, chicken stock, fish sauce, ginger, onions, garlic, red chili flakes, honey, lime juice, apple cider vinegar. Garnished with chopped scallions, cashews, and cilantro. This was accompanied with a glass of prosecco livened up with a wee splash of Drambuie. Not too much because I'm singing tonight.
Been warbling carols all day, I'm going to be hoarse! Started off the morning with a swim followed by listening to the service of Lessons and Carols from Kings College, Cambridge, which I listen to every year. Off to the shops and much purchasing of food happened. Then to Rite-Aid, where I bought many unnecessary things, including a very cheap necklace that will go nicely with the sweater I am going to wear tonight. This is utterly ridiculous as I will be wearing a coat and then a choir robe and no one will see what I'm wearing. Oh well, I will know.
I dropped all my goods on the floor at Rite-Aid and someone actually helped me pick them up. Can you believe it? Must be the Christmas spirit. And I dropped them BEFORE the prosecco. They have these newfangled handbaskets, with wheels for some reason. Seems like if I wanted wheels I would get a cart. Anyway.
I found a perfect-sized, perfect-priced rib roast, so I guess that is what I will have tomorrow! Can you believe the rib roast was the same price as the chuck roast? Maybe I should have the porterhouse for breakfast and the rib roast for dinner?
IF'd this morning and so my swim was fasted - forgot how good that feels. That's my New Year's resolution - bring back IF! I've gotten away from that lately.
A Very Merry Christmas to all of you!
Merry Christmas to you too Siobhan. :)