The kids, I mean the grown kids, wanted to go to a mystery dinner date. It was in Lancaster so we decided to use our Harvest Host and find a place to stay close. Oma and Grandpa could watch the girls while Mom and Dad had a date night.
We headed to Bird in Hand, PA where we stayed at Kauffman’s Barefoot Acres.
With David having broken his wrist, I have his jobs to do too. This includes the yard work which I don’t really mind. First thing is make sure all the dog poop is picked up. This is really my job anyway. Next is picking up all the limbs that the bad winds blew out of our trees and from the neighbors trees. I am sure they have some of ours too. We are a very sharing neighborhood. This took me a while but I finally got it done. Then came the mowing.
We had left over roast and I was really thinking about a roast sandwich. I looked in some of my cookbooks and found a recipe. I have to admit it is really easy to make keto bread because there is no kneading or waiting for it to rise. I mixed it together, baked it and let it cool. It was not very thick, so we actually cut it the other way to make the sandwich. It was very filling. I can’t believe I actually quit too when I was full.
Here is the recipe if you want to try it:
6 eggs (room temperature)
1/2 cup Flaxseed meal – I had flaxseeds so I just ground them
1 cup sifted coconut flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Preheat oven to 350 and grease bread pan
Mix dry ingredients together. Add eggs and vinegar mix well. Put into pan. It will be thick. Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. Remove from pan and serve.
I didn’t get this written last night because I was too tired. We ran a ton of errands and I went with David and Dusty to look at some jobs. We chased down the original owner of the truck Dusty, my youngest child, and finally got it in his name. Hurray!
Back to the diet. We had a really good breakfast, who would ever think of baking an egg in an avocado. You should give it a try because it was great with a little cheese on top.
We dropped the groceries off. Yes, I am really getting things in house that we can eat. I also had to buy the briskets I am going to BBQ for the church picnic. I then made a protein shake to fill the empty whole in my stomach. It was wasn’t bad at all.
We had to go out to the valley, Wasilla to be exact, to look at a job. After leaving David says let’s go to one of the breweries out here. I am thinking, oh no our second day on our diet and we are already screwing up. Actually we hadn’t eaten that many carbs yet, so I thought we might be ok as I gulped down my beer with a guilty feeling.
We went to the Last Frontier Brewing company. We had been there before and I had enjoyed it then too. We had a very nice brew. We could tell it was where the locals hung out. You can check them out here.
We got home and I fixed stuffed chicken thighs. They were stuffed with cream cheese, spinach and bacon. They were very tasty. We had a chopped salad I had bought at the store. All in all I didn’t think we did too bad.
Right now I am waiting at the doctor’s office to get my A1C results. I did loose a little weight already though. That makes me feel great about my new life change. A1C is down to 6.3. I have to come back in 3 months to see if I can drop down on Metformin or come off all together. He also said people have had good results on the Keto diet.
Day one of the new life style has gone good. We had ham and egg cups for breakfast with some salsa that was tasty. Later I got hungry and made a strawberry and spinach smoothie. I think I could have put more strawberries in it to make it taste a little better. I wish our ice in the door worked so we could have crushed ice. That would make it easier.
I do think I got quite a bit done today. I started on the article about Girdwood Brewery. I got our dining room table cleaned off. Turned the table the other direction and mopped the floor. Found my counters in the kitchen once again. Then I got all our clothes put away.
I made some kale chips which we all enjoyed before dinner. Supper was pizza with cauliflower crust. I was not sure what I was going to think of the crust but it was really good. I baked the crust first. I made a pizza sauce with some tomato paste, garlic and Italian seasonings. It wasn’t too bad. I put the sauce, salami and mozzarella cheese on the pizza. Then stuck in under the broiler for the cheese to melt. David and I both enjoyed it.
If I feel I need something later I will make a shake.
I didn’t mind the first day but we will see how I feel in a few days.