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What We Ate Wednesday 2/7/18

Here you have What We Ate Wednesday #4. I’m going to go ahead and warn you that I went back to school last week and already am feeling the crunch. I’m going to do my best to keep these posts coming, along with new recipes, but it takes a very long time to write up each and every one, so I may have to start slacking off a bit.

For now, enjoy another glimpse into what has gone on our table recently:

Meal #1: Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes (for guests – with dairy), boiled and sort of smashed potatoes for me, just with ghee, salt and pepper, pan fried okra and roasted squash and carrots (not sure why I don’t have any of those)
Meal #2: Quiche with the crust from my Chicken Pot Pie and fruit salad

I don’t have this one written up yet, but here’s the basic formula for one quiche that fits a 9 inch pie plate:

  • 8 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk (almond or coconut or a combination)
  • meat – already cooked (I used 1 lb. of sausage)
  • veggies – I cut up a bunch of kale, stems removed – greens don’t need to be cooked before going in the quiche, other veggies are better cooked – like broccoli, onions, peppers, mushrooms, etc.
  • salt and pepper (about 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper)
  • cheese if desired – since I’m Whole30ing, I just added cheese to the top of half of our quich

Make crust, then layer in meat, cheese, veg, pour eggs/milk/salt/pepper over top

Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, until just set in the middle.

Meal #3: Leftovers – you’ve heard me lament over the fact that I can’t eat leftovers due to the histamine content, but I do try from time to time. I have a supplement called HistaminX from Seeking Health that helps a lot, but I do still react some. I just make a choice – do I want the hassle of cooking something just for me when everyone else is eating leftovers and there’s plenty for me or do I want to chance it? Sometimes I chance it.

Meal #4: Date night! We tried a new BBQ restaurant in town. All their meat is served without sauce – you can choose your sauce and add that on separately. So I tried turkey, brisket, pulled pork and sausage with sides of potato salad and green beans. I’m sure the potato salad contained some sugar, but I ate a few bites (still Whole30ing over here) and I even tried the sauces. It was all good, though the sauces were pretty darn sweet. I was happy with the meat plain.

Meal #5: Super Bowl Feast! We had butternut squash soup, Teriyaki Wings and Hot Wings,  Plantain ChipsBaby Pigs in Blankets and lots of fresh veggies and fruit.

Meal #6: Leftovers from the Super Bowl. We had a lot of butternut squash soup leftover, but I decided not to risk the histamine reaction this time and whipped myself up some quick guacamole and ate that with a bunch of raw veggies and a few plantain chips. Not the best dinner, I know. I’m definitely feeling the strain of wifing/mothering/teaching/blogging/being a student/ramping up my Beautycounter business. Less energy for cooking or even eating well. This is going to have to get in hand soon.

This is what I had planned to eat – see my histamine supplement at the ready? One bite of the soup and I knew it would be a bad idea so I passed that on to my son.

Meal #7: Nut-Crusted Pork Chops, broccoli and roasted potatoes. I prepared the pork chops the same way I do my Nut-Crust Chicken and it was a real crowd pleaser. We’re not super big fans of white meat pork, simply because it tends to be dry, but prepared this way, it was delicious and moist. I made sure to use my thermometer so as to stop cooking the pork when it reached 145 degrees. If you look closely, you can tell the pork is still a little pink in the middle. That’s what you want.

That’s it for this week friends. I apologize for the poor quality of my photographs this week. I was just not on top of my game.

I hope you have a great week and eat well!

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