Yesterday began fresh, as all days do, with the promise of good food and staying on course. While the kids were sleeping, I fixed myself a cup of tea and warmed up two of the biscuits I made the day before. After topping them with my favorites, butter and cherry preserves, I sat enjoyed and enjoyed the peace and quiet of the house before the day really got started.
Once the kids got up, we spent the morning hanging out, tidying up, keeping busy basically. When lunchtime rolled around I had planned to have an egg salad sandwich but decided on a salad instead. My favorite salad is one topped with chopped egg, bacon, and olives then drizzled with a bit of ranch dressing. Thankfully I had hard boiled eggs in the fridge. I don’t know what it is but chopped egg is one of the yummiest things I think you can put on a salad.
This was really filling and really held me over until I had a snack later in the afternoon. Oh and what a snack it was!
One of my goals was to make homemade snacks and not buy any at the store. I bought a new cookbook while I was recovering from my surgery and was finally able to make something out of it! I chose chocolate chip cookies. They were so, so delicious! Thin, with crispy buttery edges and a chewy center. Oh man, they were good! The recipe made a ton of cookies, too.
For dinner, I made shrimp and grits, which you’ve seen me mention here before. This time though, I did something a little different. Instead of using a combination milk or cream with water to cook the grits, I used some homemade chicken broth that was in the freezer. I thought it would make the dish a little bit lighter. I used 4 cups of chicken broth and maybe a 1/2 cup of cream. That was the only thing I did different. It did change the taste but it was good, and the dish didn’t feel as heavy as it usually does.
At the end of the day, I felt really good about how I did. The only thing I didn’t accomplish yesterday was doing a workout video but that’s ok. Baby steps. It’s hard to make changes and if all I can do right now is change my eating habits then that’s all I can do. trying to do too much can be overwhelming and self-defeating. Already, today feels like a good day. Like I’m in total control of myself and my emotions. It’s a start!