What’s going on? Not much, really. In case you can’t tell, I’m not much interested in chatting about weight loss these days. Weight loss? What is that? When does that happen? How does it happen? I still have some of that ‘weight creep’ hanging on, and I am working more and less consistently at trying to remove it.
- Eating healthy? Check with an asterisk. I guess I’d say 80% of my choices and portions are very healthy. I’d probably lose weight if I could make that 90%. At least that’s what Jillian Michaels says.
- Exercising? Check with an asterisk. My hand strength is back, but the incision is taking its sweet time to heal, which is VERY aggravating. And that little ‘knee hurt’ that I mentioned a few weeks ago? Maddening, really, that I could injure myself so badly from a few paces at a slow jog. A jog so slow that Noah didn’t even break his pace. But it was enough to jar something out of place. So with only having one good hand and one good leg, I haven’t gone back to the gym. I have continued to walk once or twice a day through the HORDES OF FLIES. I’m sure these horrible little things have some reason for being, but for the life of me I can’t imagine what it is.
So most of my blogging’s been about the “and life” section of my subtitle.
The foodie speaks:
A few days ago I experimented with using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Biscuit mix to make my blueberry scones. Very nice! A little ‘doughy’ in taste and texture, but I really like them. Here’s the scones in progress.
At the same time, I had a massive yogurt making operation going on. Multiple batches, and straining some of the yogurt to make my own ‘Greek style’ yogurt. I wanted to make extra yogurt to share with my neighbor who shares her vegetables with me.
The finished scone:
And an inside peek to show you the berry to dough ratio! I put two whole cups of berries in each batch of scones.
Some of the great tomatoes my neighbor shared with me. I’ve been having them with a splash of balsamic vinegar and some chopped basil. Very tasty!
As I mentioned, I’m VERY SUGGESTIBLE when it comes to food. The other day I had planned on a piece of pre-cooked chicken breast and some left-over cooked broccoli for dinner. That was as far as my planning went. When reading the blogs that afternoon, Lynn mentioned sprinking some parmesan on her broccoli. Mmmm. Then Lyn wrote about some meat lasagne, which got me in the mood for Italian. Hey! I had some TJ’s marinara sauce in the freezer. In about five minutes I had my chicken breast with some marinara sauce and topped with an italian cheese mix, as well as sprinkling some of the cheese on top of my broccoli. This time being highly suggestible turned out healthy…
My breakfast clafouti, with raspberries in it. To be honest, it looked better than it tasted. Raspberries are too strong a taste for me, and so I ate it, but I picked out about half the berries.
And I have already mixed up dinner and have it waiting in the refrigerator. Love to do this, because most days, by the time dinner rolls around, and the doggies have been fed, I am DONE. Tonight I am going to finally have the Apple-Bacon-Chicken Salad that Miz recommended. I followed the general recipe, but just mixed up a single serving. I took a preview taste, and mmmm-mmm. Thanks, Miz! (Edited to add: This was so delicious. My easier quicker single serving: 3 oz. pre-cooked chicken breast chopped, 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped, 1 Tbsp pre-cooked bacon, 2 Tbsp yogurt, 1 tsp mustard, and I added 1 Tbsp roasted pepitas, which really added a needed crunch, and I didn’t have any green onions so I left those out. Served it on a bed of chopped romaine. Approx. 250 calories.Sorry, I ate it down before I took a pic!)
The Sophie Chronicles:
Since I started hand-quilting again in the evening, Sophie has been in seventh heaven. She snuggles down right next to me under the quilt I am working on. This is the most relaxed you will ever see Sophie. She can almost forget all her worries about ruling the world.
I’ve been busy quilting! This is the ‘quilt kit’ I made to work on post-surgery. LOVED working on this. A modern take on the traditional Double Wedding Ring pattern.
Love the backing fabric on this.
I really like this next quilt. Very simple, but very cheery, to me.
I like the backing fabric on this one too!
These quilts, along with a few others, are on my Etsy site! I’m getting better at putting the quilts on there.
Well, that’s all the news that’s fit to print around here. Hope you all are doing well. Keep making those healthy choices.