Seems like the blog is all about gardening and cycling lately! It’s time for some more food pictures.
Still a lot of the same meals I usually eat. I did my protein waffles in pancake form to change things up.
We made the Dutch baby one day:
Need to make this again. It’s easy and tasty!
I got on a kick for egg sandwiches for a little while for lunch:
When the weather got really hot there recently, I started having protein shakes for lunch. This one was made with almond milk, applesauce, protein powder and cinnamon:
This one was pumpkin, protein powder, almond milk, honey and cinnamon:
When it is really hot and humid, my appetite takes a dive, so the shakes are a good way to get in nutrition without it feeling like a heavy meal.
Still lots of chicken on the dinner menu:
I did get some brussel sprouts for a veggie change up!
A couple weeks ago, our neighbor came over and asked if it was okay if he trimmed some of our tree branches that were overhanging his garage. Well, he is 87 years old, so we certainly didn’t want him doing that. So, John got up there and trimmed them down and I hauled the branches. Our neighbor brought over a gift certificate a few days later to the Pepper Mill, which we had never been to. That was very nice of him! I had a crab stuffed baked shrimp, which was quite good.
We have more of the GC left, too, so we can visit again.
I broke out the crockpot at the end of last week and made a Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchilada casserole.
I subbed in pinto beans instead of black beans because neither of us like them very much. My picture doesn’t look as nice as hers. I used a large can of enchilada sauce since her recipe didn’t specify which and maybe that is why. Or, she styled it with uncooked ingredients. Still, it was super tasty and chocked full of beta carotene! It made enough for 5 meals. We froze 2 meals’ worth and ate the rest over a few days.
And… we broke down and tried some of these:
They were pretty good, but I don’t know as I would necessarily get them again. I am holding out for candy corn! I told myself no candy corn until equinox fall on the 23rd? Somewhere around there.
This is a beer brewed with coffee! It comes in a 10 oz pour because it is pretty intense.
You have seen the usual weekend ride suspects as well.
I really flat-lined during August, but this week the scale moved down and I didn’t really do anything different. Just goes to show how you can’t really predict anything. Maybe it was the M&Ms? I was snacking a little bit on cereal again, but I think I got that stopped.
I pulled out clothes that I haven’t worn since spring as it got cooler and I am pleased at how they fit since they were pretty snug back then. I’ll take any reward 😀