Wow… I remember when this was the title of every blog entry! For at least the first year or two! Since then, people have asked lots of questions about how we live and how we manage different aspects of our life… and the blog has deviated from what was once a detailed accounting of my family’s daily dietary intake.
So here’s what we ate today…
Breakfast: The boy (8-1/2) ate two hardboiled eggs. He has to eat soon after waking thanks to a potential blood sugar-insulin regulating problem (under investigation) and he wakes up way earlier than the rest of us. Feeding him early ensures the day gets off to a reasonably good start. The rest of us had scrambled eggs. Always, with water; although hubby and I DID have coffee today (thank you, 3am bedtime… see next week’s newsletter on how we prevent this from happening again! GAH! Subscribe here if you’re not already!)
Snack: Black olives and water–eaten in the car on the way home from classes. Four year old refused black olives, demanding “a different snack” while boy-child informed me that he “thinks black olives have fallen out of favor with our family”. Wow.
Lunch: Roasted chicken and broccoli from our CSA share. Usually there are more veggies available, but we were in survival mode and the fact that the chicken got roasted is a miracle in and of itself. With water.
Snack: We had friends over, so the kids ate grapes that were left over from a party over the weekend. The boy and I are salicylate-free but I believe boy-child ate some of the grapes instead of the coconut milk yogurt he was directed to eat. I also gave our adult guest leftover pumpkin-sage “gougeres” (“cheese puffs” that have no cheese or even dairy in them, made with gluten-free flour) and I’m fairly certain all of the kids had these, too.
Dinner: Was homemade split pea soup that was made with a smoked ham hock from Whole Foods. I follow the recipe on the back of the Goya split pea package saved for many years (since I now buy the peas organic in bulk and make the Sazon seasoning on my own). We served it with “kale salad” (just raw kale tossed in balsamic vinegar and EVOO) and raw carrot sticks with hummus. And water.
Thankfully, the kids went to bed before wanting another snack. However, the husband and I will be eating a little shrimp (bought frozen) before bed. I have a friend that cut off eating after 7pm. It’s going to be my goal starting December 1st. But for tonight… shrimp. Hubby makes homemade cocktail sauce from safe ketchup and safe horseradish (seriously–do you know how hard it is to find straight-up horseradish?!?!) but I try to steer clear of the tomatoes thanks to my intolerance.
And that was a pretty hectic day…