Amazingly, I made it until 1 p.m. to eat lunch!! Well, I did have 3 graham sticks in my office around 10:30 when I thought I was going to go nuts if I didn’t chew something (I’ve given up sugar-free gum and am doing a digestive tract experiment after reading about sugar alcohols, so I couldn’t have gum).
But although I was pretty hungry from 10:30 to 11, the “hunger” subsided when I got busy with a project and soon enough it was time to leave for lunch!!
After 30 minutes in rainy traffic, I made it home to have a cozy lunch with the husband in the dining room. I debated putting my food on pretty plates because deep bowls don’t photograph well, but I figured you all wouldn’t mind
Leftover cherry collard greens (over 100 kcal worth of greens!)
Orange Sections + Kashi crackers (2/3 a serving)
All together with hot tea for ~500 kcal:
I’m full, but not too full, so I know some yogurt is in store as an afternoon snack.
I definitely want to rent a movie today – it’s just the right kind of dreary weather here! I was planning to walk to Blockbuster (in the shopping center we can walk to) but it’s pouring!! I need to stop by the grocery store too – for cream for our split pea soup – so I might have to drive, which will be horrible considering it’s only a 10 minute walk away! I guess I should break out the umbrella, but it’s so cold out there too!! Decisions, decisions. I guess I’ll let the rain sit and hope it lifts later this afternoon.
Tonight is split pea soup with ham. We’re going to make a big batch with all of our leftover ham and try to freeze it. I’m going to do the soup by weight to make it easy to measure portions. Basically just weigh the pot before we make it and then weigh the soup + pot after it’s done to get the total soup weight. Makes portioning it out SO much easier than the “one for me one for you” approach. Since we’re making such a huge batch, I want to add 1/4 – 1/2 a cup of cream or half and half to the end to make it richer. We have only cooked with cream maybe once or twice, so it should be interesting. I sure hope the flavor is worth all the extra calories!