It's Sssssaturdaaaaay Niiiiiight!
But you and I both know I won't be up to watch SNL. Zzzzzzzzz.
This morning the kids let me and Scott sleep until 7:00. I actually woke up before 6:00 and thought about getting out of bed and having some quiet time, but then I thought again.
For breakfast I made paleo pumpkin "pancakes" and topped them with blueberries. The recipe made five pancakes, but I only ate two. That didn't hold me over long so I ate a peach. That didn't hold me over long so I ate a slice of Applegate turkey bologna and a Claussen pickle. That didn't hold me over long so I ate lunch. Imagine that.
For lunch I ate salad greens with tomatoes, avocado and leftover pork. Then I went to the grocery. I was so excited to find this compliant sausage my friend, Kerry, told me about!
When I got home from the store I was starving and made myself this smoothie. It was delish!
Meanwhile back at the farm, I spent the better part of the day cooking greens. My friend, Scarlett, gave them to me and I couldn't wait to eat 'em. I diced and browned a hunk of side pork meat (which was too salty to eat on it's own) along with some garlic and then sauteed the greens until they were wilted. Then I added pork broth (is that a thing?) that I've had in the freezer since March and let it simmer all day. I have to say, I think I outdid myself.
Scott and I made turkey burgers and roasted vegetables for supper. We used this recipe for the burgers and tossed diced summer squash, carrot, potato and onion with EVOO before roasting them for 30 minutes at 450 degrees and then topping them with fresh basil. Again, delish.
As you know by now, I need a night cap, and cashew butter and almond milk hit the spot.
Speaking of night cap, while I was prepping dinner I felt a little sad about something and really wanted a glass of wine. That is the first time since I started the Whole30 that I have felt an emotional trigger for a specific food or drink. I was very surprised by it and not sure what to make of it. What are your thoughts? (I had a glass of unsweetened tea instead.)
Thanks for reading and feel free to comment if you'd like any of the recipes I mentioned but didn't link to. I'm happy to share!