Please, do NOT pass the bread!

Oh, ya, so the loaf of bread that I was all excited to test out?  Disaster.  DIS-ASS-TER! The results of eating 2 slices of the bread for 4 days are as follows:

bloating, headache, digestive distress, moody/crabby/cranky, apathetic, sad, exhausted, aching joints, cravings and itching (oh, the itching!)

I cannot believe how awful I’m feeling….when at this time last week I was feeling good, optimistic, energetic and overall pretty happy.  So the gluten free bread is out.  SO out.  Ray told me I should wait until I’m feeling better and then test it again.  I think that is crazy talk!

Moving on.  I made this soup on the weekend and then added some chicken meatballs (ground chicken, fresh thyme, garlic, salt & pepper and 2 tbsp tomato paste, all mixed together and baked) and topped it with avocado.  It was SO good. I should have taken a picture….but I was still traumatized from the ScreamAThon. 😉

I also bought some Whole30 approved bacon from my butcher on Thursday which I secretly baked up on Saturday morning for breakfast. It was more “hammy” than “bacony” but it was delicious!

Eggs on a bed of sauteed baby potato & kale, topped with eggs and served w/ BACON.

Eggs on a bed of sauteed baby potato & kale, topped with eggs and served w/ BACON. Mango Ginger Kombucha to drink.

Saturday afternoon I prepped a new batch of kraut.  I’d made the carrot ginger one and it’s really good so I wanted to try a cabbage version.  I am pretty sure I put way too much dill in but only time will tell, hopefully some of the dilly taste ferments out.  My goal is a “dill pickle kraut” that I’d tried from another live culture fermenter last year. It’s just cabbage, cucumbers, garlic & dill.  In my case I used cabbage, zucchini, garlic and dill because the grocery store didn’t have any nice looking cucumbers.

I did a 2# organic cabbage sliced up, half a bag of leftover coleslaw mix, 2 shredded zucchinis, 2 tbsp grey sea salt, 4 minced cloves garlic and a whack of dill (dried from my harvest last summer). The liquid you see there is was all created by massaging the veggies...which is the ideal way....if you don't have to make extra brine, all the better!

I did a 2# organic cabbage sliced up, half a bag of leftover coleslaw mix, 2 shredded zucchinis, 2 tbsp grey sea salt, 4 minced cloves garlic and a whack of dill (dried from my harvest last summer). The liquid you see there is was all created by massaging the veggies…which is the ideal way….if you don’t have to make extra brine, all the better!

Later on Saturday, Remy got dropped off for his sleep over.  It was…..good to start with.

Cool Baby

He was totally chill to play outside in his little leather jacket and even ate his dinner like a little champ. Then it all came unwound.  The poor kid screamed (oh yes, I mean SCREAMED) for an hour (I never though “an hour” seemed like a particularly long time until such time as I was holding a thrashing, SCREAMING, upset baby).  An hour is LONG. Poor kid was inconsolable.  Purple faced, not even on this planet anymore.  He eventually got given some Advil thinking maybe he has a couple more teeth coming in (2 bottom fangs already!).  He screamed through his bath and his jammies and then finally started to tire himself out.  I wasn’t supposed to put him to bed until 7 but at 6:15 I gave him his bed bottle and at 6:35 he was asleep and I put him to bed.  Slept through the night, woke happy and played with us all morning like a little angel.

Playing

Sunday morning he got picked up and given that it was absolutely pouring outside, we did what any self respecting bikers would do….we went down to the garage and detailed our bikes!  I waxed and chrome polished Captain Jack, every nook and cranny!

That was it. We have an interesting week ahead of us as far as routines and what have you.  Gracie is desperate for exercise and so am I! Fortunately it’s not supposed to be raining this evening after work!

FOOD (Weekend)
SaM1: bacon, eggs, kale, potato
SaM2: can’t remember!
SaM3: tomato soup w/ chicken meatballs
SuM1: tomato soup w/ an egg on top
SuM2: green beans, pulled pork, mushrooms, sweet potato
SuM3: roast beef, root veggies, the most disgusting “gravy” ever
SuS1: I made grain free brownies.  Thanks Bread Induced Cravings! I sent the rest of the brownies to work with Ray this morning.

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