I realized that lately I’ve been eating a lot of kale. It probably has something to do with the fact that we buy a huge bag of it from Costco so I basically feel forced to consume it with every meal so we eat it all before it goes bad. But that definitely isn’t a bad thing and it’s fun to think of ways to incorporate it into my meals. For example, this morning I made a smoothie bowl for breakfast and added kale to my smoothie. For lunch, I made a tossed salad with it and for dinner, you guessed it, this kale almond cheese concoction.
Please tell me I’m not the only one that completely stuffed their face last night.. And when I say stuff my face I mean I could not even control myself. I was like an unsupervised kid in a candy store. I think it’s because I’ve been so good lately and have been really trying to be stricter on myself in what I eat. I told myself that last night would be my cheat meal and that I deserved it. And I took FULL advantage of it. But thats okay. It was back to the grind this morning and I was fully okay with it.
Happy New Year!!!
I hope the first few days of 2017 have been great to you so far! If you read my last post I talked a little bit about our NYE plans. Well if you’re wondering, the fried turkey was a success! And oh the relief we felt. We were pretty nervous about it because it was our first time cooking a whole turkey (which is always intimidating) and also because it was our first time using the infrared fryer we bought. I have to say it’s a bit risky to decide to throw a dinner party where you’re cooking something you’ve never cooked before using a piece of equipment you’ve never used before to cook it.. but I had full faith in us and we pulled through! I also made the traditional New Year’s sides like collards, black eyed peas (with brown rice), cornbread and I also added in mashed potatoes. A true southern feast! I think this might be a new tradition. Bringing in the new year with really good friends eating really good food and having a really good time.. nothing beats that.