I’m getting tired of cooking.
Running out of ideas . . .
Getting in a rut of the same ol’ same ol’ . . .
Does that happen to you?
I keep having to adjust what we’re doing. We’ve been eating a lot of Keto meals, and we’ve each lost some weight, which made My Cowboy’s heart doctor really happy. I’d like to keep going that direction, but My Cowboy has been having more serious kidney stone episodes of late, and we think being too strict with Keto may not be helping with that part.
So he’s added orange juice and bananas back into his diet, to see if he can stave off future kidney stones, while still keeping his potassium under control, and keeping with our plan to simply avoid sugar and white flour (and potatoes and rice). And still, I’ll allow him to have a potato about once a month, too. And he loves bread (which I’m OK doing without), so sometimes I allow him a hamburger bun, or a flour tortilla, and I even made a batch of homemade biscuits a few weeks ago.
We switched to eating our biggest meal of the day at noon instead of in the evening. I think that has helped a lot. Nowadays, I generally fast until lunch (with my coffee), eat the big meal at noon, and then snack for supper. My Cowboy has to eat a real breakfast in order to take his medications, but he eats oatmeal or yogurt or an energy bar and gets by (mainly because I’ve been too rebellious to make us smoothies).
It’s CrockPot weather, and since I hate cooking, I’ve been keen on using my crockpot, since I can just throw things in right after morning chores and forget about it till lunch time. I’ve been using this site for a lot of good ideas:
I also follow them on Instagram so that it reminds me to try their recipes for convenience’s sake!
Oh, and those biscuits I mentioned? Here’s the recipe for them:
You’ll never want to make biscuits any other way ever again. So easy, and so good. I mean, the name says it all, right? Sometimes, you just need comfort food, and this seriously qualifies!
I am missing making some of my favorite comfort foods now that the weather is turning cold, but I’m trying to keep my mind off of it.
Some of my other favorites, I’ve been able to turn into Keto versions, like these:
I just use half and half and almond flour instead of milk and flour.
I made BBQ boneless beef ribs in the crockpot Monday, and Keto Cole Slaw to go with it.
Tomorrow, I’m making this (sans potatoes):
I hope it turns out OK. I’m sure My Cowboy hopes so, too!
And with that, I’ll leave you with his latest comments regarding our new diet plan. It’s good for some laughs!
“If I’s at someone else’s house as company, I’d really be in trouble.”
“So do we got any crackers or ketchup in the other room?”
(To the dog): “One of us is gonna hafta take one for the team.”
“I may now regret my decision to ask for 3 instead of 2.”
“I wish all this blog fodder was edible, cos I’d trade ya.”
“Ooh, I can’t wait for dessert — said no man eating this meal.”
“The only thing good about this meal is that I didn’t have to cook it myself!”
“Now I know how my dad felt whenever he saw my mom reading a magazine or cookbook!”