Breakfast: Coco-nutty granola & organic milk
Lunch: We made an impromptu decision to go to the movies and meet up with our son who was taking a break there on a long drive, and needed a respite driver to get him the rest of the way home. So we quickly cooked up bacon and eggs for lunch, and hit the road.
Snacks: I didn't really need to snack yesterday, though I did eat about 6-10 natural corn chips (corn, salt, oil), mostly to see what they were like.
Dinner: With more of the gang home for dinner, I decided to cook a roast chicken and veges - potatoes, buttercup squash from the garden, and broccoli. I thought I'd try out a method of seasoning mentioned in the Trim Healthy Mama book - they suggest sprinkling the chicken generously with salt & nutritional yeast, then squirting wiggly lines of mustard on it, before slowly baking in the oven. I forgot to get the chicken out to defrost the night before, and between that and going to the movies, the slow cooking was out. Plus it was still pretty frozen when I started cooking it. The mustard kind of started to burn on the skin, so I removed it. Chicken tasted fine, though I thought slightly odd. Wasn't until this morning that I realised the "nutritional yeast" I'd sprinkled it with was actually whey protein powder. ROFL! New ingredients to me, both, and I forgot I hadn't bought yeast yet, and grabbed the bucket of whey thinking that's what it was. Ah well, just as well I can laugh at myself! My daughter made gravy with the pan drippings while I carved the chicken.
Dessert: When we got back from the movies it was to find that when my eldest daughter got home from work, she had decided to make a cheesecake as she was craving it. She used ideas from two recipes she found online, then modified them to suit what she wanted to do. The result was delicious! Sam's recipe HERE.