a cheat meal

Tonight I decided to go ahead and make lasagna – not the low carb zucchini noodle version – but the full carb version. My stomach is a bit pissed, but I have no regrets. Every once in a while you just need some fucking pasta.

And did you know there is low carb ice cream?

It’s not terrible, but it certainly doesn’t taste like a chocolate glazed donut. Lol.

Friday night dinner date: new recipe night (x3)

Appetizer:

Stuffed mushrooms. These turned out really well. So delicious.

The main course:

Chicken Modiga with roasted garlic parmesan broccoli and a simple Italian salad.

Next time we will modify this recipe to pound and pan fry the chicken, which is how I’ve always had it in the past (at STL restaurants – this seems to be a local dish). Our recipe called for baking, which just wasn’t as good. The sauce was dead on and absolutely delicious, however.

I know I say this almost every time, but I love these cooking date nights. Last night, we were discussing how different this marriage is from our previous ones – how much more fulfilling. Even little things like cooking together bring us so much joy. As D noted: it was like lightning struck when we met. It was meant to be. Neither of us can imagine it being better than this. It might seem weird, but our recent sexual exploits are just making it even clearer. We are having a blast, but it reminds us that we are each other’s people. (And our sex has been insanely good lately. There’s no red waste over here).

Sorry…now I’m gushing and it’s coming off as bragging. But really we just click in a way I never thought possible. ❤️

After dinner, we skipped to season 4 of Voyager and watched the first few Seven of Nine episodes in preparation for Picard starting next week. I’m into season 4, so I imagine we will keep watching.

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Just the other night, we were having dinner with the kids, doing our normal banter, and Freya exclaimed, “This table is magical!” The kids have mentioned often, though Freya more so, that they love family dinner time, and the topics of conversation. D and I engage with the kids openly and freely on all topics. Freya in particular tends to come hang out with us while we cook so that she can listen to our back and forth. She’s learned a lot! Haha. Anyway…that’s just something I’m really loving right now. ❤️❤️

Monday night menu

My lovely husband made me the chicken parm I’ve been craving, because he’s the best.

It was so good, and prepared in such a way that it was relatively low calorie.

This is the only thing I ate all day, so I’m still below my calorie limit, and everything has been logged. Day one in the books!

And there are leftovers packed and ready to go for lunch tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s mini goal: drink more water!!

Thanksgiving Feasting: the first course

I prepped a breakfast casserole last night, which has become a holiday tradition around here.

It was really good. I’m going to add more eggs next time though. The main ingredients are eggs, hash browns, and sausage.

Bismarck was like please mom I can eats casserole???

He got a little bit too. It is Thanksgiving after all!

Oh and there were blueberry struessel muffins as well…not pictured, but very tasty.