Long story short: I’ve been making good healthy food choices since I arrived in Michigan.
Short story long: I’ve taken some, but not many, photos of my meals since arriving in town. I’m gonna share them!
On the night I arrived, my mom fired up the grill, and cooked some steaks, with broccoli on the side, and some potatoes too, but I only had a couple of those.
A couple days later, the whole house was filled, all day long, with the aroma from a pot roast cooking in the crockpot, along with celery, carrots, and a few potatoes. We ate it with asparagus.
A couple days after that, I sautéed onions, riced cauliflower, broccoli, and a chopped up tomato, and then added leftover pot roast and gravy and let it all simmer until it was thick and delicious. But I forgot to take a picture of that.
One of the first meals I made for me and my folks was a big stir-fry of onions, peppers, and snap peas. There’s a bottle of “zip sauce” in the fridge, which is some sort of local marinade, so I used that on the vegetables. I served it with a side of brown rice and quinoa, from a package, and some frozen meatballs that I baked in the oven.
I met some friends at a local food truck event, which was a lot of fun. I brought JJ, and over a dozen strangers came over to say hello, including a bunch a little kids, and he was so friendly and gentle.
I picked up, from one of the food trucks, a roasted cauliflower couscous dish. It had chicken, almonds, roasted chickpeas, and a few other additions. It was light on the cauliflower, and a little disappointing. The more that I ate it, the more it occurred to me that the whole dish could be made without couscous, and with riced cauliflower instead, and it would taste just as good if not better. I’ll just file that idea away for when I open my food truck, which will be never.
I want to be honest, and include an indulgence too. My mom made a pan of brownies the other night, so I had a piece. I drizzled a little almond butter on it, and a dollop of Cool Whip. Fantastic! And I stopped after one piece.
Keep it up, David!
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