Saturday, October 24, 2009

Breakfast Fish

I'm still sick, still lack an appetite, but my husband tempted me this afternoon with our favorite breakfast fish. I can never make it like he does, but it's wonderful!

He just starts with some tilapia fillets, which are thin and cook quickly, and he fries them in butter (although today he used olive oil as well and it was deliciously rich!) with a little seafood seasoning. That's it. Lots of little crispies from the pan, and it is a delight to the mouth, and carb-free, yet Cheap'n'Easy. With a 24 oz package of tilapia for $3.99, a splash of olive oil, a pat of butter, and a sprinkle of seafood seasoning, it is a filling, high-quality, single-dish breakfast or lunch for 2 at real close to two bucks apiece. And takes all of 10 minutes to make. Add a side of veggies and/or a salad and it's supper for about $5 for 2-3.

(I will take a picture the next time he makes it, I didn't today because my camera needs to be charged.)

It doesn't get any cheaper, easier, or more healthfully delicious, than this!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

And now it's Thursday!

Still sick...since last Friday. Not much of an appetite but what I am eating, is good low carb stuff. Salads, pizza (with Jamie VanEaton's wonderful cauliflower crust), meat...I did have 2 pieces of lowcarb toast, buttered, around a hunk of leftover steak this week, because it sounded good. Maybe when I start feeling better (no improvements yet) I will get my appetite back. But it is certainly possible to lowcarb cheap'n'easy on mostly leftovers, eggs, and salads - it doesn't get easier or cheaper than this!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Eating - or Not

I'm still sick. Over 96 hours, and I'm not getting any better, if anything I'm getting worse every day. But the good news is, no appetite! I don't care if I eat or not. For lunch I felt like I should eat, even though I wasn't hungry, and had a small salad with ham and ranch dressing. A little while later my precious baby girl (my daughter, a mom herself, will always be my baby girl!) fixed me another salad, this time with chicken and ranch. Then tonight hubby grilled steaks, and I had part of half a steak.

I want to know this: how do I keep my appetite away when I'm NOT sick? Hmmm???

Monday, October 19, 2009

Catching Up On Monday Morning

It's no fun being sick, no fun at all. I started coming down with whatever this awful bug is on Friday evening, and I went from being fine to being totally miserable in about 2 hours. I don't know about you, but when I'm sick I don't care what I eat; in fact, I don't care if I eat. I don't even recall everything I ate over the weekend, but I know yesterday's main meal wasn't low carb. I told the fam that I wasn't making Sunday dinner, after church I was just going to bed. When I woke up several hours later, I had Burger King (where my daughter works) waiting for me.

Still sick and miserable, but alone today while husband and daughter are at work, and baby is at day care (because I can't watch him and do my phone answering job also), so will be fending for myself if I get hungry - and all we have in the house is low carb food. It's all ok, maybe just a couple of scrambled eggs. And we'll have simple hamburgs for supper, and green beans or some other frozen vegetable.

Not every day is a perfect low carb day. Some days I just "make do", and this weekend was 2 of those days...