Friday, June 11, 2010

Stockpiling Meat #lowcarb (Comment on Another Blog)

If you click on the title of this post it should take you to Grace2882's blog, which I love! Today I read her post about stockpiling meat. I LOVE that idea! I guess I stockpile, since I load up on meat when it's on any given time I have at least a month's worth of meats in the chest freezer in the garage, usually more. But I don't to things as she does, with lists, plans, and menus, as I've written before. Rather, I tend to keep my own mini-low-carb-stock, as if I were stocking a personal-sized grocery, and choose my daily meals from that. I'm just not an ahead-planner.

Anyway, the reason I'm writing is because I was intrigued by Grace2882's numbers. If I'm reading it correctly, she spent about $70/wk for meats alone. She is happy with that, and that's great :). My budget, however, wouldn't allow $10/day for just meat - or even $10/day for everything. Granted, I do have the occasional day that is $10 or even more, but I can't do that on a regular basis for my husband and I (and he eats huge portions; what the 2 of us eat for supper would easily feed 3) and sometimes my daughter and her toddler son, plus my mom at least one day/week.

I think next month I will keep track of how much I spend just on meats. This month I won't be buying much (unless I see a big sale) because I have so much on hand at the moment. But because the focus of this blog is living lowcarb inexpensively, as well as easily, I thought I'd comment. I don't really know what others consider inexpensive when it comes to eating lowcarb, and it is interesting to find out and compare.

Thanks Grace2882, I love all of your menus, ideas, and information!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Strange Food Day #lowcarb

I didn't want much lunch so I took a handful of frozen cauliflower florets and partially thawed them, just so I could chop them with my chopping blade. Then I chopped some leftover ham and sprinkled cheese on top, then heated it up right in the bowl. It was maybe a cupful if that...and very very good.

For supper I'd gotten out a couple of NY strips for grilling for Pete and I, and planned to maybe heat up some green beans in olive oil...but suddenly got a taste for some great Koegel franks in the casings. So we went to the local market and picked a few out of the meat case, and grilled them with our steaks. And had a salad on the side, with my own salad dressing (about 1/3c mayo, 1/4c SF ketchup, 2T Ideal sweetener, and 1Tbsp vinegar). What a delicious supper! A little unconventional maybe, but totally delicious!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What I 8 Today (6/9/10) #lowcarb

No appetite today so I didn't eat until suppertime. But dinner was pork rubbed with brown sugar sub, garlic, onion, and chili powder, and sea salt, then roasted. I also peeled a rutabaga and cut it into 1/4" strips, tossed with olive oil and sea salt, sprinkled with a little balsamic vinegar, and roasted, plus I fried up some brussels sprouts in bacon fat.

My stomach handled everything ok, even though I ate a full meal. As I wrote in my ChiaChatter blog, I am not fully convinced that my illness and pain is even in my digestive tract.

Haven't done any shopping in weeks, except for some half'n'half and a couple of other misc. things. Nothing major. We still have so much food in the house and in the freezer that I may not have to do a big shopping at all this month. It pays to stock up on food when it's on sale!

Monday, June 7, 2010

You May Have Noticed I Haven't Posted Much...#lowcarb

I'm sick. Going through so much testing, different doctors, etc. And I'm not eating right. Oh I'm eating mostly low carb but my gut is so messed up that sometimes I don't want anything to eat, sometimes it doesn't matter what I eat I get sick, sometimes the pain is so awful that I swear I will never eat again...

So I eat what I can, when I can, and am just trying to get through this time the best way I can. What and when I eat are sporadic and based upon how I feel at the time, and certainly not worth blogging about.

If you're interested, I do talk about my health stuff on my ChiaChatter blog.

Drawing Your Attention To A Comment #lowcarb

I just approved a comment on one of my blog entries here. At first glance it seemed to be kind of spammy when I checked out the site, and certainly she's trying to promote a (free) ebook here. But that's ok, because the bread recipes on the page, though they don't show the actual carb counts, look good. And the website looks good - be sure to watch the video on how to not have to peel a hard-boiled egg! So, to make sure you see it, I'm putting her comment here:

Great Recipes for Low Carb Bread. Easy to make and really tastes great!!

Bessie Cook
Download your FREE Low Carb Recipe Ebook!

I will also add the URL to my blog roll.