Not sure what’s up.. Come 6am, BOOM! I was up. Like wide. awake. up. As an FYI, it’s Saturday. A day I could have slept in. A day the rest of family used to sleep in. Not me though. Energy was high, thankfully cramping from last night did not continue into this morning, and there was lots to do!
This morning, at 6am, I made turkey sausages for myself and my family. I grated sweet potatoes for everyone’s breakfast. Then I made and ate my own breakfast. After breakfast I had my coffee and the started making more clarified butter (or ghee or whatever you’d like to call it). This time I started with 2 pounds of butter. The process is a bit of a pain and it does last quite a long time (6 months in the fridge or 3 out on the counter), so I figured making a lot now when I have time will make things easier for me down the road.
We really enjoy the sausage, sweet potato hash browns, and eggs breakfast. Until we get tired of it, it’ll be our go-to breakfast.
I ate early. It’s Saturday, so hubby slept in and didn’t eat breakfast until it was almost time for me to have lunch. Both of us feel really energized today!
I had the last of the leftover pork chops and spiced applesauce over arugula. I really like this meal, though hubby thinks it’s an odd combination and doesn’t like it nearly as much as I do.
Because of how late hubby had breakfast, he didn’t eat lunch, just waited for dinner. Our energy levels remained high throughout the afternoon, which was awesome!
After double checking my ribs recipe for dinner tonight and checking the fridge, I realized we were almost out of BBQ sauce. I made more, but instead of adding apple cider, I added some actual apple chunks to the mix. This made the BBQ sauce a little sweeter, which I thought tasted wonderful!
Dinner took about an hour and a half to cook. I made BBQ ribs (p. 256, The Whole30), cooking them in the oven. This was my first time ever making ribs, so I was pretty nervous that they’d taste like crap, be undercooked, be burned, etc. Lucky for us, they came out great! We all (kids included) loved the ribs! I served them with a side salad and a bowl of apple slices for all of us to share. Hubby and I had ours with the BBQ sauce I made earlier, but our kids chose to have theirs with regular BBQ sauce.
Incredibly, energy levels remained high and steady well into the evening! Both hubby and I feel really good, neither of us have had heartburn or bloating since we started Whole30. This is amazing for us, as those were daily occurrences for hubby prior to starting this program.
Way later in the evening I made breakfast again. Since hubby had only had 2 meals, he was hungry. And for some reason, I was hungry too. Instead of snacking, I ate eggs and sausage. And hubby had breakfast as a late dinner.
Still both felt amazing before bed, so this appears to be working as the book promises!