see also: Jonathan Coulton’s “First of May” 😁
Last night I reminded myself how badly I can feel when I overeat. I knew the recipe I was making (American Goulash) made a lot of food and it would have been difficult to halve the ingredients, so I made the whole thing. Had I not gone back for seconds, mostly because I had so much left over, I would have been fine. In addition to overeating I made a few other discoveries:
- Red bell peppers can mold on the inside? Yuck! The pepper looked fine on the outside but when I cut the top off it was no bueno.
- This recipe can be made meatless. The recipe calls for ground beef and I was going to substitute Beyond crumbles, but I had a pound of button mushrooms in the refrigerator so I chopped those into small pieces and used them in place of the beef. Yes, there was some beefy flavor lost, but not enough to concern me.
- This recipe also works if you add an entire box of baby spinach at the end. Spinach wasn’t called for, but again, I had it on hand and it needed to be used.
- It’s wiser to add cheese to each serving than to the entire pot as directed. Dishing out the goulash was gooey, messy affair, and I would probably use a lot less cheese if I added it to each individual serving.
Even though I rode the trainer yesterday I almost considered going out for a walk to combat my gluttony.
I made a little progress on the work front, but am still trying to figure out the other difficulties in my life.
As I have been saying here in the recent past, I am typing this with window and door open to allow cool air to enter the house. Shockingly it is so cool this morning that my heater kicked on! Guess it’s time to turn that off for Spring/Summer…
Hoping that I have fun this weekend, whatever that entails during these days. I should force myself to suit up and do some yard maintenance as well.
Have a good Friday, friends.