I made it through another Valentines Day as a singleton loser — my eighteenth consecutive!
I spent all of yesterday puttering around the house whilst allowing my knee to recover. The “highlights” of my day included taking out the trash and recycling (turns out I’m should have lugged my two yard bags to the curb since the City inexplicably picked up yard waste on two consecutive weeks), making all-new breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes, washing dishes, and realizing how far away I am from being employable (answer: super very far away).
Breakfast was a twist on a Paulie favorite, a breakfast casserole. For this experiment I used English muffin halves as the bread base, vegetarian chicken patties as the meat (my freezer contains many), and cream cheese for the cheese topping. The result was good, the eggs baked in the nooks and crannies of the muffins (as well as in the gaps between them). The only improvement would be to use a cheese which melts better, say shredded cheddar or parmesan.
For lunch I made a batch of elbow macaroni, and then mixed in a jar of Clancy’s (one of Aldi’s house brand I believe) Cheese Dip, which is more like Velveeta than a dip, and a packet of buffalo wing sauce that I didn’t use when I baked the Field Roast chicken nuggets with which it was packages.
Dinner was made using four Field Roast sausages mixed into a preparation of Zatarian’s Dirty Rice.
Part of my entertainment last night was watching episode 5 of this season’s “The Amazing Race”. Through no fault of the TAR crew this will definitely not be my favorite season. Too many teams, some of which I think were very strong, didn’t return, and some of the remaining teams will fare better than they should because of this. I won’t provide spoilers as there are still two episodes available that I have not watched. It always amuses me how editing can really affect my mood toward teams. As of the restart there are two teams I like, two teams that I don’t mind, and three I despise. Feel free to guess which is which in the comments, but please don’t spoil anything which occurs in the two episodes I’ve yet to watch.
Today I will do more house puttering, and perhaps go for a long walk later this afternoon. You’ll see below that I need to start eating less and exercising more. If my knee hurts I need to find exercise which doesn’t require its complete participation. My secondary goal is to not drive anywhere again today, as tomorrow I will be motoring to Sandy Springs knocking out a shitload of errands along the way. But wait, that’s tomorrow’s blog…
Hope you had a good day yesterday, and will continue that trend today.
Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 190.0 pounds (+2.4 from last week’s weigh-in); dangen! Funny thing, I felt thick all day yesterday so I was not surprised to read that the scale was not my friend this morning. Time to rectify this, even while protecting my knee from further injury.
I solved today’s Wordle in three!
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