I felt like it was a different day all day long – sometimes I thought it was Monday, sometimes I thought it was Saturday. Somehow it really did not sink in that it was Wednesday until the end of the day. It didn’t matter particularly (I had a list of things to do and I did them) but it was odd.
I feel a bit guilty posting a meat close-up on a blog with vegetarians! But I’m trying to remember to take more photos and I still focus meals around meat.
|Dinner||140g russet potatos, steamed||110|
|170g sauerkraut @43cal/100||73|
|150g Corned beef from Brisket||376|
|1 teaspoon mustard||3|
I made the corned beef myself, having finally worked out that if I ask the butcher for “breast of veal” I get beef brisket (at 5 euros a kilo – woohoo!). I made some at the weekend (steamed beef with carrots and cabbage) and then counted up the calories and realised that it was actually doable as a low-cal meal. Both Connor and Cliff complained that it was dry, so this time I simmered it for two hours and it turned out really tender and nice. I used a calorie count for purchased pre-made corned beef although mine is probably less as I cut down the sugar and added in a bit of Cliff’s sweetener instgead.
I found the sauerkraut rather boring but usually I’d be adding white wine and ham hocks and this was just plain out pickled cabbage. It did make for a better side dish than the vegetables, in my opinion (and less calories, too!)
|Meal||Food | Drink||Calories|
|Breakfast||Coffee with milk * 2||60|
|Lunch||Pork with boiled rice and veg||391|
|Dinner||Corned Beef and Sauerkraut||562|
|Snack||Large wedge of apple||25|
|2 * Options||74|