Actually, I began yesterday. I wasn’t up to a lot but I began.
I made Jello. I know. But I make a batch with 1 small box Cherry sugar-free and 1 small box Lime sugar-free. The color isn’t great, sort of a muddy cranberry. But I like the flavor blend. And I pour it into two separate 1-1/2 lb. deli containers. Then I plop a big ol’ tablespoon in the first one, and every time I open the fridge, I can have at it. Lo-cal, tasty, wet, juicy, hits the spot usually with just one spoonful. But it keeps me from grabbing the bag of tortilla chips, pretzels, candy or cookies. Those things are always here but I try to avoid mindless-grabbing.
So this morning, I took out and began defrosting a big meaty ham bone, a pound of ground turkey, a tray of chicken tenderloins (just under a pound) and my next-to-last container of crockpot ham and split pea soup.
Tomorrow, or overnight tomorrow, I’ll first do a ham and beans pot. The next one will be a pot of ground turkey chili. I’m not sure what I’ll do with those chicken cutlets. They are very flat and will cook in a heartbeat.
Today, I concentrated on making a garden salad which I can dip into each day for at least four days. Tossed in everything garden-y that I could find in the fridge. Opened a tin of salmon and I will put 1/3 of that into the salad each of the next three days. I already ate one serving today.
Earlier today, I found I still had a small bag of corn tortillas. That led me to a mid-morning snack of a fried-egg and string cheese (nice and melty) quesadilla.
Now to look and see if I can conjure up some other “treats” besides that Jello. I’ve got a tube of Grands in the fridge door, and a roll of pie dough in the freezer.
I’m on a roll. It breaks the monotony and uses what I’ve had around but was too un-focused to use.