this is gonna sound a little odd, but i'm so proud of myself for something i just did! A few of you know that i'm in trouble with my eating. i've been pretty much eating cheese and crackers, one egg a day, and yogurt. and anything made with chickpeas. and tea. this isn't normal, believe me, and i'm paying the price for it. but i've been having trouble with this for awhile.
and, now that i haven't been eating meat regularly, it doesn't stay down, so i have to start retraining myself to eat it.
so this all leads to FISH!!!! because we all had weight problems growing up, we NEVER had fried fish, and i NEVER learned to fry anything. but tonight!!!! i made my own fish fingers and fried them so that they weren't greasy!!!!
AND ATE THEM!!! with brown rice and cole slaw!!!! so far so good - tummy is a little uncomfortable, but i think they'll stay down.
i used alaskan cod - i asked for 1/2 pound, and the kid gave me 2/3 of a pound - 3 to 4 meals for me. i'd bought a bag of self-rising corn meal [did you know you could buy that? i was surprised!!!] and i stared at it. and THERE on the back of the bag was a recipe for spicy fried fish - with careful cooking directions
chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper, black pepper.
i took care to heat the oil until a spritz made everything bubble. and carefully laid the dredged fish in it. and watched. golden brown!!! just a little thin flavorful crust - nothing big and gloppy.
and plopped them on paper towels to drain. and spritzed them with lemon juice!
i can't believe i did it!!!! and the cat ate a few flakes as well.
this is so exciting!!!! yeah- i gotta get a life. but this is good
and tomorrow's food: the makings of a chicken sandwich on 1/2 of a whole wheat rollup [LEENIE and KO: these are in the bread section of corrado's - they're made by one of the local pita bakers], with lettuce, and an assortment of salads [depending on my mood]: beet salad, cole slaw, chick pea salad. a deviled egg. and some cheese and crakcers for the 2-hour ride home. and yogurt with a few raisins and a couple of tablespoons of muesli.
i hope i eat the protein - i HAVE been eating the salads, and the cheese and crackers. and the deviled egg, and NOT the protein. .
sooo sorry to be babbling. i gotta get organized.