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My Own Private Idaho

… After all is said and done, usually more is said than done…

Add Broccoli πŸ₯¦ to the List…

Okay so my love for cauliflower is well documented. I am slowly and surely adding broccoli to the list.

I have been having broccoli rice mixed with corn and it is lovely. I finally bought a bag of frozen veg that included broccoli so I tossed them in my roasting pan, sprinkled some olive oil and spices and added some chicken wings.

This staple will appear in my menu from now. For lunch though I cooked my remaining cabbage and boiled my lamb bones. The result was divine…

 

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Best Song – Oscar’s…πŸŽ₯πŸŽ₯πŸŽ₯

Well, it was the Oscar’s last night and I stayed up for some part of it.

This year was odd for me because I wasn’t really hyped about any of the acting noms. It had been shaping up to be a predictable affair.

I must say that I wanted Chris Nolan to win for Best Director as I have loved most of his films but I knew his chances were slim as he hadn’t won any of the prior awards that led up to the Oscar’s.

I was happy for Jordan Peele for his Screenplay win and I must say the thought of addressing Kobe Bryant now as an Oscar winner is surreal.

I however hoped “This is Me” got the win for Best Original Song. See, I am still upset with Benj and Justin (the writers of the song) for winning last years Oscar’s and preventing Lin Manuel from getting his EGOT. I however liked the message of the song and heck – they even won the Golden Globes for it.

Unfortunately they were going up against a powerhouse and previous Oscar winners in The Lopez’s. For the record this writing duo had already gotten their EGOT when they won for Frozen’s “Let it Go”.

Last night I finally heard a rendition of their song featuring Miguel and when they won I couldn’t fault them for it.

In fact I will now have to go watch Coco to experience the song in the movie…

Bits and Bobs…

Another week has come to an end and we are blanketed in snow. Well as life goes on – I lived.

Made some meal prep, rewatched Black Panther (it is even better the third time around), worked, remembered to laugh and trudged through the snow.

In all it was a good week…

Here’s to an even better weekend. You guessed it (in the snow ⛄️)

Slow Cooked Roast…πŸ“

It should be clear that I am still loving my slow cooker. You can drop anything in it – leave it and when you eventually open it, it smells divine.

I have also gotten to the point of being able to ignore my slow cooker without worrying it will burn – whoopee…

Last night, I bought a small chicken and bag of veggies on a whim. I already knew what I was eating for dinner but I wasn’t sold on what to eat today.

So into my slow cooker went my chicken and 7 hours later I added some broccoli πŸ₯¦, cauliflower, swede and carrots πŸ₯•.

Today I have the most succulent roast chicken…

Yum

Every Mistake is a Learning Curve.

I have been seeing people make keto hot-dogs and I decided to make some with frankfurters 🌭

Now I have made enough fathead dough to know the cheese to almond flour ratio by heart. For some reason though I decided to use half the quantity of almond flour.

It should have rung a bell when the dough was sticking to my hands while rolling it around the frankfurters but hey…

Let’s just say I learnt a lesson. I am definitely going to eat it though.

Tightening Hair Day…πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ’Ό

My hair has grown to the point where I don’t feel like a disheveled person if I don’t tighten it every four weeks. It is long enough to pack now so that is a relief.

Well I washed my hair and it just screamed at me to tighten it. I listened.

The relief that comes with the ability to see one’s scalp can not be described in words. I am a happy camper.

Meal Prep – Wakanda’s Edition

It should come as no surprise that I have seen The Black Panther. In fact I have seen it twice already and plan to see it a lot more. This is not a review – But it was exceptional…

Anyways I have been really busy during the whole of last week as some of my students are preparing for their GCSEs.

I did however try to do some cooking here and there. Today though I had time on my hands and after going to Wakanda again, I came home to cook.

I made some spinach soup with my salmon, made some salad, roasted chicken portions and made some coconut flour cookies. I am slow cooking some beans and corn as well – You get the gist…

So well done me…

Meal Prep – Olympic Edition

You know how you keep chugging along and one day you get a new kitchen accessory and you wonder how you lived before that accessory came into your life…

That is the story of me and my food processor

Case in point, I had a smile on my face as I was crushing my pork rinds with my processor

So enjoy pictures of my pork rinds flat bread…

I know I will

A Lightbulb Moment… πŸ’‘πŸ’‘πŸ’‘

Finally got tired of the expensive price for beef jerky.

And I did something about it…

No, not that. I made my own.

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