is an invisible blanket I wear on an almost daily basis. Almost all of it is self-imposed and I’ve been like this for years. I am the quintessential people pleaser, didn’t matter if I wasn’t happy, but if everyone else around me was, then I considered that a success.
But I am older now, and I just want to put that blanket in a bonfire and set it on fire. I know I cannot control the people around me and trying to do so isn’t making me happy, so I just have to let it go. Do you think I can?
So I am returning My Bizzy Kitchen to rainbows and butterflies again, and talk about what makes me happy – cooking! 😀 Thank you though for all the virtual hugs and emails – I sincerely appreciate it. 😀
Over the weekend I made a new dry rub for a small boneless pork roast. It was delicious!
Wet Rub for Pork – 2 PointsPlus for the rub
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- salt and pepper
I let the roast sit on the counter for 30 minutes before grilling it – then spooned the mixture over the roast – a tablespoon of rosemary might seem like a lot, but it mellows when its grilled and isn’t too overpowering.
I bought a ton of fruit over the weekend – I was happy to find raspberries and blackberries for just 1.99 a pint. Breakfast was an egg white open sammie on wholegrain bread and a cup of raspberries and blackberries – only 6 Points for this whole plate. 😀
We had a chance of rain off and on yesterday, so I decided to walk instead of bike – it started out as a light drizzle, but then just got humid – I got in a nice 55 minute walk at lunch. Lunch was leftovers again – leftover chicken from my last Friday grill at my office – they morphed into chicken tacos with a peach and a pear on the side – the pear was amazing, I threw the peach out – ew. Lunch comes in at only 7 PP.
I had defrosted some sort of “mystery” meat. I am the worst at labeling frozen food – I always think “Oh, I’ll remember what this is.” Um, that hardly ever happens. I’ve been known to bring homemade marinara to work for lunch, when I thought it was roasted red pepper soup.
So I couldn’t tell if the meat I pulled out to defrost was a chuck roast, or what, so I was pleasantly surprised that it was a sirloin steak. 😀 I served it with corn on the cob and canned baby peas.
I just happened to get July’s issue of Bon Appetit so I was reading that as I grilled last night – the cover story was “how to grill the perfect steak” and I love how it said “salt and pepper – the little black dress of beef – is all a steak needs.” I couldn’t agree more.
And while reading Bon Appetit I found a recipe I need to recreate (sans the grape tomatoes). Why have I not had halloumi cheese before? Grilled halloumi cheese with watermelon and basil-mint oil – yum!
It was a day late, but here is the t-shirt I got Tony for Father’s Day – he actually sent me the link as a hint – sorry for all the vegetarians who may read my blog!
Stats for Monday
- 31 points (including wine)
- 55 minute walk
- average blood sugar 129
Come back tomorrow to see what I made with grilled butternut squash – its delicious!
Hope you have a great day! 😀