I made the African Sweet Potato Stew and it was soooo good. I didn’t notice, when I bought the ingredients, that it was supposed to be for a slow cooker. So it took quite a while to get the sweet potatoes to soften. I actually ending up eating another dinner because I was hungry and didn’t want to wait. So, instead of my good soup (which of course, I sampled later), I had a fake turkey and cheese on wheat, an apple and some sauteed bok choy and mung beans.
Last night had the potential to be an eating disaster because my friend Danny wanted to go out for Mexican food. I suggested Coyote’s in Decatur because I knew that they had at least some fish and shrimp items. I didn’t eat any chips to begin with but then Danny’s friend ordered some guacamole and I had to have some. I had a few chips with salsa, but I didn’t overdo it. I also had a very large margarita. We ordered the regular size, but the waitress messed up and brought jumbo. I also had a shrimp salad which was basically grilled shrimp on a bed of romaine with some avocado. It was good but the bed of romaine was tiny. Then we went to Pozole in the Highlands and I had another margarita, this time jalapeno. It was actually quite good.
No more margaritas for me. It’s too much of a caloric waste. I’d rather have a beer if I’m going to have a drink. Or wine.
So, my goal for this week is to make a lot of recipes, not drink until Thursday after kickball, start running again and run in a 5K on Saturday morning. Seems doable.