Last night’s cheat meal; Revisiting an old recipe; Cilantro shrimp follow-up.
Last night’s cheat meal was awesome: I prepared 96% lean ground beef burgers on the grill along with grilled Vidalia onions, lettuce, tomato, mustard and melted Swiss cheese served on toasted sesame seed hamburger buns. I also had a piece of garlic bread and a handful (OK, two handfuls) of kettle chips. Along with the meal I drank a really good glass of red wine. As cheat meals go, that’s not too bad. I enjoyed it far more than a greasy pizza, that’s for sure! Instead of desert, I munched on some pistachio nuts while I watched a DVD with Lisa and the dogs. It was a nice, relaxing evening. I slept very well last night, and woke up feeling only slightly bloated. I hate how bloated and groggy I feel after a “heavy” cheat meal (like pepperoni pizza), and it’s been quite awhile since I’ve had something like that.
Tonight for meal #5 I’m going to make salmon, and I’m going to use a recipe (simply called “Broiled Salmon“) that I’ve not prepared in years. That version of broiled salmon was a staple in my diet when I was first losing weight back in 2003. For awhile there I was eating that recipe 2 times per week. It’s really good, but eating that same recipe for months on end made me kind of tired of it. Now that’s been a few years, I’m looking forward to having it again.
By the way, I forgot to mention that the cilantro shrimp I mentioned in last Saturday’s update turned out fantastic! I’ll be having that recipe again this week. I may try finely dicing some sun dried tomatoes and adding that to the dipping sauce. I think they would add a nice visual touch, and would further enhance the flavor. I think that recipe is good on it’s own, but it’s also a great base for experimentation. Give it a try and see what you can come up with!
Today is my day off from everything, and I’m looking forward to it: The house is clean, the car is washed, the yard work is done, I have no training today and no work to do. Nice!