messing with me

Thursday, November 09, 2017

This getting up at 4 a.m. is clearly messing with me. I just have to find my way back to a more accommodating schedule. I think it's the time change that started this. I feel so much better when I can go to sleep around 9.30 p.m. and get up between 6 and 7 a.m..

When I wake up in the morning I usually can't go back to sleep, so I just get up. Today I am trying to stay up until 10 p.m. and sleep until 7 a.m. Let's hope I get back on track fast, because when I get up early I am hungry all day. Sounds dumb, but that's how I feel. I am probably not hungry but bored since I have all this extra time. I even work out early, but there is still too much time on my hands.

This morning I already made a dress for my grand-daughters American Girl Doll "Blossom" and baked bread rolls. I am trying out my favorite recipe to make sure it still works fine. I want to make them at Thanksgiving and wasn't sure if the yeast is still working. It's been in the fridge for a while since I have not baked recently with it. I tend to eat all the rolls, so I just didn't bake. But we are having Thanksgiving here, so I needed to test my recipe. These rolls are going mostly in the freezer for hubby and me. I take out just 2 rolls at a time for our dinner. I made a ton of dinners ahead of time so all I have to do is pull one out and heat it. They are all portion controlled and low calorie to lead up to the Holiday.

Don't they look great?!

My hubby loves mashed potatoes, so I played around with the "recipe" (who really needs a recipe for mashed potatoes) ... anyway I added cauliflower and carrots to it. I often hide cauliflower in stuff since nobody likes it in our family and carrots because my hubby won't eat them if he finds them in his food. I made cream of broccoli soup earlier this week and did the same thing. I cooked cauliflower, carrots and lots of broccoli and put them in the food processor. When it was basically mush I added it to a can of cream of broccoli, a can of cream of chicken and added 2 can's of fat-free milk. I put all of it in the crockpot, seasoned it and let it simmer all morning. So yummy... made several meals for later, too.
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    those rolls look amazing. Sounds like you are keeping yourself busy.
    1173 days ago
    Oh my goodness - I'm drooling all over my monitor.......
    1174 days ago
    the rolls look great. And it's great to hear you are switching up recipes for healthier options.
    1174 days ago
    The rolls look great!!! I do a lot of meal prep as well! I have these wonderful 'grab and go' containers that I prep meals into and can just grab one proportioned meal, heat it up and there I go. I tend to 'hide' healthy food as well. I have a few picky eaters in my house. Great job keeping up with the great work!!!
    1174 days ago
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