Wow- this day was off from the get go. Left the house to take my son to preschool and discovered a flat tire. Fortunately, we are within walking distance to his school, so I was able to get him there without being too late.
Then, thank goodness for AAA. I’ve never had to use them but when the time came, they were great. Filled up my tired so I could get over to my local tire shop to have it repaired. The whole process only took 4 hours. ?
Unfortunately, I had to miss a lunch with a friend from college and another phone meeting in addition to my scheduled workout because I was stuck.
Now, I could have gotten really upset but I CHOSE not to. That’s right, I made a conscience choice to stay the course, take care of business and move on. Was it the worst day ever? Did someone get hurt? No. I simply had a flat tire and I wasn’t able to do some of the things I was looking forward to doing. Onward.
I’m really proud of myself for being present in the moment, taking a deep breath and figuring it out. Tomorrow is going to be a better day, I know it.
So the food also got a little thrown off, but still managed to stay on track.
Breakfast: Two fried eggs over hashbrowns.
Lunch: The last of my Trader Joe’s Chili Lime Chicken Patties, over a bed of greens, red onion and grape tomatoes.
Dinner: OMG, another Instant Pot success. Crockpot Thai Beef Stew. I adjusted the recipe (see below). Found recipe on www.againstallgrain.com
For this recipe instead of following the directions for the crockpot, I seared the meat right in my Instant Pot. Added the onions, garlic, ginger. Then added everything except the broccoli and carrots. Turned off saute and closed lid. Set to meat setting (25 minutes). After it was done I let it sit for 12 minutes. Added the broccoli for 3 minutes. Enjoyed with Blasted Cauliflower and top wth julienned carrots. My only suggestion would be to cut the thai curry paste in half. It was too spicy for me.
Salt and pepper
Oven to 450 degrees. Toss everything together and place in a rimmed sheetpan. Roast 12 minutes until golden and slightly charred.