Thursday, January 2, 2020

Happy New Year - Welcome to Dry January

My family did this little challenge last year. My kids and their BFs did it too.  Our livers and bank accounts were definitely grateful. Unfortunately, with the Eagles in the playoffs the LoML says he won't be doing it on playoff weekends.  I'm still trying to convince him but he at least has committed to not drinking during the week, which is fairly typical for us anyway so not really a challenge for him.

I'm back to trying to eat an 80% plant based diet.  I've thrown together a green smoothie for today and tomorrow's breakfast and I have the last slice of leftover home made pizza for lunch today, which has kale, caramelized onions, garlic, tomato pesto, a little bacon and goat cheese on it. 

Our festivities for New Year's were fabulous but the food was rather rich for us.  We spent the Eve and part of yesterday with my D#1's BF's parents who we are good friends with.  They served beef tenderloin, crab cakes, roasted potatoes, green beans wrapped in bacon, home made bread and an arugula salad.  Topped off by plenty of wine, champagne and leftover Christmas cookies and fruitcake for desert.  In the morning we had a lovely french toast bake and a hash brown, sausage, egg & cheese casserole, plus fruit salad, coffee and bloody marys.  Everything was outstanding.  We had a wonderful time, stayed up too late, ate and drank to much and laughed a lot.

When we got home we hung out with our pets (2 dogs and 2 cats that D#2 and her BF stayed with for the night), watched some bowl games and had a lovely spinach and arugula salad with cranberries, apples, and sunflower seeds in a light citrus dressing topped by a seared piece of salmon and diced avocado.  A nice light, repentant meal.  LOL!  I did have a couple glasses of wine too.

I hope everyone had an enjoyable New Year's Eve.

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