Recovery and Relaxation

Recovery and Relaxation

I know I said I was going to pretend that Saturday got lost in a time warp and not post about it, but I had a lot of  pictures of the kids and the yard so I’m going to give it a quick run down. This was a lazy weekend for us which will hopefully help us kick the last of this virus!

Machaca burritos…..obviously!  A Saturday staple!

Machaca Burrito

Some play time in the back yard……

Rio Outside in Her PJs

This is Squirty’s ears-down “running away from Nick” look.

Squirty Running Outside

Nick was showing me that the basil died.

Nick Holding a Dead Basil Leaf

Ummm…..yes, I should say so!  The freeze killed it and I think it also killed the two snail vines. We were hoping these would grow to cover the whole wall.  :)   The basil was already looking pretty scrappy.  I think it thrives in the heat.  RIP basil….you were a good, giant, bee infested bush!

Dead Basil and Snail Vines

Our fruit trees look okay except for some damaged leaves. Here is the lemon:

Lemon Tree

And the apple:

Apple Tree

Our tomato plants also died, which is not a big deal because although they had probably about 100 tomatoes on them, I don’t think they were ever going to turn red.  They were permanently green.  I pulled them out, as well as the dead eggplant.  Our cauliflower survived though!

Cauliflower in the Garden

Helllooo little cauliflower head!

Close Up of Cauliflower in the Garden

As we often do on the weekends, we snacked our way through the afternoon and didn’t have a real “lunch.” Rio munched on a pear (among many, many other things).  :D

Rio Eating a Pear

For dinner Ross grilled the last of our Omaha steaks.  We had a couple of the filets and a couple of the top sirloins, so we shared parts of both. On the side we had roasted carrots and pan fried potatoes and onions.  Rio also had a pile of strawberries that Ross’ parents brought over.

Steak, Carrots, Potatoes, and Strawberries

On Sunday morning I was feeling pretty good, but Nick seemed to take a turn for the worse with a bad cough and watery eyes.

We did a lot of loafing around in the morning, like such:

Rio Lounging in the Big Chair

Nick Lounging on the Couch

For breakfast I chopped up one of the leftover stuffed bell peppers and scrambled it into some eggs + beaters.  (Is there anything I won’t throw in a skillet of eggs??)  So we had ground turkey breast, beans, corn, tomatoes, and bell peppers in the mix…..with semi-burnt toast!  :D

Eggs Scrambled with Stuffed Bell Pepper

1.5 Hour After Meal Blood Sugar = 122  (goal < 130)

Rio’s new hobby is climbing up on the high chair and then getting stuck and crying and/or screaming.  I take her out and then she starts the process all over again. 

Rio Climbing up the High Chair

The weather has been beautiful here for the past couple of days with highs in the low 70s.  Ross’ parents came over to watch the NFL playoffs and Ross grilled some Omaha Steaks burgers and hot dogs. He insisted that we eat outside and hooked up a computer monitor out there which was digitally streaming the game through Direct TV.  The wireless connection wasn’t great though, and it kept freezing up.

Eating Burgers on the Patio

I skipped the bun so I could have some chips. Not a healthy meal, but low(ish) carb at least!

Burger and Chips

2 Hour After Meal Blood Sugar = 105 (goal < 120)

Dinner was very simple.  I made Chicken Ranch Tacos using a recipe that I got from pinterest which was 2 lbs of chicken breast, 1 package of ranch seasoning, 1 package of taco seasoning, and a can of chicken broth in the crockpot until the chicken was done enough to shred.  Next time I will use less broth, because I think some of the flavor from the seasoning got lost in it.  It wasn’t bad though.  We had the chicken on corn tortillas with cheese, a drizzle of ranch dressing, lettuce, and tomato.

Chicken Ranch Tacos

About 10 minutes before I was going to test my sugar I wasn’t thinking and I ate a few cough drops.  I don’t like to waste strips on a number that I know is going to be skewed, so I decided to skip the reading.

After dinner, Ross and I had some Adagio Green Rooibos – Bonita.  I am really loving this “tea”!  Rooibos is an African bush which is used as an herbal substitute to tea.  Here is some info from Wikipedia.  There are green and red varieties.  I have a sampler package of a few different green flavors.  They have all been good, but the Bonita is my favorite.  I might order a large bag of this one.  I think it will also be delicious iced in the summer.  It is very fruity and bright.

I’m thinking that I feel good enough to start the BodyRock TV 30 day challenge again, but I’m going to give it another day just to make sure.  :)  

Have a great week everyone!!