What I ate: December 13, 2012

Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese English muffin. With homemade sausage made from a lean pork roast, an organic egg and Cabot cheddar cheese on a whole wheat English muffin.

Snack: 1.0 oz. Sriracha chex mix. And, later, 0.7 oz. peanuts.

Lunch: Chana malsala and rice. Previously cooked, vacuum sealed and frozen. Reheated boil-in-bag.


Snack: 1.0 oz. potato chips and French onion sour cream dip. And a Woodchuck Granny Smith apple cider.

Made a batch of pizza dough. This rests overnight in the refrigerator and I'll freeze two and use one.


Dinner: Thanksgiving dinner reprise. I previously individually vacuum sealed the elements of a serving of Mom's Thanksgiving dinner. I defrosted everything in a sink of cold water. I reheated the gravy in a saucepan on the stove since stirring is really necessary when reheating frozen gravy. The rest of the bags when into a pot of boiling water for boil-in-bag. Once the pot returned to a boil, I reduced the heat to simmer and reheated for 10 minutes. I could have done it from frozen, but since I had to defrost the gravy anyway, I went with this route. And it was excellent - the bags keep in the moisture so things don't dry out, and boil-in-bag is really the only way to reheat frozen mashed potatoes.

With a half glass of Kono New Zealand sauvignon blanc. And, latter, 2 glasses of 14 Hands cabernet sauvignon.

Weight at beginning of the day: 120.2 lbs.
Weight at the beginning of the next day: 121.4 lbs.