Indeed… I make my big roasts sometimes but if I need something quick from scratch, I use my trusted pan and very tiny pieces of meat and what is tinier than mincemeat… And it makes chewy meat way more tender too. And I can mix it with eggs and spice…
Still roasts and stews are the best
I was a tad hungry (more like not satiated) so I ate a bit at 9. So it’s NOT an IF day. It happens on weekends sometimes.
I wanted food just not eggs or meat… Tricky.
In the end I ate bacon and eggs and pork roast, I really had not many options but it was okay. Not oh so enjoyable but I am nicely satiated now. Ate the tiny leftover sour cream too and cheese.
And NOW I miss my dry sausage. That’s very, very useful when I want a nice little ending of a meal, it’s super tasty and different from my normal food I eat in bigger quantities… The review winner bacon is soooooooooo inferior. But it’s variety and not bad, per se so I am glad I still have 2 rashers, I will eat it tomorrow with some eggs. Eggs are nicer than bacon if you ask me but not necessarily at the 10th eggs on the day in a time where I start to get bored of eggs…
After this roast I will make beef, I need something different and I ate tongue not long ago, not the kind I have in the freezer but still, too similar. I make beef mincemeat and use different spices, it will be nice.
Too bad I can’t do OMAD now. I always start my first meal with willingness to eat my normal food but I start to get bored of it later. My processed meat still has its role. I don’t need much but it spices up things nicely. But I am pleased, I am not into either eggs or pork roast now and I still could eat enough. It took the most relaxed style I allow right now and 4 meals but I did it.
I feel this determination and self-confidence in myself now in January. NO WAY I would quit, I solve if I have some problem. Now I really relax my ways a bit, I can’t live on eggs and pork roast alone right now (I could if I had to but I have things to eat and I already am way below my usual 8-10/10 meals and January or not, I don’t want to reach the state where I feel I suffer and suddenly break or something. I had those times in the past, sometimes very suddenly. I am safer now but I still have my limits).
The pâté with meat was okay but not so good. I don’t think I want to eat pork liver again. Maybe if Alvaro’s Mom makes it, that’s okay. I just don’t want to bother with a problematic item, chicken liver is loads better.
Alvaro got into a nostalgic mood after a vegetarian week (but maybe it’s just because I ate liver for days :D) and expressed his desire towards a nice chicken liver and heart stew, it was a frequent childhood dish for him. Not for me but it’s a pretty common thing. The butcher in the town has chicken liver and heart, they come together, we can’t buy chicken liver or chicken heart there just the mix. It’s great, the liver is soft and liver flavored while the tiny hearts are firmer (still not too chewy) and more neutral, both kinda tasty, not an oh so awesome taste (that’s home-raised pork chuck roast or home-made sausage without a ton of marjoram… and other nice great pork items. like tongue, that’s great too) but good.
So we will have that after January. Or earlier if I will fear for my sanity or the remaining joy in my life without a stew asap. One can never know. But I am trying! Not hard but I do.