Good evening, Happy Thanksgiving, whether or not you’re a U.S. pilgim!
An interesting week for me. I finished the 2 weeks on the glucose monitor - worn on my upper arm with a little wire embedded in my skin. Painless and always available for a glucose reading on the phone app. If I were diabetic I’d wear this thing forever. It was actually a fun video game for me.
The doc prescribed it based on my blood glucose of 104, the company offered a free 2 week trial, and so I started it and found I’m not diabetic at all. However I’d say I am more like a “diet controlled” diabetic. Any sojourn away from zero carb lifestyle and yeah, I’d definitely be as diabetic as my dad and mom were, and as my siblings are. This was a refreshing proof of the woe!
Then as I was leaving the appointment on Monday, the doc said, “Oh yes, you had a second issue, let’s see - cholesterol.” I said well, I read a LOT. And frankly, cholesterol doesn’t bother me a bit. And he just nodded and said, “Okay then.”
I’m liking this dr more and more
A guy on the ranch always does the turkeys for the little church’s community Thanksgiving dinner but has had serious health issues so I offered to help, and he gave me a 12 lb frozen turkey to cook - he was deep frying the other. This morning I spatchcocked and smoked this one, I knew it needed seasoning but didn’t want to put herbs on it - it’s not actually carnivore seasoning but a rub called “Hard Core Carnivore.” LOL!! (it had cayenne, some garlic, sea salt, and some sugar in the ingredients. I found it to be pretty well balanced unlike some of the in-your-face rubs I have had here.) I got it for its name, and really it was a yummy turkey and only took 2 1/2 hours to smoke, because of the cutting of it. I have gobs of bones to make broth from now, and wow, it was lots better than the deep fried overcooked offering he did, sorry to say, but I did try both. They sent me home to get Mimsy when I got there!! So she helped me with the turkey and ham on my plate - so didn’t look so bad when I threw the rest out lol.
A church guy introduced Mimsy by saying “She is our church mascot.” She does attend church every Sunday!
Here are some pics from this week -
Spatchcocked turkey, smoked
Salmon and chicken thigh, yesterday
Farmers burger with cheese, Tuesday
Sausage, bacon and eggs, Monday
Chicken, with a side of chicken salad, Sunday
Chicken. Straight from sous vide, on Saturday.
About a week ago hubby said, your birthday’s coming up, did you say you want a gas grill? Yeah I always used a gas grill and here we don’t have one, for a quick meal nothing beats it. He said, what kind? I said, whatever Home Depot has I guess. He said, but what kind do you really want?? Oh my!! I told him about the Otto Wilde grill which is about the size and description of a toaster oven but hits a steak at 1500 degrees with a crispy crust under a broiler. I read just after my start in carnivore that this is the best way to sear a steak, but when I saw the price I just forgot about it. But guess what? My Otto Wilde is coming tomorrow! We also ordered a cart for it, because it’s really a tabletop type thing, runs on propane. The heat is adjustable as is the shelf so you can put the crust on, then lower the shelf and the temp to cook the interior of the steak. I think I’ll still sous vide first though, for tenderness.
Busy weekend, quite cold and outdoors for more than half of the performances. Not looking forward to the cold! Hopefully I’ll find something warm to wear and they’ll have outdoor heaters!