It was a kinda big day and relief for me so bear with me or skip.
Christmas (or the celebration part) is finally over, YAY! (24th always was the only Christmas day for me as that’s where family dinner and gifting happens.)
Well, the star of the dinner was the pork chuck roast, everyone liked it It became super pretty in the earthenware dish!
It turned out no one eats very fatty mayo in the family. And everyone had a different version of the salad (or another type of salad)… Alvaro made his own mayo with a little xylitol and without any added fat. I am not sure it’s called mayo but his brother brought a vegan mayo… I basically ate sour cream with little additions (only the pickles were numerous in it, it’s my goodbye from those too sweet and needless things, I loved them in the past so much but I stopped buying them several months ago. I bought some pickled silver onions a few times though but I think that’s over too) as I don’t eat mayo. His Mom (with diabetes, obesity, other problems and much bedrest) used sugar and not-sour cream with palm oil, saying she dislikes xylitol in most things (she never complained about the sweets with it)… But even she didn’t use nearly as much oil as normal recipes do. And she wanted to throw out the 3 egg whites and we forgot it and left it there :(. We wanted to use it. We don’t waste food, we don’t even waste nice pretty clean egg containers.
She wanted to throw out all the tasty, fatty liquid below the pork roast as well but it obviously never could happen near me. I didn’t forget that. So I have some lard and jellied liquid now. Probably too salty, she used a lot of salt on the meat and it probably mostly went into the liquid… As it’s what it always does.
Now we have some pork chuck roast but it won’t last for long (Alvaro wanted to leave all to me but he brought some salad and needs some. it’s fine, I have plenty of meat in the freezer and it’s not hard to roast some. but now I focus on other things, not pork. we have chicken, salmon and other things. we have a big slab of beef but that’s special and not for December when we have everything else). But we have so much processed meat and dairy to eat, it’s good some is freezable (sausages) and I have the often hungry Alvaro to eat up the leftover quark so I can focus on whatever I want to eat myself. Finally. I stop all my recipe making experiments, I want simplicity. I am not sure I want eggnog icecream this year (the 500+250g mascarpone won’t spoil for a long time, fortunately and I can use it for other things), I don’t want spicy wine either but I will make eggnog at some point, just a bit and I don’t need to drink it anyway. Me and my too many plans, seriously. They can be annoying.
I am way too fat. I tried to find an elegant pair of trousers for the Christmas dinner (no one else had prettier clothes but I never wear my cute blouse, only then. next year I want my fancy dress again, I need to lose some fat for that I am sure but it’s possible, I did that before) and nothing fitted. I had enough and it’s not only about my fattiness, I want to improve in 2022 a lot and considering where I am now, there is huge room for it and it’s pretty much needed.
I got a stand mixer for Christmas, among others so whipping eggs will be easier from now on. Not a strong one but for eggs it will be fine.
Today wasn’t perfect but my body didn’t complain and I didn’t eat until maybe 4 (not counting some cream and milk in my coffees. I had no cream where the cooking and dinner happened). Good enough for today but now I go stricter but it will be nothing compared to my January.