Noodle Time

I made chicken, broccoli and noodles. My grandma was always asking me what I was eating- was I have balanced meals. It’s super weird now that she’s gone. I’m still in shock though it’s been a whole week. It feels longer. I keep thinking about all the things that will never happen again. So because I was feeling sad I made a balanced, I assume, meal.

Steamed broccoli, pan seared chicken and buttered noodle. I used my cast iron skillet- though not the one my grandma gave me. She had started giving away her things years ago. I had mentioned that I wanted her skillet so I could restore it.

Baked, Not Sauteed

I really missed broccoli. The only way I can eat broccoli is if I cook it. So I decided I was going to have an all side dish dinner. Basically potatoes and veggies. Then I realized I hardly had any vegetables left.

I cut up broccoli and tossed some olive oil on then pepper and salt. The potatoes I tossed with olive oil but also garlic and rosemary. I thought about making something else- like chicken but decided against it. The potatoes were more then enough.

The List (Revisited)

So I’m making my half way post! Celebrate! I’m halfway through my year without lettuce! I’ve been through the good, the bad and the ugly! We’re half way there I’ve learned a lot about eating. Like corn and black beans will always cause a reaction, though it’s delayed. That while I make like beef eating it a couple days in a row is not a good idea.

An updated list:

  1. leafy greens
  2. raw broccoli
  3. raw carrots
  4. corn
  5. black beans
  6. blueberries
  7. coconut*
  8. pineapple


*Technically I’m allergic

Oops, I Ate it Again

So I at ate a tiny bit of spinach. It was in a pasta dish, and I picked out the large pieces of spinach. I know…and I had had carrots, broccoli and ranch too. The pasta was good though, I added steamed broccoli and more pasta to it, along with some grated cheese.

It wasn’t too bad, because I knew what was coming.


Medieval Times

Every Christmas/ Hanukkah my friends and I go to Medieval Times! We open gifts, we usually have a theme and then hit the road. Rosie and I usually drink manischewitz and make the boys, Steve and Marc listen to All I want for Christmas back to back. It’s fun!

The idea of Medieval Times is you go for a dinner and show. You get a feast while rooting for a knight. They assign you the knight before the whole thing starts and you don’t know who it will be. There’s jousting, sword fighting and horsemanship.

In all the times we’ve gone however our knight has never won. It was the same this year too. Next year, lol. Anyway they serve you a feast, because it’s Medieval Times. It’s half a chicken, a roasted potato, corn and tomato bisque with bread. And usually you get an apple turnover for dessert but this time it was pound cake. We’ve gone so many times that we often try to guess who will win based on ques we’ve seen before. The knight we were last year was the winner this year…sad.

What’s worst is I ate the corn. I didn’t think I’d have a as bad of reaction as I did, it could also have been that I had two glasses of some wine too. It was a painfully long reaction too. I think I’ll stop eating corn for a while!

Pasta Me

So after making cookies with my Grandpa we went out to eat. My Grandma doesn’t cook anymore because she is old. We went to this nice Italian restaurant. It got the penne vodka because that is my go to pasta dish. I also really like pesto but no one seems to ever have it!

They had huge rolls that were topped with garlic and oregano. My mom was with us- she doesn’t like garlic so I had all the bread. My pasta came with a salad which I gave to my mom because she can eat salad. It’s not the summer anymore so I don’t want salads as much but I miss them. I miss being able to eat lettuce and spinach and arugula. So much.