The final day of the 30 Day Diet Journey. 30 days goes by fast! Before I begin my day, I want to thank everyone who has been following this series. It was been new and fun for me, and don't be surprise to see another round at a future date. Be prepared, that my next blog series will begin in January, and will be a showcase of Kid's Lunch Ideas…or How I Pack My Kid's Lunches.
I have a TON of leftovers and food I bought last week for our out of town guests. If you are looking for good english muffins, Trader Joe's has a sourdough english muffin that is great!
Open Face English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich with Pepperjack Cheese and a Fried Egg. Why not add some reheated Roasted Brussels Sprouts
The culinary life of this turkey is not over yet. Turkey bone broth in the crockpot. This will make a killer broth for tonight soup.
I always add a dash of vinegar to help extract the minerals from the bones. You know your bone broth is done when the bones are fragile and crumbed in your fingertips. Since these have already been roasted for a good long time, they shouldn't take as long as I would do beef bones or uncooked bones. Crockpot was set for 12 hours on high.
More leftovers! Made myself a nice little Cheese Plate to snack on during my busy office day. One of the joys of running your own business is that you NEVER have down time. There is always something that needs to be done. Today: Full day of clients, inventory and ordering supplies, end of the month accounting, and office newsletter.
As you can tell from my last 30 days, I do better with lunches that I can snack on throughout the midday. I work through lunch and don't have a set time to sit and eat a big lunch. This works with me anyways, as I like to snack, and if I ration it out into a nice packed lunch I don't over do the snacking.
I really dislike food waste. I reuse any and all the food I can. When it comes to the animals and meat that I purchase, I am even more obsessed with using every part that I can. It makes me sad to see so much useable and nutritious meat going to waste on a daily basis. In our house, we utilize every part of an animal. Carcasses are full of nutrition that is hard to come by, but essential to your health. Things like:
Easily Digestible Minerals
Alkylglycerols (lipids that fight infection)
Blood Cell (Red and White) Stem Cells
Look at this beautiful broth! The bones were crumbling in my hands, and the meat that was attached had completely came off, the cartilage had been turned into gelatin and dissolved into the broth, it was perfect! Man did it taste good; rich and flavorful.
To take this broth and turn it into soup:
We had a bunch of leftover homemade rolls from Thanksgiving which worked nicely with this Thanksgiving Turkey Soup
This has been very insightful for me even, and I am glad that I did this. Keep following, as there will be other series in the upcoming months. Have a wonderful holiday season, and remember….
Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food