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Happy 19th Birthday, Cody! | Speedkin

Happy 19th Birthday, Cody!

Cody turned 19 yesterday. Wow.

Thanksgiving was fun.  We had a small gathering here on Friday and then another dinner with some of my relatives in Bloomington on Saturday.  Sunday, I took Isaac down to Mizzou for a NaNoWriMo write-in.  All weekend long, it was one bad food choice after another.  That’s why I’ve waited to start the GAPS diet until today.  Being on the road during intro would just flat-out suck!

Today is GAPS Intro Day 1.  So far, so good.  The food is yummy.  We’ve had variations on broth + veggies + meat — it’s amazing how many different looks/tastes/textures you can get out of the same stuff.  Of course, it’s only noon…  I tossed a turkey in the 18-quart roaster last night, along with some celery, onions, garlic, and salt & pepper.  We’ve not yet dug into the turkey meat itself but the broth is starting to get yummy.  I also have a 6-quart crockpot full of already-finished turkey broth.  (I keep gobs of turkey and beef broth in the freezer so I can just pull out a quart or two when needed.)  I boiled up five pounds of ground venison this morning as well, kept in the fridge so we can add it to our meals throughout the day.  Onions, garlic, winter squash, cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots are all well-stocked so we can add handfuls to everything we cook.  Gotta keep the (veggie) carbs up so we don’t bonk.  We will do a sensitivity test for yogurt tonight at bedtime and, if all is well, we’ll add that in tomorrow.  Starting this morning, I’ll be culturing our yogurt in the Pickl-Its jars.  A few days/weeks down the road, we’ll do the same for kefir.

I finally made it out to the garden to cut what greens remained.  I probably ended up with about three or four gallons of various kales, mustards, collards, and chards.  They’re all getting dehydrated and will get added to soups & stews throughout the winter.  Once dehydrated, it’s easy to crumble them up and sneak them into just about anything — without anyone but the cook knowing.  ;-)

I fermented some cranberries with ginger over the weekend.  Man, they’re good!!!  Just a little bit will do ya and a drizzle of honey is needed but, oh, man.  Great stuff.  I also started some ginger carrots and kimchi.  The carrots will be done this week but the kimchi will take a few weeks.  I also meant to start sauerkraut but Steve ended up needing all of the cabbage we had for egg rolls.  I’ll buy some more cabbage next shopping day and get the sauerkraut started next weekend.  That also takes a few weeks to ferment.

Good grief, I’m hungry and tired.  Must be the combination of the weekend’s crap food extravaganza and the new diet.  I’ve been eating constantly today so it’s not a lack of food.  Heh.

I think I’ll just let this go as the Most Boring Blog Post Ever.  I’ve got no oomph today.

4 Responses to “Happy 19th Birthday, Cody!”

  1. Ilene November 26, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    I go through about three days of constantly wanting something to eat when I go through the detox for sugar. If I can just get off sugar, I don’t crave and I don’t obscess about foof. Those first three days are killer, though, and if I eat sugar later on, except in very small amounts, like what’s in bread, etc., then I have it all to do over again. I need to start back on that again but it’s so hard to stay on it if you get around people, they shove sugary things in your face alllll the time. Heh, I’m one of ‘em, I guess, when I’m in the clutches of The Demon Sugar. But anyway, good luck and tell Cody Happy Birthday for me!

    • Diane November 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

      Cody says thanks to you, too, Ilene!

      Sugar detox sucks! No two ways about it. We normally have a relatively healthy diet, very low sugar compared to most Americans, but even so the sugar withdrawals have been rough. I think we’re past the worst part of that now. Mostly…

  2. Feather November 26, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    Happy Birthday to Cody!

    • Diane November 28, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

      Thanks, Feather! I passed on your birthday wishes to him and he said thanks!

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