Yesterday was so beautiful I doubled my exercise in the pool from 15 minutes to 30. My muscles were very tired afterward but I seemed to be none the worse for wear. That tells me I should be doing at least that. I'll admit I was watching the clock on the wall out there toward the end and struggling but I made it and it felt good.
Then I came in and put dinner in the oven. Braised cabbage with carrots, onion, potatoes, and a piece of very lean ham. Some tabasco and a touch of olive oil and a smidgeon of salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar seasoned it. I roasted it covered at 350 for 2 1/2 hours. It was a recipe I saw somewhere online but I don't remember where. I read so many recipes I lose track. But there is plenty left for tonight and then some. If I make it again I will not add the vinegar, just my personal taste. 3 cups is 185 calories.
I love a pot of something that I can cook once and eat several times. I love leftovers and always have. I guess it goes back to my mother. Never threw anything out, depression era mentality but she was a good cook and the leftovers were always good.
You know that reminds me. When I was growing up my mother fixed the plates. You got a plate of food. Not a mountain of food. It was balanced, nourishing, and good. And that was it. We were not fat, none of us. Portions were much different then. And they were the correct portions, now we eat too danged much. At least I did, I shouldn't try to speak for anyone else. Oh, another thing, we sat at the table and talked, no tv. Seven nights a week. Period.
Today the new terrace chairs are to arrive but I still have to get someone to put them together. The duck said he'd do it if he can get off work for a bit. Otherwise I'll get the maintenance guy if he can. Anyway I won't be home because I have Canasta today and poker tonight but it's a perk living in a condo, I asked them to have it put in my unit for me and they will. When they are ready I'll post a photo so you can see them.
That's it from me for today. Hope your Tuesday is totally tits. Mine too...