Yesterday morning we went to town. It was a planned trip so we went to Home Depot and Aldi. We were back home before 10 a.m.
Then, we ended up having to run to town again about 2:30 to sign some papers at the insurance agent’s office. That trip was not planned. We usually eat dinner by 4 but after we left the insurance office, Vince wanted to run by Walmart. We weren’t there long but it was well after 4 when we left. I was starving.
I tried to talk Vince into going to Chick-fil-A and he finally agreed but then I said “I don’t want to ruin our diets” so we didn’t go. On the way home, we passed Whataburger. I understand it’s a Texas tradition and if you live in Texas, it’s illegal (or almost) not to love Whataburger. I do not love Whataburger but I think it’s mostly because of service and not so much the food. If I’m going to eat fast food, which we don’t do much, then Whataburger isn’t bad. There’s a Whataburger we pass on our way to Louisiana and they have much better service than we usually get here and I don’t mind going to that one.
But, when we passed Whataburger, I almost reached over, grabbed the wheel and turned us into Whataburger. I was really hungry. I would have scarfed down a hamburger, fries and a Dr. Pepper without thinking twice . . and then been very sorry.
So, I learned a good lesson. (1) Do not leave the house hungry or (2) Take healthy snacks. I could have grabbed a cheese stick, or a few pepperoni before we left and I would have felt totally fine.
We walked in the house, I grabbed a ham out of the fridge that I had planned to bake, cooked a couple of slices in the skillet, heated up leftover brussels sprouts and zucchini ravioli. It took less than 5 minutes from the time we walked in the door til we were sitting down at the table.
Oh . . another lesson . . keep healthy foods on hand that are ready to heat and eat!
Vince: You know what would have been good with this ham?
Vince: Homemade scalloped potatoes!
Me: Or, homemade mac & cheese!
We were both hungry and very thankful for the leftover veggies and the heat and eat ham!
Normally I do so much better with getting food on the table before we’re at the point of starving but the unexpected trip to town yesterday afternoon blew it. That just reminds me how easy our life is about 99.9% of the time. I remember the days of picking Chad up from one thing, and having to be at a ball game in 10 minutes, and getting home just in time to get showers and get him to bed on time, and then remembering homework needed to be done.
Yes, this diet is so easy to follow but our lifestyle certainly makes it a bit easier than it would be for folks who are busy all the time.