8/21-8/27 – Last Week With Sister

Where does the time go?

It’s my little sister’s last week staying with us. I honestly didn’t realize this until she pointed it out; it’s been so wonderful having her here, I can’t believe the summer is ending!

This photo sums up our relationship perfectly.

I’m really sad about this, but that’s how it goes, isn’t it? She says she thinks she’s lost weight while she was here, but I find it hard to notice one way or the other – she’s a beautiful young lady with a small, adorable tum which seems perfectly healthy. Any time her shirt rides up I just have to poke it and make baby noises at it, which she doesn’t seem to appreciate much.

Last week’s meal plan more or less didn’t pan out because someone didn’t buy the requested groceries – that seems to be the primary point of failure for this stuff, though, I’ll be honest, it’s been a bit of a lower energy week this week so even if he had, who knows if we would’ve done it?

For want of ingredients, we didn’t do cheesecake bites, jalapeno poppers, or zero carb muffins; we had Wings on Sunday, but didn’t bother with recipes, just powdered them with baking soda and a mix of spices and baked them.

Wings are our new favorite easy, go-to meal!

We did end up doing pan-fried sausages and broccoli, but instead of adapting the linked broccoli recipe, I steamed two heads and then improvised a cheese sauce out of cheese, cream, cream cheese, and some seasoning; this was very popular with both Fiance and Sister, if extremely calorie dense. That’s alright, though – we don’t tend to eat much during the day, the bulk of our calorie intake happens with dinner.

We’re going to cheat on Saturday to have a really nice goodbye dinner with Sister, where we’re ordering Vietnamese food from our favorite takeout place and baking a cake; this will delay Real cheat day for a week, but that’s alright.

Here’s what’s up for this week!

Strawberry Cheesecake Bites, adapted from the Caramel Cheesecake Bites recipe
Jalapeno Poppers – We made these yesterday, instead of wrapping them in bacon, just doing a strip on top was PERFECT; wrapping them in bacon doesn’t let it cook through enough.
Double Batch of Zero Carb Egg Muffins (quick meal on the go? Yes please!)

Grocery list below the cut.

– Cauliflower (x3)
– Broccoli (x2)
– Zucchini (x7 Large)
– Bell Pepper (x1)
– Mushrooms, chopped (x2)
– Cabbage Slaw (x2)
– Cucumber (x1)
– Avocado (x3)
– Spinach (x1 bag, fresh)
– Mint (x1)
– Cilantro (x2)

– Chicken Thighs (x3)
– Ground Beef (x1 lb)
– Shrimps (x2)
– Wings (x2 packages, we’re having them with pizza)
– Bacon (x1)
– Steak (x1 for RJ)

– Cream Cheese (x3)
– Sour Cream
– Shredded Cheddar (x2)
– Shredded Mozzarella (x2)
– Riccotta (15 oz)
– Eggs (just in case!) (18 pack)
– Butter
– Heavy Cream (x3)

– Green chilis (canned)
– Salsa Verde
– Rao’s Sauce
– Tomato Paste
– Frozen chopped spinach (16 oz)


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