“You can kiss my indecisive ass crack.”Dr. Dre
The Mister and I have been doing keto since May. We both have baby weight we need to drop and so far, so good. But, we also still enjoy snacking.
I kept seeing these Slim Jim Squealin’ Hot Pork Rinds pop up in my Amazon feed. Finally, we decided to order a bag in one of our Wholefoods delivery orders and try it out. What’s the verdict?
Ummm…we we ended up going straight to the Slim Jim source and ordering a giant box.
Just witness our ridiculousness.
They are my ultimate fave snack. They could be spicier but the seasoning and the texture of the pork rinds – light and crisp – are on point. I reach for these instead of the boujee, expensive Schoolyard Snacks Flaming Hot Cheese Puffs we ordered a few weeks ago…those are not delicious. I need to figure out how to repurpose those suckers…maybe as breading for fried chicken?
I’m quickly learning what my pandemic coping mechanisms are: primarily, ordering bulk keto snack items. I mean, since May I’ve lost almost 16lbs of baby weight so it’s money well spent, no?
How are you coping with the pandemic as we go into November? Also, has anyone tried these? If so, what do you think?
So, the Mister and I have been doing keto since May. I’ve been on a low carb diet off and on for the past few years – moreso, when I developed gestational diabetes during pregnancy and had to cut out most carbs cold turkey, which was not fun.
But for the past few years, the pounds have packed on. The lack of sleep, stress, not exercising much and not giving a flying F* took its toll. It got to the point where we just had to do something.
The Mister hopped onto keto first and then I followed. The pounds started dropping and we’re pretty happy with the diet. I mean, bacon + eggs for breakfast every morning? Hell, yeah! Macademia nuts get the green light? We’re there. And now, finding keto-friendly version of the snacks we love? Life is good…or is it?
What’s the verdict? Watch on for our two cents.
It feels like I climbed a mountain when in actuality I just got the bare basics done – and not even all of it ‘cuz I still haven’t put away any of the laundry as they continue to sit in teetering piles.
Saturday, September 26
媽咪 MaMa Chan wanted to celebrate the Mid-Autumn / Moon Festival early so that my auntie could join us. As requested, she wanted take-out from her favorite restaurant in Chinatown, Asian Garden.
The Mister and I had to figure out the timing so that we could fit in a nap, lunch and chasing bubbles in the baseball field time for the kiddo as well as prepping some sesame glutinous rice balls (aka 汤圆 tang yuan) that 爸爸 Baba Chan requested. And, in the back of my mind, I was hoping enough time would be left to fit in a workout. I know, so basic.
In the end, all was accomplished except for the workout. The sacrifice. I mean, if I’d tried harder to not d*ck around, I could’ve probably done it all.
But, dinner was great. There was clams in black bean sauce, salted baked chicken, steamed greens, string beans with beef short rib, fish fillet with mixed vegetables, and chicken cauliflower stir-fry. For dessert, I busted out the sesame glutinous rice balls – the only traditional dish I can make from scratch that the family actually enjoys (I’ll post the recipe soon).
The Mister and I decided to give keto a break and partook in every last bite.
Sunday, September 27
The morning wasn’t planned out well enough. So, the Mister and I ended up heading to the supermarket much later in the day. We stocked up on family packs of chicken and beef because they were on sale (!!!) and…keto ice cream bars (these Enlightened peanut butter chocolate chip bars make keto so much easier to stick with).
We’ve definitely turned into our immigrant parents since the pandemic. I guess that’s how it happens.
Luckily and conveniently, we have a freezer chest. Initially, it was used to house the kiddo’s boob milk. Who knew it’d have a second, more exciting use?
Anyhow, Sunday night was spent parceling out the meats and freezing them.
One day, I’ll get back to my reading list and…artwork.
So, how was your weekend?
I haven’t done much lion dancing in quarantine…so, about six months. Dang. That’s a lot of time off.
But after my lion dance sister dropped off a children’s-sized lion head for my kiddo recently, I decided to use it for myself instead. It’s the perfect size too considering I barely have any space in the apartment.
I’m a bit rusty but I’m going to try to incorporate this into my weekly workouts. I just need to remember to…STRETCH! I forget how lion dance really works your back muscles. I didn’t even do that much but what little I did killed me – I’ve been walking around like a hunchback.
I would definitely go with House 5 – intergalactic adventures? Hell, yes! But a close close second would be House 2.
There’s always going to be something. I typically ignore it because I just don’t give a shit.
But as I was going through another verbal diarrhea bath, I thought about Kelly Marie Tran’s latest photo where she’s in a striking red dress with an expression on her face that says do not F* with me today or ever, which is in stark contrast to her first Star Wars foray where she was so full of joy – before she was bombarded with the haterade.
Anyhow, I love you Kelly Marie Tran. And, I love me and my life enough to carry on regardless of what people say because it’s my life.
Currently, I have three favorite film scenes of all time. Hoping to add to the list and make it to 10. Obviously, I set a very high bar.
1. Hot Rod
Rod falling down the mountain. LMFAO.
2. The Spy Who Dumped Me
Morgan (played by Kate McKinnon) pushing naked man killer off the balcony. It’s just hilarious the way he falls over. This movie is surprisingly funny & fun!
Note: If you want to see a better quality of the scene, go here and fast forward to 2:19.
3. Toy Story 4
When the toys take over being the GPS, I just about died. The writing and story-telling in this is top notch from beginning, middle and end.