Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tues Feb 3rd - What I'm Eating

Breakfast: leftover spinach pizza and Ezekiel cereal with raisins, almonds, honey & whole milk

Lunch: did I eat lunch today?

Dinner: carrots & celery and a couple of bites of bison roast, Ezekiel corn tortilla quesadillas with chicken

Snack: orange and macadamia nuts

Analysis: what a bad day of eating. Virtually no vegetables - not good. I might have eaten something else in the middle of the day but at this point I am so tired I can't honestly remember - I stayed up way too late last night (as usual) and it finally caught up with me. Dinner was a total bust - I am usually a half decent cook, I mean I don't ruin much, anyway. Well this bison roast I put in the crock pot was basically inedible, even for my hubby, who will eat anything. I am not sure what went wrong. Hubby thinks it was just overdone, but I think it was fouled by some red wine I splashed in - the moment I smelled it, I knew it was a mistake. Well, it was a little tough, too...I read about 8 different recipes online, and half said to cook it on very low temperature, and not for too long, and the other half said high temperature, and some of them said to just make it the same as beef when using the crock pot. So I seared it and put it in the crock pot on the lowest setting, for about half the usual time. I checked it and it was still bloody. So I turned it up to the second lowest setting for about the final hour of cooking. The carrots were barely softened at all and the roast was apparently overdone... I have no idea what to do with the other bison roast sitting in my freezer now! The only consolation was that it was not too expensive - we got a great deal. I am thinking of maybe trying to boil the leftovers for a few hours and see if it softens up at all, then shredding it and using it in enchiladas. I don't know, but maybe the nasty wine flavor would be covered up by all the seasonings??

1 comment:

  1. Now I'm thinking it's just something with the bison--strangely enough, we ALSO had some of the bison steaks last night and they were really tough. The first time we made them, they were great, but I don't know what went wrong this time! My solution for our last couple was GOING to be cutting them into pieces and Crockpotting them, but now I don't know!