Meatloaf, Cookies, and December Challenge Update

How is everyone coming with the challenge? I’m over 1/3 of the way done and I am glad for that! I completed day 6 this morning! Took off yesterday because, you know, Saturday. I’m on track to finish before my holiday travel! If you’ve fallen off course or haven’t started yet, now is the time to jump in. You still have plenty of time before the end of the month.

Unfortunately for me, the highlight of my day was my workout time. I am now officially one of those people who makes their dog’s food, and I spent Friday evening and today preparing two months of doggie meatloaf. The whole process is absolutely disgusting and involves boiling and picking whole chickens and digging my (gloved) hands in ground beef and other sundries. Have I mentioned I’m a vegetarian? Lest you think I’ve lost my mind, Poet needs to eat a special diet these days, and she refuses the gross prescription food. So every two months or so, I cook up my special blend of meat, veggies, and love and stock my freezer. Of course, she’d rather eat garlic naan and strawberries for every meal, but we don’t always get what we want.

Since the kitchen was already a mess, I decided it was time to dive into some holiday baking. I’ll save the specifics for later posts, but it was really hard for me to stop eating after having my test pieces. Since I’m giving most of it away as gifts, and don’t want to make a second batch, I controlled myself. Laziness will always win.

You can imagine what a disgusting, meaty mess I had to clean at the end of the day. Ugh. It was really tempting to let everything “soak” overnight, but we all know that it would be even worse tomorrow, so I powered through and got it all cleaned, even the gross stock pot.

Have a great week ahead. 17 shopping days left!

3 thoughts on “Meatloaf, Cookies, and December Challenge Update”

  1. Hello from HK!

    I have now read your blog from Penang, Tokyo and HK. San Jose next. You have an international audience! Hehe. Hope you have some snazzy web analytics set up.

    Ahh, i am missing out on Christmas goodies! Could you save me some pretzel chocolate thingies please? 😀

    1. My blog is international! i feel almost famous! almost! of course, i wish i were writing my blog in all those places.
      hahaha! everyone loves those pretzels! you are missing out some awesome goodies this year. stay tuned to the blog for some pictures and recipes. i’ll make you a fresh batch of chocolate pretzels for your welcome home party. we can’t wait!

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