Breakfast: Bowl of Rice Krispies
Lunch: Piece of home baked bread and 1/2 of a hot link sliced up with mustard and relish. Tasted good!
Late afternoon snack: 2 1 oz. cinnamon cookies that Sara had baked today.
Microwaved Pinto beans:
- Last night I left soaking 3 cups of pinto beans in about 6 cups of water.
- This afternoon I drained the water from them.
- 1/2 tsp salt in 6 cups water heated in Microwave for 10 minutes.
- Added the beans and cooked for 16 minutes at full power.
- Set the microwave to half power and cooked for another 20 minutes.
- (really I messed up this one up because I didn’t do as above and the beans took a lot longer to cook because I let the water cook in between full and half power cooking)
- this made a lot of beans. I won’t use so many next time.
My EatSmart food weighing scale arrived and it’s really nice. To weigh food in a bowl try this:
- turn it on by pushing the ON/TARE/OFF button
- Wait until it reads zero.
- put an empty dish on it
- after it stabilizes push the ON/TARE/OFF button once again
- The scale will now read zero.
- put your food into the dish and see the weight directly. No subtraction needed.
- turn the scale off.
I made this dish (don’t know the total calories:
- 4 oz cooked beans 180 calories
- 2 oz barbecue sauce
- 2 oz leftover simulated crab meat (Pollack fish).
I started to give Blackie a bone and realized I had no idea by weight how it relates to his morning meal. I weighed a cup of his kibbles and was surprized that it was only about four ounces. So in the morning he gets:
- 4 oz corn meal etc. kibbles
- 6-1/2 oz. canned meat
Throughout the day he gets a bone or two at a time: 1.25 oz each. He probably gets six a day. That’s only another 7.5 oounces. It’s not a lot. I don’t know how many calories this is. He maintains his weight and is fourteen years old (and is indeed overweight by a bit).
I just made a few slices of meat and cheese and heated in the Mu for 38 seconds. 4.5 oz. Gave Blackie a bone and quarter cup of kibbles.