I am hungry now! I've been going on hardly any food the last two or three months. Nothing ever sounded good, and cooked meat always made my stomach turn. Not that raw meat made my mouth water, more like the smell and idea of meat was revolting.
I survived on drinking cranberry juice, eating cashews, peanut butter crackers, fruit, and salad. I usually had scrambled eggs for breakfast, and although I could eat them, eggs aren't my total favorite.
But now things are different! I had THREE helpings of sausage penne last night (check on my sidebar for the link to the recipe. It's a keeper!) and the whole day yesterday, I was salivating over planning the rest of the week's menu. Tonight I'm making cube steak with country gravy and mashed potatoes. It was something that I grew up having at the ranch, cooked over dutch ovens, and it continued to be a family favorite in my house growing up. Actually, I'll make ranch potatoes. Even better.
By the way, when we had our ranch cookouts at the rec center, everything was cooked over the open fire, in dutch ovens. We all sat around the big fire pit on benches and logs. We'd play with cousins and ride huge rope swings, and have a fabulous time. Then we'd go back to our houses on the ranch. So we didn't live as primitive as the photo suggested in the other post. We played outside a lot, so we were always dirty, and we enjoyed cooking over the campfire.
Getting back to food, I'm a bit worried that my sudden appetite will hamper my plans to keep my weight gain to a low number. But I did get something last night that always helps to control my need to eat: crushed ice. I got five bags of ice from sonic, and I'm a happy girl. Mmmm. Today is going to be a good day.