Last night's dinner was simple. It put me over my calories, but I was still under maintenance. We had ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, corn bread stuffing, shells and cheese, and dinner rolls. Yep. Horrible. What makes it worse is that ALL of it was prepackages. Every last bit of it. Well, except the potatoes that I hand peeled and boiled. I used a shrink wrapped ham, canned green beans, Campbell's cream of mushroom, those french's fried onions, powder gravy mix, Velveeta mac, Merita dinner rolls. I don't think I've had a meal that prepackaged since...well, since last holidays because we make most things ourselves. I normally make my own cornbread for stuff. We've even gotten into make our own mac and cheese. I buy frozen "fresh" green beans. None of that last night. At the time it was delicious and comforting after yesterday's mental roller coaster and chilly weather. I had the same (except shells and cheese) for leftovers in smaller portions. The thing I noticed the most? I can taste so much salt!! It's giving me a headache, actually, as I type. It's insane. Dry storage like stuffing and gravy powder doesn't need that much salt! Ridiculous. It doesn't taste as good as homemade stuff either. I guess the key thing is that we hardly ever do that, "that" being cooking prepackaged food and also having that many carbohydrate rich foods in one sitting.
Per habit, I must include something positive. I have slept really well the past two nights. I have successfully and quite happily not taken a nap AND have gotten to sleep at a decent hour. Wonderful!