RE: Looking for support - have Atkins husband!
Posted Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 6:01 PM
Yep, that's my trigger time too. I have about an hour (more this time of year) commute home from work, go directly to the parent's house to fix them dinner, chat, hear about their day, sit with them while they eat, then leave to go to my home (just a few doors down). If I'm not vigilant I will be into cheese and crackers at their house before I get to dinner at my own home!
I've got a couple of plans in mind.
-I can have some soup at work before I leave. We have a fridge with a freezer in our office, so thought I would just take some of my frozen soups to work so they are always available.
-If I get away early enough, I can swing by my house and eat, then go to their home.
-I can also take my dinner to their house to eat it there. They are in their 90's and are NOT open to eating vegetarian much less vegan so they won't eat what I'm eating. (I also won't eat what they like, so it's a 2-way street! lol)
You are right, I DO like to cook, so if I am organized I usually get food done for the week.
I fixed the Beans and Greens (with a tweak or 2) last night and have some veggie curry going in the crock pot now. I will fix a big pot of brown rice when I fix dinner tonight so I will have that for the week. If the curry doesn't turn out I've got vegan spaghetti sauce and whole wheat spaghetti as a back up. The beans/greens and curry would be easy to take down to their house or to nuke quickly at mine.
I wish I were like your sister too!! If I have *just* salad for dinner, then I feel like I'm on a diet and I HATE diets!!! I also like hot food when it is cold and gray outside. I'm in N. Idaho and it's still dark when I get home.
Are you able to fix things both of you can eat? I've never done Atkins (well except in college in 1970 the first time it came out!) but it's lo carb isnt it, which doesn't go with all the variety of things we can eat. Is he allowed spaghetti sauce? Thinking non-meat spaghetti sauce over chicken for him, over whole wheat pasta for you.
I live in a very rural town so no grocery stores with delis available. Is that an option for you?