Today I tried a new (to me) restaurant in town, Pat’s Cafe. It’s a southern, soul food-type hole-in-the-wall located downtown. They have permanent fixtures like fried chicken and greens on their menu, but they also have daily specials and a’la carte offers. I wound up ordering a grilled slab of bologna that was about 3/4 of an inch thick, with a small bowl of baked beans on the side. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture! You’ll have to take my word that it was good. I also can’t wait to come back sometime after the wedding (no cheating until then) on a Wednesday, when they serve oxtails and red beans and rice. Ohhh man, that sounds sooooo good. Cheat meal, anyone?
I can remember Sugarbandit cooking oxtails and rice in the pressure cooker on Meemaw’s stove when I was growing up. I think he was surprised that I liked them! I’m kind of surprised too, honestly – I was a picky eater as kid. As far as I know, no one else around here would eat them. But I remember them being tender and spicy and delicious, and I look forward to having them again!
I hit right at my calorie goal today, and I met my protein goal. Macros were 54/36/10, so that’s pretty good – little high on the carbs, but not bad. Beans’ll get me every time. I don’t think I’ve ever had two servings of them like this in a day, and I need to make sure I don’t do that again.
The weight I added with the funeral is steadily coming off, and I hope to go below my lowest weight again soon.