Note: I am participating in Chris Kresser's "Best Your Stress" challenge for the month of April. I have cut back 90% on my participation at Paleo Hacks and have also cut way back on reading various eating-related web sites. This has reduced my stress level so much I may call the change permanent unless/until some topic of discussion sucks me back into the daily whirl.
I made a routine visit to the store yesterday because I was out of heavy cream for my coffee :O
I had no intent to buy meat, but my eyes skimmed past a few turkeys sitting in a fresh meat case and there it was--a big "50% off" sign. These were minimally processed "no this or that" turkeys so .99/lb. got my attention. I bought a 14-pounder.
Before I had all the groceries put away, that baby was de-bagged, rubbed with a bit of coconut oil and slapped into the oven. Instead of my usual main meal of grapefruit, salad, meat and vegetables I had crispy turkey wings, crispy turkey skin, some thigh and neck meat plus half of the liver (wrapped in crispy skin, of course.) My only other food yesterday was 2/3 c extra-fat yogurt with a banana and a handful of strawberries.
A few times in early evening my brain asked about the possibility of eating "something yummy" but my gut happily replied, "Nope! We've got turkey down here!"
Some days meat just hits the spot. Today I'll be freezing most of the white meat for use in mixed dishes and eating more wing, thigh and back meat (the grandkid claims the drumsticks.) The carcass will go into the slow-cooker with some leftover meat/broth from the Easter ham.
Note to self: on future holidays, swing into the store the following Wednesday to see what's 50% off.