Even though I'm retired, I still tend to differentiate between weekdays and the weekend. I'm more apt to do housework and errands during the week and relax or do fun things on weekends.
Usually I have at least one meal per weekend that is designed to be a little different than my typical meal and is large enough to make me feel very full of food. Doing this seems to help me succeed at relegating food to a place of lower importance the rest of the time.
I'm pleased enough with today's Saturday brunch to share it here.
I started with some fresh pork fatback. If you aren't familiar with it, it's basically scraps of fat and meat that aren't pretty enough to sell
I usually use the fatback to season a pan for the main meat and/or veggies of the meal, but 2 servings stuck together in the freezer so I defrosted them both.
I browned the fatback really well on low-medium heat, which gave me some nice liquid fat in the pan into which I scrambled 3 eggs when the fatback was done and crispy. When the eggs were about done, I dumped a can of cut asparagus onto the mix and prepared a dish of banana and mineola orange.
As you can see from the pic,
this was a larger than usual meal for me. Many of my meals consist of large food volume but lower density due to large green salads. I do that to encourage gradual fat loss, but today was intended to be more of a healthy splurge or maintenance day.
I did leave some chunks of pork fat uneaten, mainly the centers of pieces from which I chewed the crispy exterior, but I ate everything else.
I don't intend to eat anything else today. Tomorrow is tentatively planned as a fruit/salad/tuber-and-veggie roast day, which should leave me hungry for the beef I'm planning for Monday.