Day 272: Catching Back Up

Well, got behind schedule in posting weekly. Let’s try and catch up! We’ve been having a lot of ice cream at night. Not totally keto, but also not too far off. To make us have a more keto dessert, not only do I have the keto dessert recipe book, but I bought Carrie Brown’s The Keto Ice Cream Scoop. I’m super excited to make all the recipes and give them a try!

We had some super delicious recipes this past week and haven’t finished eating all of them yet. The Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole was a huge hit with my husband. It was especially delicious when combined with the Cauliflower Mash from the Bacon & Butter: The Ultimate Ketogenic Diet Cookbook. I wanted to use the one from The “I Love My Instant Pot” Keto Diet Recipe Book, but we didn’t have a steamer pot for the Instant Pot. I just ordered one however!

His second favorite from the week was the Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Sauce. I may have forgot the mushrooms, but the sauce was still delicious. Instead of steak seasoning we used the 21 Seasoning Salute from Trader Joe’s instead. It was delicious. We love the 21 Seasoning Salute. It is great in most recipes. We aren’t big with some of the recommended seasonings. We use our favorite seasonings instead. I’ve gotten so much better at being more flexible with recipes.

We definitely discuss the changes to recipes and pick them out together. I do most of the making of them, but really the Instant Pot does the work. We are still cooking through The “I Love My Instant Pot” Keto Diet Recipe Book. The other recipe we made for the last week is Spicy Bacon Cheeseburger Soup. We are not fans of jalepenos and we don’t like spicy food much. I did use the whole can of the diced tomatoes with chilies. I don’t like wasting food or having it sit in the fridge or freezer not knowing when it will get used.

The only exception to that are ingredients for dog treats. It’s very hard to find small jars of unsweetened applesauce and I don’t want to make every ingredient. I have canned pumpkin or sweet potato and apple sauce in the freezer to use on future recipes. Right now he has sweet potato in the dehydrator and I made Snickerdoodle treats for him.

The upcoming recipes for the week that need to be made are all from The “I Love My Instant Pot” Keto Diet Recipe Book. We decided on Creamy Enchilada Soup, Garlic Mashed Cauliflower, Bacon Chicken Alfredo, Taco Stuffed Peppers and Chocolate Mug Cake. I purchased the egg bites molds and steamer basket for the Instant Pot. I also bought ramekins to use to make the mug cakes and other recipes. I’m super excited for all the cooking to come!

Have a great week! Keep calm and keto on!