|Week 1 rewards|
Today is Monday so I'm back at work and I had to prepare my breakfast and lunch in the morning. Trout and more trout. I prepared it on a pan made for my toaster oven. Mixed with a little rice and beans and some seasoning and, oh yeah, lots of butter. Well, maybe not lots. After all, I only have a pound and I have to make it last for a long time. Then I put it in the toaster oven and set it to broil. This is a great method to cook trout. It crisped up the skin and did a fine job cooking a couple fish in a short period of time. By broiling, it also gave the rice and beans a nice crispy caramelization which added to their flavor.
After coming home from work I was ready to broil up some more trout. This time I did a little research on how to "de-bone" a trout by watching a Youtube video. I carefully took the last 3 trout out of the refrigerator and tried the new method that I just learned. It worked quite well and I was able to butterfly these fish so that they cooked quicker, didn't need to be turned over and crisped the entire skin nicely. I cooked one more using this method for my dinner and the remaining two went back into the fridge for tomorrow.
Oh - almost forgot - the weight report. After one week I weighed in at 193 after starting at 202 pounds. That's 9 pounds in one week for all of you math geniuses out there. Not bad at all. My goal after 40 days is 175 and afterward I can accept about a 5-10 pound gain. As long as I stick to my guns and my will power stays 'powerful' I should have no problem.