Today's net carb count came in at 11.5 and the total carbs added up to 22. This seems low to me, I'm guessing since I spent half the day cooking and testing (very small sample sizes) several of the sides and both desserts for tomorrow.
We went to the Fort Worth Zoo today and grabbed some breakfast tacos from Taco Cabana on our way. I had a Barbacoa and a Chorizo and Egg taco, both of which I ate out of their tortilla with a fork. I drank water with that meal. We then spent the next many hours at the zoo and didn't eat anything although I did have some diet soda and more water.
We didn't eat again until after 5, after returning home from the zoo and then checking out freezers at a discount store before picking up Boston Market for dinner. As an aside, a nice, large freezer really helps with low carb so you can stock up on things while on sale. We all had the turkey from Boston Market, it's so delicious, and I stuck to the lower carb sides, green beans and creamed spinach. Both were higher in carbs than I expected but for both much of that was fiber, which is subtracted, and the net carb count came out nicely low.
I spent the rest of the evening cooking, with my mom's help. I made both the Caramel Pecan Pie Squares and Pumpkin Pie for tomorrow's dessert and, since the squares were the first thing done and cooled, went ahead and cut out a row for us all to test. They were pretty good, even though I'd overcooked the edges a little, and roasting the pecans ahead of time really brings out a whole different flavor in them. I'm not a fan of pecans but they were really good roasted. Of course this doesn't have anything like the texture of a pecan pie but the flavor wasn't too far off and everyone said it was good. My brother did comment, as usual, that the crust was too thick and dry; I'd actually halved the crust recipe in anticipation of this and any less I don't think would've held. I also cooked the sweet potatoes and cauliflower and assembled those dishes so that tomorrow they only need to be heated. We still have the stuffing and green bean casserole to do; I've made the bread for the stuffing but both dishes need to be made from scratch. Other than that, we just have the ham and turkey and we're all set.
Tomorrow will be more cooking and likely much less walking (except around the kitchen) so I likely won't hit the steps we got today with the zoo. I may try to get my mom to walk around the neighborhood with me but after being on our feet in the kitchen, I'm not sure either of us will be up to much.