Friday, November 17, 2017
Fibro Fog and Cooking Fail
My Fitbit lied. It said I got a little over 8 hours of sleep last night and that I was in the deep sleep cycle for a little over an hour. It also says I feel asleep and went into the deep sleep cycle at 10:35 last night. I did learn however that petting a cat that is cuddled up on your lap brings down your heart rate and calms you because that is what was going on at that time of night. I then took a shower and crawled into bed to watch a movie since I could not sleep. I do know that it was after 3:30 a.m. when I finally fell asleep. After subtracting that information from my fitbit official sleep report, I know know that I only got about 30 minutes of deep sleep and 4 hour total sleep last night. Also given the fact that I have not slept well at all this week, the Fibro Fog is thick today and I should have known better. 😒
I am going to a potluck Ladies Brunch tomorrow and I decided to make some Garlic Sesame Straws for it. This is a new recipe for me but it looked easy enough...imagine foreboding music playing at this point. 😩
I read the recipe multiple times over the past week and thought I had everything I needed for it. I got the head of garlic all prepped and ready to put in the oven to roast only to discover that the recipe called for 2 heads of garlic. Apparently that information did not register in my brain when I went to buy garlic specifically for this recipe. I really do need to write everything down and not think I can remember something as simple as how much garlic to buy. I figured that since I had a large head of garlic, I should be ok...it just would not be as garlicky.
When the garlic was finished roasting in the oven, I went to get it prepped and then read to let it cool first. Ok, that made sense, so I did. An hour later I again read the recipe...um it called for thawed Puff Pastry sheets. Oh Lordy...I forgot to get the Puff Pastry out to thaw earlier. In my mixed up mind I somehow thought I used it frozen...I know that makes absolutely no sense, but that is how cloudy my thinking and reasoning is today.
The Puff Pastry is now out on the counter thawing and the head of garlic is cooled. A recipe that should have only taken me about 2 hours total, and most of that was baking time, is on hold until the pastry thaws. I am also entering into my typical low energy time of the day where even on my good days, I tend to doze off. That is why I tried to get things done this morning. I'm thinking at this point that I should just be thankful that I still have all my fingers after having to make 7 different cuts on the head of garlic earlier to expose all the cloves for baking. It remains to be seen if I ever get these things done and IF they turn out well. If they don't I am just going to make a tray of crackers and some jarred artichoke tapenade (that I bought at a specialty shop when I was visiting my parents) and call it good. Yet another reason to have some specialty items that you can use for entertainment in your pantry.