What a fabulous Super Bowl game and fabulous dinner to boot!..Final car show photos and recipes...

After parking the car, we walked across the road to the Geeveston Wheels in the Park event to spot this antique truck atop the petrol station.
What a fabulous Super Bowl game! Shortly prior to half time we were practically nodding off only to be totally reenergized by Lady Gaga's extraordinary performance and then the magic began to happen. We're hoping those of you who also watched the game, enjoyed it as well.  Riveting!

After the game ended I finished making what proved to be a somewhat time consuming recipe.  But, the extra time and effort was worth every moment when we bit into our first bites of these superb low carb chicken filled "pastries." 


This '48 Chevy Fleetmaster was made the year I was born.
With few recipes providing us with a "bread-like" feel in our mouths, this certainly hit the spot.  Although not as fabulous as a wheat based puff pastry or homemade pie crust dough, we both moaned in delight throughout the entire meal.

We added a big salad with red romaine (cos) lettuce, red onion, diced celery and a small portion of diced carrots, tossing it before serving with our favorite homemade salad dressing:

Jess's Low Carb Homemade Salad Dressing
2 T full fat mayonnaise (homemade if possible)
2 T full fat sour cream
sweetener of your choice to taste
Add pink Himalayan salt to salad before serving


Could be a '58 to '62 Corvette.
I usually make a huge jar of the above dressing since we have salad each day with dinner, varying the ingredients from time to time.  From time to time, we make coleslaw using this same dressing which we've mentioned in past posts.

For those willing to spend about an hour in the kitchen, here's the main course recipe I found online. If you have difficulty copying and pasting this recipe to your recipe file, please email me to send it to you via a PDF :

Low Carb Costco Chicken Bake – Grain Free
40 minute cook time
Yields 3 chicken bakes

Dough Ingredients
·         8 oz shredded mozzarella
·         2 oz cream cheese
·         1 egg (the dough mixes easier if it is room temperature)
·         1/3 cup almond flour
·         1/3 cup coconut flour
·       1/3 cup ground golden flax

Filling Ingredients:

·         2 cups chicken, shredded or cubed
·         1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
·         1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
·         1/4 cup bacon crumbles
·         2 T sour cream
·         2 T mayo
·         1 tsp garlic powder
·         1/2 tsp salt

Topping Ingredients
½ egg beaten white
Parmesan cheese, grated
Instructions:
1.      Preheat oven to 350F, 178C.
2.      Place mozzarella cheese and 2 ounces of the cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave one minute. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds. Stir. At this point all the cheese should be melted. Microwave 30 more seconds until uniform and gloopy (it should look like cheese fondue at this point). Mix in the egg and baking mix. You will need to dump it onto wax paper and knead it by hand to thoroughly incorporate the ingredients or you can do this in a food processor with the dough blade.
3.      Press or roll into a large rectangle on a piece of parchment paper. It helps to use wet hands or cover the top with a second piece of parchment. Cut the dough into 3 rectangles.
4.      Combine all the ingredients for the filling. Divide the filling between them. Gently pull the sides up and around the filling pressing the seams together to stay closed. Brush with the egg white and sprinkle with the parmesan.
5.      Bake on a pizza stone or baking sheet with parchment (baking paper) for 40-50 minutes until golden brown.

This appears to be a '60 Cadillac.
Rather than make appetizers for Super Bowl Sunday, I decided on this recipe as a special early dinner which we had an hour after the game ended.  I doubled the recipe to make enough for three meals, wrapping the four extras carefully in parchment paper to store in the refrigerator. 

I'd considered freezing the four extra "bakes" but after eating last night's portion, we both agreed two more dinners of the same would be quite enjoyable. As for this recipe being a remake of a Costco item, I'm at a loss.  We haven't been to a Costco store sine Hawaii in 2014.

This sharp '57 Buick has some fancy hubcaps as shown below.
With the entrée, salad and a big bowl of fresh cooked green beans, it was a fabulous meal.  Often, I'll prepare a more time consuming recipe when preparing a sufficient amount to last for three meals.  Neither of us has any aversion to repeats and in some cases, we immediately freeze the leftovers for other occasions.

Actually, we liked it so much, we're both looking forward to today's encore.  We continue with intermittent fasting, eating only one meal in 24 hours with no snacks. This filling dinner easily kept us fill through the evening.

Bullet spinner hubcaps on a classic '57 Buick..
We dine early in the day to allow food to digest long before bed and, an important point, our portions are no larger than one would have at a main meal if also having a breakfast and lunch. 

During the remaining periods of the day and evening, neither of us suffers any hunger pangs.  For us, eating a low carb, grain, sugar and starch free diet keeps our appetites at a minimum.  No insulin spikes...no hunger.

In Australia classic cars are referred to as "special Interest Vehicles."
No doubt, this routine will change when we board the next cruise in 22 days.  We'll return to dining twice a day, breakfast and dinner, twice more for the socialization than the extra meal.

Today, the cleaner arrives soon at 11 am when we'll be off for the day for some sightseeing on this cool but gloriously sunny day.  We'll be back tomorrow with more new photos.

Be well.  Be happy.  Enjoy the day!
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Photo from one year ago today, February 6, 2016:

This clever seating nook and appropriate narrow table brought visions of "tea time" to mind during our visit to the historic Plas Mawr home in New Plymouth, New Zealand, one year ago.  Please click here for more photos.

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