Well, I had a BIG weekend. Got together with a couple of friends that I hardly ever get to see anymore. We hit the Gulf Coast with a vengeance!! Stayed at one of the big casinos and had a blast. The first day I didn’t do too bad as far as food goes, but, man did we drink!! When you’re sitting at a slot machine with two good friends at your side, laughing and catching up on old times and new, those drinks just slide right on down without a thought. And the cocktail waitresses were on top of their game–every time you turned around, there they were. Needless to say, the next morning, none of us felt so swell. So you know we needed good old greasy burgers to make us feel better…with fries on the side of course. Then floating around in the pool’s nice cool water was bliss. On the way home, I really blew it when we stopped at an old fashioned fruit stand for a watermelon. I noticed that they had honest to god hand dipped ice cream. Was one dip enough? Hell, no!! I had to have two, one of dutch chocolate and one of butter brickle. Was it pure heaven here on earth? Hell, yes!! So, yesterday I ended up sleeping most of the day. I had every intention of getting up early and taking the kayak out to the rez for an early morning paddle. Didn’t happen. I literally did not get out of bed, except to feed Stella, until almost 1:00. I wanted to stay in bed then, but I really needed to go grocery shopping, so I had to get up.
I’m trying really hard not to beat myself up too bad. I had a wonderful time, so now I’m just going to put it behind me and climb back on the straight and narrow. Had watermelon for breakfast and egg salad with tomato for lunch. Trying to get all my steps in on my Fitbit. Gonna grill some chicken thighs for dinner. Just going to keep moving…
If you’re from Mississippi, you know what Comeback Sauce is. If you’re not from Mississippi, you need to be enlightened. Comeback Sauce is a little bit of heaven right here on earth. We use it for a salad dressing, to dip our boiled shrimp , veggies, chips, whatever in. I grew up with it, and when I was a little kid, I thought that’s what salad dressing WAS. My mom always had it in the fridge, and we loved it. It’s a little like Thousand Island dressing, but a million times better. So, when I decided to do the Whole30 (and maybe continue with Paleo afterwards), the thought of never having Comeback again was just depressing. So, this morning I made it my goal to take my mom’s recipe and use it to concoct a Paleo/Whole30 version. Imagine my excitement when it turned out really good!!! You might even say delicious!! A couple of friends of mine dropped by and I made them taste test it for me, and they both gave it a thumbs up. So, I thought I’d share the recipe here. Before you start on the actual sauce, you’ll need Paleo mayo and ketchup. I use the mayo recipe from Well Fed Paleo, and I think it’s the same one that’s in It Starts with Food. I found the (simple) ketchup recipe at paleoleap.com. So, once you have that you’re ready to get started.
Paleo Comeback Sauce
1/2 c. mayo
1/4 c. ketchup
1/2 T. prepared mustard
1-2 cloves garlic
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 T. unsweetened applesauce
Dash of coconut aminos
1/2 t. salt, 1/8 t. black pepper
1/2 c. light olive oil
Put all ingredients except the oil in the blender and puree til smooth. Then take the center out of the lid of the blender and drizzle the oil in slowly until it’s all incorporated. Take a sample and adjust salt and pepper to taste. Then roll your eyes, and sigh in ecstasy!!!
You can thank me later!!