January 5, 2020 at 8:25 am #20238January 5, 2020 at 1:26 pm #20242
Well, I’m either trying to turn the calendar ahead six months or back six months — to summer! I’m sick of the sleet and freezing rain weather already. So, we’re having a cold salad supper — chicken-grape salad, plain macaroni salad, and a green salad. None of the veggies are fresh from my garden!2+January 5, 2020 at 4:52 pm #20245
Chocomouse–We keep having weather reminiscent of late October or March, with very little snow.
For Sunday dinner—Twelfth Night—we had a rotisserie chicken, accompanied by a stir-fry that I made with farro cooked in turkey broth (from freezer), a roasted delicata squash, and some kale. I seasoned it with some dried thyme. We also had microwaved fresh broccoli.
1+January 6, 2020 at 8:29 am #20253
- This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by BakerAunt. Reason: added information
Sunday had grilled cheese sandwich and soup.
0January 6, 2020 at 4:55 pm #20262
- This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by Joan Simpson.
We had a baked potato for supper.My husbands appetite just wasn’t here today.Dang it,he is very thin anyway no extra fat on him,I did get a boost drink in him,one half egg this am for breakfast and half a baked potato for supper,he won’t drink or eat very little.I’m worried here.I thought he was doing good yesterday and now I just don’t know.Say a prayer for him please.1+January 6, 2020 at 9:55 pm #20267
Joan–maybe it is a temporary setback, which sometimes happens on the road to recovery. I will keep you both in my prayers.2+January 7, 2020 at 11:44 am #20274
On Tuesday, it was time for the Leftovers Turned into Lunch Challenge. On New Year’s Day, I cooked a bag of black-eyed peas. Although my husband purports to like them, he loses interest after two meals, and there I am with a pot to eat by myself that has no additional seasonings or ingredients. Before we got married, I always cooked them with rice and ham. So, I decided to turn the pot of black-eyed peas and their liquid into lunches for the rest of the week. Since I’m planning to make a dinner tomorrow that uses rice, I tried 1 cup farro, cooked in 2 cups of the bean broth. While the farro cooked (30 min.), I diced some onion, sautéed it in some grapeseed oil, then added a package of cubed ham from the grocery. I added the leftover beans, and whatever liquid remained, along with some minced fresh parsley and some freshly ground black pepper. I mixed in the cooked farro. As I was sitting down to lunch, my husband, who had eaten his usual sandwich decided it smelled good, and that it might be something he could also eat, which a taste with a spoon confirmed. I was hoping for that outcome, which is why I restrained myself from adding a dash of red pepper. I expect that he will eat it at one meal, at least, with me.2+January 7, 2020 at 4:39 pm #20278
Today we had mashed potatoes and gravy,my husbands choice.Good news he did eat a piece of cheese toast this morning and about a cup of potatoes tonight.He also drank a boost and some power ade so I am praying he’ll be OK.Thank you all for the prayers.2+January 7, 2020 at 6:44 pm #20279
That’s good news, Joan.
Tuesday night’s dinner was beef stew, so it was an afternoon project, although hands-on time is limited. I use Penzey’s beef base. For vegetables this time, in addition to onion and garlic, I used red potatoes from the local farmers market, “baby carrots,” red bell pepper, and mushrooms, and peas. For seasonings, I used some red wine, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, rosemary, allspice, Penzey’s sweet paprika, 2 bay leaves, freshly ground black pepper, and a Tbs. of sugar. I thickened it with ½ cup water and 3 Tbs. Clearjel. I added a bit of salt at the end to balance the flavors.
1+January 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm #20281
- This reply was modified 1 week, 2 days ago by BakerAunt. Reason: added information
Dinner tonight was boneless pork chops cooked in a cast iron skillet with sliced potatoes, apples, and onions, and a tossed salad with raspberry white balsamic.2+January 8, 2020 at 2:39 pm #20298
On Wednesday afternoon, I made chicken broth from the remains of our rotisserie chicken.1+January 8, 2020 at 4:29 pm #20305
Today I made potato soup and my husband seems to be getting better yay!2+January 8, 2020 at 6:53 pm #20306
That’s so good to hear, I know how worried you were. I think it’s due to your feeding him so well.2+January 8, 2020 at 9:47 pm #20308RiversideLenParticipant
Yesterday I made a small pork roast. Tonight I had a pork roast sandwich and whipped sweet potato.2+January 9, 2020 at 8:04 am #20313skeptic7Participant
Glad that your husband is doing better.2+January 9, 2020 at 6:03 pm #20324
Dinner on Thursday was “One-Pot Tarragon Chicken Mushrooms, & Rice,” a recipe that came from “The Splendid Table,” and which I’ve now made four times. I use half brown rice and half mixed wild rice (for a total of 2 cups) and adjust the broth accordingly. I was cooking six chicken thighs, so I reduced the rice to ¾ cup of each. I do not have shallots, so I used 1 Tbs. Penzey’s dried onion that I rehydrated. I decided that ¼ tsp. dried tarragon per piece of chicken is a good ratio. I was able to cook it in my Chantel casserole dish (from when Chantel was made in Germany about twenty years ago), which moves nicely to the table as the serving dish. I like making this recipe for us, but it would also work well for a dinner party. We had microwaved fresh broccoli as well.1+January 9, 2020 at 9:16 pm #20334
Tonight I had a hot dog and my husband wanted salad.
Took my husband back to doctor today for a steroid shot,they gave him a nebulizer and meds and redone all the meds from before.Thanks for all the prayers and now I think he’s truly getting better.He has lost about 10 pounds and he is skinny already so that’s not good.His appetite was better tonight so I pray all will be better soon.1+January 10, 2020 at 4:48 pm #20344
We have a nebulizer that we use when one or the other of us gets a bad cold, I have a tendency to lapse into bronchitis easily these days, so when I get a cold I have to attack it vigorously.
I’m starting a batch of chicken broth today, with plans to make chicken salad from some of meat for lunch tomorrow and potato leek soup for supper tomorrow.
We’re getting snow today, about an inch so far and more expected, a good weekend to stay in.2+January 10, 2020 at 5:45 pm #20346RiversideLenParticipant
Yesterday I made stuffed shells and had it with leftover pork roast.
Tonight I’m going to have rotisserie chicken, left over whipped sweet potato and red cabbage.
For breakfast I made blueberry compote and pancakes. I make my compote in a way that most of the berries remain whole. I take about 25% of them in a pan with a little sugar and a tablespoon of water, after it heats up a little I mash them as best I can and let them simmer for a couple of minutes, then I fold in the remaining berries and heat them through, a slow simmer for a minute and then that’s it. And a splash of fresh lemon juice.2+January 10, 2020 at 6:19 pm #20347
That compote sounds good Len.
Tonight we had BBQ pulled pork & brisket from a local BBQ and I made coleslaw and baked beans.(My husband ate really well today that steroid shot worked a miracle yesterday!)2+January 11, 2020 at 1:20 pm #20358ItaliancookParticipant
I’m going to make a western frittata in a couple of hours. Eggs, potatoes, ham, green peppers & red peppers with a little salsa mixed in with the eggs, garnished with the last of the parsley. It’s going to be dinner tonight and breakfast tomorrow.2+January 11, 2020 at 6:50 pm #20365
The potato leek soup was excellent, as usual. I made croutons from both Vienna bread and semolina bread, can’t say I could tell much difference between them.2+January 11, 2020 at 9:53 pm #20367
Left over BBQ here and coleslaw tonight.1+
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.