January 5, 2020 at 8:25 am #20238Mike NolanKeymasterJanuary 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!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.
January 6, 2020 at 8:29 am #20253
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Sunday had grilled cheese sandwich and soup.
January 6, 2020 at 4:55 pm #20262
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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.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.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.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.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.
January 7, 2020 at 7:35 pm #20281
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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.January 8, 2020 at 2:39 pm #20298
On Wednesday afternoon, I made chicken broth from the remains of our rotisserie chicken.January 8, 2020 at 4:29 pm #20305
Today I made potato soup and my husband seems to be getting better yay!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.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.January 9, 2020 at 8:04 am #20313skeptic7Participant
Glad that your husband is doing better.
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