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Lisa, soooo happy to see you! It has been too long.

Making pasta (millet) with an amazing roasted tomato sauce I made the other day. Homemade pistachio and sage pesto on top. Roasted maple vanilla bean pears.

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Umm...Popcorn for dinner.

 

I would pay top dollar for a dinner in the mail from Love2.

You are sweet. I would love to have you over for dinner in person. :-)

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I'm not sure if I just started with a toothache while I had a headache from my lumbar puncture or if I was in enough pain to clench my jaw and actually break a tooth. What I do know is that when the headache went away I had minor toothache, but my dentist was on vacation... or something, because no one was answering the phone or returning calls and I shrugged it off. Over the weekend I went from minor ache to can't sleep. This is not my month apparently. No one answered at my dentist's office so I just called someone else, I can't wait. I had some percocet from idk what last summer, took some at 4 this morning and it did little to help me sleep for 3 whole hours before I woke up feeling like I got bashed in the face with a bat. I don't have time (or pain tolerance) to wait around for someone to get home from vacation. I so did not need this expense this week. <_<

 

At any rate, by 1:15 I should be shot up full of whatever and pain free, even if I can't feel my face and ready to face tonight's dinner when I get home. Tonight is orange marinated chicken breasts. I haven't decided yet if I want to grill or bake them. Stir fried rice with veggies for me and plain rice for him. And if I can find my get up and go sometime today, some flourless chocolate cake. If not, it'll still be waiting to be made tomorrow.

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Ski?  What happened to ya?  Sounds like you were down for awhile.  I hate to hear that.  Now if Irish would just check in everything would be right with the world.

 

What the he!! are "bangers"?  

 

Having plain old steak and potatoes tonight.

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Ski?  What happened to ya?  Sounds like you were down for awhile.  I hate to hear that.  Now if Irish would just check in everything would be right with the world.

 

What the he!! are "bangers"?  

 

Having plain old steak and potatoes tonight.

 

Another AI Flare from hell that came on a few weeks ago...turned me into the Human Amoeba once again...thankfully this one seems to be much more shortlived than years past....docs stumped...me too :(

 

Irish is ok...BUSY with packing up her house and then hitting the road.....will prob be scarce for the next week still...safe travels IH :)

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Thanks Shadow.  Never heard the term before.

 

Ski, lots of rest.  I feel for ya hun.  Hang in there.  Check in tho.  I have a heck of a time keeping track of you guys :)

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Bangers are British and usually are Cumberland sausages traditionally. Delicious with traditional onion gravy on the mash. We have them regularly as we have access to gluten free authentic Cumberland sausages made by a guy from Northumberland. He raises his own Berkshire pigs. His sausages are exactly like the bangers and mash we have had many times in England.

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Best bangers I ever had were in Tralee in Ireland. YUM!!

 

Hi everybody!!.

Just popping in to say I am alive and kicking and this is the last night in our home. Sleeping on an air mattress

and sippin champagne and eating pizza and cheese cake (my friend who owns the G F bakery made sure we had enough

to eat the last 2 days). . Whoohoo ! yeah, the plain and simple eating plan took a back seat, as

MW predicted,

but also sad and emotional. :unsure:  anyhoow

PODS will be picked up tomorrow

and J, Bella and I start our first leg of three days in the car.

and you betcha....someone is gettin sedated.  :D Should be the cat, but, hey I would go for it. 

 

The last few weeks have been stressful, but we are excited to start our new adventure.

 

Ski, I will call you when I land. Glad you're better, sweets.

J and Arlene, got your emails and will respond from some seedy motel wifi. :lol:

K, loved the wine faucet and may submit a change order to the builder.

Colleen, got your email change and sorry to have worried you...it's been absurdly crazy

Addy....do not consume all that dark chocolate cocoa  in one sitting. xx 

 

Love 2---safe travels honey. xx

Good to see new peeps adding their menus here! 

 

:wub:  to all and see you on the other side. When my toes are in warm sand..... B)

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My brother gave me a spaghetti squash.   What do I do with it.  My son keeps using it as a barbell for his biceps.   

 

Humbly asking for guidance. 

 

Colleen 

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I think I am going to make a chicken stir fry with some boneless chicken breast and a frozen veggie medley. For dessert I think we will grill a banana with marshmallows and mini dairy free choc chips and PB! (Whomever posted that recipe for camping - it is addicting and amazing!!! My boyfriend said it was better than traditional s'mores!) Celiac's for the WIN!

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My brother gave me a spaghetti squash.   What do I do with it.  My son keeps using it as a barbell for his biceps.   

 

Humbly asking for guidance. 

 

Colleen 

i don't know either!  maybe your son has the right idea, colleen  :)  i think you can actually sub it for spaghetti, with marinara and whatnot.  i know zucchini/yellow squash makes a great sub for lasagne noodles (and i never would have believed that!)

 

i have a butternut squash that has been sitting on the back porch for a whole year.  it's still 'good' - not rotten on the outside or anything and it's not dried out ie:  it doesn't rattle like a gourd.  that is just plain scary.  or awesome.  i can't decide.

 

i'm having chocolate frosty for 'dinner' - i have had 3 balanced meals today already ^_^ maybe some pizza i have in the fridger (from pillsbury dough - it's the last piece i have of it - no sign of any sort of malaise.... )

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My stupid face kept me from sleeping last night and I had to go sub a class today. Fortunately I was able to sleep a little on my lunch break. I got home at about 3:30, we made burgers and fries and I'll probably crash into bed by 8. Tomorrow I'll go harass my dentist first thing and we'll head off to the city before noon. I've discovered that a cotton ball lightly damp with vodka and tucked up against my sore gums helps a TON with the pain. Not sure why I didn't figure that out sooner. Derp. With the sleep deprivation and smelling like a booze factory I skipped driving today, took the bus to work and made my husband come fetch me after. (If I'm not very coherent, the last time I slept through the night was either Friday or Saturday, since then I've not slept more than 2-3 hours at a time, and besides my 30 minutes at lunch today have been up since Monday morning at 8. Ugh.....)

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Spaghetti squash needs to be roasted. Just split in half, toss in some butter and sage leaves and season. Or use marinara or simply season and sprinkle with a good cheese such as Parmesan, manchego, Romano...

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Traditional meatloaf (using panade for moisture) with picante glaze

Buttery mashed potatoes

Steamed green beans with frizzled shallots

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Thanks Notme and Love2.  The marinara option sounds good.  I love a good butternut squash so I'll prepare it the same way in the oven.  Looks like I'll have a good dinner tonight.

 

Thanks again!

 

Colleen 

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I'm now all red and inflamed and look bruised on my gums around the tooth that started sore. The tooth below it that got sore starting Monday has a pus pocket on my gums. I thought things were supposed to get better when I started antibiotics. <_< At least I was exhausted enough to sleep. YAY! I slept for about 4 or 5 hours (waking a few times but not enough to stay up) twice. The dentist opens at 8, they're also an urgent care center... when they aren't having long weekends off. I'm demanding to be seen and tended to pretty immediately so I can get this crap taken care of. At this point I'm beyond interested in trying to save my tooth and only interested in what will relieve the pain and get me to stop being paranoid that this is turning into something worse.

 

Then at 12:30 its off to the city for the day. We're touring a taffy factory this afternoon. After that we'll probably grab some cupcakes somewhere for me because I always demand cupcakes when we're in the city. Then we'll go for pizza at The Pie. They have 3 locations in Utah that have a separate gluten free kitchen in the restaurant with special procedures in place to prevent CC so I'm sure I'll get a safe pizza. This will be our first time going so I'll finally be able to decide if it is also good pizza. Crossing my fingers! Hoping everything goes as planned and we have a great day celebrating hub's birthday. :D

 

Oh, and they have micro brewed root beer. I know that's probably a Utah thing that we do instead of beer beer. But it is also amazingly delicious and I can't wait to try it.

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addy - sorry to giggle, but let me get this straight.  you are getting a tooth pulled.  then you are going to a taffy factory....  i *heart* you, girl, but that is like a cartoon plan...... ^_^

 

in your honor, tonight we are having:

 

chicken balls!

 

(if i can ever catch the dadgum chicken!  LOLZ i thought i saw him peeking at the recipe!  oh, well, maybe 'neighbor's dog balls' LOLOLZ :lol: )

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addy - sorry to giggle, but let me get this straight.  you are getting a tooth pulled.  then you are going to a taffy factory....  i *heart* you, girl, but that is like a cartoon plan...... ^_^

 

in your honor, tonight we are having:

 

chicken balls!

 

(if i can ever catch the dadgum chicken!  LOLZ i thought i saw him peeking at the recipe!  oh, well, maybe 'neighbor's dog balls' LOLOLZ :lol: )

 

Hey, maybe I'm a masochist or something. Don't judge me! :P We planned this taffy factory tour more than months ago. We didn't go sooner because my health has been wonky so we decided to go for his birthday. I'm done with stupid health crap. I'm done with my health problems getting in the way of life. Screw it. I don't care if I have to spend the day walking around with ice on my face, damn it all we're following through and I'll smile and enjoy myself. I've put my foot down. Unless I'm dead or dying my health doesn't get in the way of plans.

 

Turns out that they think they can save it by doing a partial root canal for a reasonable amount of money. The pain is semi-managed for now. So, I'm home to get ready to go to the city for the day and I'll head back to the dentist for the work tomorrow. I've been all responsible and crap having good insurance, I just maxed it out already for the year with a bridge and some other work. I didn't count on an emergency. <_<

 

Enjoy your chicken balls. *snicker* (Never stops being funny.)

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Hey, maybe I'm a masochist or something. Don't judge me! :P We planned this taffy factory tour more than months ago. We didn't go sooner because my health has been wonky so we decided to go for his birthday. I'm done with stupid health crap. I'm done with my health problems getting in the way of life. Screw it. I don't care if I have to spend the day walking around with ice on my face, damn it all we're following through and I'll smile and enjoy myself. I've put my foot down. Unless I'm dead or dying my health doesn't get in the way of plans.

 

Turns out that they think they can save it by doing a partial root canal for a reasonable amount of money. The pain is semi-managed for now. So, I'm home to get ready to go to the city for the day and I'll head back to the dentist for the work tomorrow. I've been all responsible and crap having good insurance, I just maxed it out already for the year with a bridge and some other work. I didn't count on an emergency. <_<

 

Enjoy your chicken balls. *snicker* (Never stops being funny.)

You're not a masochist. I had my tonsils out and went home and had pork chops for dinner. Bring the good stuff.

She gets to chase those poor roosters around to get their....................

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Three words.

 

Maple.

Bacon.

Taffy.

 

Taffy Town brags at having the world's best taffy. All of it is gluten free, including the chocolate malt which they use an artificial malt flavoring for. (I talked to the guy who sources all of their ingredients while we were there.) The owner did our tour, super sweet guy. The taffy isn't sticky like regular taffy, which I never thought about before he pointed it out, its just chewy. I brought home about 2/3 of a pound. Flavors like red velvet cake, blueberry muffin, chili mango (spicy alert!), banana creme pie and frosted cupcake. I'm sure there are more in my bag but I can't remember them all. Oh, and lots of maple bacon. I'm suprised I didn't make myself sick before we went for pizza!

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Not sure what to call it exactly, but I had a partial root canal for lunch. Fun times. Hubs is working until 8 so I'm going to have an early dinner of leftover pizza. (Which is also what I had for breakfast.) I'll make him whatever he wants. Dessert will be taffy. Maple. Bacon. Taffy. And whatever else I pull out of the bag, most mostly the maple bacon. My husband got what he calls a Noah's Ark bag of taffy, two of every flavor he wanted. Psh.... screw that. I got 10 each maple bacon and red velvet cake. Moderation is for other people, people who don't like bacon.

 

 

You're not a masochist. I had my tonsils out and went home and had pork chops for dinner. Bring the good stuff.

She gets to chase those poor roosters around to get their....................

 

I had my tonsils out in 5th grade. I woke up and my teddy bear was gone out of my bed and I started freaking out. I was screaming and crying for it, they told me they'd bring it when I stopped screaming, I told them I'd stop when they brought it. I won. They brought the bear, I shut up. This was back in the day of admitting patients overnight for this surgery and only letting them out when they could eat solid food. I had bacon and eggs and toast the next morning for breakfast. Then I went home and milked it for all it was worth with my mom for a week's worth of ice cream, popsicles and jello. :lol:

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