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We were out today and found chickens on sale. Yay! I'm going to simply rotisserie a chicken for dinner because it's simple. I feel so spoiled being able to rotisserie things at home. My hubby treats me like a princess, the only thing I'm short is the shoe collection. I'll figure out sides a bit later. We also managed to score a copy of Frozen from a Redbox, which is quite a feat around here with all the families. I'm pretty bouncy excited. Date night in. B)

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I've put a lot of rotisserie things in my little oven already since I've had it and they've all been awesome, except the chickens are never as awesome as the store bought chickens. <_< Frozen was every bit as awesome as I expected though so I was quite happy last night. I'll have leftover chicken tonight and make myself some creamy carrot soup and hit bed early. I am making a very rare exception to the feed my husband after work rule and letting him fend for himself. I'm beat and need rest.

 

I think I was right on track with Laura (was it Laura) getting coconut oil for the first time. I also bought it for non-food reasons. I needed to make toothpaste because I was sick of paying $8 a tube. :o It doesn't taste awesome, I don't see the point in wasting money on xylitol for something I won't actually eat but my teeth feel even cleaner than they did after brushing with the store bought stuff. :D And I tried a face scrub too, because why not! (If your food isn't for skin care, what is it for?) I'm feeling all super crunchy right now.

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I think I was right on track with Laura (was it Laura) getting coconut oil for the first time.

It was me!  :wub:   Mine worked pretty well on my eczema and didn't give me acne like most heavy moisturizers do, but I felt like I smelled like a cookie, lol.  I think my favorite gluten-free bakery must use coconut oil or flour because it matched the smell when you go in there.  I tasted it, too... nothing special but I can see how it may stand out badly in some dishes.  I did use half coconut oil and half olive oil when I sauteed up some chicken chunks earlier this week, turned out good and wasn't overpowering.

 

Last night I made spaghetti with Monte Bene sauce, expensive but so good.  Broccoli on the side.  Tonight I am tired from my IVIG infusion so I threw on a crock pot before I left of black eyed peas with some cubed up ham so I will be able to just eat it later no effort.  

 

At my IVIG infusion today, my normally cooperative veins were very stingy and they got an IV on the third stabbing, which infiltrated(bubble of medicine under the skin) shortly after so they had to put an IV on my hand.  It bled under the skin real bad after it was taken out so I am going to have horrible bruises all over my arms. I am the whitest color of white you can be, so very easily seen, I told my husband I hope no one thinks he beats me, LOL!  I had them save one hand from pokes so hopefully they can get an IV easily on surgery day, because "aint nobody got time for that!"

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I've put a lot of rotisserie things in my little oven already since I've had it and they've all been awesome, except the chickens are never as awesome as the store bought chickens. <_< Frozen was every bit as awesome as I expected though so I was quite happy last night. I'll have leftover chicken tonight and make myself some creamy carrot soup and hit bed early. I am making a very rare exception to the feed my husband after work rule and letting him fend for himself. I'm beat and need rest.

 

I think I was right on track with Laura (was it Laura) getting coconut oil for the first time. I also bought it for non-food reasons. I needed to make toothpaste because I was sick of paying $8 a tube. :o It doesn't taste awesome, I don't see the point in wasting money on xylitol for something I won't actually eat but my teeth feel even cleaner than they did after brushing with the store bought stuff. :D And I tried a face scrub too, because why not! (If your food isn't for skin care, what is it for?) I'm feeling all super crunchy right now.

Baking soda is good as a tooth paste.

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Dinner tonight was from a gas station. I purchased oranges, a banana, V8 juice, and some plain trail mix. (raisins, almonds, and cashews)

 

I really need to make sure that I plan a little better when on the road! I seriously think that what I need to do is make a gluten-free survival kit to keep at all times when in the car. Has anyone done anything like that? 

 

It would be such a lifesaver to have some safe and yummy gluten-free non perishable food in the car at all times. I was thinking like maybe nuts, dried fruit, vegetarian beef jerky, etc.

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laura - boo!  I hate when that happens -- I always make them use the left hand for surgery so I don't have to fuss with the tubes as much to do things in the hospital -- of course if you are a leftie...give them your right ;)

 

dinner tonight is bbq chicken, sweet potato fries and salad (with avocado for the men as I felt bad for not dragging them home the last few months -- amazing how it isn't as hard to avoid my no-no's when I am feeling stronger)

 

i just finished the spring cleaning/set-up of the above ground pool -- crazy how much easier it is since we changed to a salt water system last summer -- for years i battled the chemistry experiment that vinyl pools are -- not to mention how much nicer the water is all summer without chemicals!

 

Happy Camper ready to float when the Santa Ana's blow next (I'm about a month late this year...but glad it is done)

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Baking soda is good as a tooth paste.

 

I made a homemade Earthpaste, since it was what I was using before. I like it.

 

Glad your pool is all ready to go. I'm sure it'll be awesome as soon as it's time to get in. And I'm sure that the salt water is far better for you than all those nasty chemicals were.

 

Look how early I ended up in bed. <_< So much for plans.

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you get a salt water generator to add between the pump/filter and the pool intake -- cost about 170 for an above ground pool -- ours is 15' wide and 5' deep -- water is 4.5' deep...so it would work with any of the smaller round vinyl pools -- not sure what is entailed for an inground pool...but have swum in some wonderful salt water pools on hubs job sites -- there is a significant difference to the feeling/smell etc of any salt water pool.

 

then you add a bunch of pool salt at start up -- really inexpensive and it never leaves the pool because salt doesn't evaporate.  i've had to add a small amount of salt over the past year, but not much at all and no other chemicals which is a huge improvement of the algae experiments we had over the years with all different sizes of vinyl pools when the kids were little.

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I had lettuce wraps.  One with salmon salad and one with egg salad.  It was a nice change.

 

Very nice to read you Marilyn...great reminder...thinking lettuce wraps are a very good idea for manana.

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Tonight is gonna be leftovers... 

 

But last night was center cut pork chops, split in half on the flat,,,  pounded out and breaded with cracker crumbs ( I make the crackers ) Pan sauteed both sides and then sandwiched some ham and provolone inbetween, Oven for few minutes to finish it off and melt the cheese.....   string beans sauteed with sliced almonds and bacon,.....   leftover pasta alfredo with peas and mushrooms. 

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Scott you are making me hungry!!!!!!! 

Today I am weak from IVIG treatment so I am just going to eat frozen dinners today.  

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Years ago one of our favorite DJs proclaimed March 21st as "Steak and something not appropriate for a public forum Day".

 

I remember it more because it is my best childhood bud's b-day....I let the hubs think it is all about him ;)

 

So tonight there will be RibEyes on the BBQ, Scalloped Potatoes (baked sweet spud for me) and Asparagus.

 

Still like the wrap idea so thinking that is tomorrow :)

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I just finished up a batch of red velvet cupcakes. I got 2 into the freezer for after my surgery to spoil myself, the rest won't last the weekend.

 

Oh... dinner, right, this is about dinner. Can cupcakes be for dinner? They would be if I weren't stuck feeding a husband. We'll have some sort of pan fried pork chops, carrot something or other (maybe just simply glazed rainbow tonight) and maybe some brown rice something. I haven't exactly figured it out yet but it usually all starts to make sense once I get into the kitchen. It's so weird, I start with a general idea, then I just let inspiration take me where it will once I get going. As long as I start with my general ideas for timelines I do okay. In a week I'll be begging for frozen dinners. :P

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Years ago one of our favorite DJs proclaimed March 21st as "Steak and something not appropriate for a public forum Day".

 

I remember it more because it is my best childhood bud's b-day....I let the hubs think it is all about him ;)

 

So tonight there will be RibEyes on the BBQ, Scalloped Potatoes (baked sweet spud for me) and Asparagus.

 

Still like the wrap idea so thinking that is tomorrow :)

 

I heard it was supposed to be March 14, a month after V-day. As reparations for them having to do the whole "a day that revolves around women" thing. My husband thought this was a brilliant idea. Until I reminded him I think V-day is stupid and to buzz off. :lol:

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I heard it was supposed to be March 14, a month after V-day. As reparations for them having to do the whole "a day that revolves around women" thing. My husband thought this was a brilliant idea. Until I reminded him I think V-day is stupid and to buzz off. :lol:

 

seems i'm a day off here even...the san diego version is March 20...oh well he can still have steak ;)

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Country Pork Ribs in the Crock Pot with green chili salsa

"Flour Tortillas" - really gluten-free crepes

Spanish Rice

Salad

 

Lemon Peach Bread for desert -- loosely used this recipe:

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=214886652042158&set=a.143404299190394.1073741827.143205102543647&type=1&theater

 

subbed Pamela's Bread Mix for the flour, almonds for walnuts and fresh peaches for the blueberries -- son says sample was great -- kinda like a fritter : )

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Yesterday I made chicken stir fry, today was chicken nachos.  Trying to clear out my fridge of random things right now.

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Hi Laura....

 

Is tomorrow your procedure?  Good luck to you and Addie...you are both tough and will come through with flying colors.  Wish I could drop dinner by, but will be keeping you and your surgeons at the top of my list!!!

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We're going on Thursday. If Laura is anything like me, she's got everything way under control and taken care of. While my church would be happy to organize meals and all that for me, and I'm sure that they would even try to accommodate the gluten free thing (we have a bunch of celiacs), the last thing I can afford while recovering is getting sick from risking it. For the first few days that cooking for myself will be a problem, getting to the bathroom on time would be a problem too. So tomorrow... today? Wednesday is prep day. Making a double meatloaf and some casseroles and such. I've got my liquid and soft food diet packed to take with me (in the bag with a giraffe, because of course one is going with me) and other than that I'm set. I hope Laura is all set too!

 

I'm up way, way too late tonight. This is what happens when a much anticipated new video game is released. I think I'll just have a little of the meatloaf I'm already going to be making before i pack it away for dinner tonight. Probably have to call in an early dinner and starve all night. <_<

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Good luck with the surgeries, you guys! Just FYI,  I have had both of these procedures.

In the old days (when dinosaurs roamed) GB surgery was more complicated. I've got a 9 inch zipper beginning under my sternum and taking a right at my belly button. The hyster zipper goes perpendicular. I'm a big ole  giant scar fest, combined with the shoulders and breast surgeries. 

lol

 

Be good to yourselves while recovering. No rush to "be all better". Your body needs extra time after anesthesia. Got it?  ;) good. Big hugs!

 

Dinner last night was meatball pizza. Really daring for me. So far, so good.And our table and chairs finally arrived, so we were thrilled

to be able to sit and eat....all that standing was getting old. (j/k we borrowed a neighbor's card table --and they are getting a flourless chocolate cake with ganache as a"thank you". )

 

Tonight is looking like chicken and risotto with sauteed chard (much to the hub's dismay...) not really liking the chard, that guy. Too bad, buddy--dark leafies are good for you.

The End. :D 

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