Daily Archives: September 3, 2014

2014
09/03

Category:
Foods
gluten-free cookng

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I’ll be putting these on a separate page in case you’d like to travel through this experience with us.

Breakfast:  we had a smoothie of blueberries and bananas with almonds plus some extra supplements the doctor ordered for Bill     In addition I fried potatoes and scrambled tofu.   Water or oil fried works equally well.

I don’t follow recipes exactly and often just create, so these are estimates.   We had 3 cups of quinoa in the refrigerator and some frozen broccoli from Costco in the freezer.   I used one of the 4 bags in this package, put it in the microwave for 5 minutes,

P1020178 costco frozen broccoli

Then added a package of Daiya cheese holding some back for the topping.

P1020179 daiya cheese

I mixed these all together,

P1020181 ready for oven

then added the cheese to the top.

P1020181 ready for oven

 This baked at 350 for half an hour and here is the result.

P1020182 baked n ready to eat

We added a salad from the garden and were happily on our way after a  gluten-free meal.   We have enough casserole left for another two meals.  I will leave one in the refrigerator and the other will go into the freezer for a quick meal.

P1020183 lunch our big meal

2014
09/03

Category:
Life

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Adrenal gland workout

Warning!   Mostly  chatter.

1.  This day started with an appointment to see the ENT as I have an off and on sore throat – very mild and maybe a couple times a week.  Because of the length of time, I was urged to go see him since 15 years ago I had vocal cord cancer which was removed with surgery.    The good news is that he said there was not even any sign that there had been cancer and he thinks that the soreness if creeping up from possible arthritis in the cervical vertebrae.   Now I would probably not have gone, except that when they did discover the cancer, the reason I went to the doctor was something equally dumb.   I simply could no longer sing in church.   My voice wouldn’t cooperate.   So I went feeling very stupid about going, but finding the cancer early was a great idea.     So this visit was good news.

2. I was cleaning out the pantry so there would not be any tempting gluten products there.   I found a bag of flour opened but not completely used before the heat hit.    I quit making bread when it was too hot.   Guess who moved in?   The grain moths just couldn’t miss this opportunity.  When I opened the bag, I didn’t close it fast enough to avoid any escaping moths.   Beside which, I think some had already left the nest as I have seen one every other day for the past week.    I should have known.   After escorting the rest of them outside and dumping the flour, I went through most of the rest of the pantry (still have lower shelves to go).  I found a few of the escapees and wiped everything down.   Then put up some traps  which REALLY work.   They send out the same pheromones the females too and attract the males.   The ones I put up last year were full, so up went 3 more.   (There are different brand names)

P1020178 m9th trap

And here is what they look like when in use.   The little fellows go inside and get stuck to the sticky sides of the tent.

P1020177 trap open

3.  I went to get some meat out of the dog chest freezer which sits outside and found it had thawed out – but not completely.  So with somewhere between 4-500 pounds of dog bones and meat from the hunter scraps last year, I did not want to lose it.   It comes packed in  banana boxes and I usually take a box out at a time and repackage it to put in the indoor freezer for them.   Then I can take a couple days worth out at a time to thaw.    PANIC button push time!  I took a box of scraps inside, repackaged it and put in freezer, but now that freezer was full.   I figured that temporarily I could put enough packages of bones in the garage freezer to save another two boxes of bones, so  drove the car around to do so.   DH showed up about then to help me.  By this time there was enough water in the bottom of the freezer that the bottom of the boxes came unglued.   We packaged the bones in grocery plastic bags, tied them shut and loaded them in the back of the car.    Then we found that the outlet wasn’t working,   So I went around, found all the GFIs and reset them.   The freezer came back on.   So we reloaded the freezer from the back of the car.    It may be that the freezer was dying and tripped the GFI.   If that is the case, I will go to the used appliance store and replace it in the morning.  It could also be that something else tripped the GFI.

Now you know why I use adrenal support supplements.

 

2014
09/03

Category:
quilts

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Knitter’s Gifts Scarf

P1020184 scarf finished Knitters gifts.

The scarf is now finished!   I know I thought I could get it done before the end of August, but that just didn’t happen.  However, it is finished now and I can move on.