Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Squash Dinner

I told you we made a quick trip to the grocery Saturday.  Sweet potatoes, acorn squash, and russet potatoes with butter and black pepper. Served over spaghetti squash. I had roasted mushrooms too. 

This was good.  But it really needs some richness. I am thinking the leftovers may get a white gravy or even a cheese sauce. 

Also thinking I might add some liquid smoke or some hickory smoked salt. Just a little. To deepen the flavors. Just thinking.

From the farmers market. . .

The brother and I were at the farmers market Saturday.  We found beets, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and leaf lettuce.  Smoked sausage was also one of the prizes we found at the market.

We brought it home and couldn't wait to cook it up. We had tomatoes and peppers out Charles' garden. So again I made a fresh pasta sauce.  Sausage and sauce over whole wheat pene.

The brother and I shared this huge pan.  Fresh sausage and fresh veg. No way to beat that!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

New doctors.& new glasses

Today I had to see a new doctor.  My glasses are 10 years old and woefully ineffective. The ophthalmologist is Dr. Jacobs.  He and his staff were respectful and kind.  The doctor himself very thorough.

I love a physician that can communicate in terms I understand.  Many I have seen love techno-babble. The doctor and his staff all explained clearly what was happening as it was happening.They were all very accommodating  and caring.

I had no idea that because I was diabetic Medicare would pay for a large portion of the doctors fee. The office staff were aware and applied for me.  They saved me over $50.00 Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

I am diabetic. Since I have not had an exam in over 10 years my biggest fear was diabetic retinopithy.. The veins to the retina start to leak and eventually cause blindness.

Good news! To quote Dr. Jacobs my retinas are 'Wonderful!'.  Doing my happy dance!

However I do need new glasses. Bifocals. RATS!

Next door to the doctor is an optometrist. Eyemart Express.  Dell was the technician that assisted me. I have champagne tastes on a beer budget. Dell worked with me tirelessly until we found glasses that worked for me.  Actually Dell worked with my budget to get me TWO pairs of glasses!

Two pair with no line bifocals for $77.00.  Thank you Dell! Thank you! Thank you!

Clear blue and pink.

BTW: I wasn't feeling particularly photogenic so my friends the Butternuts agreed to model for me!  Aren't they cute in my glasses!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Leftover make over!

The leftover pork chops in the fridge has been calling to me.  'Make pasta with me' say they. Charles' fresh tomatoes, peppers and basil added their voices too.

Pork, veggies, a little cream, whole wheat pene, parm and love of course gives you dinner.

                                                    Pene with fresh tomato basil sauce

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fall time change. . .Trixie hates it!

The time fell back almost 2 weeks ago.  Trixie has yet to adjust.  She knows exactly when her dinner time is. Waiting an extra hour is such a bummer.

'They are never gonna feed me again!  I'm so poor!' Says Trixie.

Dogs . . Again

A few days ago I scalded three fingers.  Two have already healed. The third had a burn that when the skin fell off the burn went all the way to the meat! Oooooouuuuchie!

It needs a little extra tlc for a few days.  Trixie is up for that!

Lots of aloe vera and a dry bandage.  Nurse Trixie monitoring closely. Checking my bandaging work.  

Neither of  of them are sure how I managed to do this to myself.  But they are both on the look out so it doest happen again!  Lol! 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

No freeze yet. . .

It's November 9th and we still have fresh veg from the brothers patio garden.  Beautiful tomatoes and bell peppers. Not to mention a three foot basil plants.

They are so sweet and tender I didn't have the heart to put a dressing on them. Just like the first fruits of spring.