What's For Dinner? - 2020

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I got a phone call before dinner and it was one of those calls where I just couldn't get off the phone. So dinner was leftovers for both of us. DH made a chicken teriyaki sandwich plus tater tots and I had more pasta casserole with a spinach salad. We both had a honeycrisp apple for dessert.
 

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Loved those burgers last night. Usually Rick makes our burgers, but I took the bull by the horns, so to speak and made them (he makes better burgers than I do). Ground beef, chopped mushrooms and shredded baby Swiss cheese mixed together. With lettuce, tomato, and pickles. Ketchup for Rick and mustard for me. Yum! Just....yum! Done in the Foodi grill. I had one large onion left, so I halved it, cored it, and filled the halves with baked beans (did this last week, too). And did it in the Grill. I made a chopped coleslaw (didn't feel like dealing with the food processor) with broccoli and cauliflower. And that was supper. Rick was hoping for some dessert, but I didn't get that far.

We still have two burgers left, so I guess it's supper again tonight. I'll throw together some salad. We eat a lot of salads and such when we have the fresh produce. My doctor told me on Tuesday that we'd probably be safer to go to our farmers' market in town for our produce as long as we wore our masks and stayed outside to shop. We may do that next Wednesday.
 

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I am eating so little these days. Doctor told me to eat 5 small meals a day but my meals were already pretty small. So now what I consume is not more at a time than what a small baby eats, it shows too, I' m steadily losing some more weight which is ok with me size-wise but it also makes more skin just hang, at my age it does not shrink anymore and is rather unsightly. So I am always covered up, thin material of course, when I go out. At home I still wear t-shirts as the cats don't care.
Have you ever tried to make a meal with meat, potato, veggie and fruit which is not more all together than 1 cup? I don't want to have leftovers all the time even if I freeze them for later because I love to cook. If I have a salad then that is all I can eat and I try to load it with ham and cheese and nuts for the protein and still end up throwing part of it away (no ham and cheese in the compost). In the evening I munch on nuts and seeds while watching tv. At least the tiny meals do seem to have the desired effect regarding my guts which were sending me to the bathroom all the time and nothing previously tried or prescribed had worked, so I am hopeful.
Making the Chinese food and giving most of it to my young neighbors helps with my desire to cook and not having leftovers. They are forever grateful as she is a nurse in the Covid ward and he is a firefighter stationed at the same hospital so they have to be careful about going grocery shopping etc. Chinese food is rather cheap to prepare so I don't mind.
I bought a lot of fruit at the farmers market, also tomatoes and cucumbers, lettuce is growing in the garden, so I have plenty to snack on or pretend it is a meal. The corn is now 2 ft high, tomatoes have several medium size green ones on them, radishes are starting to pop up out of the ground but the peppers seem to be a bust and so are the cucumbers. So different from SoCal and I am not pleased.
Haven't decided yet what to have for dinner, breakfast was very late and more than what I usually have but with no bad effects so far, so I will probably have a peach, and an apricot with a small handful of nuts later on and treat myself to a wine cooler (a splash of white zinfandel with Sprite zero and lots of ice cubes in a really big glass). I should make some lemonade with the lemon juice ice cubes I have in the freezer and make it with Splenda as sugar as such does not agree with my guts either.
 

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Huge salad; just romaine, cherry tomatoes, olives, cokes, seasoned croutons, some fresh basil~~ from a small plant I bought, EVOO and balsamic vinegar for dressing. Dessert was a navel orange.

This morning, I discovered that Geoffrey LIKES the basil plant! UGH>>> I caught him chomping down on a leaf!! Darn cat! Will not eat his food, but will eat the basil....

ugh... I have not other spot for it, other than where it is; on my windowsill.
 

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What I finally did have was some leftover potato salad my son had made which I had to gussy up because to me it was inedible. The dressing was nothing but mayo mixed with Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing, yuck, so much creamy calories. I put a sharp vinaigrette on it to give it some tang and added some chopped red onions and let it sit for a few hours, then it was edible but I never put mayo on my potato salad so it certainly is not my favorite. I had some cold chicken on the side and a few slices of really ripe tomatoes. For desert one piece of Lindora dark truffle.
 

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Huge salad; just romaine, cherry tomatoes, olives, cokes, seasoned croutons, some fresh basil~~ from a small plant I bought, EVOO and balsamic vinegar for dressing. Dessert was a navel orange.

This morning, I discovered that Geoffrey LIKES the basil plant! UGH>>> I caught him chomping down on a leaf!! Darn cat! Will not eat his food, but will eat the basil....

ugh... I have not other spot for it, other than where it is; on my windowsill.
if all he had is one leaf it wont hurt him, buy him a catnip or valerian plant just for him. If he does not like either one you can make a nice infusion type herb tea for yourself, very soothing.
 
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