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DD 15 - DH Saves the Day! , etc

September 19th, 2016 at 06:42 pm

Day 15 of no soda.
Had a Kit kat gifted to me by the lady doing light duty. I'm a milk chocolate gal - rarely dark.

I think I got an 87% today. Lots of leftovers from dinner.

I think DH and I are both getting tired of roasted veggies. I need to come up with something else. Not salad. He won't eat salad. Veggies have to be cooked.

So, how did DH save the day?

Well last night I was afraid I had fried my blender and my InstaPot. The blender would be a horrible loss due to daily use, and the InstaPot, I'm just starting to figure out what to do with it.

I'd tried everything I could think of. DH had me try plugging the blender in another outlet, and it worked! So then we thought that the outlet went bad.

But when I plugged something into it, it worked!

So, we thought maybe just the IP had fried.

But then DH made the wonderful discovery (which he will tease me about forever) - the removable plug in cord was NOT plugged in to the back of the pot!

Crisis averted. Wooh!

Of course, on the other hand .. since DH hadn't made an appointment to get his car looked at (the wheel bearing fixed) and had just let it go and go (he did buy the needed parts ...) he tells me on Saturday he needs my car.

It probably will be most of this week before it can get fixed.


And of course this week just so happens to be when I have two evening meetings in a row after work.

Thankfully my boss said she'd be ok with me riding with her to the meeting, and taking me home on Tuesday. Wednesday won't be an issue since DH doesn't work til 9 PM.

But still... Ugh.

I needed a few stamps to mail something, and since after I got home, DH had the car, I walked to the next closest gas station which sold stamps. (I called first!) Got a good 35 minute walk in too.

On my way home, a lady that I've seen quite a number of times on my walks was in her driveway unloading groceries with her son? She said hi to me and asked me if I lived in the area. I told her that I lived just around the corner. Smile

She then told me that if I ever wanted a walking partner, just bang on her door after 3 pm and she'd throw on some shorts and go! COOL!

Something else pretty good. I got a call from my doctor's office about my blood work. They said that my platelets had improved a good bit, and to stay on the iron supplements - they seemed to be working!

I need to call back and make an appointment for another retest, and also ask what the numbers were. I hate how they don't give you a copy of the results unless you ask. It's so annoying. I want to track these things myself!

So, I've been pretty frustrated with one of my paid to exercise apps - bounts. It works fine, but I haven't been able to redeem for a reward in a LONG time. I have enough points for at least $15 worth of rewards.

But they are all out of stock. Except one - Crutchfield. A $25 reward. I need another 2k points or so for.

I had been wondering why I'd even want that. But then I got a catalog in the mail today (or I should say DH did) and it was for ... Crutchfield! I browsed through it and at first thought everything was WAY out of my price range and nothing I'd really want.

Then ... then I saw it. A little device you plug into your stereo which works to make your stereo bluetooth compatiable. That just means that you can listen to your iPhone music without any cords connecting to your speaker system. $50.

This is a goal I can work towards. Smile

Something else I forgot!
DH agreed to go to a real concert with me! Trans-Siberian Orchestra on Nov 17. It'll be an early birthday celebration for me. Smile Thank goodness the guitarist he likes is in this particular group (I guess they divide the group into two to cover more territory.)

Now I just need to buy the tickets! Big Grin

11 Responses to “DD 15 - DH Saves the Day! , etc”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    You may be able to see your medical records online, might need to ask the doctor's office if possible. Funny story about the outlet and plug. I found a walking partner for some days here, makes walking seem much quicker when talking to someone. Smile

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    CCF - Supposedly they are hooked up to an online format - but so far I've not seen anything actually posted there other than a few clinical dx terms. A walking partner definitely helps time pass!

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    FT I love this stir fry. You cook each thing in batches and put them in a tray to keep them warm, but that way they don't steam or get mushy like trying to cook veggies together. I like it over basmati rice.

    http:// www.theppk.com/2011/03/cast-iron-stir-fry-with-avocado-basil-peanuts/

    Oh, and this one: http:// wellvegan.com/recipes/pasta-della-california. We chop up veggie buffalo wings to put on top, but it's yummy enough without that!

  4. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh! I just remembered you're not crazy about avocado. Sorry, that's one of my fave ingredients so I always prefer dishes with it! Wink
    Here's a really nice dish -- I always double the bell pepper and mushroom to get more veggie in there, and add a touch of garlic powder.
    http:// fatfreevegan.com/blog/2010/04/12/chickpeas-ala-king/

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    This is good too. It comes from a cooking-class pamphlet so there's no link, but luckily I posted the recipe on Facebook so was able to copy and paste.

    Greens and gold with millet and peanut sauce.
    1 cup dry millet, rinsed
    1 onion, chopped
    1 bunch kale (or other greens), chopped
    1 cooked sweet potato, (cut into bite-sized chunks and cooked until tender)
    (1 cup cooked chickpeas, optional)
    1/2 cup peanut butter or more
    3-4 T Braggs, soy sauce or coconut aminos
    1 T lemon juice
    1 T minced ginger
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 t or more curry powder
    pinch cayenne
    hot water

    Bring 3 cups of water to boil, add millet, return to boil and simmer 20-30 mins until tender and water is absorbed, stirring occasionally.

    Combine peanut butter, Braggs, lemon juice, ginger, garlic, curry powder and cayenne. Add hot/boiling water a bit at a time, stirring, until you reach desired consistency. (Could also cook the sauce for a bit to tame the garlic and ginger; it's quite potent otherwise.) You could have a very thick or very runny sauce depending on your preference.

    Heat oil in a large skillet. Cook onions for 3-5 mins. Add greens and a bit of water and simmer for 10 mins or so (more or less depending on how tender you like your greens; could put lid on for more tenderness). Add sweet potatoes (and chickpeas if using).

    Ladle millet, then veggies and then sauce all together in a big bowl or plate!

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    Forgive all my posting, I'm on a recipe-sharing tear! Big Grin This is supposed to be a really good chili though I can't remember if I ever made it when I had the cookbook. I remembered it having lots of veggies so I looked it up.

    https:// supershegan.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/how-it-all-vegan-chili/

  7. Susan H Says:

    What about veggie fritters/pancakes? I have seen many recipes online- you shred your veggies (carrots, zucchini,onions)- mix with...something eggs maybe- and panfry...i am sorry this isn't very specific but I think you will find something if you bing or google it...

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Thanks Ceejay for all the ideas! I actually have come around to avocados... I wouldn't say they're a favorite, but I am at the point where I can say I like them. Smile
    Thanks Susan H - will have to check that out.

  9. Trying to get ahead Says:

    We went to the TSO concert last year and it was amazing! You all will definitely enjoy the show! Sorry, I don't really have any veggie recipes.

  10. Susan H Says:

    Veggie Fritter/Pancake Recipe:
    1/2 cup shredded veggie -( if you are using zucchini,it says to sprinkle with salt for 30 minutes, then squeeze dry)-then stir in 3 Tbsp flour, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, 1 Tbsp Grated Vidalia onion and 1 pinch Kosher salt-Warm 1 Tbsp Olive oil in a large cast iron skillet or non stock skillet over medium heat-While the oil is warming stir in one egg into veggie mixture, drop spoonfuls into pan and slightly flatten- cook approx 2 minute per side until golden brown- Should make 6-8 "pancake/fritters"-

    There is a dipping sauce recipe as a suggestion to to serve with: Whisk 1/3 cup Greek yogurt, juice of 1/2 lemon,1 /Tbsp fresh mint and pinch of Kosher salt

  11. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    TGH - I can hardly wait!

    Susan - thanks! Looks interesting.

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