Monday, 9 January 2012

The Craving Has Finally Been Full-Filled !

..... for the oddest reason it was when I was seemingly at my very sickest, I had a "craving" for French Toast and Crispy Bacon.

Today was the day I satisfied the "craving", and boy, oh boy, was it ever good !

 "Here it was all in the "works".  Check out the spanking brand new Starfrit frying pan .... Rob bought me yesterday at Walmart, as my old fry pans warp now under any kind of heat at all.  What a pleasure it was to cook with even heat distributed throughout the bottom of the pan .... sheer Heaven it was, let me tell the World !  ....but of course he only bought me one new pan, at a cost of $29.00 +taxes, so the bacon had to be done up in the old warped fry pan."

"Let me tell you and me, it was simply delish, and the craving has now been satisfied.  So much for those few pounds I lost in the past couple of weeks, as I am sure they will all be back on within at least another day or two .... hopefully not, but then that would be just unrealistic wishful thinking on my part, now wouldn't it be?  LOL."

Now that I am feeling lots much better then I was, I had  gone back into Owen Sound this morning with Rob, as he had to go in to get his haircut, and we needed a few things at the No Frills Store across the way anyhow.

I had come across a recipe this past Saturday for a Black Bean with Feta Salad that I would like to try.  I have taken pork chops out of the freezer to cook up along with some sauerkraut tomorrow, to go with the Salad.  Here is the recipe for it as follows:

Recipe Type: Salad and Salad DressingBeansCabbage
Yields: 8 servings
Prep time: 20 min

2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 sweet red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and chopped
2 cups finely chopped cabbage 
4 green onions, chopped
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1 clove garlic
, minced
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed 
lemon juice 
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, combine beans, bell pepper, cabbage, onion, feta cheese, parsley, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper; toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled.
Makes 8 servings (1 cup each).

Recipe Courtesy of What's Cooking America.

Oops, I just noticed it called for fresh-squeezed lemon; I will have to get Rob to run down to the store later to pick one up just so I don't have to substitute bottled lemon juice.  I will be sure to let everyone know how it turns out, since my Crabby Cabbie will be back in on duty tomorrow at his regular time, we will be back to having our Dinner at around the noon time hour once again.

Now all of this depends on whether or not I hear from the Specialist or not tomorrow morning, so if all goes according to plan this will be on tomorrow's Dinner Menu.

I am telling you, it is so much nicer now to be able to breath more normal then ever .... we take ever the littlest things for granted within so many days of our lives, do we not?  My chest cavity still pains, my breathing still becomes strained and shallow if I over exert, however I am 100% better or more then I was, and this is all good !!!

I am going little by little, with taking my time from going to Point A to Point B; longer and slower is better right now, and really at this point there is no rush to get the Christmas Decorations down and put away is there?  I might as well just start enjoying them a little bit now that I am well enough to?

Ha,ha,ha .... it has been getting a little dusty around here, but those "dust bunnies" have been having a "hay day".  Their days are hopefully but numbered now .... as I plan to return with a "flourish" !!!  Rob was so kind to vacuum all around the other day, so it is mostly layered "dust bunnies" at the moment, as they stack themselves lined up across the top of our furnishings.

That was just quite enough excitement for me all in one day, and just think it is only 2:00 pm..... but still good enough for a day for me at the moment.

The day is cool, windy and grey overcast again out there.  I am sure I read 80% flurries today and tonight, so I suspect the snow will eventually fly sometime yet today.

I am off to get more rested and better myself all at the same time, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. so glad you are feeling better!

  2. Bess said....
    Dear Cindy...
    I am so happy to hear you are finally on the mend. It has surely been a long stretch for you. Sounds as though you had a really bad case of the flu. Did you get a flu shot in the Fall? I usually try to be sure I get mine and hopefully if I do catch it, won't be too severe. I am shocked to hear how your hospital treated you and told you come back if symptoms got worse. He should be ashamed to call himself a Dr. I am happy you are better, missed reading your blog. Take things slow and easy now!! Bess

  3. Glad you are up and about. The bacon and french toast would make anyone feel better, yummm!! Take it slow, you don't want to have a relasp

  4. don't over do things Cindy, as doing too much too soon, could mean a set back......Auntie Gill!!!


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