I mentioned that after getting the flu shot Thursday, I felt pretty bad Friday. Saturday (yesterday) I got up feeling completely normal. We went to Addie’s game, sat out in the sun and baked, went and ate burgers, came home. Vince went downstairs to watch a football game, I was going to cross stitch. About 6 p.m. I started feeling bad again. Checked my temp. 99.9. Took an acetaminophen and a shower and by 9, I was in bed. Vince came to bed about 10:30, woke me up. Apparently he was sleeping in his chair downstairs when I yelled down that I was going to bed. Even though he said “OK”, he didn’t remember that. Then I woke up about 1:30, Vince asked me how I felt and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I almost got up but I was still shivering so I knew I still had fever and finally fell back asleep. This morning, I woke up feeling fine and hope the flu shot effects are over. This is the time when I say I’m never getting it again .. but I always do because I had the flu once, when Chad was 7, and I couldn’t get out of bed for a week. I was so sick .. I don’t think, at my age, I could handle being that sick now.
I always know I’m feeling great when I want to spend the day cooking and, at least the morning has been spent cooking.
Vince watched racing early this morning and then asked if we could have breakfast. He said “Since we blew the keto diet yesterday, can we have biscuits and then start over tomorrow?” Fine.
I made Blake’s Biscuits. I’ve tried other recipes but I always come back to Blake’s recipe. Many of y’all have tried Blake’s recipe and told me it’s the best. My friend, Blake, and his wife, Cindy, are a few years younger than I am but I’ve known them both since they were in high school. When they got married, they either bought or built a small home just on the outskirts of the Lake Charles, LA area. Their two kids are grown. The daughter is married and has two kids of her own. Several years ago, they all bought land a good ways out of town. I think Blake’s daughter and her husband built first, then Cindy and Blake built so now they’re living not far from their grandkids. Blake has recently retired and they are loving being so close to the grands. I love seeing the interaction with the kids. It makes me wish I lived next door to Addie but I’m very happy to be as close as I am. I’ll never complain about being 45 minutes from them.
Part of what makes them so easy is that I just roll them up into an oblong shape and cut them. Then dip the tops in melted butter, arrange them in a pan (I use a skillet) and bake them.
As they were about to be done, I was thinking . . let me grab a cooling rack to place under the hot skillet. Then I remembered . . I have a gas stove! I can put the hot pot on the stove grate. Yay!
Breakfast was done!
Before I started breakfast, I cooked 6 chicken breasts in the pressure cooker for Rita’s food. As soon as they were done, I cooked rice, then made dog food. I didn’t get it all stirred up til after breakfast. There are about 3 to 3-1/2 cups of food in each bag. As we open each bag, I mash up a banana and add, cook one egg and add that and add a bit of ground flax seed and put it all in a quart jar. Each bag, with the added ingredients, will last her about two days – usually with a little left over. From these 8 bags, there should be enough food for 17 to 18 days.
Next on the list was getting the chuck roast cooked. It was supposed to be for tomorrow but will get moved to Tuesday. We like the Mississippi Pot Roast . . a lot!
There is a jar of whole pepperonici peppers in the storage room downstairs but there was a jar of sliced in the fridge so . . sliced it was! I also used Better than Bouillon with a bit of water instead of canned broth.
Last (I hope) . . I had planned to cook Naked Fish Tacos today but with us being off keto, I figured I’d just finish out the day by extending our bad eating habits.
Vince will have spaghetti and meatballs. I’ll have a baked potato and a couple of meatballs that I will withhold from the sauce and fry in a skillet.
That is the last of my basil. I have so enjoyed having it this summer. I love basil. I wish I loved oregano . . but I do not.
This means I’ll bump everything back and have the fish tomorrow and the roast been on Tuesday. Leftover fish on Wednesday. Leftover roast beef on Thursday. Maybe I’ll get lots of stitching time this coming week. I always think I will but it never seems to happen.
The backsplash looks great! I need to cook tonight too, my DH was at baseball playoffs the past two nights, so I ate left overs and such, easy.
Peggy Barcelona says
I’ve just started making my dogs food. Can you please tell me what you put in yours? It looks very similar to mine, I put either chicken or turkey, brown rice, carrots, zucchini, peas and red bell peppers as well as a little sweet potato if I have it. Does that sound about right? I’ve read she should have one cup for every 10 lbs of weight so I give her two cups. Am I on the mark at that? I appreciate any help. Thank you
I don’t add red bell pepper. I do add sweet potatoes sometimes (when I have them). Our vet told us that 1/2 cup to 1 cup 3 times per day for a chihuaha. Our dachshund weighed a bit more but must have had a slower metabolism so he hate less than Rita does but she isn’t overweight. Rita is of the opinion that every time we eat, she must eat. So, we feed her 1/2 cup three times per day and then when we eat, if she demands food, we give her more. She’s very vocal and very determined. She’s probably 12 years old and like the rest of us old folks, food matters a lot to her so we may give her more than we should.
Sibyl Scott says
Judy wanted to let you know I made Blake’s biscuits this evening. They were a hit. Both children loved them. I thought I need some ribbon cane syrup with these and didn’t have any. Will be going to the store real soon and remedy that. Thanks for sharing.
We almost always have sorghum with ours. So glad y’all liked them. What brand of ribbon cane syrup do y’all like?
Sibyl Scott says
Judy the only kind I know is Steens. I guess that is what my parents always purchased, I remember on my grandparents table also. Guess it is one of those things you keep what was used prior.