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Pasta to the rescue 
May 24, 2011 10:00 pm 
Updated: May 25, 2011 2:20 am
Sunday, it must have been, I cooked up some rotini... the multi colored stuff.  I was craving a pasta salad, and thinking that with temps approaching triple digits, a cold meal might be nice.  I sat in the frige untouched, since, until this evening.  I flat out didn't feel like diving into anything.  Flavors had had plenty of time to mingle, gave it a good stir to "wake it up," added some summer sausage...  rusty sourdough bread on the side.  It saved me the efforts of whipping up something in a short amount of time!

The chat I had this afternoon with my shrink agreed with my initial findings, so for now the focus will be on fighting the fatigue I seem to be experiencing.  My doc told me just yesterday that at least 4 of my daily meds contribute to drowsiness, and dizzyness, and one even blurred vision!  The chat with my shrink was good in that we're going to try a month at a lower dosage of my main antidepressant (to see what that will do...) meantime I'm going to take it upon myself to stop taking my two "as needed" meds that each contribute to the issues at hand!  Meds!  I swear, at times I think I'd rather live with the ailment, than side affects of the remedies!  (I hope I don't eat my words in short order!)  Regardless, for some reason I left her office in a bit of a funk, and just haven't been able to kick it just yet.  Tomorrow's a new day...

I became aware some yrs ago that the tingling and numbness in my feet, and that fact that they at times tell my brain that they are cold as ice (when they are warm to the touch!) is indeed illness caused Neuropathy - apparently quite common for diabetics, for instance.  One of the "treatments" recomended is frequent massage...  I pulled out my foot bath, which I rarely use, and soaked my feet for 20 mins or so in wonderfully vibrating warm water.  Blew me away!  My feet actually felt "normal" almost all day!  So, friends, if you (or a friend/loved one) suffer with this, suggest a regular soak in a decent foot bath!  The results might just be amazing to one (as I) who has suffered with this for more years than I can recall.  (Just a non-food related tip... hope it's helpful to someone!)

Well, it's time for a late night snack!  I must go raid the frige, so till next time, be well, be happy, be crazy!  (Avoid large amt's of sugar in the middle of the night!  Messes me up every time!)
May 25, 2011 2:20 am
hey Stevie,pasta salad sound good, i might make some today,talk to the place where you fill your med's at they know more about the med's than your dr. does,more school than dr. i hope you feel better soon, i have to watch the sugar too, i have quit all med's but two, i take my insulin & one antidepressant ...all the rest i am going to fix with food,the main thing i think is high fiber,low carb,...yes soaking feet does help, i do that about every night, helps me sleep, if i eat late i eat boiled eggs, i keep some ready in ice box, just in case i get hungry late,be well friend... Judy
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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