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Rest the Ankle... MY FOOT! 
Aug. 17, 2011 11:00 pm 
Updated: Aug. 18, 2011 12:19 pm
Ok, I admit that the other day when I went kitchen nuts, my foot did blow up like a balloon... but I'd been "on it" all afternoon!  (One of those "I MUST cook days.")  Despite elevating it with ice most of the evening, didn't do squat... but then it didn't take mere "moments" to puff it up.  That was Monday, so yesterday and today I pampered it a little more than I had.  This morning when I got up, it seemed almost "free" of swelling, and was only tender where the top is still kinda red...  Perhaps a bruise will still manifest, buy seems after a full week that it would have already, if it was going to...

So, today finally, life was somewhat back to normal... well as "normal" as things can be around here on the best of days!  I finally left the house to run a few errands... but easily talked myself into settling for the prices of my "fav" convenience store, rather than chase all over in 108 degrees to fill the gas tank, buy cat food, and figure a way to 'lay in' some milk until I get to the grocery...

Once the "must do's" were finished, I cooled off, and rummaged the l/o situation in the frige...  Raw burger that needed cooking (at least,)  and a few other odds/ends.  I settled on making cabbage rolls which I'd been craving for a month or so...  I had rice made already, steamed some leaves off a head of cabbage, used the "old" meat, and added 1/2 can of vegetable juice to the tomato sauce to use the juice up too!  It made 4 rolls, which is perfect for a meal for 2!  Now we have a l/o lunch any day, or even another dinner.  Also this eveining, I nuked some l/o mashed taters, more to make the plate look like a meal, than a snack, but did remove yet another container from the frige!

Since, while I've been settling down for an evening of "couch potato," the sweet tooth has been screaming at me...  I'm sure you know the feeling!  That "niggly" little voice in your left ear...  At this point, a jar of good jam might just hit the spot!  I guess I'll have to stifle that craving for now...

I did notice a while ago, that the foot was once again slightly swollen... I still had my "stool" right at hand, and have kept my foot on it as much as possible since.  Of course, a good night's sleep will assist even more in that dept. 

So, it would appear that crazycook is back up and running (almost) normally, and simply brimming with topics to share...  I would suspect that this week, I may simply be forced to leave multiple posts daily... so should you be interested... guess you'll have to keep an eye on "me..." 

Till next time... be healthy (keep that foot elevated!) be happy, be (just a bit) crazy!
Aug. 18, 2011 2:42 am
oh Stevie i am so glad your foot is better,if you don't remember hurting it you might want to get a check up, could be gout like you said or it could be your sugar is to be careful...your food sounds so good...gosh i might have to make cabbage rolls'll check later to see if you have posted more...later friend...judy
Aug. 18, 2011 11:04 am
Judy, ever do something stupid in the kitchen and pass it off as nothing? Seems (now) that I dropped a can of pork/beans on that foot last week! "that was dumb!" and forgot all about it! More later!
Aug. 18, 2011 12:19 pm
omg...glad you know i dropped a can of black beans on my foot this morning, so if i forget i hope you all will remind if my foot swells or hurts) so glad you are ok my far away friend...take care...judy
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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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