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January 2009


Robitussin is my new bff

I feel SO much better after taking this stuff!  I haven’t been sick in so long I didn’t even realize that I needed to sign off that I was over 18 to buy this stuff!   I got the non-drowsy for the day and then Tylenol PM for tonight.  All I know is that I am able to do things, like grocery shopping, without having to stop and cough.  😀

Our grocery shop went great, I’ll detail in my next post.  Even including $19.99 spent on one ingredient (the 1 pound of lump crab) our groceries came to $152.07, which when you see my menu I think is great!  Not only does that include Superbowl Sunday, but also 7 complete dinners and lunchmeat for Tony’s sandwiches during the week. 

So do you ever have a jones for certain things?  Mine is gyros!  I love the fact that they take your pita and fry (i.e. soak!) the pita in butter before adding the gyros meat!   Hannah and I split one, but I ended up taking off 2 ounces of the meat, using my TJ pita and only having 2 ounces of fries, which I of course added Tabasco!

stacking my fries like that makes me think I have more!

stacking my fries like that makes me think I have more!

I just steamed my pita for  30 seconds and then put in my gyros meat – with 1 tablespoon of the cucumber sauce on the side.  Hit the spot!

524 calories, 29 fat and 50 carbs

524 calories, 29 fat and 50 carbs

Now before I would have had the whole pita, with a large fry by myself.  That version would have been 1185 calories, 64 fat and 83 carbs!  Yikes! 

What is your favorite fast food go to?

Off to clean up the kitchen so we can bring in the groceries.  Lot’s to do!  See you later. 😀


Mmmm….Ham Steak

Tony loves ham steak but I rarely think to get it.  When I was at Aldi last week I saw it and picked it up – this whole steak only cost $3.25!  I pan fried it in Pam for about 6 minutes a side.


I heated up some premade hashbrowns in the toaster oven, and made us eggs/egg white scrambled eggs.  Delicious!

My plate comes in at 415 calories, 22 fat, 15 carbs

My plate comes in at 415 calories, 22 fat, 15 carbs

I still haven’t gotten rid of my cough yet!  Thanks for all your suggestions so far though! 😀  I am going to go to the pharmacy today and see what types of cough syrups I can get.  The problem with that is  a lot of them interfere with my blood sugar, so my options are sometimes limited.  The worst part is that I feel okay, so I keep wanting to do things, only to start hacking up a lung!

Yesterday I said I was going to post the recipe for Joe’s Crab and Artichoke Dip from Joe’s Crab Shack.  I had it all wrong – the recipe comes from Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab restaurant – big difference!  This is the dip I am making for the Superbowl.  I am also going to be making steak tartare!  Tony and Joe absolutely love it, but I just can’t over the raw meat factor.  You need to get REALLY good meat for this so a trip to the butcher shop is on the list today.

Joe’s Crab and Artichoke Dip

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 pound lump crab meat
  • 1 cup grated asiago cheese
  • 3/4 cup rough chopped artichoke hearts
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions (no thank you)
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell peppers (Tony doesn’t want that added)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery (which we are leaving out because the texture is just like onions!)
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco Sauce (yea!!)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated asiago cheese

Whip cream cheese until smooth and light with mixer.  Add may and combine well.  Fold in the remaining ingredients by hand with rubber spatula gently until combined well.

Pour into a greased 9×9 baking dish.  Sprinkle top with grated asiago.  Bake in 400 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.  Place under broiler for additional one minute to brown more if necessary.  Serve with your favorite chips: garlic crisps, pita chips, etc.

Okay, I am off to get some relief from this cough!  See you later!


Home Remedies and Easy Pizza

So although I have buffalo chicken pizza on my brain, we just ordered pizza tonight – I didn’t want to get my germs all over everyone’s pizza!   Next week that will definitely be on the menu!

classic sausage pizza with my trusty Tabasco!

classic sausage pizza with my trusty Tabasco!

 So Tony has been on the internet trying to find home remedies for my cough.  It’s a dry cough, not a satisfying cough if you know what I mean!  Other than that I feel fine!   It’s so annoying!

So first up:  1 teaspoon honey, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, warm water and drink.  The results?  Didn’t help.

Next up:  Vick’s Vaporub on my feet with socks.  The results?  Not sure yet.

Now he’s shouting “do we have cayenne pepper and ground ginger?’  I think I need to get him off the computer!

I hope I feel better tomorrow – its football weekend and I have a lot planned!  Off to relax – we just saw Howie do it.  When I laugh that makes me cough too, so maybe we should stick to dramas tonight! 

Sleep tight!