I can say without a doubt that today has been the best day since my kidney stone attacked me. Although I did have my usual morning bout of pain it was neither as bad nor did it last as long as yesterday's. I did pop a pain pill and drank a bunch of water and then I stomped around the yard. On my third circuit, I could already feel the pain abating, like the ocean's tide going out, slowly but surely. And then...it was over. And since it had not been so bad, it didn't wipe me out the way the other ones have and I had far more energy to do a few things around here.
As you can see, I fed my sourdough and it is bubbling away, happy with its infusion of whole wheat and white flour. I even used the starter that is supposed to be thrown out to make a loaf of cheat bread with a little yeast and a tiny bit of milk and a spoonful of sugar in it. That is still rising.
I decided to make a salad that I always make new-born mamas.
The recipe comes from a very, very vintage Southern Living magazine and it has things in it that no one in their right culinary mind would use these days like a dressing made with vegetable oil, chili sauce, sugar, soy sauce and wine vinegar. Well, I guess all of those are all right, really, but if I used all of the oil and sugar recommended we would probably die tonight. It also has thinly sliced beef in it, sugar snaps and tomatoes, spinach and red onion, along with hard boiled eggs and sesame seeds. I don't have any spinach but I picked a bunch of lettuce and some kale and I don't have a red onion but I have a sweet onion and those will do. The name of the recipe is Peking Beef Salad and I am thinking that the tablespoon of soy sauce and sesame seeds are what makes it qualify to be titled "Peking." It's certainly not the Heinz chili sauce or hard boiled eggs unless there's something about Asian cooking that I do not know.
Anyway, I surely have a goodly plenty of sugar snaps.
My god, but it was good to see them.
Lis brought me that pretty little rose you can see behind my starter and I finally gave her the Christmas present I'd gotten her and since her birthday is next week, it has ended up being her Christmas/birthday gift.
I feel almost 50% my real Mary Moon self. I'm tired. I will admit that. But I got some shit DONE. And I got to see my beloveds.
It's been a plus positive day for you, dear Mary! May the trend continue!ReplyDelete
Yesterday was wonderful!Delete
It sounds like a good day in many ways. Glad to read about it.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Liz. It really was.Delete
glad you are better and had the gift of a Lon and Lis visit! May you continue on the upward trend!ReplyDelete
And it was such a gift. SUCH a gift.Delete
50% of our beloved Mary will do. Any % will do but the higher the better.ReplyDelete
I think I'm back done to 30% today. Sigh.Delete
so glad to hear you are on the mend xxalainaxxReplyDelete
I am sure I am.Delete
What a happy post!ReplyDelete
Written by a happy woman.Delete
37paddington: this post is like the sun came out. May it keep shining on you. You did a lot today!ReplyDelete
Maybe too much? Little tired today.Delete
This soothed my soul that you are hopefully on the mend and feeling a bit better. Wishing you a peaceful and uneventful Sunday.ReplyDelete
It has been both peace and uneventful. Mostly.Delete
Sounds like you have turned the corner on those kidney stones and you are on your way to feeling good again. Happy Days!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Ellen.Delete
AND you got clean sheets on the bed. That's always a plus.ReplyDelete
They felt SO good.Delete
That salad sounds quite nice, but what on earth is " beef bacon"?ReplyDelete
Glad that you are feeling better.
I have no idea what beef bacon is. Something they ate in the seventies that I missed?Delete
I'm so glad you're feeling better! And that you got to see Lon and Lis, even for just a short visit.ReplyDelete
They were a balm and a tonic to my soul.Delete
glad to hear you are improving. enough to get some stuff done. and so nice for a surprise visit from friends.ReplyDelete
It was EVERYTHING!Delete