My Sunday Dinner will be a little different this week because I won't be cooking for just my family, but for my church family as well.
This Sunday is Homecoming for my church, so all the ladies and several of the men will be cooking for our noon dinner. Everything from soup to nuts will be served, quite literally.
My contribution to our dinner will be homemade chicken and dressing, another blueberry crisp, and a jar of my pickled jalapeno peppers. I also have a couple of 2 liter sodas to take along.
Feel free to share your menu/plans in the comments.I went to my diabetic counselor/dietitian on Friday, and as I thought she might do, she started me on metformin, 500 mg once a day. Over the next several weeks she'll increase my dosage until I reach a point where I can't tolerate the dosage any longer. She wants me on the highest dosage of the medication that I can tolerate without too many side effects.
What's the worst side effect, you ask?
Well, without getting too graphic here, lets just say it involves some gastric disturbance and leave it at that, shall we?
I started the medication Friday and she wants me on 500 mg a day for about a month. If all goes well she'll increase it to 500 mg twice a day, and so on until I reach a point where I'm on the highest dosage I can tolerate.
Right now I've been feeling kind of "eh". Not terribly bad, but not too good either. Hopefully the meds will kick in and I'll start feeling better soon.I've been working on some crocheted afghans this week. I've finally finished a full bed-sized afghan and now I'm working on a couple of baby afghans. I buy all my yarn at Wal*mart and they recently remodeled the Jonesboro, Arkansas store where I do most of my shopping.
In the shake-up and remodel they also did away with their fabric department and most of their yarn, so I'm hoping I have enough yarn to finish both afghans since I don't know if I can get more matching yarn if I need it. I'll be a very unhappy camper if I run out of one of my yarns right before I finish the afghan and realize Wal*mart no longer has the yarn I need.I boiled a whole chicken tonight so I'd have chicken broth for my chicken and dressing. We ate some of the chicken for supper and I also made a big pot of okra and tomatoes and a pot of rice.
I cut up 3 jalapeno peppers to add to the okra and tomatoes. I didn't bother with rubber gloves because it was only 3 peppers, right?
You know how on cooking shows they always warn you about using rubber gloves when you handle hot peppers? There's a really good reason for that, and I should know better, but I thought since it was only 3 peppers I'd be okay. I'd wash my hands really well in hot soapy water several times and everything would be fine. Right?
I reached up a little while ago to rub the corner of my eye, and let me tell you, I remembered right quick why you should wear rubber gloves when chopping up hot peppers! Even after the rigorous hand washing there was still enough of the hot pepper residue on my hands to set me on fire!
My eye burned for a good 15 minutes and I haven't forgotten and rubbed my eye again, let me tell you! Learn from my mistakes, and I hope I learned my lesson again as well.My sister CECIL'S hubby, Brian, had the opportunity to attend a show recently that comedienne Lily Tomlin starred in. I'm not sure about all the details regarding the show, but I got the impression that it was a charity benefit.
Brian sent me several pictures of Lily during her show, and of him with her and some other ladies after the show, and I thought I'd share them with you here.
Quoting from the email Brian sent me:
"This was from my night with Lily. I had a fantastic time and actually ran around with her the whole night. I also sat with her when we had dinner. I have no idea who some of the ladies in the one pic with us are. They were the founders of the Claudia Foundation.Wouldn't you know Brian would be looking away in both photos? Oh well, when somebody else is doing you the favor of taking pictures for you, you shouldn't complain too much, I suppose.I've already washed, dried and put away 3 loads of laundry and I have a load drying now.
Lily loved my accent LOL. I can only imagine how she would have been had you been there... I told her a lot about you and how we usually attracted the craziness wherever we went.
She was probably one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I have several pictures and an autgraphed book she gave me as well as a autographed copy of "9 to 5" and "Big business". She wrote me a really nice little letter as well."
I also still need to actually make my dressing and put it in the fridge for the night, and I still have to make my blueberry crisp, so I need to get this published and get busy since it's nearly 9:30 pm.
Y'all have a great Sunday. May God richly bless you by meeting all your needs, and may you have enough to share.