Category: Food


Mainely Improving …

Didn’t realize a couple of days have slipped by without an update. The routine has been mostly the same, the Traveling Sisters Care Team continues to feed us, and they handle a lot of Lou’s needs as well. My main job is providing motivation, and it is working. It turns out he really wanted to dress himself, since he was never sure what he was going to end up with after I finished helping him.

The best news of all – Lou sat up on the bed and got his leg on the floor all by himself. The only assistance we provided was holding the walker steady while he stood up (without assistance). He can than do his morning chores without help. He even dressed himself today. And he took another shower, feeling much stronger as he scrubbed. The physical therapist comes tomorrow and will work with Lou on stairs.

The girls made carnitas for dinner one night, including Catherine’s especial crispy shredded pork. Beth made a super tasty guacamole. Some photos from this special evening:

Natasha got a little excited. She says Cocker Spaniels love carnitas!

Friday was a typical day, another lobster celebration for the Care Team:

On Saturday, the TSCT went into Belfast to visit the Farmer’s market and the special Belfast Art Festival that was running this weekend. Catherine shared some pics, including some nice artwork she purchased.

Sunday (today) was a busy day for all. This is the day Lou made his big strides, doing lots of stuff on his own. I had a golf tournament, and the Care Team was in charge for the morning. They did an excellent job!

We will be back tomorrow with more updates!

A Fine Dinner Out

We looked for a day when the weather was clear, and I booked us at our favorite local restaurant – the Coplin Dinner House. This is the fourth visit for us, and each has been excellent. we have yet to venture far from our favorite menu items, but there is no sense changing what works.

We generally dine earlier than normal here, because we like to arrive when it is still light out. So a 5:30pm start time works fine. Last night we were through by 7:15 and still had some light to lead us home. I will share our dinner pics, even though it is mostly the same food we have shown before.

Lou started with something he raves about – the sesame encrusted tuna:

I chose to start with a new menu item – mushroom soup with black garlic (what is that?), crispy croutons, and goat cheese. Oh my. This was absolutely delicious. It was very close to the special wild mushroom soup they used to serve at Artist Point restaurant in Disney World. I am guessing it has a heavy cream base, since it did send my glucose up a tad (but worth it).

Lou followed his tuna with the lobster bisque. He ate it so quickly, I didn’t get a photo. He said it is the best he has ever had. As usual, Lou enjoyed the rack of lamb for dinner.

I stuck with my tried and true halibut. It is served with a nice apricot sauce. This is a good opportunity to get fish, since we don’t have it often at home.

We skipped dessert, since there was blueberry pie at home. I navigated safely back to the cabin, where we found two howling cocker spaniels. They were put out that a)we left them alone, and b)did not bring them treats. Rough life, dogs.

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A Busy Day

Lou and Beth were in the Chef seats last night and they excelled. The vegetable beef soup was perfect for a cold day, and Beth made some tasty biscuits to go with it. I am sure the addition of some left over prime rib didn’t hurt.

Today, Lou treated us all to breakfast sandwiches:

I had to drop the dogs off at the groomers and do some errands. Beth helped Lou with the dump run while Catherine took care of work duties. I came back to the house, picked up Beth, and we went back to town for more errands, some lunch pick-up, and finished up by retrieving the dogs.

Beth and Catherine are very happy with the lobster rolls and the lobster stew. 🦞🦞

The dogs supervised my bike ride:

it was my turn to do dinner tonight. Went with the old standby, salad and pizza. It seemed to go over well. We ordered Lou’s regular pepperoni, sausage, and jalapeño pizza. We also got the special of the week, ”Kale Yeah.” This was basically a vegetable pizza with weird stuff. It was okay, but not my favorite.

This concludes our busy day, although some might be tempted by dessert.

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Real Food for Frozen People

It was very cold today, like -1 degrees – even colder if you take wind chill into consideration. Lou had some delicious pork he was saving for a special meal. I asked what the cut was, and he gave me a rather detailed discourse that I didn’t quite follow. I think it is tender filets from center cut pork chops. Anyway, it was delicious, served with peppers and mushroom ravioli.

Your next question might be, what does the glucose curve look like for this meal? Answer: Who Cares?

This is one of those special meals that deserves to be enjoyed. my numbers were good all day, so I had no concerns. Plus, I ate the peppers and pork first, then the ravioli. It was all absolutely delicious.

Stay Safe !!!

Edit: Wanted to share the fact that there was virtually no glucose spike with the delicious dinner! Which means I will be having leftovers for lunch.

Our Christmas Feast

We had a nice quiet day. The forecast was for snow most of the day, but that didn’t happen. Hopefully we will see more this week.

Lou, as usual, outdid himself. We had Prime Rib, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, and Green Beans. We didn’t need any extras, as this was plenty. While it is always wonderful to share holiday time with friends and family, there was something very nice about a quiet day, most of it spent lounging in front of the fire.

Dessert is yet to come – freshly baked apple pie with ice cream. It might take me some time to make room for this treat!

And another shot, because it is really all about the Meat:

Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas, and best wishes for the last last week of the year.

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Kathy & Steve do Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving weekend.

Fortunately, we had invited Kathy & Steve a few weeks ago, and they accepted the challenge to celebrate Thanksgiving with us at the cabin. They were good sports and still came when the venue switched to Northport. They also took over all the cooking duties and prepared a feast.

Here are some photos from the evening. I will get a photo of Lou and I, and the four of us together, tomorrow.

The turkey was not the star of the show this year. Kathy did an excellent job cooking it, but it was caught in that awkward teenager stage. I picked a smaller 13 pound turkey; junior had a bony butt and wasn’t very plump. While he wasn’t a beauty, he tasted fine; he just was not very photogenic.

Kathy was the Chief Chef today, and Steve was her Sous Chef. I played an important role – I was responsible for the cranberry sauce (opened can), the vegetables (microwave), and the wine (asked Steve to open it). Lou supervised the prep for his famous turkey soup.

We ate in the sunroom so Lou didn’t have to move from his comfortable chair. Pie is still to come.

Thanks again, Kathy & Steve.