Hey, same add as last year. I need an update on yours, though.
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Hey, can we meet again this Thanksgiving? We will be in Newton from Wed 11/27- Sat 11/30.
Check out my curb find from the weekend:
We cleaned it off and tucked it next to the fridge. It's just missing one slat from one of the shelves, which we can replace ourselves or just put some putty over the exposed nails.
August_0102 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! We have it left of the fridge, with the drawer facing left so the slide-out cutting board can be accessed (from the front).
Now I don't know what to put in the drawer! I put the knife block on top, just seemed more fitting there. The lower shelves just have the 8" cast iron (which we use regularly) and the tea kettle. When we get some nicer pans, maybe we'll stack them there for easier access. The non-stick pans we use are in the lower cabinets on the opposite side of the kitchen. Anyway, it's already gotten some use as a sandwich prepping station. You really can't beat free!
The kitchen is severely lacking counters | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
There's also some counter space in the pantry, so as long as we keep our recycling clear (it tends to accumulate on the counter below that top left cabinet), we should have sufficient counter space for most cooking endeavors.
Hulky is off to visit a local prison as part of one of his classes today. I don't know when he'll get home, but I don't think we'll be going to kickboxing (my foot hurts, jump rope would be a very painful thing right now). That gives me time to cook some stuff for our lunches for the week at least. Hulky joked that he wants to antagonize the prisoners, but when I gave him a sleepy kiss goodbye this morning, he agreed to be very safe & behave during the visit (so I know he's taking it seriously). I'm sure it will be an interesting experience.
Holy crap, Christmas is too soon. I need to figure out what I'm making. If I start making small batches of applesauce now, I can probably come up with more jars than last year. The apartment is probably warm enough that I could make yogurt, if anyone wants it (my parents, Hulky's parents, and my godfather are all fans of my homemade yogurt). Baba basically told me that I have to make her some applesauce again .
Hulky's visit to the prison was interesting, I think, but it was a long day and he hasn't been sleeping well for weeks. He finally got some good sleep in last night. I am going to do some research on potential herbal sleep aids, maybe with Valerian root or Rhodiola. Theanine Serene doesn't do anything noticeable for him. I took some last night around 7:30 and slept pretty well until the upstairs tenant's cat started meowing outside our window at 6 AM. I HATE that they leave that poor thing outside all night, partially because it wakes us up every day and also because up until the past couple of nights, it's been very cold at night. I want to talk to the tenant, but I don't think it'll do any good.
We need to get our Thanksgiving supplies this week/this weekend. I'm not sure how long fresh green beans will last and I'm not sure if I'd rather just used canned for ease. I could easily steam fresh ones the day before and put the whole casserole together on Thanksgiving day. I need to pick up some tapioca starch, pecans, more butternut squash, yellow onions, garlic, shallots, milk, and bacon. Hulky will need potatoes and whatever else for potatoes au gratin. He can use the tapioca starch instead of flour for the sauce. We need to borrow casserole dishes from my mom or pick some up, too.
Cream of WHATEVER! | Food stuffs
Paleo Green Bean Casserole | Fed and Fit
Paleo Green Bean Casserole
Thanksgiving Side Dish: Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted ... | Food stuffs
I'm thinking of making this paleo butterscotch pie, which means adding almond flour (can get it at Trader Joe's) and coconut milk to the grocery list. I think I would use tapioca starch instead of the arrowroot flour and hopefully that would work fine (also 1 cup regular sugar). I could make this during the day.
Paleo Butterscotch pie | Food stuffs
In the morning, on Thanksgiving, I'll make gluten-free cinnamon rolls. That will require letting the dough rest (after mixing the yeast), so I'll probably be up at my usual time and maybe watch the parade with a cup of something hot.
I haven't been having the daily raw carrot for the past couple of weeks. Adding that to the grocery list. I do think it helped.
I feel so weak after that antibiotic. I can't even do squats as well as I used to. It's partially due to not practicing them, I know, but it feels like everything tightened up and lost strength just over the course of the last week. I'm back to getting winded on stairs.
TMI: I had a HUGE surge in libido a couple of weeks ago and then it abruptly vanished. It coincides with starting to supplement Vitamin E. Could just be a coincidence and nothing more, but I hope it's some magical combination of things that I can replicate. It was awesome. I suspect the lowness for the past week has been PMS. I might try Vitex again next month if my libido doesn't return after my period (any day now, but probably Thursday if my 30 day schedule stays on track).