Thursday, April 29, 2010
Not the post I had planned to write
Tonight I should be writing about our dinner of small plates complete with the red wine marinated mushrooms that I made late this afternoon. Instead of mushrooms I am writing about strep throat. My husband came home from work tonight telling me he was having trouble swallowing and didn’t want crudités. Sure enough his throat has lovely white spots, coupled with swollen glands and a low grade fever. Tomorrow we will be going to the doctor (hopefully), and getting treatment started. I don’t expect to be around much tomorrow. But if I have any time in the kitchen I will post something.
For dinner tonight I made a quick soup in the Vitamix of: 4 carrots, 2 stalks of celery, 1 bell pepper, ½ garlic clove, 1 tablespoon yellow onion, and a little wine vinegar. I processed this just until it was completely smooth and approximately room temperature so that the vitamin C did not deteriorate. I topped the soup with diced cherry tomatoes, crispy balsamic leeks and freshly ground black pepper. We followed this up with our usual fresh green juice (6 cups spinach, 5 carrots, 3 stalks celery, 1 apple, 1/2 lemon and 1 inch ginger) and our powdered green drink. I also made Dan a chocolate banana smoothie (1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup oat flour, 2 T cocoa powder, 1 T ground flaxseed, 1 pitted date, cinnamon, water and ice) for the calories. Not a terribly inspiring dinner. However, we got a lot of nutrition without making a sore throat feel worse.
So much for the peace and calm of a day ago. As I said a few posts ago, there is always something going on here that keeps me on my toes. I will be back with another post as soon as I can. I hope you are having a more peaceful day at your house than I am. Good night and talk to you soon.