It was just a few weeks until Christmas and I could hardly wait.
Friday, December 1, 2023
Saturday, October 7, 2023
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (1/2 – 1 cup additional as needed for dough)
1 package Rapid Rise Instant Yeast
2 Tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup warm water
2 tablespoons oil
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
· Mix flour, yeast, sugar and salt in medium mixing bowl. Add water, oil and egg. Stir until well combined.
Knead until dough is soft and smooth. Use additional flour if needed.
Cover and set in a warm location for 20 minutes.
Form dough into 8 balls and place on a greased sheet pan and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Bake for 10 - 15 minutes until golden brown.
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Today as I went out for a few errands, I encountered many who were just going about their day. Most were in a rush and not particularly pleasant, one was very rude.
When I arrived back at the hotel, I asked the housekeeper for some coffee to take back to my room. She was so helpful and polite I wanted to give her a small tip.
Inadvertently, instead of giving her two single dollars, I gave her a twenty-dollar bill and a single.
I paused for a moment before realizing that not only did she deserve it, but I hoped it would be a nice surprise when she sees it later.
Here in the US, wages for service workers is abysmal. Honestly, anyone who will clean up after me deserves more than I can give them.
I hope she remembers the gesture but not my room, I want her to be able to accept this very small token of my appreciation for all that she does.
Monday, January 23, 2023
Nutrition is essential while you heal, but so is satisfaction. So, going into yet another round, I am trying to think of some new soft meal options for my recovery.
I'm hoping to enjoy a larger selection of food and flavors this time around. Here are some of my favorite foods, soft diet style.
Thursday, January 12, 2023
After 2 rounds of dental surgery, I had to be on a soft food diet for almost 10 weeks. At first, it didn't seem so daunting but by the second day, I was so tired of mashed potatoes and scrambled eggs I began to panic. Not only did I need to eat my meals, but all of my medication had to be taken with food.
- Please note this was after dental surgery and it was specific to my procedure. You should always check with your doctor and follow their instructions for whatever you need to do following any condition or procedure you may have.
|Delicious Dos Leches Cake|
|Crustless Green Chili Quiche|
|Stuffing and Carrots|
|Scrambled Egg Foo Yung|
|Ginger Carrot Soup|
|Egg and Baked Beans|
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
There is nothing that spurs my wanderlust more than not being able to travel.
This year will prove to be a little tricker, but I have no doubt I will manage to make it happen.
My list of the yet to be discovered is growing by the day and I can't wait to explore those fantastic new horizons!
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
There have only been a few times in my life that I have experienced true peace and tranquility.