Managing life after a breast cancer diagnosis, including rediscovering intimacy, coping with fear of recurrence, reconnecting relationships, sharing hobbies and interests, and finding inspiration in daily life.
Posted on: Feb 1, 2011 03:28PM
I thought it might be fun to start a thread on what we are having, making or had for dinner. Sometimes it is the best tuna steak you ever had, sometimes it's a can of soup. But we all do it every night in some form or another. Maybe we can give each other ideas on what to make, or bitch about what we had, or the fact that we did enjoy that grilled cheese with tomato soup.
Every night my husband comes home and says "whats for dinner?" no matter what I say he always says "sounds good!" even if I say it's a 'fend for yourself night'. :)
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Aug 11, 2017 12:06PM Redheaded1 wrote:
mommyof2, here is a hug from me.too. Is the chemo cocktail a different flavor this time around?
Aug 11, 2017 04:20PM - edited Aug 11, 2017 05:00PM by ChiSandy
Last night was coq au vin from the hot bar at WF, with one of my tomatoes & basil and steamed corn on the cob. Mochi balls for dessert (black sesame). Had the small bagel & lox for brunch at noon. (Bob got the mega-bagel). “Linner” was the leftover third of the tomato I used for the bagels, plus basil leaves and a tablespoon of tuna salad, and a small piece of low-carb toast with guacamole. Snacked on seltzer & nuts so not ready for full dinner yet. Probably will grill the zuke & eggplant—just steam-cleaned my grill grates with my new grill brush (stainless-steel spirals rather than bristles). Gotta use up some berries & yogurt, so that’ll be dessert with a little raw honey.
The “weed tree” that sprouted up amid my berry canes & grapevines, which I decided not to cut down because I thought it was a mulberry tree, has turned out to be a fig tree! In Chicago, no less. No fruit yet, but keeping an eye out. Hope the winter doesn’t kill it. No idea where it came from, other than a neighbor across the alley a few houses down has one, and some seeds may have become airborne.
Aug 11, 2017 08:08PM susan_02143 wrote:
I am so sorry that you are back in the club. I just hate hate hate this. As you probably know, I am now on Taxol as well. If you have any concerns, or want to determine if a "side effect" is within my normal, feel free to ask. Of course, my version of Taxol is a bit different since I have no end date, and get a break every three weeks. Since you do have an end date, let your husband do these extra things to take some of the stress of maintaining a normal life of your plate whenever possible.
Aug 11, 2017 08:30PM ChiSandy wrote:
M0mmy, so sorry you’ve had a recurrence. I seem to have missed the dx on other threads—is it local, regional or distant? Hugs regardless.
Aug 12, 2017 05:15PM illimae wrote:
Tonight I took care of a craving for fish. Blackened Gulf Red Snapper with Texmati Royal Blend Rice and Asparagus. It was delicious.
Aug 12, 2017 06:13PM ChiSandy wrote:
A little mishmash tonight. Had unsweetened fro-yo with berries & nuts after my workout. When I got home, the last of the cherry tomatoes with basil, and a handful of pistachios & almonds. For dinner, a mini-cauliflower-crust pizza (they stick to the pan or rack and stay mushy on the bottom, alas), melted provolone on bran whole wheat matzo, a thin slice of jamon Serrano and a can of unsweetened cherry seltzer.
Aug 13, 2017 05:25AM M0mmyof2 wrote:
Didn't really feel like eating a lot last night. Hubby ate the leftover meatballs with some pasta that we had frozen and I ate aCup of Ramen noodle soup and a ham and cheese sandwich.
Aug 13, 2017 09:53AM Redheaded1 wrote:
Yesterday I was invited to a Surprise 70th birthday party for a friend. It was all family except for me and another lady and her daughter. My friend had 6 siblings, who all had children, who all had children, etc.
They had fried chicken, homemade chicken & noodles, corn, green beans, pizza, nacho fixings, baked beans, ham with pineapple slices, Hawaiian bread rolls, romaine salad, veggies and three kinds of dips, a huge bowl of berries and melons, deviled eggs, and spice cake and white and chocolate cupcakes. It was really good. Being an only child with family few and far away, I had no experience for being in a big family. The little kids were so well behaved. One of the Dad's whistled for attention and everyone settled and grace was said, and they all lined up to eat and nobody spilled and these kids just amazed me. My friend is truly blessed with this family (she is single). And I was blessed to be an "honorary Stengel" for the day. Ev ery single one hugged her when she came in and hugged her when they left.
Aug 13, 2017 10:11AM CeliaC wrote:
Sunday Lunch (early dinner, DH likes this as was the norm in UK) - wild caught shrimp creole made with organic riced cauliflower & baby sweet peas - dashes of Tabasco to taste. Enough for leftovers, which will likely taste even better.
Dessert for me will be a little later in the day - Gelato Fiasco Dark Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt gelato - worth every calorie in a 4 oz serving!
Mommy - Adding my healing thoughts to the mix. Recurrence truly sucks.
Aug 13, 2017 11:11AM - edited Aug 13, 2017 11:13AM by ChiSandy
Has anyone here tried to make paella with riced cauliflower? Can you get a good crunchy "soccarat" on the bottom?
Aug 13, 2017 12:09PM SpecialK wrote:
chisandy - all the paella recipes I have seen using riced cauliflower don't seem to mention drying out the ground up cauliflower, but I don't think you will get any bottom crispiness unless you do. I think you would have to microwave the raw riced cauliflower, let it cool, wrin it out in a kitchen towel, then par bake it to dry it out.
Aug 13, 2017 12:24PM ChiSandy wrote:
Sounds right, SpecialK. I was thinking of upending the traditional recipe by cooking the other stuff in one pan, pan-searing the dried-out cauliflower in a little saffron-infused oil to develop a crust, and then putting the veg & proteins on top for serving.
Aug 13, 2017 06:08PM PontiacPeggy wrote:
Mommyof2, I'm so sorry about the recurrence - what a kick in the gut. In your pocket and sending positive vibes your way.
Aug 14, 2017 01:15PM HappyHammer wrote:
Mommy- so sorry about the recurrence! Cancer is stupid. Sending hugs your way!
Aug 14, 2017 03:17PM eric95us wrote:
MOmmyof2, I made a fairly quick chicken, frozen corn, broccoli florets, salsa from a jar dish.
It has lime juice, also from a jar, and it's kind of tart..so liking tart flavors is a must for this recipe.
If you're interested..let me know.
Aug 14, 2017 08:03PM MinusTwo wrote:
Eric - I'm interested. I much prefer salty or tart to sweet. Would you please post? Thanks
Aug 15, 2017 09:10PM eric95us wrote:
Mix together 1 tbsp cornstarch, 1/2 tsp of salt and 2 tbsp of lime juice in a bowl.
Cut 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts into small pieces and coat the small pieces in the above mixture.
Heat a couple of tbsp olive oil over medium heat and cook the chicken--stir frequently.
When the chicken is cooked through, remove the chicken from the skillet. Then, to the skillet, add 3 cups of small broccoli florets, 2 cups frozen corn, 2 minced garlic cloves and 4 diced scallions to the pan. Cook until the corn is heated through, then add 1-1/2 cups of "store bought" salsa (chose your heat level) to the corn-broccoli mixture, cover and cook until the broccoli is cooked to your desired level of tenderness.
Put the chicken back into the skillet and re-warm the chicken. Remove from heat and stir in 4 tbsp of finely chopped cilantro.
Serve and add Parmesan cheese as desired.
Aug 16, 2017 06:32PM illimae wrote:
Tonight was 1/2 a grilled chicken breast, 1/2 cup Texmati Royal Blend rice, corn on the cob and spinach.
I also made a large salad and grilled extra chicken for the next few days lunches.
Halo Top Mint Chip for dessert :)
Aug 16, 2017 11:09PM ChiSandy wrote:
Surprised by Bob arriving home in time for dinner, so we went to Cellars. Was their prix fixe night (2 courses for $18, 3 for $23). App. was a chopped kale-frisee salad with pecans, bacon, cranberries and feta. (At the whole thing—skipped lunch). Entree was fish & chips (best in the city, better than I had in London). I brought home half my entree for Gordy. Dessert was at home: 6 prunes and 1/2 c. of vanilla kefir. Tasted better than it sounds. Might make salmon steaks tomorrow night—Cook’s Illustrated has a great recipe and WF has ‘em on sale.