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Forum: Life After Breast Cancer —

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 05:28PM

Laurie08 wrote:

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'. :)

Bilateral Mastectomy on 6/30/10 Exchange surgery 1/10/11 Dx 4/22/2010, DCIS, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+
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Sep 9, 2021 08:06AM carolehalston wrote:

Last night's dinner was slow cooker pot roast with veggies and a side salad of tomato, cucumber, avocado and blue cheese with lite ranch dressing. The slow cooker got some help from the microwave when the veggies weren't cooked by dinner time.

More healing wishes for your MIL, Eric.

We're into fall weather here in northern MN. It was in the low 50's in the camper this morning. I plugged in a small electric heater next to the portable fan in the living area. It warms up to low 70's during the day. Leaves are turning. I would be more eager to head home if hurricane cleanup weren't in progress. DH phoned our pro shop and learned that a thousand trees had been blown over, mostly pines, by Ida, and the golf courses are mostly closed to play.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 9, 2021 11:28AM - edited Sep 9, 2021 02:36PM by keywestfan

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Arimidex, June 2019 Surgery 3/23/2019 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/29/2019
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Sep 9, 2021 07:25PM illimae wrote:

Tonight was surprisingly good. It’s from a new meal service I’m trying out called Hungry root, they’re plant based, no preservatives, no added sugar, no dyes, unhealthy oils, etc and they sent a ton of food. The introductory order was 5 dinners, 6 snacks, 4 breakfasts and 3 sweets. The first meal was Spinach stuffed ravioli and broccoli. The ricotta is made with almond milk, pasta doesn’t contain eggs and everything is either organic or grass-fed.


Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 9, 2021 08:12PM SpecialK wrote:

illimae - I have seen their commercials and wondered if their stuff was good - thanks for reporting in!

eric - hoping your MIL is hanging in with the dual hospitaling.

Dinner tonight is not dinner - DH is watching the football game with beer and mixed nuts. He's a mixed nut.


BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 16 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 2013-2018. Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3 Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Sep 9, 2021 08:42PM ChiSandy wrote:

Eric, healing thoughts & vibes for your mom.

Mae, yummy as usual. Cashews were a stroke of genius.

Lacey, love that lobster! (Might dig some out of the freezer this weekend).

Dinner tonight will be up in the air: the periodontist this morning determined there was nothing wrong with the crown on my molar (and no cavity or infection); but there was a "4.5" pocket behind it that had some tartar that was trapping food. So he had to do a deep-scaling & root planing on that tooth. Alcohol might interfere with the topical antibiotic he applied at the end of the session. No hot food or drink till Sat. (warm is okay), nothing spicy for a few days, and nothing crunchy or crispy for a week. No chewing on that side either for the next 2 weeks. Natch, every food I'm allowed on the post-op sheet is carby as all get-out, except for tepid scrambled eggs, sardines, paté, meat mousse/terrine, cottage & ricotta cheese, fresh mozzarella and (too abundant) tomatoes, protein shakes (yuck) and diet jello & chocolate pudding (actually, not bad). Keto vanilla ice cream or sugar-free almond ice-milk has a bizarre texture, like mediocre cheesecake. Bob brought home smoked shrimp from Calumet Fisheries a couple of days ago--not sure if I can chew it. I will cheat tonight--Bob is bringing home fettucine, and I got my vaccine-freebie Krispy Kreme glazed donut on the way back from the perio to my car.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 9, 2021 11:34PM MinusTwo wrote:

Garbage PU tomorrow - so I prepped a batch of food after I got home from med center. Boiled eggs this morning & they're shelled in the fridge. Boiled potatoes & made potato salad w/lot of chopping of onions & celery & eggs. Peeled avocados & tomatoes and made a double batch of guacamole. Dinner was the last two ears of Olathe corn so the cobs could go in the trash. All the smelly trash gone & lots of good things in the fridge.

Oh no - I just remembered I bought a watermelon so rather than going to bed, I'll be prepping that so the rind can go away.


2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Sep 10, 2021 07:05PM illimae wrote:

Tonight is a hungry root beyond burger with spinach on a whole grain flat bun and roasted potatoes. Pretty good.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 11, 2021 12:31AM Cowgirl13 wrote:

Illi, your roasted potatoes always look so good. How do you cook them?

Be the kind of woman that when your feet hit the floor each morning the Devil says: 'Oh crap! She's up! Dx 5/28/2009, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/17/2009 Chemotherapy 8/3/2009 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 12/21/2009 Hormonal Therapy 2/23/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 11, 2021 01:36AM Lacey12 wrote:

Today we spent a long day cleaning the lake house (after our bad luck that for the first time in 34 years we thought we should contract with someone to clean our house this summer, and nary an available/willing person was to be found, so between us and DH’s favorite robot, Roomba, we got it done!). Then on to packing up clothes, waaaay too much food (I over planned for our family guests!), plants from the deck, etc, etc…., then the drive home.
While cleaning out the fridge, I discovered a package of lovely large portobello mushrooms I bought last week to grill, and forgot about since the fridge “hides things”. Packed them up and once home, marinated them with a balsamic/garlic mix, and DH grilled them. I made a green salad with peaches in it, and cooked up some “little ear” pasta adding some roasted garlic seasoning, thyme leaves, fresh mozzarella and some parmesan to use as a bed for the mushrooms. Delicious! And that was nice since I was dog tired making a meal after the crazy busy day.

Watched memorial programming about many Boston area families who lost close relatives on 9/11, either on the planes or as young workers in the twin towers. What a painful, pivotal chapter in the history of our country.

Sharing pic of the grilled portobello dinner:

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Sep 11, 2021 02:06AM ChiSandy wrote:

Illimae, have you ever considered a "side hustle" as a food stylist? Your photos always look menu-worthy. How was the Beyond burger? I have a pack in my freezer, but have yet to try one.

Brunch today was a 2-egg "margherita" fritatta: small homegrown tomato, the "heel" of the last of the fresh mozzarella bocconcini, and the buds I trimmed from one of my basil plants. They're beginning to "bolt" despite my assiduously pinching them back--could be the onset of autumn. We lost another ripe tomato to a critter (probably squirrel), so I reluctantly picked as many red ones as I could loosen and brought them indoors. Whatever I can't use or freeze in the next few days I will probably offer to my neighbors.

Chez Simo, the BYOB French bistro we discovered during last year's winter shutdown (we did takeout from them until they began letting people dine in) seems to have closed again, despite the sign on the door "On vacation, will be open Aug. 10." Their phone numbers went straight to voicemail, for a number with a different area code. Nothing at Mon Ami Gabi till 9pm, and Bob has to get up early tomorrow for his long weekend hospital-duty days. So we got a 7pm at Chez Moi down in trendy Lincoln Park. Street parking only, so I went to my SpotHero app and found a lot less than a block away. Booked it, felt smug--but when we got there (after a long slog through traffic) found there was no lot at that address nor in a block in either direction! Had to park on a side street, in a zoned-permit spot. Steeled myself for the possibility of getting a ticket, but fortunately there was none. Dashed off a furious e-mail to SpotHero.

The place was a very pleasant surprise--larger menu than Chez Simo, and no more expensive. (And it had a full bar). We started by sharing mussels in white wine broth (Bob had the frites and some wonderful looking whole wheat sourdough). We both had tonight's special entrees: Bob had Beef Wellington, which, alas, was way too rare (barely red) despite his specifying medium-rare. I fared better with seared scallops & asparagus. They let me sub out roasted veggies for the polenta. We also split a side of "spinach in cream" (literally, not "creamed spinach"). We packed our leftovers--I can supplement the scallops tomorrow with a couple of smoked shrimp and a--duh--tomato; and I can reheat the Wellington, finishing it under the broiler to crisp up the pastry, for when Bob gets home late tomorrow night.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 11, 2021 07:48AM illimae wrote:

Cowgirl, I coat the with olive oil, season with sea salt/pepper or fresh chopped rosemary and bake (center or top rack) at 400 for 30-40 minutes.

Sandy, I never thought of a side hustle, hmmmm. The beyond burgers aren’t fooling anyone but they do taste good and we would certainly have these again on a meatless day.

Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 11, 2021 12:11PM ChiSandy wrote:

Illimae, I was intrigued because even though I've had an Impossible Burger (in Vegas a couple years ago) and loved it, I found it contains mostly soy protein. Beyond has one more net gram of carb per burger, but uses a different kind of plant protein. I have no slam against beef--in fact, I subscribe to ButcherBox and always have a couple of their grass-fed burgers on hand; but if it ever becomes possible for me to go vegetarian or even vegan without gaining weight &/or sacrificing taste, I wanted to weigh my alternatives. Way back in the day when I was on WW (can it be 25 years since then?), I ate BocaBurgers because they were assigned fewer "points" than beef or grain-based Gardenburgers. I won't go back on WW because their points system demonizes fats--for a given food, point count is increased for fat content and deducted for fiber. I find it incredible that a Krispy Kreme donut has the same number of points as a bunless burger or bratwurst. Anyway, I suspect that if you put a burger on a bun and load it up with all the trimmings, it'll taste good no matter how guilty or eco-virtuous it makes you feel.

Brunch was the last two of my deep-orange-yolked "Happy Eggs" fried in butter with white truffle salt, and a Birch Benders keto waffle with Lakanto keto "maple" syrup. And I'm okay with hot coffee for a couple more days so long as it's not steaming. I like my coffee either hot or iced--lukewarm or cool at the bottom of the cup? Only if I still need the caffeine. As much as I adore good coffee (especially a "God shot" espresso ristretto), I'm finding it now takes only one cup a day to keep the headaches away. Ironic, since one of my (solo and Andina & Rich) most requested songs--and probably the one with the most airplay--is "Caffeine." I wrote the song, but my singing partner lives it. Onstage, where you'll find a water bottle at my feet, you'll see a travel mug at his. And his wife is nearly as avid a coffee drinker. One day, she had to be NPO before a surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia. When she awoke in the recovery room, she had a splitting headache. The nurse asked her when her last cup of coffee was; when she replied "36 hours," the nurse actually injected a caffeine solution into her I.V. Yup--I like to joke that I'd mainline coffee if I could, but she actually did!

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 12, 2021 08:30AM carolehalston wrote:

Last night was linguine with Rao's and ground beef. Hand grated parmesan cheese. Salad with tomato, cucumber and avocado. I bought the tomato and cucumber at the farmers market yesterday. They tasted so fresh and delicious.

I thawed out a rack of baby back ribs for tonight's dinner. I'm using up the frozen meat in the freezer. We will be heading home in a couple of weeks.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 12, 2021 06:33PM illimae wrote:

Tonight is 1/2 a huge loaded baked potato and a pulled pork sandwich topped with homemade slaw.


Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 12, 2021 09:52PM MinusTwo wrote:

Carole - I'm planning Raos this week with "flame broiled" Meat Balls from Trader Joes on some kind of pasta.

I did get my 6 mile walk in the morning since it's supposed to rain bucket the rest of the week. This afternoon was two eggs scrambled with fresh mushrooms. Then evening snack of homemade guacamole w/fresh tomatoes and Triscuits.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Sep 12, 2021 10:30PM eric95us wrote:

A delivery company just dropped off a huge bag of stuff (saline, antibiotics, heparin) that looks like it gets used with a PICC line and it has MIL's name on all the paperwork, So I'm guessing she'll be discharged soon.



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Sep 13, 2021 07:54AM carolehalston wrote:

Last night was baby back ribs finished on the grill and boiled new potatoes with butter. I pre-cooked the ribs in the slow cooker, the first time I used this method. It worked fine.

Tonight is meatloaf Monday at Clancy's. If we go there, it will be broasted chicken or some other choice for me. I like meatloaf ok when I make it but it's not a favorite.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Sep 13, 2021 04:05PM Lacey12 wrote:

Well, Eric, I am guessing that whoever is discharging your MIL must know what’s in place for administering treatments related to those supplies for her! Or are you taking over from here? Best of luck to her as she fully recovers.

Minus, glad to read that you got such a nice long walk in today. The incoming weather looks formidable! You’ll be in my thoughts these next few days.

I’m trying to get into an exercise routine that my back can tolerate. Today I followed an online Silver Sneakers routine that I’d be happy to try several times a week. I really miss walking, but yesterday after walking barely a mile to the farmers’ market, my arthritic facets were screaming at me.

DH is at Trader’s picking up supplies since our fridge is pretty sparse since returning home. Tonight we’ll likely have salmon with nuked sweet potatoes and salad. Gotta say, I am so pleased that after a zillion years of his having a grocery store blind spot, he has become delightfully competent in that task….and even seeks it out! The only downside is that my rarely going into the store results in my having fewer food visuals that create menu inspiration. Maybe DH will start to get inspired….or perhaps, I should not push my luck, and just be thankful he likes to go shopping! :)

Last night he grilled two sets of chicken breasts…one set with a honey/mustard sauce I made, and another with a balsamic/soy concoction. Had the last of our local farm’s corn and my tossed salad with some fresh nectarine pieces added. Both varieties of chicken were good. The salmon tonight is to brea up our leftover chicken usage. We have enough chicken for two more dinners, which will be served after tonight.

Am looking for ideas for new salad dressings to make. I like to use ones that are basically vinaigrette based with interesting additions. Any favorites out there…?

I hope everyone remains safe from the new storm heading to the Gulf Coast.

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Sep 13, 2021 04:32PM SpecialK wrote:

eric - is your MIL coming to stay with you? I hope she is doing well, and improving.

lacey - have you ever eaten at Bonefish Grill? If so, have you had their citrus vinaigrette? It is an interesting dressing - tasty, but unique in that you microwave the dressing and then chill it. My DD worked there as a hostess when she was a senior in high school and the first couple of years of college and got this recipe. It has a number of ingredients but they are all pretty much regular pantry items. The second dressing tastes more sweet than the citrus one - I think the juice negates the sugar in terms of taste. What I like about this dressing is that it doesn't seem to separate after you cook it.

Combine in a microwaveable bowl or large glass measuring cup: 2/3 c. EVOO, 1/4 c. sugar, 3 T. water, 2 T. white wine vinegar, 4 t. minced garlic, 1 T. Dijon mustard, 2 t. lime juice, 2 t. lemon juice, 2 t. minced fresh parsley, 1/2 t. dried basil, 1/4 t. dried oregano, 1/4 t. salt, 1/8 t. freshly ground black pepper. Whisk together and microwave on high for one minute, or until mixture boils rapidly. Whisk for one minute, cover and chill for a minimum of one hour before serving.

I have used all lemon juice as I rarely have limes, and have also used dried parsley instead of fresh.

Another nice dressing is one that I use often with leftover turkey after Thanksgiving with field greens (or lettuces of choice), sliced turkey (or chicken), chopped hazelnuts, crumbled cooked bacon, and dried cranberries. Whisk together 1/4 c. cider vinegar, 1/2 c. vegetable or mild olive oil, 1/4 c. dark brown sugar (I have used lt brown too), 1/2 t. paprika, 1/2 t. dry mustard, and 1/2 t. Dijon mustard.

I have also used this dressing substituting mandarin oranges for the dried cranberries, and sliced almonds for the hazelnuts.

Tonight is grilled ham and cheese on sourdough and French onion soup. I am going to pretend the rain currently falling is making it cold outside... DD brought over two dozen eggs today from the backyard farm but had to slam on her brakes when someone cut her off about a mile from the house. She was also bringing a self-contained rechargeable battery that accepts a 3-prong plug so we can make coffee in the car on our trip, and it fell off the seat and on the eggs! So she called me in a panic and said "prepare the cleaning products, I have an emergency!" so we spent an hour de-egging the car floor/door/dash, the battery thing, the mail she brought, and her - what a mess. And now I still don't have any eggs, lol!



BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 16 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 2013-2018. Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3 Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Sep 13, 2021 04:56PM - edited Sep 13, 2021 04:56PM by ChiSandy

Tonight will be: baked chicken thigh leftover from Mariano's BB! dept. (had 2 wings and a drumstick for "linner" last night) and a pan-seared sockeye salmon filet, plus asparagus, tomatoes, and the leftover cauliflower "mac & cheese" (no pasta, just chopped cauliflower with cheese sauce) from last night. We ate French restaurant leftovers Sat. night for a late dinner; on my own Sun. because Bob was working late and had dinner at the hospital that night. (But I caught him eating the other drumstick and one of the chicken thighs at 3 am. Surprising, because he prefers white meat. But I guess when you're hungry and half-asleep, you stick your hand in the container and eat what you've pulled out).

Brunch today was a fried egg on avocado toast.

Diagnosed at 64 on routine annual mammo, no lump. OncotypeDX 16. I cried because I had no shoes...but then again, I won’t get blisters.... Dx 9/9/2015, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 9/23/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 11/2/2015 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 12/31/2015 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 13, 2021 05:17PM MinusTwo wrote:

Lacey - If you don't mind sharing, I'd love the link for your on-line Silvers Sneakers. I miss the stretching & the weights and I'm definitely not ready to go back to the gym where NO ONE wears masks. (well, our governor said....)

Special - All of those dressings sound delicious. I'm more a sour cream/mayo dressing person.

Eric - do you know if your MIL will be going to rehab? Will she be able to go back home 'alone' eventually?

Lunch was cheerios with a banana. I was going to make spaghetti & meatballs for dinner but I'm not really hungry and have a ton of reports to finish. I may end up just eating watermelon.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Sep 13, 2021 05:58PM SpecialK wrote:

minus - I got you - my MIL's sour cream and horseradish, and a homemade ranch type one (military spouse recipe) -

Horseradish dressing - Mix in a jar and shake well - 1 c. sour cream, 1/4 c. sugar, 3 T. vinegar, 1 1/2 t. dry mustard, 4 t. horseradish (I drain it on a paper towel first to remove some moisture, then scrape it into the jar, 1/2 t. salt.

Creamy Herb Buttermilk Dressing - 1 c. buttermilk, 1 c. mayonnaise, 1 t. onion powder, 1 t. dried parsley, 1/2 t. garlic powder, 1/2 t. salt, 1/4 t. dried thyme, 1/8 t. black pepper. Whisk together and chill. I probably use a little more of the herbs and onion and garlic powder than called for - I like some garlic zing in this dressing. You can also add dried dill for a little different taste - good with cucumbers. Also, I just discovered powdered buttermilk - it is thinner than the fresh type, but works in a pinch. I would prob add more mayo or some sour cream if I used that.

BMX w/ TE 11/1/10, ALND 12/6/10. 16 additional surgeries. TCHx6 2/17-6/2/11. Herceptin until 1/19/12. Femara 8/1/11, Arimidex 6/20/12, back to Femara 2013-2018. Dx 9/27/2010, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3 Dx 9/27/2010, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Sep 13, 2021 09:44PM MinusTwo wrote:

Oh yum - thanks. No calories there, right!!!

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Sep 13, 2021 11:32PM Lacey12 wrote:

Thanks, Special! I will definitely try three of those four delicious sounding dressings. Would also love that last one, butt (get it?) can’t afford the yummy calories after a summer laced with higher fat foods, than we usually eat. Am guessing that my lean friend, Minus, will enjoy that creamy bit of deliciousness a lot! I like garlic zing in most of my dressings…and have resorted to using the convenient kind that comes in a plastic bottle rather than pressing cloves for every dressing I make. Also, I love the dressing bottles that are available on Amazon (and probably other sites).
Sorry to hear about the egg crash. Ugh to that kind of clean up!

Extra bonus from DH’s Trader’s trip today…He wisely bought several boxes of their Pumpkin Bread mix available each “pumpkin season”. Sometimes, they run out!! It is the easiest mix that makes such tasty breads and muffins to bring to friends and relatives. Of course if we get closer to quarantining, we will just have to enjoy the “easy bake” treats ourselves…and probably bring some to local DS2’s family.

Eric, I hope the transition planning is going well. Certainly better to be in a home setting now.

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Sep 14, 2021 06:57PM eric95us wrote:

MIL is at her home. She wanted to go home instead staying with us. She has a PICC and has a daily dose of antibiotics. Since our two homes are only a couple of miles apart, it's not too bad to drive back and forth, although it would be nice to be able to check up on her more often. :-)

We are doing the antibiotic administration...fortunately it's not changed

. Fortunately the process hasn't changed much over the years. Getting everything attached to the Leur Lock is a 2 handed process, so Sharon and I are the "DIYers".

Dinner, lately, has been mostly "jump up and do it yourself". This has been both from the medical stuff going on and "been out in the heat all day and not hungry".

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Sep 14, 2021 08:47PM illimae wrote:

Eric, glad your MIL is home and recovering.

Tonight was another hungry root meal, this one was a brown rice/quinoa blend with a basil/white bean mix and cucumbers topped with a Cesar dressing. DH really enjoyed it, so we’ll recreate for vegan nights.


Diagnosed at 41 Stage IV De Novo Dx 11/16/2016, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (IHC) Chemotherapy 1/1/2017 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 1/1/2017 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 6/26/2017 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary Radiation Therapy 8/10/2017 Breast, Lymph nodes Dx 10/5/2017, IDC, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 10/19/2017 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 4/18/2018 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 5/22/2019 External: Brain Surgery 1/22/2020 Radiation Therapy 2/16/2020 External: Brain Radiation Therapy 7/20/2020 External: Bone Radiation Therapy 12/4/2020 External: Brain Targeted Therapy Tukysa (tucatinib) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Sep 14, 2021 10:28PM auntienance wrote:

Minus and illimae - hope you are safe and have power.

Nancy: Oncotype score 26 Dx 6/9/2011, DCIS/IDC: Tubular/IDC: Cribriform, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/21/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 7/24/2011 Balloon-catheter: Breast Chemotherapy 10/2/2011 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 1/10/2012 Femara (letrozole)
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Sep 15, 2021 12:00AM MinusTwo wrote:

NW Houston is OK. I only had a total of 3-4" rain & never lost power. Some tree branches down, but nothing major on my street (granted I didn't go out driving around). I think Mae is OK too from what she posted on another thread.

I'm worried about Carole's place & family in Louisiana. There's still the possibility of 20" of rain - mostly because the darn storm is only moving forward 6 mph. And tonight I saw it's likely to impact Special K too....

Mae - that looks delicious to me. I have some zucchini I need to use tomorrow so I may try it with those. I always have brown rice w/Quinoa around - and beans (although they may be Anasazi not white). Hmmm - but I also set out a bag of French green lentils. Wonder how those would work instead of beans?

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Sep 15, 2021 08:01AM carolehalston wrote:

Nance, I appreciate your concern. My family in the New Orleans area are doing ok, staying out of the rain. It has been rain, rain, rain most of the summer. While fires burn and droughts continue in other parts of the country.

Our drought has ended with some needed rain the last couple of weeks. It is in the 40's this morning. September has been wonderful weather so far with cool nights and sunny mild days, made less mild at times by breezy conditions. I played 18 holes of golf yesterday and it was delightful being outside. The golf was less delightful.

Dinner was leftover linguine in Rao sauce turned into a casserole with the addition of cheese. It was just as good as the first go around. Salad was tossed version with romaine and additions.

My interest in cooking is at a low ebb. We have been going over to Clancy's, a minute away, once a week after not going at all during the summer months. Tomorrow night we're meeting farmers market "neighbors" at a diner in town.

Not sure what dinner will be tonight. Maybe a slow cooker hot dish with cabbage, potatoes, and sausage. No recipe.

Nipple-Sparing BMX w/Alloderm & Silicone Implants 7/24/09, Oncotype Dx 9, No Chemo, No Rads, Arimidex Dx 6/25/2009, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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