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Topic: So...whats for dinner?

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'. :)

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Jan 14, 2022 10:13PM WC3 wrote:

I made soup again. Chicken broth, chopped carrots, summer squash, cabbage, bok choy, ground seasoned turkey that I cooked the other night, capellini and salt and pepper.

I finally found a butternut squash soup that is pretty good as far as taste goes and doesn't have a soy base. It's made by a brand called Imagine. Unfortunately it has the texture of water so I might use it as a base and add in some chunks of butternut squash, sweet potatoes and pecans.

Pathologic complete response (pCR) to chemotherapy. Dx 2018, IDC, Left, 3cm, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/1/2018 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Jan 15, 2022 08:31AM carolehalston wrote:

Last night I was very tired from playing 18 holes of golf (bad golfers use more energy than good golfers). Dinner started with a thawed boneless half chicken breast. I cut it in strips. Cut up a zucchini, half a red bell pepper, some garlic, some asparagus, and several compari tomatoes. Stir fried the chicken then the veggies. Made the creamy sauce mixture of cream cheese and sour cream in the same skillet. Added cooked spiral pasta (not alternative). Dinner.

Not a clue about tonight's dinner. Nothing in the freezer sparks any interest.

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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Jan 15, 2022 11:51AM Reader425 wrote:

Carole I love how you whip up your own recipes such as the one you described above with the chicken. I appreciate those kind of recipes when I run short on ideas.

Tonight will be a homemade pizza and salad I think.

Dx 9/11/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 10/28/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/3/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2015 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 15, 2022 11:57AM Serendipity09 wrote:

I'm thinking tonight will be homemade pizza and a salad. I'm in the mood to bake something; maybe banana or pumpkin bread with chocolate chips and walnuts.

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Jan 15, 2022 12:55PM auntienance wrote:

Today I’m baking two loaves of multigrain/whole wheat bread and a pineapple upside down cake. As you all know I’ve made this cake many times but for the first time today when I flipped it over two of the cherries came up missing. WTH? I finally found them migrated under the pineapple slices. First time that’s ever happened. A piece of the cake edge stuck to the pan as well so not my best effort. Hope the bread comes out better

Tomorrow I’m making chicken stock with a whole chicken that will end up in chicken and dumplings. Tonight’s offering is minestrone with the fresh bread.

The storm left us with only a couple of inches of snow which theyve already plowed and shoveled the walk and driveway. Yay!

The snow brought lots of bluebirds and others to the window feeder

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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Jan 15, 2022 02:00PM MinusTwo wrote:

Carole - love your comment about good & bad golfers. I don't play but I'm going to share with a good friend who does. It will make her day.

Kudos to those who are baking. High yesterday was 74. But 46 when I woke up this morning. A good day to turn on the oven. I may re-think how I'm going to use my cold boiled shrimp from Costco.

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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Jan 15, 2022 03:37PM eric95us wrote:

There hasn't been much going on here.

Tomorrow, or Monday, depending on what's happening tomorrow, I'm going to be baking some more sourdough bread.

The house packing is still going on. Now that it's all the "big stuff" going into storage, a little bit of effort is very obvious. The house is getting where it is quite echoey.


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Jan 15, 2022 08:39PM wallycat wrote:

A first for me...Tsunami warnings! Big, red banner when I signed into gmail. Nothing came of it, thankfully, but it was an eye opener, for sure.

I made a polenta, corn, spinach, onion soft "pudding" ---a recipe I got from a dear friend when I lived in WI.


Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Jan 15, 2022 08:50PM - edited Jan 15, 2022 08:52PM by MinusTwo

Oops - so we lost power for several hours. Horrendous winds and we have overhead power lines. I'm glad I had decided to re-heat leftover sauteed cabbage & turkey fried rice in the mid afternoon, so I opened a bottle of "Toro" Tempranillo wine and didn't even have to open the fridge. (BTW - the sauteed cabbage - bag of Cole Slaw - with the addition of sunflower seeds was amazing even left over).

And I'm REALLY glad that power was restored since it's going down to 31 tonight. I have the heat turned up to 'over' warm the house in case power goes off again. My potted & hanging plants were moved inside 10 days ago and I managed to get the crucial garden beds covered before dark with blankets & bricks to hold them down because of the wind. Never boring!!!

Eric - assuming you still have beds? Do you have a target date?

Edited to say - Wally, I have been watching the tsunami warnings since I know people in Tonga. Glad you didn't have any problems.

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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Jan 16, 2022 08:39AM carolehalston wrote:

Yesterday I made large buns using Mrs. Inez's yeast roll recipe but altering it by using part whole wheat flour. I also used the Kitchen Aid instead of hand mixing as she did. Dinner was a lamb burger, the burgers cooked in the air fryer. Use the appliances day!! Side was cole slaw with hand sliced cabbage. I put slaw on my burger.

Report card: I made the buns too large. I will probably just use half a bun for sandwiches to cut down on the bread. Also Mrs. Inez's recipe calls for half a cup of sugar, giving a sweet taste. I will possibly substitute a lesser amount of honey next time. Nance, any suggestions, since you are our master baker? The recipe called for two packets of yeast. Should I substitute 1 T of honey or more than that?

Mrs. Inez lived in our neighborhood and made all the bread for her large family. I have memories of visiting when she was taking yeast rolls out of the oven.

Tonight's dinner will be a pork roast. It's the kind of day to use the oven, cold and windy.

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Jan 16, 2022 09:20AM auntienance wrote:

Carole - wow, that’sa lot of sugar! DH’s grandmother’s yeast roll recipe called for quite a lot of sugar too (as a lot of those old recipes seem to). I cut it way back. I don’t know how large your recipe is or how sweet you want your buns to be but a tablespoon of honey would not be an excessive amount. I used 4 tablespoons for two loaves of bread yesterday and i can barely taste it.

Just discovered I have no buttermilk for dumplings which means a cold trip to the store. Ugh. At least the streets are clear and the sun is shining so goodbye to the snow today (need I say good riddance?

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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Jan 16, 2022 03:27PM wallycat wrote:

Auntienance, if you have milk in the house, you can just add a little vinegar to "sour" the milk and it will work just as well.

We are trying the sous vide again; it's got the venison I butchered--some pieces I wasn't sure what to do with so we figured we'd try it in case we didn't like the results. The polenta corn "pudding" will be leftovers for sides.

Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Jan 16, 2022 03:33PM ChiSandy wrote:

That bun recipe sounds like Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls.

Avocado toast again for brunch. (So much tastier than using packaged guacamole). 1/4 avocado mixed with a grating of garlic, 1 tsp. juice from pico de gallo+ 2t. pico; pinch of salt; squirt of lime juice, 1t. mayo. Topped with 2 t. minced shallot, 1T. coarse-chopped cilantro; 1 diced large grape tomato; and a olive-oil-fried egg with a couple grinds of Alessi avocado toast seasoning atop a slice of low-carb hi-fiber toast. Yesterday was the same, except I didn't make guac out of the 1/4 avocado.

Dinner was a Caesar salad with black olives, and my leftover salmon over winter veg. Tonight--unless I find something yummy & on my diet at Whole Foods--will be a salmon burger on a keto bun with lettuce, tomato, onion and Stonewall Kitchen lemon-dill aioli.

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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Jan 16, 2022 05:02PM MinusTwo wrote:

For those of us who don't have Eric's starter & magic baking expertise, or who don't live in San Francisco - Costco carries (sometimes) a product by The Essential Baking Company. It's organic, bake-at-home, shelf-stable, sourdough 12" loaves of bread. It comes in a 3 pack. I cooked another one today. OK - it's not Boudins - but really decent. One nice part is the loaves live cryo-packed on top of my fridge to use at will. The company is based in Seattle. I may get ambitious & try their mixture of sourdough, rosemary & Italian one day.

https://essentialbaking.com/

Oh - served with spaghetti & meat sauce. Tomorrow sourdough will be served with Ivar's Clam Chowder. And after two days of bread, I'll be hesitant to get on the scale again. I can eat cake, candy, cookies all day or drink a bunch of cokes and even eat a ton of butter - and never gain weight. But let me even look at bread - any kind - and I gain a pound per slice.


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Jan 16, 2022 07:47PM Beaverntx wrote:

Dinner tonight was meatloaf, mashed potatoes, sauteed spinach and tossed salad. Have leftovers to look forward to.

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Jan 16, 2022 08:12PM eric95us wrote:

If anyone is interested, I can try to mail some dried starter out and see how it responds to the shipping. Making the bread is the same as making regular yeast bread.

I found this on getting a starter going again.... https://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/25714/rehydrating-dried-starter-after-traveling if anyone wants to try.


The bed is still here and about 1/4 of the furniture is still here...couch, recliner, TV, freezer, dresser and very antique stuff.


Dinner tonight was, between stirring up lots of dust, was a chilli soup. The soup was "prebuilt" and purchased from the deli counter at the local grocery store.

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Jan 16, 2022 08:37PM wallycat wrote:

Eric, I'm tempted on the starter but I don't like the concept of "feeding" it....

I've had those sourdough aseptic Costco ready-to-bake breads and they are quite tasty for how they are packaged.

The sous vide experiment was incredible. I'd swear I was eating tenderloin if I didn't know better.

Not sure what tomorrow will be...maybe vegetarian Indian food. The venison was so good, there are no leftovers.


Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Jan 16, 2022 08:37PM MinusTwo wrote:

Eric - you are so wonderful to offer. Unfortunately I know I would not do well with the "care & feeding", nor can I deal with stirring & kneading any longer. (thank you LE) I'll just have to come break bread with you when you get settled if I ever get back to AZ.

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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Jan 16, 2022 09:36PM ChiSandy wrote:

I never got into baking sourdough, but it's my understanding that Eric is right--you must "feed" the starter dough to keep it alive and kicking. (Sort of like eating prebiotic foods to keep your good gut bugs alive as well as any probiotics you may be taking). Some bakers even "anthropomorphize" it. I remember in Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential that his restaurant had a contract with a baker who baked sourdough for a number of eateries--the dough had to be fed daily to maintain it for baking. He was a real character--an eccentric & a stoner among other things--in a profession full of similarly odd ducks, He named the starter "the B**ch."One day the baker was sick--but when he left a message on Bourdain's answering machine, which consisted of a drunken growl: "Feed the B**ch!" Bourdain knew exactly what he meant, and ran down to the restaurant to feed and punch down the dough. If he missed even a day, there would be no bread for the next dinner service.

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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Jan 16, 2022 09:50PM eric95us wrote:

My MIL doesn't like the idea of "feeding" a recipe either. I guess she doesn't believe me when I tell her it's easier than feeding her cat and that he would probabgly like the discard. :-) All feeding the starter, all of my cats have loved some of the leftovers.

Minus, I'm sorry about the LE dooming your bread kneading.

The bread is out of the oven and the dogs are disappointed that it turned out well. When I try baking something new, if it doesn't work out some of it gets turned into dog food and some is turned into bird food. :-)

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Jan 17, 2022 08:19AM carolehalston wrote:

The pork roast cooking in the oven filled the house with a wonderful aroma yesterday. It tasted as good as it smelled. The gravy was delicious over brown rice. Large romaine salad with a whole avocado, compari tomatoes, and Kalamata olives rounded out the meal.

Minus, I love bread, too, and do not dare indulge myself with eating it regularly.

My 8 qt. multi-cooker has a sous vide feature but I have not used it. I don't own one of the machines to vacuum pack plastic bags.

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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Jan 17, 2022 08:44AM - edited Jan 17, 2022 08:44AM by auntienance

Your pork roast always sound so delicious Carole, as I know they are.

The chicken and dumplings came out perfect and very filling. The chicken was particularly flavorful - one of the small $5 birds I got on a special at a local chain. With chickens, smaller is definitely better I think. Wallycat- I have used the lemon juice/vinegar and milk in a pinch but I don't find the results to be as satisfactory as the real thing.

I have a sous vide setup and use it sporadically. I love how it cooks but my machine started making a weird whining noise - most annoying - so I haven't used it in a while. The last thing I cooked in it - a rib roast - took almost 24hours. That was too long to listen to the whine.

No clue about dinner. Possibly fish of some flavor.

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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Jan 17, 2022 12:18PM SpecialK wrote:

chisandy - I actually have Just Egg in my fridge! I also loved the Just Mayo by the same company, excellent taste and texture considering it was free from all the usual ingredients in mayo - namely eggs and soy - and it was available inexpensively all over town - Publix, Target, and Whole Foods. The company (Hampton Creek) had some issue with the mayo, I believe related to food safety - eeeks! - and it disappeared from everywhere except Whole Foods, but it is in a much smaller container now - same size as the Vegenaise from Follow Your Heart.

Dinner last night was chili. Was supposed to have DD, her beau, and visiting mom of beau over for dinner on Sat, and I made a whole pan of real deal scratch lasagna. I had planned to have extra sauce with spag squash and bypass the beautiful lasagna, but beau's mom brought a suspected symptomatic case of Covid with her so the dinner was cancelled. I put the as yet unfrosted cake layers in the freezer for another day, and sent the lasagna to DD's house to have there, along with some garlic knots. DH went to work and got an instant test (they have a supply - can't find them in any stores here at all) and beau's mom tested sort of negative. Full neg line on top, edge of a pos line underneath. She is unvaxxed....ugh. She went ahead and flew home so I will stay tuned to hear how she does. DH met her (everyone masked and distanced) to administer the test, but I didn't want to risk exposure so will have to meet her another time.

Dinner tonight is the spag squash with leftover meat sauce and probably a salad.

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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Jan 17, 2022 06:24PM - edited Jan 17, 2022 06:28PM by wallycat

Indian ...used up veggies that were in the fridge--cauliflower, spinach, added canned tomatoes and canned beans. Quick and yummy. I discovered if I microwave a full head of cauliflower before cutting it, there's less of those annoying little cauliflower bits everywhere. Also, the meal cooks faster Happy .


I'm wondering if anyone has a favorite hot sauce. I thought I hated hot sauce.Tabasco is not to my liking, but it was all I had tasted for years. Fast forward to trying Frank's and liking it. Then I read about Crystal hot sauce. Never heard of it. Walmart carried it out here in boonsville. I'm in love!! Anyone have preferences?


Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Jan 17, 2022 07:53PM eric95us wrote:

I'll have to remember the cauliflower trick.

My favorite hot sauces are a Siracha sauce made by Huy Fong Food, Frank's Original and Cholula Original hot sauce.

About an hour before "my" medical team got on the transport plane to go to from Atlanta to Puerto Rico (Hurricane Maria), I asked the team commander about stopping at a grocery store to get some Tabasco Sauce. The team commander had already decided to do exactly that, and the bus stopped at a grocery store. The store only had some of the "itty-bitty" bottles of Tabasco, so we all picked up several large bottles of Franks. It was a couple of weeks before something other than MREs were available, and Frank's became one of my favorite hot sauces.

MRE designers seem to have "built" the MREs to the least common denominator as far as spicy. They are BLAND! The ones I got did have a ketchup like packet of Tabasco, but it was not enough to get it spicy enough to overcome "the bland". :-)


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Jan 17, 2022 08:12PM auntienance wrote:

Crystal and Siracha are our faves although we always seem to have an assortment of others, including Franks.

Tonight ended up being carry out - pizza for DH and a chef’s salad for me. Not terribly exciting but the salad was loaded, enough for lunch tomorrow.

Tomorrow is a Costco run. We’ll seewhat that turns up.

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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Jan 17, 2022 09:25PM Serendipity09 wrote:

Eric95us - first off thank you for your service in Puerto Rico. My father lives there and Maria truly was devastating.

Re: hot sauce, my family sends me hot sauce from Puerto Rico as nothing here (in WI) is spicy enough for me, with the exception of anything made with ghost pepper; can't handle it, but also do not like the taste of it.

I had a salad, not much of an appetite today. My son wanted pasta so I made him some baked ziti with garlic bread.

Tomorrow he'll have leftovers assuming he doesn't want to join my SIL and I for Mexican.

Dx 3/2020, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 4/1/2020 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 9/17/2020 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/3/2020 Xeloda (capecitabine) Dx 7/2021, Right, 2cm, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 7/9/2021 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Chemotherapy Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy Carboplatin (Paraplatin) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Jan 17, 2022 09:43PM wallycat wrote:

Sriracha has sugar, right? I like the vinegar/pepper only, though the Sambal Oelek (chile garlic sauce, same mfg of the sriracha) is to-die-for.

Costco sells Cholula-- we are also making a costco run tomorrow; maybe I'll try it. Thanks!

Dx 4/07 1 month before turning 50; ILC 1.8cm, ER+/PR+, HER2 neg., Stage 1, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes. Onco score 20, Bilateral Mast., tamoxifen 3-1/2 years, arimidex-completed 4/20/2012
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Jan 17, 2022 10:02PM - edited Jan 17, 2022 10:02PM by MinusTwo

I like Siracha and I like Sambal Oelek. I have just purchased Gochujang and am looking forward to trying it. And I like Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili Crisp. But after my years in New Mexico, my go to is always green chili salsa. Hatch if I can get it or Mrs. Renfro's if not. I purchased some Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce for my son for Christmas but I don't think he's tried it yet. I bought it as much for what what is says on the label by the nutrition facts as anything else:

"Hot sauce really doesn't have nutritional value. It's vinegar and peppers, for God's sake. What did you expect? Why are you even trying to determine the nutritional value of Hot Sauce? Just enjoy it."

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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Jan 18, 2022 01:06AM - edited Jan 18, 2022 01:07AM by ChiSandy

Crystal is more popular than Tabasco in New Orleans, so that is my regular hot sauce for cooking (although I always keep a mini-bottle of Tabasco in my purse for when restaurant food is too bland--order either oysters or room service breakfast often enough and you can amass quite a collection). But my favorite hot sauce as a condiment is Panola. It's cooked so it is much more complex. Downside is that it's tough to find in stores outside NOLA--so I've had to order it online. There's now also a jalapeno and even a clear version (I guess for when you want to bring the heat but not alter the color of the dish).

Went to the Lincoln Park WF yesterday, so dinner plans changed. Instead of a salmon burger I had a real old-fashioned natural-casing long hot dog (pasture-raised beef, no less). Closest thing I've found yet to the ones on the griddle in the kosher delis of my childhood--puts both Nathan's & Hebrew National skinless to shame. Had it on a Healthy Life keto bun with Dijon mustard and garlic sauerkraut. Nothing like that juicy "snap" of a natural casing. So hard to find anything but skinless unless you go to a butcher shop--so I was surprosed to find these in the hot dog section at WF.

Tonight I hit Trader Joe's en route home from getting bloodwork at Evanston Hospital. Hit & miss--no saltines (Bob's fave) nor even cilantro (so I had to go to Jewel across the street for those), but I found their own brand of ultra-filtered low-carb milk, old-fashioned chicken soup (no noodles or potatoes) and a frozen shrimp stir fry. I also noticed they carry pasture-raised eggs for $2 less than other stores around here (and even have 18-egg cartons of them).

So dinner tonight was chicken soup, pickled herring and blistered shishito peppers. I never can tell till I bite into one whether it'll be the 1-in-10 that's spicy--but in my experience it's more like 1-in-4. Then Bob came home with food gifts from patients: tamales from a guy who owns a stand in Back of the Yards, and 8 Polish tarts (round powdered-sugar-dusted flaky cream-cheese-dough pastries with raspberry & apricot jam and custard & cheese in the middle. Sort of like a cross between Danish & kolaćky). Did manage to have one just inside my 8-hr eating window (trying to re-start intermittent fasting).

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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