Stranger things and homemade pasta!

So, I saw the foot doctor on Tuesday and it was odd( again)!! First, they kept me waiting 45 minutes and the only other patient was an elderly woman.  I do not like it when doctor offices make patients wait. Oh, I can see a few minutes or if there’s an emergency, but this seemed just poor timing on the office staff part.

Then I get in there, and he never looks at my foot or presses on the top( meta dorsal (sp??)bones where the fracture was). Then he’s looking at the exact same x-ray as the first one and says, well, it looks like it’s healing.  Whaaaatttt! It’s the same xray that last time you said it was a fracture thru the bone and not just a nondisplaced one.

For a second, I thought, did I miss something?? Did I get another xray and somehow forgot??? It was weird. Then he says do you want to follow up in 3 months? I said, no if it bothers me more I’ll let you know. NOT GOING TO happen. I’ll call someone else.

Anyway, it was all odd.

Then I’m beelining it home, turn on to our road and there are cars backed up all over the place. So in our driveway, a huge oak had fallen across the road and took out some power lines. So, at first, I thought I could just walk up the driveway but the patrolman said no the tree is across the whole driveway. I decided to walk over to the Holiday Market and get a sandwich since by now it was 1pm.  By the time I was done, PGE had cleared the line but the tree wasn’t their responsibility but the property owners. So, I had to park my car and walk up.

ODD, ODD, ODD!!!  WEll, the owners finally called someone and they cut up the tree enough to get a car by. So this giant oak was completely rotten at the base and filled with carpenter ants. The leaves were all still green but not the inside and down it came. Actually, it’s kinda scary to think if I was driving up right when it happened, I’d be squished.

So, today is my oncology appointment, and hopefully, there are no surprises. Well, I know my results so that’s all good.

Then we are going to Costco to pick up dog medications and some things. I’m hoping to be in and out quickly.

At a different Goodwill, I found another pasta maker and it was brand new in box. It’s Imperia. So this one did come with the clamp and I thought well I’ll try it and compare to the Atlas I got for $ 3.00.  The Atlas is older and has some rust spots where the handle goes in, not on the cutters but the other is new.

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Here’s a first run of the lasagna noodles. IMG_1465.jpg

Then cooked.

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Then layering..

 

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Then the final product half eaten.

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It was absolutely heavenly. Making fresh pasta is so easy.

Now, I think the older Atlas worked a smidge better than the Imperia. But I can’t decide yet so I’m going to try again later this week. The clamp on the Imperia didn’t work well in the model but actually worked great in the Atlas. Go figure.  Also, I could use the Atlas on the stainless steel island but not the Imperia as the clamp didn’t quite fit. So I moved that to a different counter that was not as easy to use. So, I’m undecided. But when I went to Youtube, the Atlas was number one and the Imperia number 5. Still, the Imperia is brand new, the other older.  I’ll do another round soon.

OH, the zucchini chocolate bread was delicious and not sweet at all.

 

 

 

Summer food

 

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Here’s the zuchinni that I made the zoodles with.  My spiralizer is the one I mentioned before that I found at Salvation Army for $4.00. It’s brand I was looking for Paderno.

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Tomatoes are starting to get ripe. I probably won’t have enough to can this year but I will go to a place where I can order 2 lugs which is about 40lbs. I ask for the uglies and get a very good deal on them.

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This is Atlas 150 pasta maker I found the other day at Goodwill for $5.00.  I did have to go buy a C clamp to attach to the counter and that was $3.00.

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thats the fetticine I made.  It was SO MUCH FUN!!!! If you’ve ever wanted to try making your own pasta it is really amazing easy. I was prety shocked.

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Voila!!!!!  Home made pasta with plain tomatoe sauce and basil from the garden!!!! The next thing I want to try is lasagna.

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This is the zoodles with tomatoe, olive oil, garlic, a few shrimp, and parmesan reggiano.

What fun cooking.

We did eat inside, which is rare this time of year, but it was so hot outside.

Simple Sunday

Well, it’s been a longish week.  Hot, Hot, more hot!!

There’s not much change for the coming week either.  I’m so glad we have an Intex pool. That was one of our better purchases since we both love the water so much. BTW, this newer model came with a sand filter so if you’re ever in the market for a pool that doesn’t cost a fortune these are a great value. This pump has kept the water crystal clear with some additions of shock but that’s expected.

I went to the gym and did weights.This morning  we walked one round in the park. I wore the boot and my foot felt ok. I won’t try and push to do it tomorrow. I was just happy to go and walk around once.  It has been discouraging not to be able to walk everyday but well life happens and it’s best to go with the flow.Healing my foot is top priority.  My other foot also feels like maybe something is tweaked. I do have a bone spur and osteoarthritis in both feet and that can be a cause of foot stress fractures. I hope that’s not whats going on.. I was going to check with my oncologist next time about whether the Zometa that I use to get for bone strength could help here.

A super fun find at the Goodwill was an Atlas 150 pasta maker. I got it for $5.00.  I’ve been looking for one forever. It wasn’t till I got home though and realized it didn’t have the clamp.  But I went to the hardware store and got a C clamp and that worked. I can get a replacement on Amazon for $20 so I might do that. Then this morning, viola!!! I made pasta.  So tonight I’m making the homemade pasta and then zoodles as we have some lovely zucchini in the garden.  I’m going to use a yellow and green zucchini.  Then I thought I’d made a garlic olive oil sauce and throw in a few shrimp.

So we will see how it turns out. Since it’s the first time making the pasta, I’m sure there’s a learning curve.  I’d like to try a lasagna with the home made noodles.

I decided to order Courtney Carver’s ‘ Soulful Simplicity’

and I have to say, I’m enjoying it. It’s way better that ‘ The year of Less’ and ‘Frugalwoods’.  So if you’re looking for some inspiration for minimalizing this is a good one. She does mention ‘God ‘ a few times so far but I’m okay with that as she does qualify it with ‘spirit’ or ‘heart’.  I also like Dave Ramsey and of course he does use lots of christian things but I overlook that for the content that’s being given.