Simple Sunday

Well, my son did the flea market yesterday and even with 100+ temperatures, he made over $200 for his college fund.  So a lot of the vintage stuff I gave him sold quickly and some antique stuff. Nothing too remarkable but it’s gone and he got a little money.  So I’m very pleased. By 12 most vendors were packing up because most people don’t come out in the heat of the day. But he got rid of the 2 mission style chairs and a bookcase. So I’m thrilled.

If you’re looking for a summer dinner, pizza on the gas grill is amazing and easy.  You do need to heat the gas grill up to the highest it’ll go @ 800 or whatever it says and then be sure to spray the grill with Pam or I use Costco’s Canola spray. Then when you’ve heated up the grill for say, 20 minutes you can do the pizza. You must have a pizza peel and be sure to use semolina flour under the pizza dough. Just a sprinkling. then roll out or stretch the dough till it’s about 12 ” in diameter.  I’ve used homemade dough and Trader Joes and both work fine.  Then here’s the trick, use just a few tablespoons of sauce,  some mozzarella, then a few toppings but very sparse. I use buffalo mozzarella along with the regular shredded but not a lot. Then i may add a sprinkling of red onion, black olives and if I have any pepperoni or salami and top with a few shreds of fresh basil.

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Cheese and pepperoni pizza with basil.

Then you must shake the pizza peel to be sure the pizza is moving and then slide onto the hot grill.  Close the grill top. Don’t move it for about 5 minutes till the crust starts to cook and gets a nice char.  Then rotate once 1/2 way and close the top again. Check in another 5 minutes. It cooks very fast and is superior to anything you could buy out. Try it out and it saves the kitchen from getting too hot.

We went to the farmers market yesterday and bought some nice veggies, broccoli, etc. Then I bought a 3 pack of organic strawberries to make a jam.  I came home unloaded stuff and started the jam. I ended up with 5 pints from the 3 pack. Very tasty. I may go get more next week as berries must be at there peak.

Today was a gym day and I did the bathroom zone for tomorrow. Quick wipes of shelves, wash window and mirrors and reorganizing the small dresser we use for combs, brushes etc.

I wash sheets on Sunday and towels so I’m off to finish that.

Dinner is a huge chopped salad with stuff we got at the farmers market yesterday and I put a turkey breast in the crockpot. I use the kosher turkey breast from Trader Joes. Quite good.  I’m going to use some Tofurky turkey slices for the veg with gravy.

Still really hot here 101 today. 😦

 

Monoclonal protein update

So, my cancer marker, m protein is up again. It went from .42 to .5 

whr this means to me is I have myeloma cells starting to wander around my blood stream ,. He said not to worry its very small, but if it goes up again next month, then I will want to go back on the drugs. Yes, they’re hard to take but I can still work, and do most stuff. Usually I’m more tired and WBC can get low. But since I monitored every month I would know.

im actually doing ok with this, since sooner or later it was going to happen.

On other notes, it is freaking hot here. Thank goodness we have a pool. It’s only a Costco one, but it’s cool and refreshing.i can’t do too much outside that’s for sure.

I had B pick up half a flat of organic strawberries, so I’m going to make some jam today or tomorrow . And try out my new loaf pan . Very excited.

Budget is pretty set for July, I told my noes working son, I want him to pay his cell phone. So he will give me $40. I’m going to put that in my 52 week savings which got used last week so I need to rebuild it. My $5 dollar challenge is good and I’m up to $150. Next week will be expensive as B needs new tires and his car service. We also ordered propane and that was $300. So lots going out. 

Hoping to get to ikea soon to check out table and sofa. Especially , after reading pancakes and french fries blog on ikea sofas.

I’m going to work on menus for the week and figure out what were doing 4 th of July .