Soon you will discover drinking.
I keep a box of disposable gloves from the pharmacy under my sink (like the ones you see at a doctors office). I use them every time I have to handle raw meat, partly for the sanitation of my skin/hands and partly to avoid the smell of animal flesh on my hands. Use them when I cut onions too, since it takes forever to get the odor off my hands.
When you take them off, you can also wrap up bones & undesirable parts in them, tie the ends to seal them before you throw them out.
Am also remembering that my mother quite enjoyed warm naan dipped in tzatzeki sauce when she was ill. Seemed to go (and stay) down well.
Again, best wishes to you @samiamb. Do not forget to positively feed your spirit too during this time.
@techgirl - I don't know why the cleaning services are specifically targeting women undergoing chemotherapy when its a universal treatment. I found it odd that it doesn't apply to men. I would, however, inquire about it. I can't imagine the volunteer efforts and the people who give their time in this manner would say no to your friend.
I would suggest miso soup for nausea. If you have some time, you might google the relationship between miso and radiation. There are some interesting studies on the two.
This is not food related, but women undergoing chemotherapy may have free house cleaning, through the thoughtful donations of several organizations.
You have great courage. I admire you and hope for the very best.
Speaking of flooring ... am looking into cork or rubber flooring, as tile is hard on the legs as @Shecooks mentions. Curious if anyone has any experience with it.
Appreciate all the feedback, SE'ers.
This is a renovation project, not a complete design. I should have made that more clear. I wonder about appliances - are stainless steel actually worth the investment? I wonder about the countertops - is sea glass an viable alternate to granite in terms of durability? There are a lot more things to consider that I had previously thought. I don't have a lot of money to redo if I fail miserably.
I used to have a cat that loved gin and tonics. We considered a 12-claw program for her. We decided to just let her enjoy happy hour with us.
I believe the vegetable category is the only one where you could double or even triple the recommended daily amount without negative health impact.
smsingram: What's your favorite meal?
Sarah Palin : Oh, all of them, Charlie.
I started giving food gifts to people like my parents, grandparents and people who were older and seemed to have everything & needed nothing. If I picked something they especially liked (dried cherries were a big one for my mother), it always was well received.
When I start getting food gifts I'm going to have to come to terms with my age, and probably my mortality ...
I broke a crown on a decorative silver ball on a Christmas cookie one year, so I don't like that part anymore. And of course, the StoveTop stuffing, but let's not go there again, huh? ;) Happy Happy Joy Joy.
www.fairytalebrownies.com (try to mixed assortment of 12)
www.cherryrepublic.com (Cherry salsa is outrageous)
www.naturallynutty.com (Almond vanilla butter is fantastic)
@Pavlov: That was very gracious. Thank you.
I love wine. My current favorite is a South African Pinotage called Barista. It's delightful. I'll bring a few bottles and you just whip something up.
Blessings and magic to you this holiday season.
@chgoeditor - thank you. I wish I had the gift of written word as you do. Perhaps this thread would have gone in a whole new direction. FWIW, I didn't perceive you to be the bully.
@kitchenista @salpico @knowwhey @hmw0029 : My compliments, thanks and regards.
We should probably end this topic.
@chgoeditor: Fair enough. It did NOT come out right. I merely wanted to express some disappointment about the food at the holiday gathering. I am on a food forum and don't feel the need to explain my personal relationship with my dear friends, whom I love enormously. Enough said.
I am curious, however, at a couple of responses and would like your opinion. Since it seems fair to attack with such viciousness on this topic, do you feel the more vicious comments are akin to bullying? I'm not hurt or offended by the comments of people who have misunderstood my question (completely my fault), but am mortified by how antagonistic the insults are. These people don't know me, but have certainly tried to make me feel, um, what's the word - horrible - about myself. Isn't that bullying?
It just seems so damn mean. And I am under the impression that we are all out of high school. Anyway, this has been an informative lesson and I thank you for your thoughtful feedback.
I prepared myself for some backlash about this thread, but certainly not the malevolence.
In my new family we play the nose flute. Truth.
A fall back tradition is hostile behavior, but that's the old family.
I really do love Thanksgiving.
It shows up, but the only people who eat it are the olds.
I go with thumbs down.
Your child should be exposed to it, if for only to make her own decision about whether or not it shows up on her table years from now. (See commenters reactions to re: Jello salad.)
I've never had it. Is it worth its hype?
I eat with gusto that which tastes spectacular.
Everything else, not so much.
Wine consumption works the same way.
Happy holidays all!
I have appetizers this year and I'm making two:
Gorgonzola & pecan stuffed dates
Crab cakes with carrot/mango/onion relish (thx Flay).
Neither is too unique, but both are highly tasty.
Simon: Marry me.
It is definitely chili season. I just made some last week.
I do a combination of Texas and Cincinnati chili that comes out really nice. If you're interested in the recipe, let me know. Typing still isn't the most comfortable thing for me - almost 3 months post hand surgery.
That didn't come out right. I mean the use of HFCS in high percentages.
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