Thursday, December 31, 2009

I don't like my doctor

I went to the doctor today to make sure some weird pains I've been having aren't something serious, like cancer. She told me that "women on a certain age" get this sort of thing, and that if I want to minimize it I should do a couple of things, including changing my diet.

After explaining that I've lost 50+ pounds and am exercising a whole bunch, she said, "Yes, well that's very interesting, but I want you to cut out caffeine, alcohol, sugar and wheat."



Why not just meat and dairy too? This is the lady who told me not to eat anything white when I was pregnant--so she could have this time said to cut out all brown foods or something.

When I was done wanting to kick her in her doughy, 40+ inch waist (talk about the pot and the kettle), I realized this wouldn't be a terrible thing.

So for 2010, I'll work at weaning myself off caffeine, alcohol, sugar and wheat.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Menu

We're having an open house again this Christmas, and it's a buffet with all my favorite foods:

Slow-roasted pork with garlic, sage and rosemary
Roasted root veggies & fingerling potatoes (pots for my niece who can't have cream)
Bubble & Squeak
Minted Fennel & Orange Salad
Seafood Tetrazzini
Christmas Soup (I haven't figured that one out yet....)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My beautiful family

My new Igigi dress and my handsome guys!