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A Busy Day Coming

Well, I will make this one short today, also, as my father is in the hospital and I am getting ready to take Mom to go there and sit with him.  I am just concerned here that I will get caught up there and not return until too late to do anything of a decent post.

We aren’t sure quite what the matter is.  He is having trouble breathing and we are told it is because there is fluid around the heart.  Also, his blood pressure is way high, down now.  The doctors believe it is either that his kidney is not working well enough to pump the water off his heart or the beginnings of congestive heart failure.  I don’t like either, but hope it is the first.

A quick replay of last night.  I had three friends come over for dinner and cards.  We played Fluxx, a wonderful card game where the rules change with each card played and it gets a little wild, but always fun.

Supper was mine to make.  One of the friends brought low-carb Cole Slaw, which was nice.  We had low-carb Nestle Toll House Cookies (I used 1/2 Soy flour and Splenda).  The main dish was baked spaghetti.  I made it with low-carb Bertolli’s onion garlic sauce and Dreamfield’s pasta (which is a controversial low-carb that works well for me).  The baked spaghetti is easy and delicious.  Wish I had taken a picture.

You bake the hamburger (lean, about 2 pounds) and cook the spaghetti al dente (undercooked).  Then you layer a glass pan with repeating (I did 2 full layers) of hamburger, then spaghetti, sauce, Parmesan cheese, Basil, garlic powder, and nutmeg.  Follow that with sliced American cheese and repeat all if you can fit it in the dish.  Now, put it in the oven, preheated to 350 degrees, for about 45 minutes or until top cheese is very nice and melted and done.  Serves about 6 people.  Reheating adds some of the carbs back so be careful.  Delicious.

That’s it for today.



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