Saturday, August 2, 2014

A Trip to GFS Yesterday

Hi there everyone. Whoever you are...hope you are having a wonderful day and a great weekend!!! I always look forward to Saturdays...wish everyday could be's a break from the routine of the week and always welcomed in my home.

Sorry I have not been blogging, for what seems like weeks, but is only 5 days...have not had much to blog about I guess. Been dealing with a few issues. My husband is bi-polar, so, sometimes his meds don't click well together and he gets depressed along with a few other problems which causes me to get bummed. Haven't been making cards lately, and that is not like me. All these issues we have been dealing with is kind of like the domino effect. One problem makes another problem...and so on down the line of domino's. I try to stay positive...but sometimes it can be hard when I deal with diabetes and weight gain...high stress points for me, trying to keep numbers down. I have noticed that being under stress causes my blood sugars to rise. Today my number was 112 compared to 143 yesterday. Not sure what the difference was, but I would be happy if I was 112 everyday.

JP has been doing a little bit better lately, mentally, sometimes I think it is the food I make for him...maybe something is not working with his meds....I don't know, I can only guess. Maybe it is something like the diabetes, it all depends on what I eat and if I exercise the night before. The "numbers game" sure can be a stress point for me.

So yesterday I made a run to GFS and bought all this. GFS has samples on Friday and Saturday. Their samples were Green fried tomatoes and marinara sauce, cheese and crackers, fried hot peppers and macaroni salad. I decided to get the fried green tomatoes....they were really good.
I really love the Pane Turano Italian bread which comes out of Berwyn, Illinois which is near Chicago This bread makes great Sammie's on the grill, or just plain toast (um, with peanut butter on top.) Today I had an slice of bread toasted and spread some avocado (mashed and added some Bistro sauce) and a slice of tomato on top with sprinkles of cilantro that was GOOD!!!
Last night I had a salad using the Spring mix along with some cucumbers from my garden and an avocado with some Ceasar salad dressing.

When JP got home from work (1am in the morning), I made him "Sunny's Black Bean Burgers" green fried tomatoes, onion rings and French fries, along with soup, salad and fruit. No, he is not starving, but has lost a lot of weight. I just have to look at all that food I make for him and I gain weight....something is very wrong here, it's just not fair. So I cook all this food and can't even enjoy what I cook.

So anyways I used the corn (from GFS) in the black bean burgers. They really turned out great and I will make them again. I got the recipe from the "Extended Stay America" site which I will give you in my next blog. I don't have the address right now. I am asking  you to vote for "Biz" as she made a recipe for them and has a chance to win $5,000 and a trip to New York.  Once I get all the addresses together I will let you know more, so you can vote for her recipe. We have until August 22nd to vote so there is still plenty of time. You can also vote for Biz from her blog too.

Well time to close this blog, hopefully August will be a better month for us all. Here is my wordpress site, Have a great one and keep looking up. Cheers ~ Louise


Susie said...

Hi Louise, Praying for you and your husband. I know you have probably tried every thing on the planet to help with your meds and your hubbys. Ever read about gluten free ?? it's strange how gluten effects so much in our lives. I'll be thinking of you. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Connie said...

Dear Sweet Louise, I love that you have such a big heart and that you are taking such good care of your husband, but you better slow down a bit. It is just as important to take care of yourself.
You are in my prayers.
Love ya,
Connie :)

Attic Clutter said...

oh geeze Louise...sorry about everything &
numbers sound like me..,y numbers are usually
130 in the morning
but once in awhile they are high.. 147-177 before breakfast
scares me..especially since I hadn't eaten differently....
one thing I noticed was number spikes with stress and also the hot hot weatherTake care my friend..


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