Monday, March 9, 2015

Tea ~~Dentist~~Blueberry Pie

Hi there everyone....what a lovely day it has turned out to be. Hope you are having a good one today. I saw a cute picture on Facebook and thought to save it....but didn't. It said, "Only in Wisconsin do people get excited about 40 degree weather." Ha! that sure is the truth though...cause this weather feels so much like SPRING has sprung!!!! YAYYYYYY!!!!
Well, it is time for tea, got your cup? Think I could use one as I type this little post. As you can see in the following picture I visited the dentist today.... it's not my favorite place to go. So yeah...I need a cup of tea to quiet my soul.

It was actually a necessity to go today. Wednesday as I was flossing, a tooth broke. The top, back molar. Not knowing where to go, I decided to call the place we used to go to and could not get in till today. Have not been to a dentist since 2001....yeah, I am a big scardy cat. We have had no dental insurance all this time. I did pick some up last year for JP, but he did not want to go....neither did I for that matter. So being the "sometimes unwise people" we are, we cancelled. Wouldn't you know we need it and could use it.
So today I went I said, it was the old dental office we went to years ago....but with a different Dentist. The dentist we had, retired....this dentist.....I really liked him, very pleasant man and seemed to really want to help. His assistant was really nice too. They made me feel really comfortable. Never once scolded me for not coming in all these years. It was a nice visit....I will let you know after a couple more visits, what my opinion is then.

They did a complete x-ray exam, and it was all digital......I could actually see all my teeth, fillings and cavities on the screen. Then they went tooth by tooth and what each one needed....I did not understand a word they were saying. END RESULT.....the tooth will be pulled, verses saving it. Saving it, will cost $1600 verses $338 to pull. Yeah...that's the route I took. I also have 6 cavities that need to be filled and also need a DEEP CLEANING going under the gums....gosh all this time I thought my flossing was helping....he said, "partially, but because of diabetes my gums are in desperate help and will need to be cleaned every 3 months".....darn these sugars.

So the plan is, next week on St. Patrick's Day I get my tooth pulled and they will give me some "LAUGHING GAS" so I won't be feeling much pain....that is fine with me. ( much for corned beef and cabbage.) Then in about a month starts the teeth and gum cleaning....then the cavities. Sounds like quite the agenda....hopefully I can keep up with the payments. In June or July I might be getting cataract we shall see how this all fits together, time wise and finacially.
Does this dessert not look delicious???? (I am thinking it is diabetes worthy, don't you???) "Blueberry Icebox Pie" 313 calories per servings....oh-oh 52.3 grams of carbs, oh, but it has 11.4 g of protein. That's slice can't hurt, can it???

Here is the ingredients:
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 1/2 cups finely ground reduced fat graham cracker crumbs
4 teasp. light butter, melted (or buy a store bought graham cracker crust)
2 cups fresh blueberries (or frozen and thawed)
2 T fresh lemon juice
2 teasp powdered unflavored gelatin
8 oz reduced fat cream cheese
8 oz fat-free cream cheese
14 oz fat free sweetened condensed milk
Several fresh mint leaves

Preheat oven 350 F. Lightly coat a 9' spring form pan or glass pie pan with cooking spray. Combine crumbs and butter in a bowl and press into a pan. Bake 10 minutes. (or just use an already made graham cracker crust)

Puree 1 1/2 cups blueberries; mix with lemon juice in a micro wavable bowl.

Sprinkle gelatin on top and let stand 10 minutes. Microwave on medium 10 seconds to dissolve gelatin, then beat with an electric mixer or food processor at a medium speed.

Beat in cream cheeses and sweetened condensed milk. Pour mixture over baked crust and chill until set. Garnish with mint and remaining blueberries. I think I shall make this pie sometime this week.

Well time to close.....just one more reminder, leave a comment and for every comment is a chance to win a St. Patrick's Day card from me. Tomorrow is the last day to qualify for a card from me, because I shall be picking names on Wednesday and sending the cards out by Thursday.

Have a great day and enjoy the weather and keep looking up!!
Cheers ~ Louise


NanaDiana said...

Louise- Oh-I am sorry about the dentist..and I put off going, too, even though we have insurance through John's work...and I am not afraid- and don't mind going..for me it's a time thing- sitting there thinking about what I should be doing. I don't envy you the deep cleaning-but once you have the first one done each one goes faster after that.

That blueberry treat sounds good but I am trying to stay away from sugar (again).

Have a good night, Louise. xo Diana

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Diana, oh gosh....hope the deep cleaning does not hurt...maybe they can give me some "laughing gas" for it.

Brenda in IN said...

The blueberry pie looks so good. I love blueberries and just eat them straight from the carton (after washing). "They" say blueberries are the best food so I do eat them. I hate the dentist too and go when I have pain. By then, like you, there is always a lot of work to be done. I have a terrific dentist. She is a tiny little gal and she pulled a tooth for me that was painless. I didn't think she would have the strength to get it out but she did a great job and so quick I hardly knew what she was doing. I wish you well when you go. Hugs.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Brenda....oh yes the blueberry pie....on the agenda to make. I sure do hope the tooth comes out quick and not pain. Hopefully the laughing gas will help!!

Biz said...

Yes, that pie is insulin worthy! What's the serving size though? I once made a pie from Cooking Light because it said each serving had 35 grams of carbs - not bad! I thought it would be 8 servings - nope - 16! Who eats 1/16th of a pie?!

p.s. I haven't had dental insurance in years and haven't been in over 15 years - I guess because I have the sugars too I should schedule an appointment.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Biz...the pie serves 10...but hey, guess it depends what size pan you put it in. And who can stop a one or two bites.

Scary about not having dental ins. for 15 is so expensive for a visit. I could have had an appointment for the deep cleaning tomorrow morning, it goes way below the gum line and they would do half the mouth tomorrow and the other half later....I said wait, lets just do the tooth pulling first.

I have a feeling this could be and all summer encounter with the dentist.....uge.


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