Monday, July 20, 2009

Menu Monday-Week of 7/20/09

Sunday-Bob made "The Best Burgers" from this cookbook, tater tots. LOVE this cookbook!

Monday-Spaghetti with meat sauce, salad and bread. I've been using ground turkey instead of beef and we are all enjoying it.

Tuesday-Chinese lemon chicken, steamed rice

Wednesday-Check back tomorrow

Thursday-Check back tomorrow

Friday-Check back tomorrow

Ear Infection Update

Kailee had her appointment with the ENT this afternoon. Our suspicion was correct-she is a great candidate for tubes. We are scheduled for next Thursday, 6/30.

One of our concerns is that we are scheduled to leave (driving, not flying) for vacation shortly thereafter. It was recommended that we have the procedure done before leaving due to the fact that she still has fluid (it's been over 1 week) on one ear and we don't want her infection to continue or for another one to develop while we are away.

She will not have to undergo general anesthesia which is a relief. The procedure itself only takes about 15 minutes and we will be home within an hour or two after that.

This procedure will *hopefully* provide much relief for our poor baby.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Another double ear infection

Poor Kailee has had 7 ear infections in the last 12 months. Her first diagnosis was last July and her most recent diagnosis was today. And the majority the infections have been in both ears. We can read the signs now but when she had her first few infections it was quite difficult to tell what was wrong. She doesn't run a high fever or pull on her ears like most children would. It pretty much starts with a runny nose, cough and it's all downhill from there.

She's been on a variety of different antibiotics. Several months ago we found out that she's allergic to penicillin based antibiotics. She broke out with these terrible red welts all over. I'm sure people had some strange thoughts when they saw her.

This coming Monday we will visit with an ENT and weigh our options. As much as we don't want her to have to have tubes put in, it may be the relief she needs to quit suffering from the recurrent infections. Anybody want to share their experiences?

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Skip the Latte-$7 on the 7th

Help make a difference with $7 on the 7th! If you have not heard about Matt, Liz and Madeline's story, please visit the Liz Logelin Foundation website or Matt Logelin's blog.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Menu Monday-Week of 7/5/09

Here's the plan for this week. We'll see how it goes. I made some revisions to the last Menu Monday plan that I had posted.

Leftovers from Rudy's BBQ and Fazoli's and whatever else is in the fridge

Black bean quesadillas
Spanish rice

Salisbury steak-Mix 2 pounds of ground turkey (or ground beef) with one packet of onion soup mix. Cook in a skillet and pour in your favorite gravy into the pan after the meat has cooked through. Makes 8 small patties or 6 medium.
Mashed potatoes
Green beans

Frozen pizza

Salmon patties

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My first time...

Today was my first time to have a mammogram. Yes, I'm only 35 but breast cancer unfortunately knows no age. You see, last year my dear friend Robin was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She has been through more than any woman (or man with breast cancer) should ever have to endure. In April I participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in honor of Robin. It was a truly humbling experience. Our classmate from high school, Joanna, was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer a couple of years ago. And then there's another employee in my same department that had her double mastectomy last week! Yes, these ladies are all pretty much the same age as I am.

I had an annual visit last week and shared my fears with my Dr. and she said I could certainly have a screening mammogram. Why not, right?

There I sat in the waiting room. I honestly was a bit anxious because I really didn't know what to expect. Stephanie and I were exchanging text messages and it REALLY helped me from getting too nervous! Thanks Steph! Ü The tech was very pleasant and before I knew it, it was over. It didn't even hurt. Uncomfortable and unusual but no pain. She had the Dr. review the findings and gave me a good report before sending me on my way.

So, if you have been putting off to get your mammogram, please do it not only for yourself but for your friends and family. They will thank you for it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Menu Monday-Week of 6/21/09

Some of the blogs I read have weekly "Menu Monday" posts. What a neat idea! I've decided to give it a try. Hopefully it will help us figure out what to shop for -in advance- so that I'm not running to the grocery store after work several times a week.

Monday-Leftover goodie from our Father's Day BBQ: Chicken, pork, creamed corn, daigu (pickled daikon radish), red rice, homemade apple pie and lemon cream pie

Tuesday-Spaghetti, salad and cheese bread

Wednesday-Chicken adobo and rice (Thanks to Steph for this idea!)

Thursday-Frozen pizza and salad

Friday-Panini's with ham or turkey

Sunday-Skillet Lasagna

Sunday-Pork chops and baked potatoes and a veggie

We may switch things around if needed. My step-son Bobby is supposed to be arriving on Friday so we may go out to dinner if he comes in. Let me know if you like to see more "Menu Monday" posts from me.

So what is your menu??