Friday, November 13, 2009

Feeling Better

This is our second day off and I didn't get out of bed till 2:30 pm and went to bed at 1:30 am so that's pretty good rest. I do feel better and my voice is back to normal, but I am still coughing and hacking all the time. I stirred up some honey and lemon juice and take a teaspoonful periodically and that seems to help. Jim went to get ice cream at Braum's - that's the best medicine. Getting ice cream is an old family tradition when you are sick....we did it since the daughters were small and Jim and I continue to do it till today. It cures all ills!

We had a fast dinner tonight and one I have got to tell you about. We are big fan of Trader Joe's and when we were in Albuquerque they were giving out samples of this "ready to eat" meal,

Chicken Marsala with Mashed Potatoes and Shitake Mushrooms. We froze this fresh meal and had it for dinner tonight - nuke it for 3 minutes and it was done and delicious. Now most of you know I am a "scratch cook" and I don't use hardly any packaged foods, but this was really, really good. If you are by a Trader Joe's give it a try. It amply serves two and costs $6.99.

Our friends Marie and Dave are leaving Coffeyville. Marie aggravated her carpal tunnel with the repetitive motion of filling single item bags and they won't let her do another job, so they will leave next week. We are sure sorry to see them leave as we have joined for happy hour several times and will join them again tomorrow for one last time. They will drive on to Queens Valley, Arizona, were they have a lot. We hope to visit them there before we drive on to Quartzsite in January.

Remember, you are loved.


  1. I second you on the Chicken Marsala. We, too, had a sample of it at TJ's one day and bought it right then. We've had it a couple of times since, too. Delicious - though we both wish it was a little bit bigger!

    Glad to hear your health is improving - the work sounds hard enough for someone in GREAT health, let alone working with a cold.

    Bobbie, it seems to me that you recommended another meal about a year ago... something with the Macaroni Grill brand name? Something with pasta noodles? I can't remember what it was, or even if YOU recommended it... but if it WAS you, could you mention it again or email me?

    I'm SO glad you blog! I read your posts every day and they always bring a smile to my face. Thanks!

  2. Glad to hear that you are much better. Ice Cream...Eh? Guess if we are ever in Chesterfield, Missouri we can stop at a Trader Joe's That is the closest one to us. Your dinner sure looked good.

  3. Laurie: The other packaged meal I recommended was Macaroni Grill's Creamy Basil dinner you add chicken and they provide all the noodles, sauces, dried tomatoes and seasonings. You can get it at Walmart for about $4 or grocery stores with the pasta dinners for about $6. The other Macaroni Grill dinners are also very tasty. Bobbie


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