Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Well enough to blog.


(Don't you just love that word? What beautiful spelling . . . )

Today was the first day of thyroid hormone supplementation, and it makes a noticeable difference. Isn't that great??? I'm still feeling a little icky, and needed a nap, and good meals, etc. But I made all the meals, put the kids to bed, did the dishes (all of them, even! lol), and still feel up to blogging. Now that's an accomplishment. A milestone. A miracle.

In other news, it seems like I've been cooking a lot lately. Maybe it's because I've been blogging the recipes. Who knows? I just know that, besides one batch each of pancakes, muffins & cookies in the last week, I've been making meals pretty much as usual over the past month or so. But it feels like more than that. Keeping track really does good things for my Mommy Morale.

So, in order to keep boosting said morale, here's some comfort food for your tired, late summer, cooling evenings.


Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 lbs. Mr. Dell's shredded hash brown potatoes (nor organic, but just potatoes--nuthin' else.)
2 cans organic green beans, drained
~1 1/2 cups frozen organic corn (or one can, drained)
2 cans Amy's Kitchen organic cream of mushroom soup
1/4 can Nature Valley organic half & half
3/4 can Almond Milk (or whatever kind of milk/milk substitute you use)
RealSalt garlic salt & fresh ground black pepper to taste

Pour a generous amount of olive oil in the bottom of a big electric skillet. (I have this one. I've even left a review, under the pseudonym "The Passionate Mind".) Add the potatoes, green beans and corn and mix well. In a medium bowl, whisk together the soup and milk well. Pour over the potato mixture, and turn the skillet on to about 250 and cover. Once it has been simmering for a while, stir it around and scrape the places where it tends to stick over the heating element. Repeat every 5-10 minutes, depending on your skillet.

When the potatoes are done, but still have their shape, salt and pepper to taste and serve.

This is serious comfort food . . . simple, filling, and satisfying. The only thing that could make it better is a little spicy sausage of some kind. (We like Shelton's turkey sausage.)

Have a great night!

*(I don't have a name yet. Anybody wanna make one up?)

1 comment:

SusieH said...

I didn't relaize you had a thyroid problem - that can absolutely kick one's butt. I used to be low -thyroid, and then it evened out after my daughter was born (sometimes, it's the reverse.) Amazing what a little Synthroid can do to change entirely how you feel, isn't it?