Saturday, January 28, 2012


Wow!  So glad I made it thru this week.  I feel like a new person.  My grandmother is still alive, but it's just a matter of days.  She has Alzheimer's.  I wish there was a quicker way to pass.  It's sad seeing loved ones having to wait.

Food hasn't been great this week.  I actually went over my points Thursday and Friday.  But I am off this weekend and I am planning on getting some good walking in with the beautiful 50 degree weather we are having!  I need those extra steps if I am going to make my walking goal of 500K.

I also have a recipe I am going to be trying tomorrow.  It's part of my New Year Goals!  You haven't forgotten about yours, have you?  I am right on track.  I am also halfway finished with my book, The Age of Innocence.  It's very old fashioned and I love thinking about the mannerisms and the style back in the old days.  It sounds like everything was so posh over there in Europe.  But I'm kinda glad it's not like that anymore.  I love my "automobile" and not having to go around in a horse and carriage.  I also love my modern technology!  Besides, who wants to sit around in a stuffy dress with lace, girdle and garters?  Not me!  But I like reading about it.

The vegetable I am going to try next week is fennel.  Ugh.  I hate anise flavor, but I was watching Ina the other day and she says if you cut it up, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper, throw it on a sheet pan and roast it, you can't even taste the anise flavor.  So I am going to give it a whirl because it's one vegetable I wish I liked, but after hearing what it might taste like, I have never tried it.  I hate anise flavor!  Yuck!

It's getting close to the end of January.  How are you doing on your New Year Goals?  I hope you haven't given up!!!!


  1. I can't believe January is almost over, where did it go!

  2. So sorry to hear about your grandma... mine passed away from the same disease.

  3. And can't wait to read how the fennel went... I'm not an anise fan either so if this works, I gotta try it too!

  4. Well well. I should have read this post before asking about what your plans were for the fennel.

    Fennel will still have an anise taste. Sorry. BUT it will be very mellow especially roasted.

    I like it in salads and in a tomato based fish soup. So good. But I know that recipe of Ina's and have done roasted fennel her way - with root veggies. So good.

    My grannie had alzheimers. It is terrible for those who do not have it as well. Bless your gran.


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