|Rachel made beef stew Friday night with an assist from Dad|
Hallo all.....just a quick update today -- my 2nd chemo cycle ended last Friday and I continued to feel OK through the day Saturday, but hit the wall Saturday around bedtime.....by the way, Saturday night I made Greek Lasagna, unfortunately I didn't take a picture nor do I have a recipe - I made it up as I went....check it out -
4 components including the noodles -
- first - 2 lbs of ground lamb browned with onions and garlic plus lots of black pepper, rosemary and oregano.
- Second, a ricotta and feta cheese mix (with an egg mixed in);
- third, a tomato sauce that I made by straining 2 large cans of crushed tomatoes and mixing in cooked/chopped spinach and olive tapenade.
Back to the chemo, Sunday and Monday were "couch days", where I sleep 9 to10 hours at night and then take another nap or two during the day....zero energy....the good news this time is that the intravenous anti-nausea medication they gave me on Thursday seemed to keep that problem away, so it was exhaustion only. Tuesday was a lot better, Wednesday better yet, and today I worked out, signaling a return to normality. They also gave me a shot on Monday that is supposed to boost neutrophil production; we will see tomorrow when I get labs what the counts look like.
Last night Renee and I went out for our Valentines dinner and had a wonderful time, except that we got lost in Cary/Morrisville trying to find the restaurant. When will I learn to take my Garmin even when I think I know where I am going?? For you locals, you simply must try this restaurant if you haven't - Saffron on Davis Drive in Cary (next to the Harris Teeter - easy to find). Renee's parents gave us a gift certificate to this place for Christmas.....absolutely wonderful authentic Indian food......even if you just get dal and naan bread, it is a fantastic treat......
Renee is off for the weekend to Asheville to celebrate her sister's birthday, and my sister Laure and her family will be here Sunday/Monday on their way down to Orlando. So I have to get the house ready for that. Canes game tomorrow night, yard project out back, office is a mess.....no shortage of to-dos. I will post again when I get my counts. Love to all -
A few of you have asked for the recipe for the scallops pictured in my last post - I can't find it on the internet any more, so here's a scan: note - we doubled the recipe, i.e., 2 lbs of scallops etc.