May 25th, 2004


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I sound more or less like a frog, so it's a good thing that receptionist lady stayed home today. That and I get a little shaky walking across the apartment. Jonathan bought the things I need to cook the four meals for Shavuot - the only thing that needs ot be cooked today is the lasagna. I figure I can do that in easy steps and I don't have to cook the pasta, so I'm set for that. That's two meals since I canceled the guests. Omelettes are easy, and I don't plan on going to shul tomorrow. I have to try to go on Thursday, which is yizkor (memorial for the dead. I miss you, Daddy.) but I figure two more days of more or less vegging will make it possible.

Lesson to be learned? Always have some sort of contingency in case these things happen. I'll have to think about this, and maybe brainstorm on aishet_sheretz about what one can do in this sort of emergency. Although we do have it easier here - a full range of take out and restaurants plus friends who can take us in or provide meals if we need them.- not everyone has our resources, and we'd rather not rely on them ourselves.

Because you can't time getting sick. As many of you know all too well.
Mama Deb

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Cooking update.
Have lasagna in oven.

I forgot to ask Jonathan to buy red peppers yesterday, but he did buy the optional zucchini, so I used that. It should add the touch of bitterness I want. Also, turned out I didn't have fresh garlic. This will not be a prize winning dish, but it should be edible.

The sauce is onions, sliced crimini mushrooms, a large zucchini, frozen spinach, pepper, lots of dried basil and oregano, and, yes. Garlic powder. *Sigh*. And I used no-boil lasagna noodles, so that part was easier.

I *hate* being sick. It should not be exhausting to make a sauce or construct a lasagna It really shouldn't.

I'm serving this with a plain green salad tonight. No blintzes. No cheesecake. I don't do those things anyway.

Chag Sameach for those who celebrate!