Sunday, January 23, 2011

Super Fast

Well  - it has been a stressful week.

I have been jammed with school - and my birthday. Which I semi-celebrated on Friday. I was at HAZMET training - what fun. But my class is awesome and they took me to a fast lunch at a local hang out... we had a quick burger then went to 'triage' patients. A good friend took me out to a fantastic sushi place for dinner - then just a few beers - I had to be back at HAZMET at 8am.  That's it.


I study. Pharmacology. A lot of it. I have a nasty exam on Tuesday night and they didn't give us any time to study this weekend - it's been all day today. And I have 8 hours of class tomorrow. It's shaping up to be a long week ....and all I really want to do is get a pedicure, have a glass of wine and go to sleep.

No rest for the weary... true that.

Well - On that note: back to the books - more soon...  

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Let's Try This Again....

It's been an eventful year.

I shattered my right leg which put me from 100+ miles per hour to sitting on my butt for 3 months. I stopped flying. I got into a physician assistant program. I stopped cooking. I gained weight. Life is full of paradoxes. I learned to walk, and it's true what they say: you have to walk before you can run. I'm still not running. I have had two surgeries and may face another in May. Time will tell. Things still aren't quite right in there so, we'll see what happens closer to May.

And I'm finally getting around to my resolution - most resolutions, I think, are rubbish - which is trying to keep up with my blog. It's a big undertaking at this point in time because I'm in the midst of my second semester in the program. Thank God. T-8 months until rotations... can you imagine? I am actually going to treat patients. I'm so excited I can't stand myself. That said; life is complicated and full of a lot of responsibilities right now. In fact, I'm going to keep this short because I have a Medicine Exam on such exciting topics as the endocrine system, pulmonary things, neurology and hematology on Tuesday morning at 8am... oh joy. I happen to be a lousy test taker. I'd be great if I could answer everything in front of a panel. It's when I sit there and second guess myself that I get in trouble. Anyway - I'm resolving not to do that, as well. I'll let you know how that goes after the exam.

So during the break, I was happily perusing the recipes over at Tasty Kitchen - one of my most favorite sites ever - and was actually looking for a recipe for sweet and sour cabbage soup. Don't ask. I get obsessed with things and that's all I can eat for a period of time. I discovered this delicious version of it at Jerry's Deli and now need it in my life. Often. Last weekend I went over there and got a "bowl size" to go. The nice gentleman who packaged up my order - a quart sized container of soup and a 1/4 pound of chopped liver - informed me that the base was beef and chicken. Who knew? All I know is that it's mighty delish. I decided to find it and make it. Problem is, there is no real recipe that's like the soup I eat at that darn deli. So I'm going to have to figure it out when I have time to do it. Anyway - while looking over at Tasty Kitchen, I found a delightful recipe - and if you're squeamish - don't follow the link!! Even Ree herself (the Tasty Kitchen'dom Queen) says that you can make you're own cheese sauce if you prefer. I am squeamish - but willing to try it her way. How can someone named Edna Mae be wrong with her ingredients? Also - if you don't like cabbage then this might not be for you! I love cabbage. One of my favorite ways to eat it is just thinly slicing it and throwing it in a pan with a little butter and olive oil, sauteing until it's translucent-ish and browning. Then I just gobble it all up. I don't even share. MINE! So, of course when I saw this recipe that included cabbage and a 'cheese' group - I thought: hmm, I'm game. So - I'm going to try it tonight and I'll let you know next post how it goes. For those of you willing and not squeamish - here's the link: Edna Mae's Escalloped Cabbage. Enjoy it! I'm quite sure it's going to be great! In the mean time - it's back to the books and the Sweet Tarts for sustenance! Maybe I'll do Junior Mints....