Yes, what we did have was good, and I love quick meals, too. :-)
I can sure understand about your neck, and am glad that you are getting a break from that pain!
I hope that it cools off enough that you can make a batch of flour tortillas. I've found that if you roll out either corn or flour tortillas, you can freeze them uncooked for a few weeks. Then, it's just a matter of cooking them, when you're ready.
Yes, that type of humidity makes even lower temperatures more difficult.
I'm glad that you enjoy your flavored waters so much. Yes, a small treat of certain kinds can make a big difference to how we feel.
That's great about your bs!
Well, I have mixed feelings on vitamin E. It's truly beneficial for skin, eye health, cholesterol, etc. But, is best through food if possible.
Higher doses, such as with supplements, can be a problem for a lot of people, such as those with bleeding disorders, diabetes, stroke and heart attack survivors, etc. With you having D, you may not really be a candidate for it in supplement form. (I think that it raises the risk for heart attacks for people w/ D.)
So, while you may have been getting hidden benefits, such as preventing eye problems, you're probably a better candidate for E through foods anyway.
2 of the foods highest in E are almonds and sunflower seeds. Do what you feel is best for you.
Well, at least peanut butter (and my SunButter) are a good food if we aren't eating quite as we should. We are getting protein, calories, etc.
I've found that it really helps me when I eat fruit. My pears can be breakfast when I need to take my morning pills, and really have nothing to eat. But, I feel bad 2-3 hrs. later. It's mostly my blood sugar dropping. I need a carb with it, but usually don't have one.
These days, I eat some Sunbutter right after my fruit, and I'm good for hours. Ds says that he eats peanut butter on slices of fresh fruit, such as apples. It seems to work for his bs, also.
It's a shame that you have a lack of avocados.
Perhaps you can have the tamales for breakfast or lunch? I ate tamales every day for a while. They were made by Mexican ladies who owned a bakery, and had them in the back...if you knew they were there. I got 50-50 beef and chicken. The beef were a red chili variety, and the chicken were a green chili variety with cheese. It was like having someone's Mexican grandmother making them for you. Actually, the ladies who made them were someone's Mexican grandmother. What a great time! :-)
It's a shame to have to cut back on the cheese. I get it for Dh, because it's wonderfully high in calories. As you know, I have a difficult time keeping weight on him the last while.
Years ago, I had some off-brand American cheese. I never ate it again, even to save money. As you say, it's not the worst thing in the world, it's edible, but just not my preference.
Have you tried grilled cheese with it? Maybe a slice of that with a slice of some other cheese as well would be better?
Sausage in spaghetti sounds good to me right now, as does pizza.
We aren't getting enough veggies, unfortunately. I make stew regularly, too. Tasty, and healthy.
I don't know, but hope that you can get back your appetite, and that it's just stress, heat, etc. It's been a pretty brutal year when you think about all of the little things, the super cold weather, now the hot weather, etc.
Mind you, I say 'just' stress, but there's no 'just' about it, stress is a horrible thing, mentally, and physically.
As for muscle mass, I'm right with you and hate that it's happening to me, as well. I can't seem to find a way to reverse it. I'm surprised that you, of all people, have the problem with your walking, etc. :-(
Broccoli is center stage for veges here. But I have to admit, I wish that I could eat green beans again! I know that I've said this before, but cook in water. Drain. Put back in pan on low heat to dry. Add butter, a bit of salt to taste, and lemon juice. Let butter melt, serve hot.
I've served them many ways, but that one is just a favorite way. People that I've had over to dinner seem to consider it like a gourmet side, when in reality it's super simple.
Hooray about Boy's ekg! And, all of the other tests he's able to get!
You had me at tuna, but the pickle spears clinched the deal!
I noticed that about Lipton's black tea, also. I like it as a brand a lot. Some things are just remaining hard to get. Or else have become ridiculously expensive.
We both heard something today, too. It was outside, and sounded like something fell. Dh thought that it sounded like glass. We were both right. :-( A pretty bird was killed flying into the window. I guess that the light was just right to reflect in a certain way so that he could not see the things inside which should have warned him. I hate when something like this happens. :-(
Sorry to bring up something depressing...
Well, I'm up too late; 2:30. We have to be up at 6:30, so I'll finish tomorrow once it's too hot to do what I need to do here in the morning.
Have a great day, and food week!