Sunday, November 17, 2019


A cold and dreary day has us sitting in front of the TV. I am bored and tired of the TV. I handed the remote to HeWho is apt to watch really bizarre stuff.

Me, I am still researching foods for him. I am a good cook. You can ask anybody. But I learned to cook in the deep south. Think Paula Deen. Lots of butter, cheese and heavy cream. While I am happy to eliminate those things, or use them in moderation … the lack of salt remains my biggest obstacle in making food that is allowable and still tastes good.

HeWho is not a picky eater. As long as I don't mention all the ingredients. He loves all the things that are not good for him. Unfortunately he cannot have shellfish, due to his gout. Shellfish does not need a whole lot of seasoning to taste good.

Fortunately, I have discovered coconut milk! I made a nice cream of mushroom soup for him today. Really quite simple, I sautéed onions and garlic, then added the mushrooms for a bit, until they wilted, then dumped in a can of coconut milk with a tablespoon of cornstarch mixed and about a half teaspoon of turmeric. I figured it to be two servings. He ate it all. No, I did not even taste it, as it was all gone. But, a winner!

I will be making a nice chocolate pudding with full fat can of coconut milk, reserving the thicker stuff to make whipped cream. Maybe Thanksgiving won't be so bland after all!

Back to the TV. He is watching someone who is telling him how to build his very own roller coaster. That is definitely not happening. I can just imagine the absolute look of horror on our insurance agents face if I asked him about the cost of liability. 

Maybe I should reclaim the remote and find something safer, like a murder mystery!


Val said...

No do-it-yourself roller coaster for me! I don't even like the professional ones. Not even the ones I took my toddlers on, with one little hill and three gentle bumps.

River said...

Roller Coaster!! nonononono. I've never been on one but I still hate them. They just look way too dangerous.
Explore the very wide range of spices available for flavouring foods, herbs too, but herb flavours are often more delicate, while spices can be easily tasted. Like pepper and chilli powder, curry etc. You'll soon get used to using them instead of salt. Meats and chicken, also fish can be marinated for extra flavour too and the marinating sometimes reduces the cooking time.

Linda O'Connell said...

He is maybe just experiencing the highs and lows, twists and turns of restrictions. You are amazing to come up with such recipes and seasonings for your dear. Enjoy the day.

luksky said...

Not sure how he feels about spicy, but I live in Texas and we put jalapenos on everything, that tends to give food the extra kick it needs...won't even notice the salt is not