Friday, February 17, 2017

Food—or gluttony? And a political p.s.



I am starving all the time lately. Don’t know if my body is anxious to regain the 20 lbs. I lost on my hip journey or what, but I am hungry. Last night I cooked—something that has not been easy for me from the rolling wheelchair (which is not supposed to move while you’re seated, but I cheat a bit) and standard height counters.

Elizabeth, who used to live in the garage apartment, was coming to visit or so I thought. She loved salmon cakes, and I’ve been wanting them for a while, so I decided to do that—except no salmon. Okay, tuna cakes (don’t judge). I need to re-sharpen my cooking skills—the cakes fell apart in the skillet. Granted I did have the tools I need—like a thin metal spatula to turn them. In fact, I don’t have half my kitchen things I really need—butterfly wine opener, rolling pin (Jordan bought one today). I think when the kids cleaned the kitchen they threw out a lot, and their understanding of cooking equipment doesn’t mesh with mine. Mostly when I ask about this or that, I get a shrug.

Back to the tuna cakes—with lots of lemon, one was good. And I have two small ones left for lunch tomorrow. They make terrific sandwiches with mayo. To accompany them last night I cobbled a salad of shredded lettuce and cut canned asparagus--put dairy-free blue cheese dressing on it. Mary Dulle brought the dressing from California, and it’s the best I’ve tasted—saved that humdrum salad.

Today I had lunch with Subie and Carol at Swiss Pastry Shop and ordered a hamburger—they serve Waygu beef and will cook the burger medium rare/rare which is how I love it. Pickles, tomato, lettuce—wonderful but huge. Normally I’d have Black Forest Cake—swoon!—but I’m avoiding dairy again these days. To compensate I brought home a chocolate/raspberry pound cake. Ate the other half of the hamburger tonight for supper. I will serve the pound cake to Elizabeth when she comes in the morning—we had our wires crossed about when we’d visit while she’s in town.

My political thought for the day: I posted elsewhere that my faith underlies all my life, especially these days my politics. I hold firmly to Jesus’ words, “And of these the greatest is love.” Accordingly, I am outraged by many things that strikes me as immoral, and this morning, in an idle moment, I listed some in no special order. Bear in mind though that these things have all started the less than a month that Trumpf has been in office:

Gag order on the EPA and its looming dissolution, plus confirmation today of man who sued the agency several times to lead it—putting a thief in charge of your valuables

Denial of climate change

Threats to our national park system

Denial of transgender rights

Travel ban on foreigners from certain countries

Wholesale deportations and sweeps, blockades, etc. in major cities

Failure to investigate Trmpf’s ties to Russia, Russian influence on our elections or Trumpf’s tax returns

Today Congress apparently voted to okay the shooting of hibernating bear families.

I must add that the Republican Congress bears responsibility for instigating some of these or for failure to stop them.

What a world!


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Denial of climate change-about time

Threats to our national park system-lies...show me proof

Denial of transgender rights-again lies... show me proof

Travel ban on foreigners from certain countries...love it, I don't want my family run over by an 18-wheeler

Wholesale deportations and sweeps, blockades, etc. in major cities-love it....

Failure to investigate Trmpf’s ties to Russia, Russian influence on our elections or Trumpf’s tax returns-now you are really grasping at straws

Today Congress apparently voted to okay the shooting of hibernating bear families-What?????.

I must add that the Republican Congress bears responsibility for instigating some of these or for failure to stop them- I see what you did, in the last two points with bears vs bares....good stuff....

Judy Alter said...

Charles I posted a lenthy rebuttal to your curmudgeonly remarks, the computer ate it, and I don't have time right now to redo it. Maybe later. Meanwhile, you're wrong on most points-I will grant you the shooting bears thing is hearsay but reflective of the general attitude toward animal welfare in this administration.

More later,
Judy

Judy Alter said...

Charles, is anonymous you again? HI and welome, hope all is well with you and Nancy. You know I disagree on several points--including climate change and natural resources. Threats to the national park system have been coming from the likes of Ryan and McConnell for some time and with the disregard for natural resources shown by this administration, I fear they'll ramp up. Your family is unlikely to be hit by an 18-wheeler, and banning immigrants is absolutely contrary to the spirit of America--we are a country of immigrants, began that way and always have been. You are giving away your curmudgeonly tendencies.

Oops, here's my original response. Computer just spit it out.

Anonymous said...

Lord....I'm sorry Mrs. Alter , you owe Charles an apology...it was not him...but on the upside, I really would love to meet this man who maybe be my brother from another mother...

Judy Alter said...

Sorry. I thought he was the only one who commented anonymously.