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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Sigh . . .

Another morning in the dentist's chair. But I see the light at the end of the tunnel. They prepped for my final crown. Woo hoo! And next I focus on my endocrine issues, followed by preparing myself for surgery in June. It's been a really long haul. But I'm at least getting done with this batch of dental work. Any progress feels good.

On another topic, I've been buying green onions, cucumbers, green peppers, and Roma tomatoes all spring to add flavor and interest to our usual budget veggies and the small amount we can get from the garden. The green onion, cucumbers, and green peppers are priced per each or per bundle, while the Roma tomatoes are the least expensive fresh tomatoes I can buy this time of year. I can use a single green onion, half of a cucumber and a single Roma tomato to freshen up a family meal of leftovers, for only about 90 extra cents added to what would have been ordinary leftovers. 

Tonight I've added the tomato and cucumber to our homegrown container salad greens and the green onion to some beefy gravy that I'm serving over slices of homemade bread. I needed an easy but tasty dinner for tonight, and this seemed to fit the bill. I used some old and hard scratch biscuits from last week in a bread pudding for dessert. I'm topping this bread pudding with scratch rhubarb sauce. A budget meal made easy. 

How was your day today? I hope you are enjoying some beautiful weather with moments for you to get outside in it!


  1. It has been a long haul with your dentistry needs. I'm sorry about your endocrinology issues and potential surgery. I'm sure it's mentally, as well as physically, exhausting.

    I've been buying cucumbers and sweet peppers, too. We've been adding that to the lettuce we are getting in our garden (and sometimes slicing them up to dip in hummus). Tis the season for craving fresh produce. :)

  2. I know you are getting tired of the dentist and getting tired of being tired. You deserve a vacation when you get all of this sorted out. Hugs and prayers for you.
    I would love to a vine-ripened fresh tomato, but it will be another month or two before we see them around here. I did buy some zucchini the other day that we've been enjoying.


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