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  1. Sam


    1 medium eggplant 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 tbsp olive oil 1 14 1/2 ounce can stewed tomatoes, undrained and cut up 1/4 cup dry red wine 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 2 tbsp capers, drained 1/8 tsp cracked black pepper 1 8 oz. loaf baguette-style french bread 2 tbsp olive oil 1. if desired peel eggplant; cut into 1/4 cubes (5 cups) in a skillet cook eggplant and onion in 2 tablesppons hot oil over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes wine vinegar capers salt and pepper. Bring to boiling, reduce heat, simmer uncovered about 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated. cover and chill for 3 to 8 hours 2. preheat broiler. cut bread into 1/4 inch slices. Brush oneside of slices of 2 tablesppon of olive oil arrange on unheated rack of broiler pan broil 3 to 4 inches from heat 2 to 3 minutes or until toasted, tunning once. Serve with caponata. Enjoy!!
  2. 1 to 2 lb of beef stew meat 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 cups chopped carrots 1 cup finely chopped celery 1 cup of chpped onion 2 Tbsp bottle minced garlic (12 CLOVES) 6 CUPS OF BEEF BROTH 1/2 CUP TOMATOE PUREE 1/4 cup dry red wine optional 1 1/2 ground corriander 1 tsp. ground black pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup of barley quick cooking 1/4 snipped fresh parsley or 1/3 dried parsley 2 Tbsp snipped basil or 1/3 dried basil 1 snipped fresh thyme or 1/3 dried thyme In a 4 qt dutc oven cook half of the meat in oil over meduim heat until brown. Using a slotted sppon remove meat from dutch oven. Add remaining meat, carrots celery, onion and garlic to dutch oven, cook until meat is brown and onion is tender return all meat to dutch oven. Stir in broth, tomatoe puree, wone corainder pepper and salt. Bring to a boil. Stir in barley;reduce heat cover and simmer for 20 minutes until meat and vegetables are tender. Stir in parsley, basil thyme. If you using dried parsley, basil and thyme put in the begining of cooking so the flavors have a chance to develop.
  3. 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1 inch peices 1 cup ready to eat baby cut carrots cut in half lengthwise 1 cup of fresh mushrooms 1 med onion chopped 1/2 cup water 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 dried thyme leaves 1 can of chicken broth 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup of milk 3 tablespoons of all purpose flour 1 box of frozen broccoli cuts thawed 1. in a 3 to 4 qt slow cooker, mix chicken, carrots, mushrooms, onion, water, garlic powder, thyme and broth 2. cover; cook on low heat setting to 7 to 9 hours 3. About 35 minutes before serving, skim fat from slow cooker. In a small bowl beat soup, milk and flour with a wire whisk until smooth. add soup mixture and broccoli to chicken mixture, cover; cook on low heat setting for 30 minutes longer or until broccoli is tender
  4. 3 cups of popped popcorn 1/2 cup of assorted small halloween candy such as candy corn 1/2 cup salted peanuts 12 waffle cones 1. in a medium bowl, mix popcorn candies and peanuts scoop about 1/3 cup mixture into each waffle cone enjoy!!
  5. Sam

    Mud Soda

    4 cups of chocolate milk, chilled 4 cups of rootbeer, chilled 1 pint of chocolate ice cream about (2 cups) 1 in each 8 tall glasses, place 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup of root beer stir to mix 2. top each serving with 1/4 cup ice cream and enjoy
  6. 1/2 cup of caramel topping, room temperature 1/4 cup chocolate flavored syrup, room temperature 1/4 cup of finely chopped salted peanuts 2 medium apples or pears cut into 1 inch chunks toothpicks 1. place caramel topping chocolate and peanuts in individual bowls place in center of a large platter. Surround bowls with apples or pear chunks. spear apple or pears with toothpicks 2. eat, dip apple chunks in caramel then in chocolate and peanuts You can add cashews, pear chunks or butterscotch. This is relaly good
  7. Ok I had called the pain doctor this morning and I'm waiting for them to call me back I am due to have another shot done this wednesday. I really beleive I am not going to be doing that again. I just read some information about the side efects and yes it is from the steroid injection. So I am not in pre menopausal YAY!! I read if you are experienceing night sweats from an epidural it can be caused by a systemic disease,. I also read some post of people experienceing some othe side effects and I have them too, My face has been swollen but I really didn't think much about it until this morning. My tongue feels like I had burn it on something. I have a constant head ache and I having night sweats everynight. Plus I'm hot all the time. That is caused by the steroid injection. Plus you can gain wieght which I won't be too happy about. I have noticed too that I'm really hungry at night and wanting to eat and im not getting enough food or something. So What do you do? I guess I am going to have to live with the pain, This is so riducous too and I get get disability that makes me mad beleive me I am appealing again. I'm contacting hte lawery and telling him what I am going through and I will be seeing a pshycologist too. This has gotten me really down being in constant pain like this and nothing is helping. Well just thought I would share this with you all, take care , Sam
  8. yes you can just have Raynauds by its self. When I had lived in California I met a lady who just had Raynauds. I had talked to her about Lupus or Scleorderma. I told her I had Raynauds too but I wasn't sure at that time if I had sclero or lupus. We were still waiting. Sam
  9. both of my hands well fingers are going inside or inward too. but not like someone who has skin tightening. It is different I guess. it has been going on for a while. I also deal with a small mouth and do my exercises for that too, Sam
  10. I have that too and now for the past week and half I feel like I have stick in my throat and when I take my med at night it doesn't feel like it has gone down. So I have that and on top of that reflux lately, plus going through something with the epidural shot I think. I'm burning up all the time. And sweating at night, and I have had a headache everyday .,
  11. Here's a link on the ISN Dysphagia page: http://www.stopsnoringnewyork.com/nyc_snor..._doctor_nyc.htm
  12. Count me in too, it's ok though, I actually like it. Sometimes I sound like Susan St. James. I really get it bad when I have reflux the night before. I have an appointment with the gastro I know were going to have to up my nexuim back up to twice a day. Well take care, Sam
  13. Well I quit taking the flexer med, and I still woke up drenched. I really believe it is from the shot. I know I could be going through menopause, I had a hysterectomy back in 1993. But I really dont think that is it. We went out last night for dinner for our anniversary and I was sweating so bad. I had a sweater and my coat on it was cold out last night. Well going to call the doctor this afternoon and see what I can do for this., Prolly nothing, But if it is the shot im not going to get another one. That is for sure. Take care, sAm,
  14. Thaks, Well I didn't take my muscle relaxer last night and I was wet but not like the other night. If it continues I will say something to my doctor (PP) I dont see the pain doctor until the 31st. Thanks for the comments it does help when others know what your talking about. Sam
  15. I wake up in the middle of the night wet all over. Its started right around when I got the epiudural shot in my neck and when I started taking Flexer. I'm not sure if its from that or I'm going through my change. I stay hot all day now and sweet and I'm really thristy, I already take a med for dry mouth. I know I'm not running a temp. Well calling the doctor tomorrow to see what it can be. I just hope I dont get drenched like I did last night. I had to get up and change my clothes and bedding. Any ideas?? Has anyone gone through menopause yet? Has anyopne had an epidural shot in there neck experience this? Well take care, sAm
  16. LOL that is funny.. My sister and I always thought of owning our own bakery/coffee shop/cater business.
  17. I will get mine out and post it on here. It will be this afternoon. Do you want it for canning or just to make some to eat that minute.
  18. I know of someone who has had scleroderma for six years, she just starting seeing my doctor for her scleroderma, She was on medicine before she strted seeing this doctor. When she made an appointment to see this new doctor she spoke to someone and they told her not refill her meds yet because this new doctor might give her something else. She this friend of mine didn't fill any of her scripts and did say anything to our scleroderma doctor and she said she left the office with nothing. Well I had asked her if she told the doctor she didn't fill her scripts yet she said no so I had told her to call the doctor and tell them she hasnt been on anything. Its like she doesn't want to do anything for her self its like she assumes that he is going to know she isn't taking any of her meds. Well I had contacted the doctor my self and mentioned that she wasn't on anything and they called her yesterday and said to come in next Wednesday no questions asked. Well last night she said if he doesn't help her she is going to find someone else. My sclero doctor is good at what he does, but if you don't tell him anything how is he supposed to know what is going on with you? So I told her to get a second opinion with another sclero doctor so today I need to find information for the Scleroderma Center in Michigan and at the Cleveland Clinic. I hope you don't think I'm complaining about this friend of mine but I told her last night she need to be her own advocate for herself. She said tell my sister what I need to do like she can't do it on her own. I really don't know what she expects that they have a care or what. She has no computer and she does go to support group in awhile. I think she needs more information sent to her about scleroderma. So I am going to get what I can and hope that it will help her understand . Well thanks for listening to me. I really don't expect anyone to post back on this but it bothers me that she won't take care of herself like she should. Sam
  19. thanks Mary, well everything went good considering I dont like shots. I had to dsrink alot of caffiene and I couldn't fall asleep last night and when I did I got up and was fully awake at 5:30 this morning. I had stayed up and read some information and went shopping for a costume for this saturday. I had came home and took a nap, I'm still tired and Have a headache and alittle tender today but I can move my left arm some so that is a plus. Well take care I have to get going I have a meeting tonight for sclero and PH. sam
  20. hmm that is very interesting thanks!!! I have to check a few things... My dad wirk with Brillium many years ago, he has brillum poision. It relaly makes you think Sam
  21. I agree with Ani go see the doctor. That doesn't sound good. So please keep us informed. Sam
  22. Well I have to be at the pain clinic at 12:35, Howie is taking off work early to take me. They said I won't be able to drive and I can't do anything for the rest of the day. They also said if the scab comes off spinal fluid can leak out and I will be in trouble. and they would have to do something that will really hurt. Nice thing to tell someone when they already dont like shots. LOL!! I just hope this helps my neck and my shoulder. My shoulder hurts worse then my neck. Oh well you all know what is going on with me. Just wanted to pop in and say please think of me this afternoon. Sam
  23. Well I'm actually waiting to see if this epidural makes a diference in my shoulder or not. I jsut have two day until that happens. But I'm with you all about haveing the MRI done with my shoulder and so does my family doctor. As I said I'm holding off for a few days. Sam
  24. This afternoon my granddaughtter came over and we were in the living room Grandpa and I was watching her, well she decided to climb up on the chair and stand up towards the back, Howie said no and to sit down well she tried and she went one way, I went another way and Howie went towards us. Well I did something to my shoulder and boy does it hurt. We did manage to keep her from falling on the recliner. but I hurt myself in the process of making sure she didn't get hurt. Then when I had to change her diaper , I couldn't use my left arm at all, poor Howie had to come help me. I don't care what the pain doctor said there is something diffently wrong with my shoulder, and I really don't think its from my neck.
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