Tuesday, May 24, 2005

snot stew and hippy shit

remember those kids' books snot stew? about the little cats who hear the kids fighting and get really excited about stew. the exchange went something like:

is not!
is too!

i was reading those books at the same time as bunnicula (the celery stalks at midnight) and hank the cowdog.

cleaning out the fridge in prep for the upcoming road trip, i decided to make a stew. figured it will be nice to have tomorrow when my uterus is achey from the new iud (happy dance). so i used up the mushrooms, garlic, onions, potatos, and the chicken i had thawed for chicken and dumplings (before rachel and i became distracted). after saute-ing (excuse my spelling attempts) the onions, mushrooms, and garlic with a little bacon (from the cubic inches i have frozen, necessary for any southern meal) i stirred in the chicken in chunks. they sat together as i peeled and chunked the potatos, throwing them in the big pot as i went along. added water to the top of the potatos, with some sea salt, fresh pepper, two bay leaves, and my new "spanish sunshine" blend (which is lemon pepper without the salt). after the potatos and nice and biteable, i'll stir in a little milk and flour to thicken as necessary. it could be amazing. it could be disgusting. we'll find out.

also, i'm going on a vitamin kick. i had tried a women's multivitamin and big-ass vitamin b pills (recommended by my psychiatrist) that stunk and made me nauseaus. but about a month ago i found some vitamin b tablets (about the size of an ibuprofen) at conway (bargain store for those outside nyc). i also picked up some echinacea with goldenseal as i was recovering from the epstein barr debacle (side note, a new joint called Epstein's Bar has opened on the lower east side. hilarious). i feel the difference. so yesterday i picked up a new batch and grabbed some cranberry extract for uti prevention and ginseng for roadtrips (i think it might be a gentler alternative to the caffeine ridalin combo i used on the last 2100 mile journey).

lesson of the day: eat well and be healthy.


Blogger Garrison Steelle said...

If that stew is as good as it sounds, I may just have to come up and join you. ;)


5/24/2005 3:35 PM  
Blogger Krystal said...

'sokay. everytime i see ketchup spelled catsup i have to call it "cat soup". man, i loved that book when i was like 7...

5/24/2005 8:44 PM  
Anonymous Introspectre said...

Has the psychiatrist mentioned 5-HTP? The stuff works miracles! You can get it at most health food stores. I don't live without it now. You can't take it with SRI's. I take it instead of them.

The B vitamins you took before were probably mostly chemical based. If you buy the food based vitamins they won't make you sick. They are usually 4 times as expensive though...bummer, that.

It's strange how being healthy can make you feel good. (grins) Side note: makes you taste better, too! What a bonus!

5/25/2005 10:01 AM  

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