Mar 21, 2010

if there is a will, there is a way

the beginning of last week was hard, i thought i'd never get rid of that sick & woosy feeling. friday was a lot better, so good in fact that i felt brave enough to try driving. fortunately i have automatic transmission, which in these parts of the world is an oddity rather than the rule. i felt a lot better after being out and about.

however, this monstreous cast makes dressing and choice of clothing a bit challenging. a nurse put this bright warning sign -red bandage over the cast at the hospital. i've since found out that nowadays there are other cool colors of bandages available. might have to change the "wrapping" one of these days

saturday morning i felt courageous enough to try making pancakes... nothing to it, except i'll admit it takes a bit longer and puts a strain on my patience. these were sinfully good with butter and maple syrup

certain someone mentioned earlier in the week that we should make pizza... got it, lahey's no-knead pizza dough. certain someone's input was to mix the ingredients, though i'm sure there is a way to secure the bowl so that mixing could be done with one hand

see, a mandolin can be used with one hand

meat section of the toppings, chicken, pepperoni and prosciutto

the dough makes two pies. we made two different kinds, now officially known as "brooklyn" and "tello's"

brooklyn: mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, red onion, green olives, pepperoni, prosciutto

tello's: mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, red onion, green olives, chicken, pepperoni

this time i used half bread flour, half whole wheat flour, the crust was perfect! this pizza is dangerously easy to make, now that i've got the hang of it

had some of this with pizza...

...but this tasted a lot better!

now, if i could only find a will to get outside and move my ever widening butt... for the last week my excuse was the fact that the roads over at the shack are icy and slippery and that i won't risk falling down and perhaps breaking another limb.

oh, almost forgot to tell, the weekend at the hospital was the worst. they have 3 operating theatres over there and at one point on saturday there were 34 persons waiting to be operated... one guy in my room (yes, there was one man among five women!) who had something broken in his elbow waited for surgery from friday evening until at least sunday afternoon when i left the place. poor man, he was in pain...

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