31 August, 2015 – running on empty.

Stuffed Baked Apple

Hello everyone – and a special hello to all our new subscribers!

*waves frantically and tries to look interesting*

*runs out of energy*

When you have MS you have good days, bad days and days from Hell. Today was closer to the latter than many I have had lately. I am fatigued, badly fatigued.

But that’s okay. I know it will get better eventually. In the meantime, all I can do is the best that I can – and that includes eating well.

We decided that we would do risotto for dinner tonight using some of the cold BBQ chook in the fridge. Around midday I realised that there was no way I could stand and stir a pot for the required time, so The Boy was asked if he would like to make one in the pressure cooker. Predictably, his eyes lit up and fulsome consent sprung forth…

I think he likes the idea that it could explode but probably won’t.

Pressure cooker risotto.

Pressure cooker risotto before liftoff.

Anyway, I prepped the vegies and chicken for him.

It was at this point that I learned that the Accidental Cat can smell a BBQ chook from the other end of a very long house and can move startlingly fast. Meal preparation was therefore accompanied by detailed explanations that we do not feed kittens in the kitchen…I don’t think I was heard really. Sigh. We’ll get there.

The Accidental Cat

The Accidental Cat

Dinner went swimmingly and used some arborio rice, a diced BBQ chicken breast, an onion, a small red capsicum and two stalks of celery with some of our home-made chicken stock and a few bits of freshly harvested broccolini from our allotment.

Chicken risotto.

Chicken risotto.

We then tucked into some of the stuffed apples we didn’t eat last night, accompanied by some ice cream The Boy had bought me to cheer me up. (Isn’t he sweet?)

Just dessert.

Just dessert.

I’m hoping to post the recipe for it in the next day or so – energy levels permitting. Apples, a bit of brown sugar, rolled oats and dried fruit combined to make a wholesome sweet treat that ticks an awful lot of health boxes.  See? Things can only get better!

In the interim, the biscuit barrel in the fridge is empty. I plan to make some cookies tomorrow…fingers crossed. I’m also working on this fortnight’s shopping list and it’s shaping up to be a big one. I didn’t buy any groceries last fortnight. Instead I purchased some mason jars for pressure canning, stocked up on some dishwasher tablets that were selling for 75% off, and bought some bulk instant coffee for The Boy.

My pantry needs feeding.

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