Thursday, November 9, 2017

Doctor, Bowling, Balcony Work. Killer Hurricanes.

Our principal activity for Wednesday was going to the doctor's. Matt needed his skin cancer checked and I had X-rays on my back to talk about. However, I also asked her about Matt's dizziness and told her of him falling twice in the last couple of weeks. Said I had checked blood pressure and blood sugars but she decided he needed to go on a BP halter for a while to see what was happening. As for me, she wanted me to go for an MRI to see if I needed an operation on my back for a stenosis or something.  I basically said no thanks. It would cause unending complications in our lives for me to go into hospital for back surgery.

After that, went to the bowling alley for a couple of games. I won one and Matt the other. Bit of shopping, visit to the library and back home. Met a guy in the lobby who knows everything and he told me that they would do another cleaning job on our windows and that I should look for the guy in the Yellow Vest as he was the one who unlocked the windows. Inspector I presume. He also told me the construction guys are supposed to be out of here by next Wednesday. We shall see whether he really does know everything. Forgot to mention, I had gone down to exercise class first but we got a message that an emergency had occurred and there would be no class. No idea what that was about.

Started watching Killer Hurricanes but didn't find it nearly as interesting as the Killer Floods programme last week. Way too many charts and statistics. But it does seem that way back when, there were storms far worse than anything we have experienced in modern times although with global warming, etc. it may be that the severity will increase. Glad I live where I live.

Talking to Stephen Tremp yesterday, I promised to find the recipe for crab cakes which I got from the Beaufort Maritime Museum in North Carolina. I always liked these because they really tasted of crab. I haven't made them since I left NC though. My access to crab is limited to canned and it isn't that
flavourful anyway. Well I guess living on the coast we got spoiled. It occurs to me that one could use Panko instead of the breadcrumbs. I just double checked, the ones from the other day were not vastly different but did contain green peppers which would really affect the flavour, personally I want to taste the crab. JoAnne was one of the people running  the class which a friend and I went to. Lasted a few weeks I recall.

JoAnne's Crab Cakes

2 cup crab meat
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
pinch cayenne
2 eggs beaten
fine bread crumbs
1 Tbs mayonnaise
4 Tbs margarine or butter

Melt margarine in  fry pan. Mix crab meat with seasonings, eggs and mayonnaise. Add bread crumbs to thicken to a soft moulding consistency. Spoon in to pan and saut√© until lightly browned on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve.

Have a great day

12 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the hurricane program, but have yet to watch the floods. I cringed when I saw green peppers in the crab cake recipe you posted. Ick. I have a very good recipe someplace that I use a lot, but crab is expensive. I did read that canned crab is actually better than what would be shipped fresh here to Michigan.

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    1. I guess I was a bit tired last night Denise. When I used to make these crab cakes, I started with actual crabs.

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  2. Sounds like getting out on to your balcony is getting closer - and I think I'd feel the same way about back surgery in your shoes.

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    1. Yes it does Helen. A woman I know had major back problems so she had major surgery. She is still taking pretty heavy doses of analgesics albeit not as many as before. I manage more or less as well as she does so don't see the point.

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  3. Early earth weather seemed to be pretty wicked.

    My mother had spinal stenosis. She wasn't a good candidate for surgery, so it was never fixed. It was my understanding it wasn't an easy to fix problem- but maybe that was just her case. It would cause some numbness in her legs and falls happened periodically. Much less when she used her cane.

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    1. It sure was wicked Liz. Glad none of us were around at that time.

      Matt had a spinal stenosis op several years ago. It did help him, but ... maybe I should have the MRI to see what is going on. Decisions, decisions.

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  4. Crab cakes look so good but alas, that pesky shellfish allergy.

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    1. I basically have never had a food allergy JoJo and am I glad. I love food so much I couldn't bear not being able to eat certain things.

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  5. Hope the dizzy stuff ends for him soon. Ack. Sorry about your back and that you're in pain. It's no flippin' fun, that's for sure. You cracked me up with the guy that knows everything.

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    1. Seems to at the moment Ivy. No, pain is no fun. The super told me that the guy who knows everything didn't know much about the workmen.

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    2. Well of course I knew that really Ivy.

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