Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bowling, Plastic Surgeon.

I'm going to register a complaint, Matt bowled really well on Monday, I only had one good game, again. As a team we didn't do that well either but as we were up against the best team in the league, I wasn't terribly surprised.

Today, Tuesday morning, we are going to see the Plastic Surgeon about Matt's basel cells and skin cancer. Not too much else on our minds at the moment. Mind you, when I showed Matt the picture of the physician he is going to see, he wanted to leave me at home. No such luck fella. I am still puzzled that she is a Plastic Surgeon. I did not know that they dealt with such stuff. I thought it was all face lifts and similar surgeries. Of course Matt's visit will be covered by OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan) now I am trying to figure out how I could get some surgery done on my face covered by OHIP. I am getting a tad saggy in places. Oh well, guess I have to put up with it. The dermatologists always say these skin cancers are caused from the sun when we were younger. However, I am under the impression that the ozone layer was thicker in those days. It is a fact though that we played in the sun for hours without thinking anything about it. In latter years, when we lived in NC Matt would go out clamming or something and not wear a shirt. I would have thought that was much more likely to have been the problem but of course I am no expert.

Tacos are not something we serve very often, but these sounded pretty tasty to me.

Lime-Cilantro Pork Tacos

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4 servings

1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into thin strips
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced onion
1 small jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup chopped plum tomato
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
8 (6-inch) flour tortillas


Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork with salt and black pepper. Add oil to pan. Add pork, and sauté 4 minutes or until browned. Remove pork from pan; place in a bowl. Add onion and jalapeño to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add broth; reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in tomato; simmer 2 minutes.
Return pork and accumulated juices to pan. Stir in cilantro and lime juice; cook 1 minute or until pork is done.
Heat tortillas according to package directions. Spoon 1/2 cup pork mixture into each tortilla; roll up.

Note: Browning the pork improves its color, and the browned bits enrich the sauce's flavor. Add more jalapeño pepper if you enjoy spicy food. Use the same pan to brown the pork and make the rave-worthy sauce.

Have a great day


  1. I never get doctors who look like that! Hope everything goes well today.

  2. You would be surprised what plastic surgeons do; not just cosmetic, but lots of repairs of lacerations on face to leave minimal if no scarring, etc.


    1. So I now understand. She explained some of it to us today

  3. I've had things taken off by a plastic surgeon too, and so has my hubby. I think Drs do mean, sometimes, that by younger they mean our thirties and forties, etc. maybe not when we were kids...

    1. Well, new one on me Lisa. and you are probably right. By the way, we didn't think she looked much like her picture at all, very disappointing. Nice woman, but....

  4. My mom had a doctor...can't remember what she saw him for...but she called him McDreamy. I did see him once a couple of summers ago when I took her and he sure was a cutie pie.

    I grew up in the 70s and I received at least 2-3 extremely bad burns on my back in the summer. I have worried about skin cancer but so far so good. I haven't sat in the sun or spent tons of time at the beach in a swimsuit since the 80s so hopefully I'll be OK. But some of my nonstop sun worshipping friends have had some precancerous spots taken off their skin.

    1. I've had some pretty bad burns in the past. In fact I used to think it was a great way to get a face peel!!! However, JoJo, we were very disappointed when we met the doctor, nice woman, but not a glamour girl as shown in the photo. I wouldn't have known her.

  5. I had a skin cancer lasered out when I was still in my thirties. Living near the equator makes it difficult to avoid. She's a very glamorous doctor! I'd insist on going with my husband!

    1. Matt had one done on his lip some 10 years or so ago. Actually, turned out she is not so glamorous after all. Wouldn't have recognised her.

  6. OK she is too good looking to be a Dr:) I actually thought her hair was waving in the wind until I noticed it was just the background. Wishing your hubby well. These tacos sound pretty darn good

    1. Turned out she wasn't that glam Birgit. See what you mean about the hair. Thanks for the good wishes.

  7. You wrote this funny, Jo.

    Wishing your hubby the best.

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