Putting on the Covid = 19 Pounds!

Dear Friends,

I don’t know how many of you have found that living at home can have both it’s ups and downs, but let me clue you into something my wife and I have been discussing this past week as we spend more and more time traveling between the Kitchen and the Garden.

It has to do with the temptation to snack every time you come in from pulling weeds, planting seeds and trying to do all those little outside jobs that have been hanging fire for a number of years as you put them off one more time to go: Diving in Curacao (Oops, ain’t gong to happen in 2020) Orienteering at National and International Meets (Oops, those are cancelled everywhere), Going back to Africa one more time to see old haunts (Oops, diseases, diseases, diseases not to mention Covid19)….. I could go on…to visiting family – no motels, camping out – no campsites….. Darned depressing? Yeah, a way of life is changing right now as we live through things for the next 12 months.

What do we tend to do? Seek Comfort food! Of Course! So:

  1. Once a week: Call up the Mesquiteria https://www.facebook.com/themesquiteryandtheshed/(takeout) – Steak and Shrimp are good for me – but Ohh! the Chocolate Bombs with Vanilla Ice Cream! – Sinful! – Yummm!
  2. OK, now what are we going to do special for another day! Fry up some more of those great Morel Mushrooms I collected this spring and eat them with dinner, or munch like candy, or slather them into a great spaghetti sauce! Getting Hungry?
  3. Wow, woke up again from my afternoon nap after busting my rear making fence around the garden to keep the deer out! Hungry? You bet! Rhubarb Upside-down cake for tea, anyone? undefined
  4. Breakfasts can last a long time since I don’t have to rush out the door – Sourdough pancakes! undefined or we can have my home-made raisin bread. undefined or…. one of my favorites! Blueberry muffins! undefined
  5. Lunchtime seems to be always popping up in the middle of the day so quickly and there is nothing like a piece of an English Lady’s – Sausage and Leek Pie to get you ready for another nap? undefined
  6. But dear we have so many eggs from our 9 chickens and four ducks, so we just have to have a little custard for dessert. undefined

As you can see, it’s a good thing I’m working 6 to 8 hours a day outside and taking my Statins and cutting out my alcohol intake because you can see where all of this good food is leading……! Got to stay in CONTROL!

Seriously, we are now having discussions as to how we can keep our weight from BALLOONING!

Enjoy the good cooking, but MODERATION in all of this is also important for our good health and being since the last place I want to end up right now is in a HOSPITAL!

Love to you all, Keep well!

4 Comments on “Putting on the Covid = 19 Pounds!

  1. Wow Rick all those delicacies look amazing! Hope you are staying healthy )it sounds like it!)

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    • Yes, old age is creeping in, or should I say creaking, but we still love to travel, work in the garden and yak. Both Jill and I are just fine and actually getting more done this summer around the place than most years. Keep well, say hi to everyone. Rick

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