I was making banana bread with Aaron this morning, and when I went to mix the ingredients, it made this horrible growling noise and acted like it was really struggling to mix. This was a wedding shower gift that was given to me by Jerry's family eleven years ago. It has mixed up so many things for me. I just don't know what to do! I know that once upon a time, these had a lifetime warranty, and I know I sent in my registration card. So I am going to call and see what can be done.
On top of having to mix my banana bread by hand (horror of all horrors!), I have strep throat. I went to the doctor last Tuesday because I knew I had some kind of infection, but the strep test came back negative. My doctor told me it was just irritation from allergies! This weekend, it got really bad, so back I go today. What do you know? The test is positive now! I get these infections 3-5 times a year. The doctor actually brought up the possibility of getting my tonsils out! Have you ever talked to an adult who has had this done? It takes 10-20 days to recover from this surgery! I have had a major organ removed and my recover was faster than that! But I finally have antibiotics and liquid lidocaine to numb up my mouth. You know, it works really well to numb my mouth, but the back of my throat, where all the blisters are, was unaffected! I cannot seem to gargle it past my gigantic tonsils!
Enough doom and gloom. The silver lining to this cloud is that I have gotten to watch lots of Food Network while laying on the couch moaning! I saw a couple episodes of Everyday Italian (don't you just love that show?) that were really good. One had this recipe for a Potato Crusted Tilapia that looks really good. I need new ways to cook fish. We don't eat it as often as we should. Then I saw a show all about using up leftovers. I am really excited about trying these Chicken Purses. I am not too sure about this soup designed to use up leftover salad, though. I know the times I have made taco salad and the lettuce starts to wilt under the hot ingredients, the lettuce can get a really strong and bitter flavor. Perhaps the other ingredients in this balance out the bitter flavor. If it is good, it would be good way to sneak in some leafy greens. Anyone brave enough to try it and let me know?