7/20/2016

Prep Day



Today is prep day.  I got out my very best sheets reserved for company and washed and ironed them.  Likewise this lovely vintage cotton coverlet is saved for special use...



















I cut a bouquet of flowers, mainly lavender and calamintha.... both very fragrant and soothing.

I also downloaded 8 audiobooks from the library..Probably only two will be good.  Why all the preparations...  tomorrow is my monthly injections day.  Last month he put 2 shots in my left eye and 3 shots in my right eye.  It was 11 hours before I could bear to open them and the next day before I could focus.  So I just plan on missing a day and come home and go straight to bed in  a dark room and listen to audio books.

I keep reminding myself that I'm lucky there is medication and I don't have anything life threatening... So no posts for couple days..

On a brighter note....last Friday I finally had enough squash blossoms at one time to stuff. I stuffed them with a mixture of ricotta, parmesan,  egg yolk, shrimp and seasoning...






Then they were dipped in batter and deep fried.. known in Italy as fiori di zucca.  They were absolutely delicious..








 Today I have so many blossoms I could feed an army and DH is stopping on the way home to pick up more ricotta.  Also found a recipe for squash blossom risotto, squash blossom pizza, squash blossom soup and a squash blossom frittata.

8 comments:

margaret said...

trust all goes well with the eyes, good idea with the audio books and the lavender will be relaxing for you. Amazed at what you did with the squash blossoms mouthwatering

Marilyn said...

What a lovely way to get through a tough time. And I love the witch's hat :). I have never tried squash blossoms but the recipe sounds really good.

Shirlee Fassell said...

Lovely way to care for yourself. As you were saying you ironed the sheets I was thinking I wouldn't do that for anyone except maybe myself and bingo! Good luck with your shots. Praying that they will heal your eyes. P.S. Love the way you can analiza a block!

Marjorie Hair said...

Good luck with your eye treatments and giving yourself the gift of a few special preparations to help you cope with the aftermath of them. I have only had squash blossoms once at a great restaurant in Austin, Texas. They were fabulous. Enjoyed your review of Lisa's block. I just love her work.

Mary Ann said...

Have a lovely relaxing day :)

I've never had stuffed squash blossoms. Something new to try.

Annette said...

Oh a wonderful way to treat yourself my dear. I am so sorry you are having shots like that to your eyes. Hugs and Prayers to you and yummy looking squash blossoms Hugs and thinking of you xoxoxox

Sarah Aldrich said...

Since it is now the day after, I thought I would say I hope all is well and you are back to functioning. It is hot and sticky here in CT. I hope it is cooler where you are. I have really been enjoying your block talks and am learning a lot form them. Sarah

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I have never eaten a squash blossom and now I'm anxious to give them a try. Alas no garden any more so will have to see if I can beg some from someone. Hope your eye treatment went well (I'm behind in my commenting). Do take care of you!

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