Saturday, January 14, 2012

Achy Breaky

Today has been kind of a rough day.

Had a bad backache all day, kind of in the kidney area and it radiates down into my hip.

Finally about 4 p.m., I texted Dr. Walton and he texted me back and called. I really, REALLY like that he gives out his cell number, so you can text him or call him if you need help. So nice and so patient.

It's probably not kidney stones (hooray!) because I'd have a different, more intense kind of pain, he says. Maybe constipation -- oh boy! Take some Miralax and stay hydrated.

In the meantime, I'm coming up with five to 10 food story ideas for the food writing class I'm taking. Seems like an oxymoron to have a food writer with gastric sleeve surgery.

Made some fabulous chicken broth today with the carcass of the Roast Chicken With Two Lemons, some onions, celery, fresh rosemary from my garden and a touch of kosher salt. So much better than the canned stuff. If you make Roast Chicken With Two Lemons, make sure you do exactly what Marcella Hazan says temperature-wise, drying the chicken and starting it upside down. It's the best roasted chicken ever.


  1. I wanted to make your roast chicken with two lemons, but got vetoed. I'm going to have to sneak it in one night when my husband least suspects it.

  2. My husband is such a steak-and-potatoes guy and he LOVES Roast Chicken With Two Lemons, even makes it himself occasionally. It makes a nice lemony sauce that goes really well with Buttermilk-Garlic mashed potatoes. I can't eat them, but I'm happy to make them for him.