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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Rant on Doctors ~ Cheesy Mac & Chicken Soup

Good 40º cloudy morning. Will stay that way, if the weather predictors are correct. Otherwise, maybe a 20% chance of rain tonight.


OMG.... Now BO blames our Founding Fathers and the Constitution for his failures to make his overblown "Hope and Change" policies!

Don't get me started on this Marxist/Lenist socialist lying entitled arrogant pompous ass!


I called to get an appointment with the Ear Nose Throat doc and was told since I hadn't seen him in a couple of years I have to get a referral by my GP! Whaaaaaaa? So, called my GP a week ago and yesterday the ENT office called to say I had a referral and I could make an appointment. Of course the soonest I can get in is May 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa????????????????????????? MONTHS until I can see the doc? It took that long to get an appointment with the pulmonary specialist! This is ridiculous! I am PISSED! Never never never in my life

have I ever had to wait so long to see a damn doctor!

Took a ride into Grants Pass yesterday and went to Sears. Bought a new refrigerator. It's a Kenmore 23 cu ft side by side white. Mine is 15 years old, leaks around the seals, noisy, not energy efficient, etc etc etc. So the new one will be here the end of the month.

Stopped in at Gooseberries, a health food grocery store. Looked high and low for quinoa (pronounced ki:nwa). Cooked quinoa is similar in flavor, texture and consistency to both rice and couscous, but it is much more nutritious. Try substituting this superfood for rice or couscous in all sorts of recipes--stir fry, soup, casseroles and more-- to reinvent it as a high-protein meal. Finally asked the clerk if they had any and she had never even heard of it! I told Jeannie and she laughed and said I should have asked for "kin-o-a"! Sheesh.... Will continue my quest for red and black quinoa. They have the regular white and sprouted rice quinoa blend at Costco.

You have got to check this out.... how fun!!!


Soooooooooooooo............. found this recipe and decided to make it, with less than all the ingredients. I substituted several items.... Here is original recipe:

Cheesy Mac and Chicken Soup

3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1 (16-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables

1 (10.75-ounce) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted

2 cups chopped cooked chicken

1 (16-ounce) package pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed

1 (20-ounce) package frozen macaroni and cheese
In a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, combine chicken broth, mixed vegetables, cream of chicken soup, and cooked chicken.

Cover and cook on LOW setting 4 hours. Remove cover; add cheese and frozen macaroni and cheese. Cover and cook on LOW setting 2 additional hours or until cheese melts and soup is thoroughly heated.

I didn't have any frozen vegetables, I had baby carrots, onion, celery, and sweet peppers. I had chicken broth, soup, and chicken I got from Costco. I didn't have frozen mac and cheese... I had small shells and Chili Con Queso dip. the Con Queso dip is so cheesy and very mild.  I also had some chicken sausage with roasted red peppers and spinach. (I did, however, add too many pasta shells, but that's ok)

Before serving up the soup I put a handful of baby spinach leaves in the bowl...

What an easy and tasty treat! I gave some to Billy and Jeannie to try for dinner. Awaiting their reply.... We had a nice visit and Jeannie gave me some of her Mom's Cheesy Rolls. I heated one in the oven and OMG it was SOOOO GOOD. I hope she gives me the recipe and maybe let me share it.

Historically this date.....
1964The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers.

1965Vietnam War: The first United States combat troops are sent to South Vietnam.

1969 – First test flight of the Boeing 747. baby, Brian, was due on the 22nd... but I think this earthquake shook me up so much he showed up early, on the 14th!

2001 – The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.

And births this date include...

1901Brian Donlevy, Irish actor (d. 1972)

- Lied about his age when he was 14 so he could serve in the army. He saw action in both WWI and American skirmishes with Pancho Villa.
- From here he went into the U.S. Naval Academy but gave it up after 2 years to pursue a career on the stage.
- After collecting a bit of stage experience he went to Hollywood and started getting cast in small film roles in the mid-1920s. His big break didn't come until around 1935 though.
- Often cast in tough guy roles and in film noirs.
- His hobbies were gold-mining and writing poetry.
- Did a lot of television work in the 1950s and 60s as he got older.
- Played Quatermass twice in the 1950s for Hammer Films in Britain.
- Retired from acting in 1969.
- Continued to earn money from a mine he owned in California, and from writing short stories.
- Died of throat cancer in 1972.

1909 – Carmen Miranda, Brazilian actress (d. 1955)

1943 – Joe Pesci, American actor


1945Mia Farrow, American actress
Lose the red cheeks, girl!

All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 9th
National Pizza Day!

What a GREAT idea for dinner! The BEST pizza around
is at The Mediterranean in Grants Pass!


Anonymous said...

I'm with you! Unbelievable re doctor's appt. What if it is an emergency????
I will be on the search too for the red and black quinoa. Thought for sure Gooseberries would have it.
I don't know, if you beg some more I might give you the cheese roll recipe. LOL They are good aren't they?
Yes, your soup was delicious! So glad you wanted to share. Best part was I didn't have to cook! Another "LOL" Thank you so much.
Have a good day! Chat later. xo

Oregon Sue said...

In an emergency you can go to urgent care or the ER and pay through the nose!

Beg beg beg...Oh please oh pleae oh please.......xoxoxooxo

Chat after JCRW lunch and shopping.

Lydia said...

Check in with the doctor on a regular basis asking if there are any cancellations Beats meeting him in the hospital.

I just tried to peel the pizza off the screen. Guess I better make my own):-

Oregon Sue said...

I told them to keep me on the list for cancellations. Grrrr....
And yes, that pizza does make me drool too!

Anonymous said...

To get John in to see the doc when there were no apps. to be had, I had them send a note to our doc. She squeezed him in right away. They save spots in their day for must see patients. Yea, I know you are waiting to see a specialist. Yup, on the wait list is the best way to go.
LOVED your Obama rant! Couldn't agree more!!
The Tostitos Chili con Quesa is the one we buy constantly around here! Can't keep it, it goes so quickly!! We eat it right out of the jar with chips! :)
Do you know you have educated me. I had never heard of quinoa OR couscous until you started talking about it. Of course Eric has all that stuff here to make for himself! He likes the healthy foods too. Maybe I will sneak into his supply and give it a try!
The soup looked amazing but enough to feed an army! Lucky Jeanie to get some! :)
That pizza looks heavenly!!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Trish, it's great we can all learn from each other! I have learned from you and L,E, and J! Thanks girls. xo

Anonymous said...

I feel your frustration. If Obamacare is not repealed, then what you experienced will be multiplied by ten.
You might not be able to see a doctor because some review board a thousand miles away will have determined that you don't need treatment.