Our New Year’s Eve dinner with friends is ON! Devan is not feeling the greatest but wants us to come anyway. She may go and lay down, but that’s an understanding that we have – we adjust to our challenges.
I didn’t get much sleep last night, have not been eating much other than smoothies, salad and a couple of sandwiches the last two days and today hasn’t started much better that way. Plus, I am having a lot of pain in my legs, arms, and head. This has caused some anxiety (not to mention the kids who live upstairs are once again jumping on the floor which translates into pain for me) and gets on my last nerve.
I found a wonderful natural antidote for anxiety…pounding out meat for the rouladen I am making to take for dinner. I use a small pot and plastic wrap on a large plastic cutting board. We learned in culinary school that a heavy bottomed pot is better than a meat mallet (even using the flat side) because that is small and has very sharp edges. It takes longer and may break the fibers of the meat. Besides, a pot gives you a lot more power and control. I had 17 roulades to make and so there was a lot of pounding going on!
I feel much better for doing it and five other people get the benefit of eating the results!