I was there to get the medical authorization for my dental work, but today, my blood pressure was higher than it has been in over 6 months! They checked three times and while it came down a digit each time, it was still too high. The doctor adjusted the dosage of one of my medications and said to come back for a follow up visit in two weeks. He will not sign the authorization form until the pressure goes down and that makes sense, of course. On the positive side, the lab test results had come in from Friday's blood tests and everything was very good, he said. So that's good news.
I put gas to the car on my way home and then, daughter and I went to the pharmacy to pick up my new medication and a few things daughter needed. I received another $8 Extra Care Bucks!
Then, we went to the grocery store to buy some bananas and three more packages of coffee for her. I received two more coupons for the coffee, but they are valid till early July, so I might wait until then to buy more coffee (hopefully, there will be another good sale by then). Daughter said she had enough coffee for awhile and didn't want to buy more and have them turn rancid before she could use them. The bananas came to $1.51 for just over 2 lbs. ($.69/lb). The coffee was $5.99 minus $1.50 coupon = $4.49, each. My total came to $14.98.
After we came home, I cooked mung beans for brunch. I had put them to soak, last night and all I needed to do was boil them for about 15-20 minutes this morning. I ate my share with a spicy onion relish; daughter ate hers with sugar.
I also called the dentist's office and updated them about the medical authorization, so they know that it will take at least another two weeks before I can get the doctor's sign-off.
In the afternoon, I took a nap on the sofa.
In the evening, daughter went out to see a movie and participate in another escape room adventure with a few of her friends.
And I made a batch of sausage rolls:
The recipe is something I clipped from a magazine (probably the British Better Homes and Garden) sometime in the early 1970s, probably in 1972, but definitely before 1973, which is when I left Sri Lanka:
|My Recipe Book|
|Frozen Puff Pastry Squares|
|Sausage Meat, Mustard, Beaten Egg|
Since there were eight puff pastry squares, I just divided the sausage meat into eight pieces, dabbed some mustard onto each piece of sausage and rolled it up in the pastry square, sealing the edge with some of the beaten egg. Then, cut each rolled up pastry in half, arranged them on a foil covered baking sheet (for easy clean up) and brushed each roll with the beaten egg wash:
|Ready to go in the oven|
|Straight out of the oven|
I cooled them on a wire rack and had two for my dinner! The rest are stored in a container in the fridge.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Good blood test results
- A new doctor who seems very thorough and caring
- Medical insurance
- New medicines
- Old recipes
Monday's To Do List:
- Put gas to the car - DONE
- Doctor's appointment - DONE
- Pharmacy - DONE
- Grocery store - DONE
- Take the trash cans to the curb - DONE
- Buy cat litter - NOT DONE (went to the pharmacy and grocery store, instead)
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Bring trash cans in
- Drive daughter to her focus group/workshop (and come back)
- Pick up daughter from her focus group/workshop (and come back)
- Fertilize the vegetable seedlings and water them
- Do some weeding
How was your Monday? Do you have a favorite sausage rolls recipe?