Monday, April 30, 2012

Biopsy results

No rejection! Great news! Still waiting on fungal/bacteria infection results, but no rejection.  Wonderful!!!!

some of the best chocolates ever

Sunday Slow Cooker

I took a Martha Stewart recipe and did a little variation of it (recipe)

My version:
2 red onions sliced
1 bag of frozen peaches
2 tablespoons of fresh minced ginger
2 tablespoons of honey
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 chicken roaster
pureed garlic
2 tablespoons of butter

I put all of these ingredients (expect the pureed garlic and butter) in the slow cooker.  I covered the chicken with the pureed garlic and butter with salt and pepper.  And let it slow cook for 4 hours.  It was perfection! I butchered the chicken and let it slow cook for another 20 minutes in the sauce.


from three tarts

passion fruit

strawberry - basil

Friday, April 27, 2012

Biopsy Thursday

I had the lung biopsy yesterday and am waiting for results, which hopefully I should get today! In better news I also got my feeding tube yanked out yesterday, which was not as horrifying as I thought it was going to be! It literally just gets yanked out in an office! I was really nervous about it, but it wasn't too bad!

I'm doing some online retail therapy while I wait for the doctors call...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

New Mini Color

Slow Cooker Sunday

10 Hour slow cooker pulled pork I used pork loin but most say to use pork butt or pork shoulder. I smothered it in pureed garlic, salt, pepper, and brown sugar. I put evoo, a splash of rice vinegar, soy sauce and red wine vinegar. I let it cook on high for 3 hours and then I added half a jar of Momofuku braising sauce (from Williams Sonoma) and continued to slow cook on low for 6 more hours. I then shredded it up by simply pulling it apart, added a little more sauce and mixed it up. This was amazing!

Lung Update

The restrictive feeling I am getting in my lungs is not getting any better, and might even be getting worse, with an added slight cough and and overall feeling of "lousiness" so tomorrow I go in for a lung biopsy to test for rejection or infection.  I will keep you guys posted!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Check Up Monday

Had a checkup today and my pulmonary function tests are down a bit - I've been feeling over the past few days that something just isn't "right." My team thinks that pain is really restricting me, but I don't know! I go back on Thursday to FINALLY get my feeding tube out, so I will redo my pfts and see if they go back up and it was a fluke or not.  I have a sneaking feeling there might be some rejection or an infection going on, but we will see.  I will keep you updated!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


When I go to the doctors it is an all day affair so I always pack lots of snacks.  These are new and I really enjoy them!

Monday, April 16, 2012

20 Min Pasta

You should have all of these ingredients on hand:
1 can of whole peeled tomatoes
4 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 stick of butter
dried basil and oregano
salt/pepper to taste
I also add some heavy cream (about 1/2 cup) & parm cheese to taste

*I chop up the tomatoes (in the pot with a knife and fork) into 4ths pretty much

Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 or so minutes

Fun Finds

cute fish dishes for jewelry

a funky decorative vase -
with big plans for crepe flowers (blog soon!)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Gadget!

Put it in citrus and spray!

Lollipop Bouquet

What a great idea!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Aren't these Cake Pops so pretty? You can find them here

Friday, April 6, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012