It has become increasingly more difficult for me to lift or remove larger, heaver containers of food from the refrigerator or elsewhere.  My solution was small plastic bags, such as sandwich or snack bags for small portions of food.  I have an aide that comes a few hours a day.  One of his jobs is to downsize portions of food, so they can be easily removed from the refrigerator.  I can’t stand, so my rollator is placed by the frig.  I can open the door & easily remove my portion of food, such as a sandwich or bag of fresh fruit.  I recycled small old water bottles for tea, orange juice, etc.  I plan to do the same with dinner meals.  Into a qt. freezer bag, I will put a steak, hamburger, or breast of chicken, etc. with a portion of frozen vegetables & any starch that can be frozen.  This enables me to be self sufficient at dinnertime, if I am by myself.  There isn’t the dance of upsetting the freezer to find some thing on bottom, which can’t be accomplished by me.  Therefore, just pull bag out of the freezer & voila dinner is already to prepare!  Try to make simple meals that can be combined, when help is available.  I like to prepare chicken stock with the works for

Casserole, pie, dumplings or just plain soup.  I do this often, then I have homemade food ready to just microwave or heat up.  Or a crockpot of pork & sauerkraut!  Mashed potatoes can be thrown in bags & portions frozen.  Try to think ahead!  The more you can do yourself, the less sodium, fat, calories, you get from processed food.  I know!  It seems easier to depend on a frozen dinner!  But at our age the amount of sodium in them can kill us!  SO GET COOKING!




know that they could not get this passed on its own!!  Read below…

                                THOSE OF US THAT ARE OVER 70…ARE

                                HEALTH RATIONING FOR SENIORS

                                To all of you seniors, and soon-to-be
seniors, this is a must read.  The stimulus bill is going to cut your
medical coverage, and your years of life.  It actually suggests
making medical decisions based on how long you will live by getting
the procedure/medicine.  So, if you’re 29, you get everything
medically approved because you have a long life ahead of you.  If
you’re 59…  well, hmmm, that’s another story .  Because of your age
and life expectancy, your medical coverage will be curtailed.  That’s
right!  If you are a senior and you get cancer or some other
catastrophic illness, you may not get medical attention simply
because you’re “too old.”  Sounds like euthanasia to me!!!

                                By the way, what does this have to do
with the “Stimulus Bill”?  The scum bag politicians in

     CoolClips_wb030421[1]                           HEALTH CARE FOR SENIORS

                                Most of you know by now that the
Senate version (at least) of the “stimulus” bill includes provisions
for extensive rationing of health care for senior citizens…

                                The author of this part of the bill,
former tax delinquent senator, Tom Daschle was credited today by
Bloomberg with the following statement:

                                Bloomberg: “Daschle says health-care
reform ‘will not be pain free.’ “Seniors should be more accepting of
the conditions that come with age instead of treating them.”   Go
here to read the article:


                                If this does not sufficiently raise
your ire, just remember that Senators and Congressmen have their own
healthcare plan that is first dollar or very low co-pay which they
are guaranteed the remainder of their lives and are not subject to
this new law if it passes.Image-1

                                Please use the power of the Internet
to get this message out.  Talk it up at the grassroots level..  Won’t
be long until we have a mid-term election coming up..  We have the
ability to address and reverse the dangerous direction the Obama
administration and it allies have begun.



Dear Reader.

Today, someone had a query about a recipe. All I could see in the query was +ham +”string beans” +potatoes +vinegar  Now what I need to figure out,  was the reader looking for a German Potato Salad recipe or something else. The other day was a search for rivel soup- eggs+milk+sugar.  As I read it, I thought, now that is a combination!  But I know that was not what the reader intended in the query.  If you do not find what you are looking for, please send me e-mail.   

I am going to add more recipes soon, but time or rather lack of time, is my problem.  My recipe section is located in both this blog & my other blog, “MY DADDY IS NO MORE!” You can locate all my work, by clicking the correct Link on my sidebar.  I will probably being moving the recipe section, to the other blog permanently, when my readers become aware of my writings in 2 parts or blogs.  As you can see, I have wheelchair-access-color1many varied interests, waiting to be developed in some matter.  My creative ideas are abundant!  As a disabled caregiver to an Alzheimer’s husband, my computer has become my outlet & window to the world!  This technology & the education of its’ use, should be a priority for every disabled person.




Recipes for a Long, Happy, Healthy Life!  Hopefully, your genes will compliment the new exposure!


For those that are unfamiliar with this vegetable, I will give you some information.  The origin of rhubarb was that it was grown in the wild in the mountains of the Western and North-western provinces of China and in the adjoining Tibetan territory and in cultivation in much of Europe and the United States. Rhubarb has a unique taste that makes it a favorite in many pies and desserts. It originated in Asia over 2,000 years ago. It was initially cultivated for its medicinal qualities. In China, the dried rhizomes & roots of some varieties were used as a purgative & for stomach ache.  It was not until the 18th century that rhubarb was grown for culinary purposes in Britain and America. Rhubarb is often commonly mistaken to be a fruit but rhubarb is actually a close relative of garden sorrel, and is therefore a member of the vegetable family. Rhubarb is rich in vitamin C and dietary fiber.plant1





Rhubarb is a perennial plant, which means it continues to come back to your garden every year. It formed large fleshy rhizomes and large leaves with long, thick (and tasty) petioles (stalks). Rhubarb stalks are commonly found in supermarkets, fresh rhubarb is prized by gourmet cooks. Some folks say the finest quality rhubarb is grown in Michigan, Ontario, Canada, and other northern states in the United States. Fresh rhubarb is available from early winter through early summer. Winter rhubarb is commercially produced hot houses in Michigan and Ontario. Rhubarb does not do well in my sandy soil of NJ.  Remember to eat the dark red stalk only.  The leaves should be discarded, as they are poisonous! They contain high levels of concentrations of oxalic acid crystals. The edible petioles or red stalks are up to 18 inches long, 1 to 2 inches in diameter. These petioles or stalks  are cut and

and used in pies, jams, jellies, sauces and juice.





Take a package of frozen rhubarb, or if you are fortunate enough to grow the vegetable or find it in a store.  Use like quantity.  To a boiling cup of water add 1 sm. package of    

SUGAR FREE STRAWBERRY GELATIN.  Stir until dissolved.  Then add your rhubarb, bring to boil, then simmer, stirring frequently until thickened.  Cool.  Eat as is, or put in a graham cracker crust, topping with Free Whipped Topping.  When almost done, you could add strawberries, but they tend to water down.  You can be creative & add nuts, etc. when finished.  This is a personal favorite of mine, as it is a freebee in most weight programs.  Sooo Good, if you crave rhubarb.  The correct way of making regular rhubarb, was in adding lots of sugar!  I also added a slice of lemon to that recipe too, but, not the sugar free one.