Ever get a sinus infection following a bad cold? It’s called sinusitis. After a cold, you are at greater risk of developing a sinus infection because a cold causes inflammation and swelling of the sinuses. While sinusitis and cold symptoms can make you miserable, they are common problems and affect millions of Americans each day.
I think I started with the common cold when we came back from Colorado. I saw the Dr. and he said it was an upper respiratory infection- a virus that infects the nose and throat. I had a sore throat, congestion, cough, headache and fatigue. I tried a neti pot, zinc spray, oregano oil, Tylenol, heat packs……
Then it developed into a sinus infection. Everything had been blocked so long that bacteria grew. I then had a prescription for antibiotics.
Now on week 3 of this misery, it seems to be getting a little better, but I went back to see the Dr. and then got a steroid shot (in the rear!) which he said should clear everything up in 48 hours.
School starts next week. 2 years ago around this time, I had a nasty case of strep throat. Is it just a seasonal sickness? Who knows.
Football practice has begun, I start class next week, our routine will begin again and so will my advanced meal planning. Many nights this summer I have “winged it”, or simply just cleaned out the fridge/freezer.
Tonight I made patty melts with caramelized onions and accordion potatoes.
Take washed potatoes and slice across the potato 3/4 the way through in 1/4″ slices. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in a 425 degree oven for 45 minutes till crispy (times depends on thickness of potatoes)
1 pkg ground beef or turkey (season meat well, I like McCormicks Montreal seasoning)
Divide meat into 4 sections, make patties. Saute or grill till desired doneness.
Slice 2 large onions. In a saute pan heat 2 Tbs olive oil. Add sliced onions and sprinkle 1 tsp salt over onions. Cook low and slow stirring every once in a while till onions are very tender and caramel in color.
To assemble: 2 slices of sandwich bread. Spread favorite sauce on bread (ketchup, mayo…) place patty on bread, add a slice of provolone or other cheese, top with caramelized onions, top with another slice of bread. Lightly butter bread and place in a skillet or on a griddle pan and toast till warm and cheese melts.