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Invader August 21, 2013

Filed under: Interests,Meal Planning — clappingonthedownbeat @ 9:16 PM

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.


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