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Life and Site Update

Well, I was sick for about three weeks! Yikes! Daughter was sick for about a month starting the last part of January. Then hubby went down about a week or so later for a full month. I thought I was going to get away scot-free but then I got sick on the tail end of hubby. Thankfully Tiffany was feeling better by that time and could play nursemaid. :D

Then when I started feeling better I began having this excruciating jaw/sinus pain. By the end of that week I went to the dentist and found that I had an abscess around a tooth that I’d already had a root canal done on. Unfortunately, since my dentist doesn’t do this kind of second “root canal” there wasn’t much he could do.

I’d had some issues with this tooth for a long while and so we decided to just pull it. To say it was painful is an understatement but it did start the road to recovery. Thankfully it isn’t very noticeable. To put in a replacement of some kind will cost around $3000. Yeah, I have a whole lot I can do with $3000 and I’m eating okay without it. (I was concerned because I had to have a bottom molar pulled on the other side of my mouth quite a few years ago and hadn’t been chewing as well on that side but since this escapade, I’ve been managing quite well.)

While I was sick, one day I just realized that I hadn’t done a blog post in a few days. That’s when I made my last entry. Since then, I’ve been catching up on some clerical work and household things that needed to get done. And inertia took over and I couldn’t get myself to blog.

So things are better around here and I’m ready to put some energy into this again. ;) However this site is in desperate need of updating and consequently things may go offline or wonky for a bit while I get it sorted out. I have some serious updates to do and it may cause some problems that I’m unable to fix on my own and will have to enlist the help of my sons, who are quite capable of fixing it. ;)

So, know that I will be back to posting regularly as soon as I can and that I am working on the site in the background.

I hope the many posts here are a help and encouragement to you, as that is the only reason I do this. :)

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

I’m Sick

I got sick and completely forgot about even doing this blog, which is totally unlike me. I’m still not able to focus much. I’m hoping I’ll be able to get back to this soon but it just isn’t that day yet. ;)

I hope you are feeling well and have thawed out and enjoying a bit of warmth.

Until I’m able, God bless,

Michele ºÜº

Steak-Umm Salad

I like to keep Steak-Umms on hand for a quick beef meal for me. I know it isn’t the best but the only ingredient is Beef, so I feel safe eating them. ;) They are a bit fatty but then I don’t need any extra fat on my salad. :D

I start by cutting up some onion, pepper, and mushrooms. Then I begin to cook them in a skillet with just a tiny bit of coconut oil to keep them from sticking. I used two baby bella mushrooms, and about a 1/4 cup or maybe a bit more of each diced bell pepper and onion. I read yesterday in the new Trim Healthy Future cookbook how good bell peppers are for you, so I was sure to include them this time (I don’t always do so).

When these are nearly done to my liking I break up a portion of Steak-Umm and cook it with it.

This only takes a short time to cook. Season with salt, pepper, and a bit of oregano or any other seasonings you like. Get your salad ready. I washed about 4 or 5 leaves of lettuce and tore them up onto my salad plate.

When the beef is cooked, pour it all over your salad. :) Time to enjoy!

Super simple and super yummy. I added some nutritional yeast when I ate it. You can add some shredded cheese if you like.

Steak-Umm Salad


  • about 1/4 cup diced bell pepper
  • about 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 large mushrooms, sliced/chopped
  • about 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or oil of choosing)
  • 1 portion steak-umm
  • 4-5 leaves of lettuce, washed and torn
  • dashes of each salt, pepper, and oregano


  1. Cook the veggies in a skillet with the oil until nearly done as desired.
  2. Break apart one Steak-Umm portion and add to the skillet.
  3. Season with salt, pepper, and oregano or other seasonings as desired.
  4. Place lettuce on salad plate or in bowl and top with the cooked meat and veggies.

I hope you enjoy this quick hot salad.

Until next time, God bless,

Michele ºÜº