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All's Quiet on the Home Front

January 6th, 2019 at 11:54 pm

DD is doing much better now. Thanks for all the supportive comments. They gave her IV fluids because she was dehydrated and the doctor agreed that it was a gasteroparesis flare up that caused an adrenal crisis due to not keeping down her meds. So we did everything right. She was there for a few hours, but her blood work came back okay on the cortisol levels, the shot did what it was supposed to do. Her iron levels are improving now that she has been able to eat very lean beef again, so we got confirmation of that. They did do the dumb pregnancy test despite her not needing one.

My birthday present from MIL has arrived yesterday, though my birthday is not until February 12th. She said I did not need to wait to use it if I didn't want to. I got a KitchenAid hand mixer in ice blue, which is really a minty green/blue color. They didn't have it in teal, which seems to be a discontinued color for KitchenAid. It is the color of my stand mixer, my toaster (Oster), and my Keurig. So I went with a color that will compliment the teal.

Today I ordered the birthday present that comes from DH (but will also be using some of the money I got from MIL for Christmas). It is a Dash 1400 watt blender in Aqua, which is also really a minty green/blue color in reality. Unfortunately KitchenAid does not have a blender in ice blue, so this was the closest I could come. I think this is a better blender anyway, more on par with a Vitamix, only slightly better. It was on a very good deal today and what I have been considering purchasing for a good long while. So, no, it's not an electric apple flinger situation.

We have been getting by with a cheap Ninja blender for the last couple of years, but it is one of those ones that you have to hold down to make it blend the entire time you blend it. And it is not that great with frozen things or ice. With this DD should be able to eat vegetables and fruits again that are not acidic. They have to be very pureéd or liquified so there are no long fibers that she can't digest.

You can also make soup in it as it has a soup function. This way she can get back to some healthier food options. And also I can make more low carb veggie soups. And we might be able to do a smooth pureé cauliflower and see if she can tolerate cauliflower that way. We've had to avoid the brassicas, but just maybe she could eat them this way.

I have been slowly investing in quality kitchen appliances the last few years after having cheap ones that break easily and have to be replaced for most of my marriage. I use them all the time, too, so it is nice to have dependable ones. It's not like I really need anything else anyway and cooking and baking make me happy so this has been working by having them be my gifts. I don't have to come up with unscheduled money for them, but I still get to add to my needed (and wanted) appliances/gadgets collection.

I am glad I took my time with these purchases and was able to wait until they came in the colors I liked and were good, high quality items that will last me for years.

5 Responses to “All's Quiet on the Home Front”

  1. Dido Says:

    Glad DD is doing better!

    Enjoy the birthday presents. I haven't heard of the blender brand you mention, but I've very much enjoyed using my Vitamix for the past 8 years. If your brand is better it will stand you in good stead!

  2. alliecat79 Says:

    I love the color choice! Do you happen to have an Instant Pot? Got one for Christmas and am looking for recipes.

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    Yes, I have an Instant Pot. My favorite go to guy for the Instant Pot is Pressure Luck on Youtube. His recipes seem to be no fail so far. Check your library for Instant Pot recipe books. Mine has a couple dozen.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Glad your daughter is doing well. I agree that buying quality is the way to go. I still use my pots and pans I bought 14 years ago calphalon high quality non-stick. i only am thinking of replacing my pan.

    The one thing I need and haven't gotten is a really good set of knives.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Glad DD is better!

    Quality kitchen items makes fixing meals so much easier and probably saves money in the long run if you aren't replacing them if they break from being cheaply made. Sounds like MIL was looking out for you and your mixer. Good deal!

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