Today’s dinner

It’s Sunday, but not for us the traditional roast.
Instead it is a trip down memory lane as we are having liver, bacon and cabbage, the first meal Hubby ever cooked for me.

MOH had some lambs liver in the freezer (£1.11 pack) and with the other leftover things I found in the kitchen, I’ve put together a cheap meal for the three of us.
liver and baconChopped new potatoes (still in their skins), carrots and cabbage are cooking in a separate pan.
The liver has been cut into strips and put in a wok (I love wok cooking, you can get so much in one and the flavours from other cooking efforts blend in with the current ingredients) .

I’ve added to that

1 chopped red onion
1 chopped white onion
2 cloves garlic
the last of the smoked ham cut into strips (substitute for the bacon)
2 stock cubes
and some water to make gravy as it cooks.

Sadly, neither of the dogs will be able to have any of the mix because of the garlic and onion content.

Hubby has to have another blood test tomorrow. He has been on medication for years to prevent blood clots.
Liver and cabbage (which he loves) are on his banned list as they are too high in vitamin K which reacts with his medication, but after his hospital stay, he has to get his INR** level up, otherwise he’ll have to have another course of tummy jabs.
These doses are higher than ones he’s had in past years and knock him for 6 as they sting afterwards and are obviously painful. They don’t leave a small mark either and I can’t tease him about tearing along the dotted line this time. His belly resembles an overripe aubergine and he has run out of ‘clear’ areas to apply the needle.

Liver, cabbage and cranberry juice are definite no-nos in normal circumstances.
He’s hitting them all BIG TIME this weekend and hopefully our strategy will work.


** Note:
source: WIKI

What is a normal INR level?

The prothrombin time (PT) — along with its derived measures of prothrombin ratio (PR) and international normalized ratio (INR) — are assays evaluating the extrinsic pathway of coagulation. This test is also called “ProTime INR” and “PT/INR“.
Prothrombin time is measured in seconds. Most of the time, results are given as what is called INR (or international normalized ratio). If you are taking warfarin to prevent blood clots, your doctor will most likely choose to keep your INR between 2.0 and 3.0.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Today’s dinner

  1. No one in my entire family will eat liver. It’s supposed to be good for you (mostly) but I can’t get over the texture.

  2. DM says:

    Watched a movie last night, made me think of you two…it was set in England…Mrs Palefray at the Claremont. Good clean flick, watched it on Amazon Prime…this post made me think of the movie because there were several scenes in the movie where food was involved. (movie is on the same vein as Tuesday’s with Morrie)

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