Now that I am blogging fewer days per week, I seem to have more time to think of blog ideas. Unfortunately, I don’t remember most of them. I suppose that’s one of the hazards of aging. What entered your head a minute, hour or day ago evaporates. I read that if you remember the thing you forgot later you are not becoming senile. But how do you know if you remember something later?
For those who wondered if I would ever get those cookies made the answer is below.
The reason they look so rugged is the coconut was flaked, not shredded. The recipe calls for only one tablespoon of whole wheat flour and it includes egg yolks, unlike the usual macaroon recipe which uses egg whites. They are healthy cookies, taste good, loaded with protein, and not too sweet. For those in WW each cookie counts one point.
I use The Low-Carb Comfort Food Cookbook, because it contains high protein-low carb ideas. Each recipe, developed by a nutritionist, has a great glycemic index. Many of these kitchen tested recipes use Splenda sugar substitute. The cheesecake recipe is excellent. I don’t make it often because it is so good we eat it in a day or two. If you are afraid of Splenda, you could probably use another substitute, but you will have to test it, and a substitute might mess up the glycemic index.
I spoke with my son who works for the Navy and he says the furloughs resulting from the sequester did not affect him much. This is good news indeed. Furthermore, he has invited me to visit him and his family in CA next year. I told him I would work the visit around my potentially portending hip surgery. I see my bone guy in early September…well actually, I see both the back and hip guys. Gotta get my back in shape for the operation on my hip.
I had something else to write this morning, but it has temporarily left my head. Wonder if I will remember it later? If so,will I remember that I thought of it earlier before I forgot it? Growing older is interesting.
Tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday of next week I have eye appointments (cataract surgery #2) so if I am away from blogging for a day or two, be assured, like the inimitable Douglas A. MacArthur, I will return.