Fact vs. Fiction
I’ve always heard growing up that I should never EVER cook red gravy in an aluminum pot. It’s no secret that Magnalites are my favorite pots to cook in. I really wanted to make a large batch of meatballs and gravy and decided to test out that myth of cooking it in a Magnalite vs. my other most used pot, my enamel coated Dutch oven. .
Here is the verdict. .
Did both gravies taste the same? Surprisingly, YES. The flavor was NOT altered in the aluminum pot.
I cooked both gravies on the same size burner, the same exact way and the ONLY difference was the color of the sauce.
The sauce cooked in my enamel coated Dutch oven was slightly darker. Yep, shocked me too. .
Do I think that the acidity of the tomatoes makes the Magnalite release aluminum? No. At least not enough to do any harm. The red gravy did not taste metallic. 🍝🍝🍝
All in all, either way you cook it is fine. I did a poll on Instagram and it seems like it’s about 50/50 regarding what type of pot you use.
Coming soon, my recipe for my meatballs. ✌🏻
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Just five months into living with a central line and already Saylor @thatkidwiththeunkepthair deftly illustrates what life on the line is like for her. Thank you for your willingness to share your story and passion for advocacy! We are wishing you continued healing and well-being. •
I live with a Port due to my POTS (postural orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and needing IV fluid infusions multiple times a week. I've had it since February 1st, 2018, and have been receiving my IV infusions since October of 2017.
I have a love-hate relationship with my line. It allows me to receive treatment and allows me to feel my best, but at the same time, it reminds me that I'm not normal. It reminds me that I'm living with an incurable, progressive genetic disorder and all of its friends. It reminds me that I'm different.
I wish people knew, and understood, what I go through on a daily basis. I wish people understood that I don't want this; that I would change this if I could.
I wish there was more understanding for those who live with Central lines. Until there is, I'll make my own advocacy, and rock at it!
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Looking for the light within the shadows... and thankfully doing a better job of it today than yesterday.
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~Our experience with Dog Epilepsy 😔~ Well this weekend has been rough. My little guy has not been himself & fact that he’s a dog & cant tell me mom I don’t feel good or this hurts is so hard & it’s breaking my heart because I don’t know what to do besides try to comfort him. I think that I’ve talked about Capone’s epilepsy before. He had his first seizure 3 years ago & at the time the vet said we didn’t have to put him on meds but yesterday I had to bring him in because Friday night was scary. He was shaking & trembling, looked confused & scared & kept wanting to go lay in the kitchen alone which really freaked me out because he always wants to be next to me, and he loves laying on the couch. He was up all night & kept going to the edge of the bed, not like him at all, this dog is snuggled & out cold at night. The vet did blood work & put him on an anti seizure medicine to try out. I really didn’t want to have to put him on medicine but we’re giving it a try for a few days to see how he does. It’s making him sleep a lot right now but the vet said he will get used to it & he won’t sleep as much like he is now. Excuse my appearance, I showered & let my hair air dry today (Italian Girl hair in full force) no makeup on, just worrying about taking care of my baby. My top priority in life is being a good mom. I just want my baby to feel better & be back to himself 🐶💙 Please send prayers, positive energy & good vibes to Capone, as we try out this medicine & hope he doesn’t have to stay on it 🙏🏼 And if you have experience with dog epilepsy please share your experience & any advice 💙
Eleven months ago today I got a feeding tube placed because I could no longer eat and was considered Failure To Thrive by my GI doctor. Eleven months of being fed through a tube, eleven months of tube changes, eleven months of constantly feeling like I was choking. I'm so incredibly thankful that I can eat again. It still hurts, it's still hard, but it's possible. I don't know if I'll have to go back to a tube, but I'm enjoying my time without it. I'm enjoying not having tape on my face 24/7, I'm enjoying being able to enjoy food again. Never take your ability to eat for granted, I did for a long time, and I know I never will again.💙💚
so today we stopped for lunch & i got this adorable mason jar with no straw. when i asked for one the waitress explained that they’re really trying to limit the amount of straws they use weekly because it’s “better for the environment” and “they’ll probably be banned here soon anyway,” but that i could have one if i really needed it. ════════════
i do. in 2016 i was intubated with swelling in my airway. as i was recovering, i noticed that swallowing had morphed into a really painful & difficult thing to do. through a haze of gag-worthy liquid thickeners, straws, suction, and lots of speech/physical therapy, i thought that one day i could at least drink without a straw. two years later and swallowing is still not my friend. liquids without straws can be a choking hazard for me, which is why i use straws. i never thought about the muscles & mechanisms it takes to swallow before this happened, but in the aftermath, i learned the immeasurable value of a good old plastic straw. i’m learning to make peace with this being a thing for me — i just wish able-bodied people would leave what makes it manageable alone. ════════════
so this whole straw ban has me just.. ughhHHH. wtf is that about? my new blog finally went live this week so i’ll be using that to get more into the bullshit ableism tomorrow, which also happens to be my two year extube-versary. this attack on accessibility is real and not okay, so hopefully the dialogue we’re about to have addresses that and how it’s connected to larger issues of ableism. we don’t need a ban; we need an eco friendly alternative. there are plenty of options, and big business can afford to keep straws, save the planet, reduce waste, AND keep it accessible. 💯 edit: any recommendations for a good reusable straw? #strawban
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Had to go to the ER today. Don’t let the smile fool you, it was the worst. They were worried about my heart so I had to have a monitor and the headache mix makes me twitch. The. Worst. 🙃🙃🙃 heading home now to crash