Cooking and Booster

I got my booster shot today at La Conner Drug (a great place to get shots BTW).  As an immunocompromised person, I was able to get my third dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine in later August.  They recently opened it up to be able to get your booster at 5 months so I did that today.  It is a huge relief to possibly have some extra protection against Omicron.  I say possibly since with my prednisone and infliximab medications, I do not know if I can mount an effective immune response with these vaccines.  So I need to continue to try to be extra cautious because I am quite high risk if I get this virus.

So after the shot I decided to do some cooking.  I started with Keto Cheese Crackers with Pepper Jack.  They are good but not as crisp as I would like.  Next time I will roll them even thinner and cook a little longer.

Then I made Easy Keto Buns. I have made these before and like them.  I added some fresh rosemary this time.

I had wanted to make Mary Berry’s Roasted Sausage and Potato Supper for dinner.  I started thawing some Italian sausages for it earlier but went shopping after my shot and found these at Haggen’s.  Bangers from Uli’s!?!  Perfect!

This recipe is easy. Here it is ready to go in the oven.

And here it is all cooked top.  Really good.  Comfort food for sure!

Next was Keto Lemon Pound Cake.  Here it is cooling out of the oven.

I then iced it.  Unfortunately I was crumbly and not that flavorful.  So I will not be making it again.  Three out of four is not bad!

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Puppiversary

It was one year ago today that we brought our new beagle puppy home.  Here are her first moments in her new home.

Ryeleigh with her first toy

Ryeleigh with her first Mr. Bill

 

And Ryeleigh sleeping next to me now while I watch football and knit.

She has improved our lives so much.  So happy she is here.  And I think she is happy here as well.

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Picking Up a Bull

We drove to Enumclaw today to pick up a bull we purchased via an online auction.  Mount Rainier was really impressive.  The photos do not do it justice.

Then we arrived at the auction site.  This is a first for us, buying an animal at an auction.  But I wasn’t having any luck otherwise.  Cattle prices seem to have increased.

Then it was our turn to load up.  I stayed in the truck while they loaded him.  You can see him in the side mirror.  This is my first glimpse of him.

My next view was opening the door of the trailer when we got home.

He is smaller than I thought, but he is only 17 months old.

He quickly found the cows.

And vice versa.

Here is Marji and him meeting.

Sonja freaked out and jumped a fence to get away from him, although he was nowhere near her.  Thankfully she did not hurt herself.

It is all seeming to work out.  He came without a name so we decided to call him Rory.  Welcome to our farm, Rory!!!

This process has made me remember the previous bulls we have had.

This is Titan, our Dexter bull from 2012.

This is Gumby, our Highland bull from 2014

This is Rowdy, our Highland bull from 2015.

And Tormund, our Highland bull from 2018.

P.S,  The other possible names were Ted Lasso, Conan, and Bronn.  Hopefully we picked the right one to inspire him.

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