Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday Miscellany

I have nothing exciting to report.

I've been working on a recipe for cholesterol free mayonnaise.  I have the flavor pretty good but the texture and consistency are not quite right.  Updates if/when I perfect it.

I've also tried out a recipe for a whipped topping (substitute for whipped cream).  Again, pretty good, but not quite right.  I'm trying to nail that one, too.

The good news is that my dearly beloved's cholesterol, which was never high, is now low!  Maybe it's the pharmaceutical, maybe it's my cooking, but I'm going to claim credit here.  It's been a hard slog.  I deserve credit for feeding him very healthy and his not even really noticing it.

Lastly, my eldest son and his fiancee are here for a few more days before they leave for their destination wedding/elopement and subsequent 5 week honeymoon.  We are babysitting for their cats (or, to be precise, Mark is babysitting for the cats).

They had plenty of engagement pictures taken, but this one really struck me.  It has a happy, lighthearted air to it.

Pictures of the bride will be coming on the big day!

Happy weekending, everyone!


STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Marjie, yes, you certainly deserve a big pat on the back for your healthy cooking. My mum made her own mayonnaise but sadly her recipe was never written down and it has been lost now with her passing. The engagement photo is really wonderful. Good luck to your son and his fiance on their new life together. How exciting for everyone. Have a lovely weekend mates. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

Big Dude said...

I recognize that last shot

Catherine said...

I bet it is the TLC cooking that lowered the cholesterol.
I think it is a fabulous picture.
Have a beautiful weekend. Blessings, Catherine

altadenahiker said...

Love the photo.

Sue said...

I can't wait for some strawberry shortcake. It's one of the best parts of summer.

Pam said...

I love that engagement photo! And congrats on the lower cholesterol, I bet it was your extra careful cooking!

SissySees said...

What a happy photo! Congrats to the almost newlyweds.

My paternal grandmother made her own mayo, but there was nothing cholesterol friendly about it. I look forward to your kitchen science success!

Nichole Burke said...

Oh I adore that engagement photo! And kudos to them to take off and have fun, instead of spending big $$$ on a fancy dinner for everyone else. :)

Pam said...

I think the picture is darling! I am sad you won't be able to go to the wedding. I hope you share the pictures when you get them.

My husband just got his levels re-tested and they are much lower too! YAY! Glad both of our guys are doing better.

Mickle in NZ said...

Sending super happy joy, love and care to Michael and Ashleigh.

And "hope you are soon a pussycat pushover" to Mark ...

Plus heaps of love and care to you all,

Michelle, Megs" new Person To Rule Over.

(pless the kitty-lass)