Strange But Good~September 6

I didn’t get to play along with Strange But Good last week and I missed it.  Laura at Sprint 2 The Table is the Queen of Strange…in a good way of course and I love to be part of the Strangeness. So here goes!

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Much strangeness is going on around here in general.  I’ve been scurrying around trying to get ready for our big trip coming up next week (YIKES!!!) and feeling behind.  Then after Ralph’s doctor visit last week he was scheduled for heart catheterization on Tuesday.  He had it before 17 years ago and had stent placement at that time also.  Things have really changed.  The procedure is so much quicker and recovery is easier now as well.  The good news is that the tests that had concerned the doctor seemed to be false positives.  He did not need another stent and all is well.  We’re so grateful for that and grateful for his incredible team of cardiologists.  He’s resting for a few days.  I breathed a really big sigh of relief when it was all over and we had the doctor’s report.

Plumbing issues started on Monday but thank goodness we were able to get them taken care of on Wednesday.  Frustrating and annoying.  That’s all I can say.  But packing needs to get started and that’s going to be my focus today.  Laundry to do (two-step process because of the broken dryer…), suitcases to find, and on and on. It will get done!

But I think we’re supposed to be here for Strange But Good!  A few weeks ago my Weight Watcher leader, Mary Lou talked about a bean dip she’d heard about from another member.  Black Bean Dip from Wegmans.  Alice and I went on an adventure to find it which is another tale altogether!



A quarter cup of it counts as 0 Points!  Sounds good to me!  It’s very tasty and I can think of lots of ways to use it.  But considering fridge issues and trying to get rid of things before the trip, I didn’t have much left to work with.  I did have liquid egg substitute and liquid egg whites.  Mixed a half cup of each together which counts for 3 Points on WW. Cooked them up like an omelette and when it was cooked, put a piece of American cheese on top to melt.


Sprinkled a bit of Romano cheese on top and called it dinner.  The bean dip is only a little spicy and very flavorful. This was a great combination and very filling too.  In fact, I’ve had it several times since then.  It probably qualifies for Couldn’t Be Quicker because it doesn’t take more than about 10 minutes to put together.

That’s it for me for Strange But Good today.  I’ve got to get to those lists plus a lot of things that aren’t On the lists!! Be sure to check out the other Strange people over at Sprint 2 The Table.

Happy Friday!!

6 responses to “Strange But Good~September 6

  1. That bean dip sounds awesome! I love a Mexican twist to my eggs. 🙂

    Glad Ralph got a clean bill of health! Good luck with those lists. Almost trip time!!!

  2. Glad to hear all turned out well with Ralph. Great news and big sighs of relief are definitely in order. Now you can go on your trip and relax with ease.

    • Thanks, Meghan. We were both pretty anxious although we both kept it to ourselves. Didn’t confess until we were in the recovery area and the doctor came in to give us the good news. Gotta keep him in one piece, he needs to be around for a while. 😉

  3. Glad Ralph is okay! That must have been nerve wracking!

    Hope your trip is fantastic! I’m envious already. 🙂 I love traveling!

    • Thanks, Ameena, I’m so happy that everything went well. Doesn’t always go that way. Now I’m running like a crazy person to get everything completed. Truth is, it’s not like going to the North Woods. Anything we need we can get there. I just like to start out with what we need so we don’t have to go grocery shopping instantly!

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