||[Oct. 2nd, 2007|06:36 pm]
The kitty is being very affectionate and seems to feel well. Since he wasn't even dehydrated, the vet gave him fluids, but said he doesn't need to come back until Saturday! He'll get his blood test on Saturday. If he gets worse, of course, we'll take him in sooner. This is encouraging news! I'm feeling so happy. The kitty is curled up by my head and although he has tears near his eyes (let's just say he wasn't keen on getting the fluids), he seems really happy to be home and is affectionate and curious again.
The house smells heavenly from the crock pot stew.
1 package of lean stew meat (beef)
Baby carrots (1 small package)
1 large sliced onion (note: If you use a sweet onion, increase salt and pepper to avoid stew that is sickly sweet).
several stalks of celery chopped into small slices
1 clove chopped garlic (I use roasted)
4 -5 russet potatos cut into about 1" slices or so.
Beef Broth-1 large container
Worchester sauce (I dump it in until it glugs a few times
Directions: Put all of the above into the crock pot. Season liberally and let cook on low for at least 12 hours.
Beef 833 with 76g protien
Carrots 143 and 3.5 g
1 onion 56 cals 2g
4 med potatos 386 10g
Celery 20 1g
Beef broth 40 7g
Sauce 40 1g
Total: 1521 cals 100g
Makes 8 very generous portions
Per Serving: 190 cals 12.5 g protien
Note: nutritional values are for 1lb stew meat and 4 medium potatoes. If you use more, recalculate.
Alterations: If you have more calories to work with, you can add some gravy to the sauce to make it thicker and richer.
If you have fewer calories to work with, just add more of the veggies and less meat.
If you are out of broth, you can also add water instead of some of the broth and it will still work out pretty well, but I prefer the flavor of broth.