Hurrah for a Friday! I need a weekend.
Also delighted to have a successful whole blood donation at work on Thursday. Iron was nice and high (for me) so all the molasses in them baked beans and molasses on my waffles must have helped! ;)
Also watched the last episode of 'Foyle's War' season 5 this evening. I'm so glad my parents found out about it and loaned them all to me--it has been quite a treat!
Well, I know I have a tendency toward anemia, both from the 'female curse' and because I recall going to the doctor about it waaaaay back in highschool. But since I largely eat vegetarian these days, that doesn't help. I take a LOT of iron supplements the week before a donation (as well as my regular multivitamin supplement), and try to avoid foods that deplete iron absorption, etc, and I still come close to the cut-off too often. It's exasperating!
Hm, I should probably talk to my doctor about this (I don't even know who my doctor is anymore! It's been over a year, I haven't been a good patient, and she doesn't love me for it).
I try to avoid foods that interefere with iron absorption, as well, but it is hard, because I love my coffee so much. ;)
Yes, and Nancy was happy to have high enough iron too, but poor Shelley got kicked out (again) for too high a temperature, even after drinking ice water all morning!
Hopefully I can get something done now that I'm not watching 'Foyle's War' all the time! ;) You have a good weekend too!
I've gotten fond of molasses on my waffles, though they're much more sticky and messy than my usual plain butter topping.
Since I buy the cans of vegetarian baked beans, they tend to be a bit bland unless I add something, which could be chopped onions, or sometimes maple syrup and brown sugar, and now I use molasses if I have a donation coming up. It's amazing that just one tablespoon of black molasses has 15% of the daily iron requirement, and the beans themselves give me about 30% (for my serving size).
But I certainly wouldn't put waffles IN my baked beans! =P