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Re: [IP] Chinese food, was square waving and dual waving
Okay, I just had to post this because it was so completely a propos of our
I was making Chinese food for dinner tonight (beef and asparagus with black
beans and garlic) and made a dreadful mistake. I had added a little too
much liquid to the dish and decided to thicken it a bit. Reached up to
where I keep the cornstarch and found nothing. So I tried another cupboard
as my husband is notorious for putting things where they don't
belong. Distractedly grabbed a likely-looking yellowish box and stirred a
spoonful into some cold water. Threw it into the wok and watched it bubble
up like nobody's business. Wondered what the deal was.
Needless to say the dish was ruined. I had added baking soda rather than
The rice was already made so my husband ordered out Chinese. Well, the
dishes were not what I would have ordered, but perfect for the science
experiment of the day. Orange beef, which is beef coated with corn starch,
then fried, then coated with a sweet sauce. Shrimp with vegetables in a
heavy brown sauce. Fried tofu with garlic and hot peppers. And some lo mein.
I didn't eat more than I normally would have. In fact, I didn't like the
food very much so I probably ate less.
Bolused an extra unit for the unexpecteds, which usually takes care of
Chinese for me.
Three hours later my blood sugar is 400.
This is my mileage. Yours may vary.
The beef with asparagus smelled so good until I ruined it, too...
High and dry,
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