Destiny is calling me. Open up my eager eyesMr Brightside – The KillersI decided this week’s update should come before my clinic appointment. After all, 99.8% of my life occurs between appointments. I live life merely reaching from one appointment…

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans with a Brown Sugar Glaze. OMG!

These guys ROCK.  Had them a few days ago, and then again this afternoon.  A new favorite!


4 slices bacon
Handful of green beans, washed and trimmed
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
Freshly cracked black pepper


Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with heavy foil. Lay bacon strips on pan without overlapping. Bake for 10 minutes or until bacon is just starting to brown on the edges while remaining underdone and pliable. Drain bacon on a plate lined with paper towels and cool. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.

While bacon cooks, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch green beans by plunging them into the boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately transfer beans to a large bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
In a small pot, melt the butter. Mix in garlic salt and brown sugar until well blended.

To assemble bundles, lay 8 to 12 beans in a pile (or less, depending on the thickness of your beans). Take a half piece of bacon and wrap it around the top of the green bean bundle, tucking the ends underneath. Lay the bundle on a baking sheet with the bacon seam-side down. Repeat with all green beans.
Using a spoon, evenly drizzle the butter/sugar mixture over each green bean bundle. Season with freshly cracked black pepper, to taste.

Roast at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until bacon is crisp and cooked through. Allow to rest on the baking pan for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.

Defeat Multiple Myeloma Mike and I will be walking Sunday…every little bit helps fund research.  There has been some amazing news for treating multiple myeloma including recent news on CAR-T cells as a “potentially curative therapy”.  Cheer us on, donate or walk with us (or if you’d prefer, there is a category for those who would rather… Continue reading Defeat Multiple Myeloma

“Live Life”

“Live Life” by Zayde Wolf spotify:track:6hhvnysh8IFNH8Ts2WQXEO Sometimes I just start singing the chorus of this vibrant song…what could be more inspiring than these lyrics… “Live life, like I never have…live life through the good and bad” Maybe it is because now more than ever I have needed this reminder…it’s been a tough few weeks.  I’m… Continue reading “Live Life”