First, let's get the important business out of the way. It was announced today that William Peterson is leaving CSI Crime Scene Investigation this season. No more Gil Grissom? Nooo! Noooooo!
Favorite CSI line ever: When Gil sincerely asks an exterminator, "Does it ever bother you that you kill insects?" Loyal CSI viewers know why that was so funny.
OK, on a slightly less important level, my anemia is getting better. Today, I felt almost energetic. I went to the ER last week and they ran a blood test, which showed my hemoglobin has risen from 8 to 11. Thrilling! I'm still anemic, but it's such a relief to see that this problem will be resolved in the near future. Of course, I have to get rid of the cause of the anemia, my psycho uterus. The hysterectomy is next month.
One food that I've discovered is bison, or buffalo meat, which turns out to be a Super Food . It's much lower in saturated fat, calories, and cholesterol, but higher in protein, iron, and Vitamin B-12 than beef, pork, or chicken. It even beats salmon in every area, except Vitamin B-12. And bison are given no antibiotics, and spend few punishing days in feed lots. Of course, they do give their lives to us, so it's not perfect.
I had to get my bison in Sacramento at Whole Foods. Apparently, bison is pretty popular with their customers. There was an abundance of chops, steaks and ground bison in the meat section. Bison is so nutritionally dense because the fat isn't marbleized in the meat. This meant that the New York Strip Steak was slightly less tender than beef. But, the flavor was rich and delicious.
But, I prefer the ground bison. It's amazingly lean, but produces a very tender, juicy burger. I don't know how that happens, maybe someone else reading this can explain it to me. Bison has a slightly sweeter, richer taste than ground beef, which I enjoyed. And yes, it's more expensive than ground beef. I paid $6 a pound, but felt it was worth every penny. Here is my bison burger in mid-meal, starting to disintegrate, as is the habit of a fabulous burger.