I managed to create a recipe for a diabetes-friendly chicken pot-pie. It's not a pie, exactly -- it's more of a casserole, I think (lack of a crust, but with just enough penne to add some carbs and starchy yumminess). But it's got that distinct comfort-food taste, and even though it's a little work-intensive, it is worth every minute of preparation.
I also used my herbs de Provence, and that just makes me feel culinarily snooty.
Also? ALSO. I experimented a little bit with a chocolate muffin recipe I have -- over the holidays, I used the batter to make a chocolate mint-chip loaf, which went over very well. This time, I made the loaf with white wheat flour, and added a bit of fiori di sicilia flavoring, which has a bit of a citrusy taste. So I basically have something that tastes a whole lot like those dark chocolate oranges, and I am likewise happy. Granted, it isn't really what you'd call "diabetes-friendly," but George has found that he can have a small slice without throwing his numbers out of whack.
IN FACT, he had an excellent check-up last week, and his doc was pretty damned impressed with how much progress he's making since his diagnosis. (He lost weight over the holidays. LOST WEIGHT. OVER THE HOLIDAYS. I told him that's grounds for divorce right there.)
It's been a good day. ^_^