I realized that I haven’t posted a recipe in ages. There’s actually a good reason for that. I haven’t been cooking.
I had some fairly extensive dental work last Wednesday that left me swollen and black and blue. Sort of like an abused lopsided chipmunk. It wasn’t pretty. Actually still isn’t, but things are on the mend. I’m off the pain pills, and eating again. Making soft choices and pretty much sticking to one side, but eating.
I’ve been pampered by friends bringing food. My buddy, Gail, dropped off the best fish chowder ever, and our friends, Mary and Gerry, arrived to watch the Patriot’s game with a crock pot of chili in tow.
I did try a new recipe for a sour cream pumpkin pie yesterday because I knew I’d have a couple of extra willing recipe testers. All four of us voted to skip the new version and stick to the traditional. Not that it was a bad pie. It actually tasted good. It just wasn’t the pumpkin pie we’ve come to know and love.
Today has to be a back to reality day. I have no patience for slowing down. I know that I have to be cautious of the area because of the stitches, and I’ll make careful food choices, but I’m heading for the treadmill, and there’s an Oven Stuffer Roaster in the frig that will get my attention today.
Funny thing about a big roaster. Simple roast chicken is great, but when I look at it, I see soup and cacciatore and crostata and chow mein. It’s more ingredient source, than main event.
Busy week coming up. Happy to be on the mend and eager to face it.