Monthly Archives: July 2010

A Simple, Delicious, and Healthy Breakfast or Dessert – by Steve!

This morning, I was asking Steve about breakfast since I am stuck on crutches and having to keep my foot elevated for another week or so.  (Kind of fun in one sense:   Honey, what’s for breakfast??  A turn of events since it has become habit for me to do most of the cooking, etc. at our home.)

WELL, I think I should ask him to be in in charge of more meals even when I am better.  Check out what appeared when I asked for a dish of yogurt:

This was a lovely surprise. Thank you, honey! And a big thank you to Paul Faler for letting me come pick blueberries the day before my surgery. Those blueberries were hand-picked by me in Wakefield MA!

Steve is keeping the stove cleaner than I do, too.  Hmmm.  I’m liking this!  Maybe I’ll be singing a different tune when it has been close to the two months on crutches and the situation wears on the patience of us both.  But, in the meantime, this is turning into an opportunity in which we are both being remind of, or are discovering new things we appreciate about each other.  For example, he has been commenting often as to the time it takes to keep up with just the day-to-day chores that I usually do, and I am delighted by his attention to detail when preparing and serving meals and snacks. There are also Breton Electric-related issues that have come up and my needing help with volunteer committments I made before the surgery was scheduled.  Steve has been very patient and gracious about everything.

The best news is that we have been finding a lot to laugh about during what could be a very trying situation.  Thanks, Steve. I think I’ll keep ya.  So…what’s for dinner?  <smile>

Surgically-induced hiatus

Hi folks – I was busy getting my ducks in a row before being laid up, and I’m now limited to using my laptop for a number of days since I need to keep my left foot elevated after surgery. While I can (and do!) use the free version of to access my desktop computer in my study, with all my downloaded photos, etc., pain meds are making it a bit challenging to deal with creating final recipe posts right now. Never mind that I can’t cook right now.  🙁

I do have a number of recipes almost ready to post, though: A wonderfully easy yet exquisitely tasty salsa courtesy of my friend Denise Mallen, my Mom’s picnic chicken recipe, and….oh, I can’t remember right now and my files are in my study and I am on the recliner in the living room and fuzzy from pain meds. So, I’ll have to keep you in suspense.<grin>

Check back later – or sign up to get notified when I post. In the meantime – if in the area, don’t miss the Wakefield Farmer’s Market each Saturday 9-1 at Hall Park (I unfortunately had to miss it, today) and do your best to shop locally every day of the week!