One of my favorite things to do since my receiving my new diagnosis is to cook. It's something that I used to despise simply because it was so physically challenging. I could barely use a can opener much less chop and dice all those veggies that taste so good. All that has changed and now I cook a homemade meal nearly every night for dinner, so when my daughter passed her summer school class (testing out of 8th grade math so she can take 9th grade math as an 8th grader), I knew I had to do something special.
Winona spent hours studying for the first six weeks of summer, so the least I could do was spend a couple hours making some of her favorite foods. I made lasagna (with a sauce I made from scratch and froze a couple weeks ago), Olive Garden's Zuppa Tuscana and Peach Cobbler! I know that this may not seem like a big deal to some, but to me this was huge, because Winona used to have to make ME dinner!
When I was at my worst, I physically couldn't move around the house in the late afternoon/evening and making dinner just wasn't an option. My sweet giving daughter would make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and we'd eat them picnic style in my bedroom as we watch Curious George and Dragon Tales. At the time, I felt terrible that I wasn't able to be the mom I so desperately wanted to be. These days, I'm able to be the mom I always desired to be and SO MUCH MORE!
Last nights dinner was a success! Yes, it took me a couple hours to prepare and I'll feel the knots in my back for a couple days, it was worth it! If I can make these dishes so can you!
Olive Garden's Zuppa Tuscana http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/11/olive-garden-zuppa-toscana-soup/
Peach Cobbler http://www.gonnawantseconds.com/2015/06/southern-peach-cobbler/
These are all easy to make, but are delicious as well. Happy Cooking!!!