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Cooking for Family

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My daughter broke her foot on Saturday. She realized that she could not take care of a rambunctious (almost) three year old while on crutches. They have moved in with us for a while so we can help out. I have been cooking family meals and have tried to stay with healthy meals. It is not easy when I eat mostly a plant based diet. Today I made spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread. I had salad because no one else was eating it. That was good for me.
My daughter and hubby both have a sweet tooth so I got some goodies from Publix bakery for dessert and told myself that I would eat fruit. My precious little granddaughter picked a brownie with frosting topped with chocolate. She ate one bite and decided that she did not want it. I immediately took that thing without even thinking and finished it off. Ugh!
I have got to be more aware of what I am doing. Not sure how long they will stay with us.
My daughter goes back to the doctor tomorrow so they can discuss if she needs surgery or not.
Lord, I sure hope not! I will be having a hysterectomy on March 11th and we cannot both be recuperating at the same time. My poor hubby will have to call in some reinforcements. He cannot handle it on his own. LOL!
I am aware that just because I cook for hubby, daughter and granddaughter I have to stay true to my dietary ways and focus on me. I have already told hubby that I will prepare some dinners in advance of having my surgery and freeze them so he will not have to come up with ideas all on his own. When he is left to decide on food we eat it is usually sandwiches, soup, cereal, etc. (easy peasy) or fast food, take out. I am not a fast food person at all so I do not want to leave it up to him after my surgery. I have a couple of weeks to decide what kind of foods that I think I will want after surgery and make some preparations.
My sister that lives in Chicago has offered to come stay with us after my surgery to help out and the more I think about it...I just might be giving her a call and tell her to make plans. She is very health conscious and a good cook.
Ok, enough rambling. I just worry about things sometimes before I even need to. LOL!
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UNIQUEYGIRL 2/22/2013 8:41PM

    I hope your daughter ends up not having to have surgery as well. I did the cookie thing with my granddaughter one time. She had a bite of a cookie and did not like it so I ended up eating it. I tried just one bite and could not stop. More reason for me to keep certain things away from myself. I think planning ahead is a great idea. At least get the meal plans in order and if necessary, make it simple for your husband to finish them...or just get your sister. Sisters are great! On a different subject, I remember when my family went down to Georgia to visit my son who was at Fort Benning. My other son was making a joke and suggesting we go to Publix for dinner because he knew they had food everyone would like. He thought my husband saw the sign as we passed it, but he did not. We finally asked him where he was going and he said to the Publix restaurant since Allen suggested it.......hehe...we had to laugh. I hope things go smooth for you over the next few months...enjoy the GC!!!!

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FITKAT62 2/21/2013 9:49PM

    It's a lot easier to stick to a plan if you have a plan. I never do well with my diet when I leave things up to my hubby. He's order out every night if it were up to him.

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NORWOODGIRL 2/21/2013 9:41PM

    Doesn't sound as much like worry as it does about planning ahead! Wow, your plate is full! Sounds like having your sister around for your recovery would be a blessing.

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