Good Monday morning folks. Mom had a nice weekend of recovery. She is looking great to be 77 and just coming out of heart surgery. We spent the time playing cards, visiting, walking a lil up and down the halls and just hanging out. Princess Emma came to visit her Granny M too1 Now that sure perked up mom quite a bit. And it was great to see family.
Otherwise, Dear Hubby and I have been just sorta hanging out in the evenings. Playing lots of cards. I finished the book I was reading (tell you about that one in February) and now am rambling my way through the Crabby Cookbook. Yes, I am READING a cookbook. Actually not hard to do with this one since there are so many lil tales in it. Real family life of how you can't please all the people.....ever. Gosh I so know that one. In my other life (pre Dear Hubby) I cooked daily for 7 family members. I never put a dish on the table that all 7 liked. Someone would fuss about something. It did make me a crabby cook. I hated mealtime as I just felt put down all the time.
Crabby Cook Cookbook I am seeing a mix of way too simple recipes and then some that I am interested in. But I guess we all go from easy dishes (total no brainers) to those we have to mix, measure and mull over. Jessica Harper, actress, mom, children's author, and crabby cook put together this gem. She has gone the gambit like most of us and is sharing her secrets. The biggest one is that we all are crabby at times. I do like and follow Jessica's blog and gleam from the recipes she has there too. Go check it out at http://thecrabbycook.com/
I was lucky to have the Crabby Cook Cookbook sent to me for a review. I know I am already dog earring some pages so I can fix these dishes once I get back home. It has only been two weeks but gosh it feels like I have been at this hospital forever already. I am ready to get back to normal life and cooking again.