Monday, March 24, 2014

March's last menu and post-op week 2

I'm glad to say that my husband came through his surgery with flying colors.  He's feeling great and able to do just about anything he wants (except lift heavy objects...he's got a couple more weeks' restriction on that).

My son's recovery from his tonsillectomy has been more eventful.  But he is feeling considerably better, for which we are all thankful!  It's been a bumpy road - one we were not quite prepared for - but we are hoping that he will be much healthier and that our days of so many infections are behind us!

We were blessed with so much food last week that I've hardly done any cooking at all.  Friends and family literally showered us with lunch or dinner every day, and it was such a blessing in the midst of pain meds and no sleep!  This week, I'm trying to repurpose some of that food, and come up with soft-on-the-throat meals so my boy can begin to eat normal food again.  (Honestly, ice cream gets pretty boring after a few days.)

Sunday~ Sandwiches on homemade bread.  Hubs had Honey Baked Ham and sliced tomatoes on his, and ds#3 had creamy peanut butter and strawberry jam - woo hoo!!!  (This is a huge jump from mashed potatoes!)

For the rest of the week, I'm not going to assign meals to a specific day - I'm just going to make a list, and whatever ds feels like he can eat, that's what we'll have.

*Melissa D'Arabian's Potato Torte, using leftover ham, salad or sauteed Swiss Chard from our backyard garden
*Pancakes, Fruit smoothies
*Burrito bar (with ground beef or chicken - chicken is leftover from a meal brought to us), Mexican rice, homemade refried beans
*Leftover lasagna, salad
*Sandwiches (homemade bread is easy for ds to eat)

That should get us to the weekend.  Ds has requested chili, and if his throat is well enough, we'll give it a try!

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Pary Moppins said...

Your menu looks yummy! I'm so glad that your hubby and son came through their surgeries well. How nice of your friends to bring so much food. :)

Keri said...

I love repurposing leftovers. I hope your family gets lots of rest and feels better soon!