Happy Sunday, everyone…welcome to Sunday Mornings at Home.
This is a different Sunday Mornings at Home for me; but, nevertheless, I am here, joyful, and hopeful!
Today, I will share with you moments of the first week after foot surgery…recipes…and what’s on my mind this week.
The opening picture depicts a little reading I did this week in the Magnolia Journal Winter Edition, and my cozy Rachel Zoe blanket from Marshall’s...it is amazing for comfort and cozy snuggles….click for more.
I love to buy blankets and throws at Marshall’s…the price is always great for quality brands. This is my new favorite…gave my old favorite to our dog, Tux.
My cozy blankets always disappear with grandchildren, so I replenish often.
No matter their age, the grandchildren always want to snuggle at our house under a soft, soft blanket.
So, get your own cozy throw and warm beverage…and let’s get started with Sunday Mornings at Home.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: WEEK #1
First of all, your constant encouragement and prayers have blessed me so much, and early on, kept me going.
For everyone who said the beginning is difficult…you were, of course, correct.
Adjusting to the pain and the lack of ability to move has been challenging for me and for Mr. B….remember to pray for him also.
They were planning to put five pins in my toes, but I have only three. I do not return to the doctor until next Tuesday and will find out more then.
With that said, I do believe by following doctor’s orders and using the pain meds, the pain has been manageable.
The pins actually look like push pins coming out of the toes.
The knee cart is great and I am so glad that I have it.
We also use the crutches and a walker. The walker was loaned to me from a wonderful family member and it has been helpful…..(thanks Jaime!)
Getting up and off chairs and couches is the biggest challenge and I know Mr. B’s back must be screaming at him.
He is trooper and must get weary. He is also doing all of my care and working from home.
Ice bags are helping with swelling as well as making sure the foot is elevated.
I am pleased at how good I have felt aside from the pain…my “building immunity” plan seams to be serving me well again.
As I progress through this, I will share the lessons learned…for week one, the lesson has been to trust the doctor and be content to be still.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: SWEET GIFTS
It is always such a blessing to have loved ones drop by with flowers, candles, lotions, and reading material.
Oh yes…and with a walker!
My sweet friend, Karen, brought a wonderful meal of soup and cornbread.
It was delicious and both of us were super appreciative…I made sure to get this recipe.
BLACK BEAN AND CHICKEN LOW FAT SOUP
8 oz. boneless chicken breast, chopped to bite size pieces
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper
4 cups low-fat chicken broth
1 15-oz can of corn, undrained
1 15 oz can black beans, drained
1 14 1/2 oz can Mexican stewed tomatoes
Saute chicken in oil. Cook chopped onion, garlic, and all spices with chicken. Stir in broth and vegetables. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
She brought us an avocado to chop on the top of the soup.
LOADED CORN BREAD
3 cups of corn bread mix (3 packages of muffin mix)
2 cups milk
2 cups grated cheddar cheese (med or sharp)
1 can shoe peg corn, drained (10 oz)
8 jalapeno slices, chopped, no seeds
1/2 cup oil, heat in microwave before pouring into batter.
Bake 350 for 45 min in greased 9 X 13 pan.
It is such a blessing to have friends and family show up with assistance! Thank you to all.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: RECIPE FROM A READER
A member of this amazing blog community, Marcia, sent along her recipe for this Apple-Cranberry Casserole and it sounds so good!
Thanks to Marcia for sharing…and I would love to have more recipes and holiday decorations from this audience…just send to email@example.com.
I am going to make this one!
3 cups apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup whole fresh cranberries
½ cup sugar (or a bit less, according to taste)
½ tsp cinnamon
1 Tbls flour
Mix together and place in a 10-12 inch round casserole.
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts
4 Tbls butter
Dash of salt
½ tsp cinnamon
Cut butter into ingredients until mixed together like crumbs. Sprinkle over apple mixture. Bake casserole uncovered at 350 for 40-45 minutes, or until cranberries pop open and mixture is bubbling.
Marcia says…..This will put a smile on your face. Enjoy!!
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: NEXT WEEK
I plan to continue resting this week, visiting the doctor, and hopefully enjoying hot chocolate from Joanna Gaines.
Her recipe sounds perfect for us. Mr. B loves whole milk and chocolate.
I need to check on my own vanilla that is brewing! It should be ready in just about four weeks.
You will see me posting on my feet this week. Those are pictures I took prior to surgery in order to bring you some content without bandages!
Tomorrow I return to Chico’s for Thanksgiving outfit ideas. But my plan is to keep bringing something to you…not sure what it will always look like.
But I will be here…and thanks again for all of the help and encouragement….love you all like family.
Any thoughts on Sunday Mornings at Home? Would love to know…..
KEEP SMILING (I promise I am)!!
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