Today I am sharing the story of this meal...
This kitchen has always been my domain but when my SI joint flared up to the point that standing for long periods of time was impossible (and by long periods I mean more than a couple of minutes), the kitchen was the last place I wanted to be. Not because I hated cooking, but because I hated the pain that ensued because the cooking I love to do takes time. After physical therapy - and losing some weight - because let’s be honest here, the weight was a contributing factor - I gradually made my way back into the kitchen getting more and more aggressive with my culinary feats. At the same time (it’s amazing how God works that all out) John and Jarrod’s time outside of the home, between work and college, meant they were not available for food preparations, let alone cooking. Thus, the entire meal, from start to finish fell back to me.
Thankfully, I have been in a place, physically, to do this. It has even meant I can put a meal like homemade egg noodles and chicken soup, with homemade bread, back on the menu on a chilly day. And, it means I can bake the bread without racing to a chair to sit down for relief from pain because there isn’t any pain. It means I can pull the chicken and chop all of the vegetables and get the stock pot to bubbling with the scents of freshly minced garlic and thyme and sage and celery and onions. It means I can make a homemade batch of egg noodles and get them to drying. And, I can go and sit down for a spell only because it isn’t time to cut the noodles and plop them in the pot, and not because of pain. But, it has also meant that I don’t hesitate or have to coordinate with John and Jarrod for help, if someone needs a meal taken to them. Because I can do it all on my own. I can prepare their meal, go and drop it off, and then come home and even prepare our meal without skipping a beat. For someone who adores cooking, to have gone through a long, too long, season of physically not being able to spend the time in the kitchen, because of the pain, now that I can - again - I am beyond excited - and so blessed!
This page is created digitally and it is two, 6 x 8 pages. I chose 6 x 8 for these pages as opposed to my recent 8.5 x 11 creations because these pages will be added to my All About Me album that I began in 2018 and continued into 2019. I used Ali Edwards' Story kit EAT and her latest digital FOODIE Collection kit.