Karen [my mother-in-law] had round 3 of 6 of chemo on Friday and requested we come over to cook today because Monday is usually her worst day. Thankfully after a pretty bad reaction last time, they switched her drug to a cousin of the last and she is doing MUCH better this time around. But she still needed a little TLC!
We started the evening with some POM seltzers (I’m trying to get more antioxidants in someone who doesn’t like fruit! But she still doesn’t love the POM!)
Last week she requested mashed potatoes and some kind of homey meat meal to go with it. So Matt picked up a whole chicken from The Organic Butcher and we roasted it with brussels, taters and bread
I don’t have any recipe guidelines for these – because I was busy helping Karen with her computer – so please just look up Barefoot Contessa’s recipe for any of the above and that’s probably about what Matt did to prepare them The chicken was smothered in rosemary, salt and pepper and was DIVINE!
Brussels – roasted with bacon and bleu cheese (D’Auvergne!)
And the taters had more rosemary, buttermilk, butter and more crumbled bacon
Great Harvest Farmhouse White bread on the side
It sure felt like a Sunday night with this down home meal!
Afternoon snack: a perfect
We are back home and working on a few projects – one for the Queen Room! Although I am fading fast. I think it’s time to read in bed! Just nibbled on one of my Aunt’s oatmeal cookies for a nightcap!
[Reading update: Still reading The Thornbirds! I am so slow. I only get through about 10 pages a night before a dose off. But I am happy to say that the book picked up a LOT at about page 300!! (Yes, 300!) I’m enjoying it a lot now. Just have to stay awake!]