Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Recovery meals....it doesn't have to boring or bland :-)

We have had a good week considering some of the out of the ordinary circumstances lately.  Doug had to have surgery recently and while it was a long surgery, he is recovering (to me) at an astonishing rate. Walking about and no where near as foggy as either of us had expected based on previous experiences.

I'm doing the driving and lifting of Aja in the car when we go for rides.  In six weeks all restrictions will be lifted.  Hopefully.  Probably. 

Since he's been home from the hospital Aja, probably deflecting attention toward herself (kidding), developed a bladder infection.  Scary thing was a diagnosis of  possible chronic kidney failure for her.  We will get a recheck in two weeks.  What a start to the month! Bottom line is - everyone is fine. Whew!

Moving to the "recovery meal menu" I present the following which we've recently enjoyed.  I've been having fun in the kitchen.

Starting with Bacon, Corn Potato Chowder - a recipe from Curtis Stone. It's filling and served with fresh baguette it makes a decent lunch.  Plus it's easy and fun to make.


Here we have one from Moosewood Cooks at Home, North African Couscous.


Easy, fast and light.  You could switch out the shrimp for tofu if you wanted purely vegetarian fare.


Chicken Marsala isn't always on the rotation but when I remember it it's a hit.  We served it over angel hair pasta as I didn't have egg noodles on hand.  Would have sworn there was a bag in the pantry but the angel hair pasta worked well.


Lasagna.  This batch came out very well and made several meals and a lunch. I've had quite a few lasagna recipes tried out but this one is always the best.


Finally, last but not least, is the bacon wrapped peach chicken. Asparagus with Parmesan cheese didn't go amiss with this one. This was a regular and we gave it good break as we didn't want to get tired of it.


As I said, Doug is up and moving around and recovering well.  We were able to enjoy good meals and settle in to watch movies and listen to music as we usually do.  Aja is also recovering from her illness, poor old girl.  

Life is good.

I want to share some photos from our last camping trip to Lake Seminole Georgia.  We got that one in before we were housebound for a bit.  Coming up soon.....

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Vicki said...

So so to hear about Doug having to have surgery, but glad he's healing so quickly. Also sorry to hear about Aja! I'll be posting about what happened to Kaiyo soon. I didn't want to post until after she went back to the vet hospital for a check up, she went today.

All those recipes look good, especially the Bacon, Corn Potato Chowder.

P.S. Don't hurt yourself picking up Aja, don't want you hurting too! Lift with your legs :)

Stacy said...

I'm so GLAD Doug is doing so well - you guys needed to catch a recovery break! These meal pics are ONE of the reasons I knew Doug would be a lucky convalescent.

Looking forward to more camping pics and I KNOW you guys are already looking forward to more camping.

Hi, Aja! Good doggy.

Mae Travels said...

Your comfort food looks totally comforting, and I wish everyone a fast and complete recovery!

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Beth F said...

HOping everyone is on the road to recovery. This year hasn't started out the best, has it. All these comfort foods appeal to me right now. And Moosewood Cooks at Home is one of my all-time very favorite cookbooks. I've made so, so many recipes from it!

Jackie McGuinness said...

Speedy recovery to all!

A varied meal plan.

Claudia said...

Those may be recovery meals, but they all look absolutely delicious! Glad to hear that everyone is recovering well. I second that about not doing heavy lifting! A strained back is not fun.

Marg said...

Glad to hear that everyone is on the road to recovery!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Comfort food and recovery dishes sound perfect right now. I hope everyone heals quickly.
Thanks for sharing your chowder with Souper Sundays this week.

Laurie C said...

I love the Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home cookbook, too! Your meals all look nutritious and delicious. Glad everyone's recovery is going well!

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