My dad’s not doing well and my mom cannot manage all of his needs. I arranged for a nurse to come to the house to assess his needs to get an aide to come to the house on a regular basis. I left the apartment early to be at my parents’ home when the nurse would arrive. My brother was planning to come to. My mom kicked into her old ways and started to prepare lunch for us. It took a long time and she sat down to rest from time to time while we waited for the nurse.
Mom made a beautiful salad with Romaine Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Apples, Green Olives and Walnuts. I made a quick dressing with Peanut Butter, Rice Vinegar and water. I loved it.
There was a big bowl of Mashed Potatoes. I recommended leaving on the skins since the potatoes were organic. And we had steamed Spinach and steamed Kale.
Dad responded very well to the visiting nurse and I was feeling some relief that we would have a good plan in place for his care. Here I am with my dad after meeting with the nurse.
Dinner: I got home and Gary had made me a dream come true dinner. I was actually dreaming of it! He made a Risotto with Creamy Walnut Pesto that’s oil-free. He had prepared the pesto yesterday. I like to have a jar of cooked mushrooms in the refrigerator to add to my food. Gary doesn’t like mushrooms and this is an easy way for me to have them. I rehydrate dry mushrooms from Fungus Amongus. Gary took some of those mushrooms and baked them in the oven to warm them up and add to my risotto. He apologized because he thought he left them in too long. They were wonderful, a little like a crispy bacon only without the cruelty and environmental devastation. This was a great discovery.
There was a lot of salad and I ate as much as I could, I love it so much. But there will be leftovers for tomorrow. Fortunately these greens are hearty and hold up well after they’ve been dressed.