My newer readers don’t know this about me but for many years (well at least three) I stopped using my stove, using only the microwave to heat and cook things. I love my microwave but it leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to cooking. It eventually got to where I wasn’t even cooking. I was only heating things up in the microwave which meant I was eating a lot of packaged frozen food and occasionally, left overs that my daughter would give me. Part of that was that my health was not very good. I really had no desire to do much of anything. It was very difficult for me to move around. If something was not at my arm’s reach, I could not bend down to reach for it or reach up to grab it (and I’m very short so that left a lot of things that were out of my reach). Then I had my surgery in April and things got immediately better and as my recovery progressed, I have been able to do more and more. And I have been able to enjoy so much more which has left me wanting to do more.
So, I’m cooking again! I used to love to cook and I still do, I’m just out of practice. However, over the past three weeks, I’ve been using the stove to cook at least two of my meals each day. I still have it. I’m so glad that my flair for combining ingredients hasn’t left me. I’ve still got it. I’ve even made my own hot sauce, which I had never done before.
That all means I’m now eating heathier and I am happier. I’m feeling more and more like me! In the past couple of weeks, I’ve made chicken with zucchini and tomato with a some soupy liquid. I’ve also made four or five different dishes with a small seasoned pork roast that I got on clearance. I’ve used chicken breasts to make myself shredded chicken burritos and chicken sandwiches. I’ve made ground beef tacos. I’ve made chicken soup! Add to this all the fresh fruits and veggies I am enjoying and it translates to a happier and healthier me!
Yup! Look who’s cooking!