At the end of the week I travelled to Los Angeles to visit my daughter. She had surgery on an ovary on Friday (all went well), and I stayed this weekend to take care of her. My small stone for Friday is of a personal nature because it took place at the medical center. But yesterday I shopped and cooked for her, and my small stone turned out to take place during the cooking.
She owns a cookbook by Giada De Laurentiis called Everyday Pasta. I made Rotini with Salmon and Roasted Garlic for dinner. I added steamed asparagus cut into two-inch pieces. It didn’t last long and was the first real food my daughter could eat.
After dinner I made Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables (see photo above), and it was also a big hit.
Here is my small stone:
Inside the onion are circles inside circles. Halving the zucchini, I notice the small seeds which lie dormant. The mushroom caps plump like ovaries. Even the peas are small spheres into themselves.
After the penne dish, I made devilled eggs.
12 responses to “Another Meaningful Moment”
This looks awesome Luanne, all the best in your recovery (and your daughters)!
OH, thank you so mucy! I will pass on your wishes to my daughter! xo
Wishing Marisha a swift and complete recovery. And thanks for insights re: veggie circles,spheres, and seeds. And I want some of that casserole.
Yum, it’s so good. I will tell Marisha! xo
I’m hungry just reading and looking at your picture. Surely this will help with recovery.
Thanks, Teresa! I sure hope so!
Feel free to come cook those dishes for me any time 🙂
Haha, that is a great cookbook. It didn’t even feel like work.
I know. I’m motivated to try more of the recipes in that book!
Oh, gosh, Luann, you have had so much to contend with here of late! I am sending kind thoughts your way. Sometimes cooking things for people who are sick or otherwise hurting really makes me feel better, as if I did something concrete to help them when they don’t have time or energy to cook, or just because it will comfort them to have someone take care of them for a moment. Just delivered a pan of macaroni and cheese with brownies for dessert to a friend yesterday who’s been sick for a couple of weeks. It made us both feel good.