Don't get me wrong, when there was a dire necessity for Lon to cook, he has stepped up to the plate - literally. One of the few times I felt quite sick with the flu (years ago) he decided to fix a meal for the kids. He fried up some hamburger in a skillet, made a batch of macaroni and cheese from a box and dumped that in, and then topped it off with a can of cream of mushroom soup. It really looked terrible. The kids both sneaked into my bedroom and told me to please get up, they didn't think that they would be able to look at it, much less to eat it. (Maybe that's one of the reason I have never been ill very much - to protect my children from their dad's cooking). We still laugh about Lon's Vomit Surprise dish - and surprisingly enough, that's exactly what it looked like.
Now that we have covered the fact that I am not too much into cooking, I will tell you that I received two fantastic cookbooks for Christmas and I couldn't be happier. Little Ma has heard me talk about Ree Drummond (The Pioneer Woman) and her wonderful cooking show on the Food Channel, so she got me THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS - A YEAR OF HOLIDAYS. It is chock full of easy, tasty recipes that don't require a bunch of ingredients that no one normally has in their cupboards. Ree is also a photographer and blogger, and her pictures are so neat.
Jenna also got me a cookbook. CANCER TREATMENT NUTRITION GUIDE & COOKBOOK. It is full of really smart recipes that explain what they help with, ie: fatigue, nausea, taste changes, diarrhea, dry mouth, plus what foods can provide you with the necessary vitamins and minerals for chemo patients.
See, my girl is always trying to take care of me. She even went through the entire book and high-lighted everything that she felt pertained to me. What a kid! (I forgot to mention that Jenna takes after my mother, too. She is a fantastic cook and is always trying new things.)
NOTE: Hair update. Everyday I have several strands fall out, but they are from random parts of my head. So far no big patches that would make me look moth-eaten. I keep imaging stepping outdoors, a big wind comes up, and POOF, my hair just floats away like when someone blows on a gone-to-seed dandelion. That is one thing that I have NOT prayed for - keeping my hair. I guess I feel like I'm asking too much especially when I see those little kids on the St. Jude's commercials. I'm sure they aren't very happy about being bald, either, so I'm just going to go with the flow and see what happens
GOD BLESS YOU ALL