I don't know how many of you people know about Patience Salgado, the Kindness Girl, but all of you should (so if you didn't... now is a good time (well, after you've read this post first) to hop on over to her page). Today this post is kinda related to her Dinner with Jimmy challenge. I say "kinda" because it was a challenge that I found out about a bit late when I was catching up on her posts after a long week. More than likely I was going to run out of time to participate in it while it was actually a challenge... though I'm sure the Kindness Girl would have supported me in still participating past the 18th too, which is what I planned on doing.
Anyhow, I had told me husband about it and was brainstorming how to make a yummy gluten-free Italian dinner for a friend who has just gone through an awful tooth ordeal. I was thinking maybe Italian wedding soup - since it would be easy on her toofers. I've been meaning to drop by with some sunflowers, her favorite, anyway... so I think I will prep all of that to drop off tomorrow.
Agh. I keep getting side-tracked in my writing.
Stay with me - I'm just tired and lacking focus.
So then yesterday the pain I've been having for the last couple of days increased dramatically. Its all related to my chronic illnesses, but I'm still always surprised by how limiting it can be during a flair-up. In addition to having a full body aching with sore muscles I've-been-hit-by-a-mac-truck feeling, my feet had this weird intense pain where I could barely stand. It was bad enough, or I whined about it enough, that Hubby told me I could not cook because I shouldn't be standing....
WOAH. My Hubby never turns down a home-cooked meal.
Instead, he left the room for a bit and came back with this.
Granted the pasta was from the frozen aisle and is loaded with gluten and dairy. But still!!! (Oh and it was so good to have real pasta rather than the rice kind for once).
The salad was one of those mixes all ready to be tossed together.
But then notice those tomatoes with basil... thats all from our garden.
And so my darling, sweet, non-cooking husband totally surprised me with a Dinner with Jimmy.