Friday, February 25, 2011

Comfort Food and a Video Project

Thank you very much for all your support regarding my dad via comments and e-mails. I really, really appreciate it! I spoke to my dad just a little while ago for the first time after his diagnosis, and he reminded me of what a thoughtful, caring, and special man he is. After lots of tests, the doctors decided that he can start radiation treatment a week from Monday, which is good news. We have a long and uncertain road ahead of us, but we are hoping for the best. Again, thanks for your support and prayers, and don’t forget to live life to the fullest every day! In the past few days, I have remembered one of my favorite quotes more than ever:

“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.” – Mary Jean Iron

To provide us some comfort, I made one of my favorite comfort foods: a big pot of soup. To be more specific, barley soup with veggies and some chicken. It hit the spot!

Also, we received a nice distraction in the mail thanks to the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program: Newman Own’s pasta sauces, salad dressings, coupons for pizzas AND a flip video camera! My sous chef, aka the toddler, and I are now supposed to cook a meal in less than 30 minutes and make a video. That’s our weekend project. And while I really didn’t feel like it at first given everything that’s going on, it’s actually a very welcomed distraction.

Thanks Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, Newman’s Own, and Flip Video! We are looking forward to creating a meal and a video! 

Questions: Any exciting weekend plans? I hope to take a yoga class. As stated above, we’ll also try to make a video. And I’ll spend some time catching up on blogs… Smile What’s your favorite comfort food? For me, it’s definitely any type of soup… 

Be well,