Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The Last Supper?

The time has come for me to take back the kitchen.  Time to put something in the pots rather than just wandering into the kitchen and lifting a lid out of curiosity.  It has been eight weeks since I plunged (allow me a little melodrama please) off a curb and fractured my left wrist.  Eight weeks that The Baker has done more than bake.   He has done the grocery shopping, food preparation, most of the laundry, the gardening and, on occasion, listened to me complain.

The cast came off three weeks ago and the doctor released me this past Monday.  No need for surgery.  No need for any rehab.  Whew!  I'll miss him!  We had little chats about books and food and cycling.  He's a serious cyclist and corrected me when I called him a biker.  There's a difference.  We parted, agreeing to wave to one another on early Saturday mornings (really early)--he'll be on his bike and I'll be on the porch sipping coffee.

 Last evening, The Baker made a dinner using up some odds and ends in the refrigerator.  There was a  bruschetta of goat cheese, Amish tomatoes from the farmers' market (tasteless, alas) and fresh basil from our garden.  He served it right on the plate beside our dinner of Polish sausage and asparagus with mornay sauce.  I've never had asparagus with mornay sauce but it worked for me.  If you're wondering where the other half of my sausage is--well, there was one happy dog in the house!


Now I need to figure out what to have for dinner tomorrow!

32 comments:

  1. can't commment, i am headed off to find the nearest curb to PLUNGE off of.... i just hope my hubby will do what yours did....

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  2. That is good you didn't need surgery. Norm didn't need it on his shoulder. Dinner sounded good!

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  3. Nice you didint need the surgery dear!
    And this dinner look delicious

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  4. Bonnie, It will feel good to be back in your domain. (I've been trying to reestablish my position in the kitchen for awhile now. It hasn't been easy takeover I have been disappointed in all the tomatoes this year. I think they ripened too early because of the early summer temperatures. I have felt the same way about the blueberries. Okay, head out to the market....I want to hear what you are fixing for dinner. Bonnie

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  5. I'm so happy you are ready to go back into the kitchen, Bonnie. That means your wrist has healed. I bet you are ready after 8 weeks off. Applause to The Baker for being so helpful.

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  6. Congrats on getting the cast off...and no surgery! :) Now if that happened to me I would have starved letting my other half do the cooking, or we'd have a lot of take out. You are so lucky. I love meals like this, but I hate coming up with what to have for dinner every day!

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  7. I'm sure you'll come up with something to delight the Baker and share with us. I'm glad the ordeal is over and you are back in the kitchen. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  8. I'm sure it will feel wonderful to be cooking again. I am under with a sinus infection and I can't wait to be well again and get back to such things. I'm deligted you were given the green light by your physician.

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  9. Yea for getting your cast off, and yea for reclaiming your kitchen! But I must say, The Baker seemed to do an outstanding job as your fill in!!!!
    Be careful now!!
    XO Kris

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  10. Happy for you!
    Wow, that meal looks good...Happy there is a Happy dog too =)

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  11. Your husband sounds like a gourmet cook....where did he learn all this fancy cooking??? It is hard to believe he is not a retired chef. Wonderful news for you, I am so happy!!!!!

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  12. OK girl, get in that kitchen and start cooking! I really hate cooking in the summer months. I try and embrace it, but it just never gives me the same satisfaction.

    Gland you are all healed up!

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  13. Speaking of happy dogs :))) my Betty always snatches goodies from the table when we don't pay attention, once she even took a whole bowl of cookies :).

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  14. Woo hoo! You're back in the kitchen! It's great that all is well! It sounds like the Baker did a fine job of watching over you! Maybe you and the doc could start a book club---lol!

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  15. So glad to hear everything is okay and you are back to normal. Isn't is wonderful to have a husband who can cook? I know because my husband is a fantastic cook. Have you realized that food always taste better when someone else cooks it?
    Sam

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  16. So glad to hear you're back at the helm, and I have no doubt The Baker is too! I do suggest warming up a bit and easing back into it though... don't want to aggravate that old sports injury:@)

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  17. I'm happy your recovery has gone so well, Bonnie!! That is a wonderful thing! Not to mention the amazing care The Baker gave. ;) I'll be looking forward to seeing what you whip up. ;) blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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  18. I am happy to hear you are all healed, Bonnie! I'm sure you are eager to get back to cooking again..I would miss it if I couldn't prepare dinner. I love an evening out in a restaurant, but a home cooked meal is always the best!

    PS:Thank for your compliments and best wishes on my duaghter's wedding! I'm still on Cloud 9!

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  19. Glad for you that's over with!

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  20. Well, good luck with that.

    I'm just in a rut to cook! I think I am waiting for the garden to get relly abundant.

    Take care.

    Melinda

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  21. Isn't it wonderful to find out how supportive someone can be when you are down? What a sweet husband you have. Glad you are better!

    ♥charlotte

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  22. You're lucky you had such a great cook to take over your kitchen while you were rehabbing! Glad to hear you're released and doing so well. Watch where you step now ;)

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  23. I'm so glad your arm has healed well, no surgery, thats great.
    You are so lucky to have a partner who is able to make such lovely meals, I'm afraid it would be take out or beans on toast if my guy had to cook!!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

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  24. Looks delicious! I'm your newest follower - excited for more recipes. And glad you're recovering well!

    xo Georgina

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  25. Hooray I am glad that you are doing well and that surgery was averted.

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  26. He's been a good sport, without a doubt. Guess you're going to have to make it up to him. :)

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  27. Good news that your cast is off and especially nice that no surgery is needed. Take it slow in the kitchen until you get all the strength back...your wrist will be tender for awhile.

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  28. I can't believe the tomatoes were tasteless! Strange--I love goat cheese, but have had to cut back on cheeses. I have been loosing some weight and want to continue. I have to be basically vegan if I want to control my cholesterol without meds. I don't know if I can live this way...I am still contemplating! As far as your comment on the bridge in my picture....I so so so disliked the daunting (as you say) bridge of the past!! I really hated going over it; and was so glad when they finished the new one. The new one is a delight, however I still do not like to drive on the water side of the bridge when I do the actual driving!

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  29. Hi Bonnie, I didn't realize you had hurt yourself but glad to hear you are on the mend. I am going to get back to blogging as soon as I can figure everything out. So much of the way we used to blog has changed :(

    xo, Bonnie

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  30. Hi Bonnie, I've been out of touch, working like a mad-woman!! Sorry to hear about your accident, and happy to hear that you've healed. What a wonderful hubby you have! I think you should "gradually" work your way back into the kitchen . . . say one meal a week! LOL!!!

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  31. yeah for no surgery! Love seeing you back. dinner sounds great

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  32. Did you enjoy the break (from the kitchen) not the break (from the fall)?

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