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We make soup today! Shrimp Bisque and Chicken & Mushroom, both pureed. I don’t know how to shop or cook for small meals. I barely have pots in the house small enough for our new meals. I take out the cauliflower I bought. I picked the smallest one at the market. The WLS Surgery recipe calls for 1 cup for four people. That’s about a fourth of the entire dang cauliflower. What am I supposed to do with the rest? The chicken soup recipe calls for 1/2 pounds of chicken. I have no idea what size pot I need to cook that little chicken. I’ve been cooking for a family since I was 14, and here I am at 47, I can’t guesstimate the right pot size for so little food.
I’ve been telling R he will have to stop going to Costco but I don’t think he quite believed me until he saw the proportions of food we’re cooking. Forget Costco, I think I may need to start buy veggies at the Salad bar instead of at the grocery!
And after all that? I eat 2 ounce and R can get in 4 ounce of the soup before we’re too full for more!
Friends want to come visit to check on us. We start to clean the house and to cook something for them. After several hours of whirl winding around, we are SO tired that my tummy hurts. R is cranky and over-sensitive and has to go lie down after he loses it with the kids and me over nothing. The hormone thing is doing a whammy on him for sure. We give him hugs and reassure him we still love him, and then sit down to eat as a family.
I decide we will have to let our friends know we are not up for company yet. We’re really, really not. At all.
We may not hurt, but we tire easily and then we get cranky. Need to tread slowly still. R and I go to lie down in our bed at 1 pm. The kids follow as does the dog. We spend the rest of the day hanging about together, all of us on our computers, chatting occasionally, resting, reading, and playing with the dog. From time to time, I get up to make food/snacks for the kids, and R gets up to make our soups.
THIS is how you recover on a Saturday after surgery my friends. Soul-food time, with no food, just love to feed your soul.
And a little soup maybe.