Monday, July 30, 2012
Ouch! Knee Surgery For The Butch in the Kitchen
You're probably thinking..WHAT IS THIS?? A picture of a knee in bandages on a food blog??? Uh, yeah, that's MY knee, to be specific. I had knee surgery on July 16th to fix a torn meniscus. Don't ask me how I tore it because I have no idea. The only thing I can think of is that my body is starting to pay me back for all those years I played tennis. The punishment from playing on asphalt may be taking it's toll now that I'm older.
Needless to say, I haven't been able to bake or cook and this has made me both sad and anxious. The most I'd been able to do is lay on the couch and tweet recipes that I found using Pulse and Zite on my iPad.
Tweeting about food is about as close to baking that I did the first week after surgery. This is week two now in recovery and with the help of some sweet (and not to mention pretty) physical therapists, I'm feeling more like myself. I ditched the crutches today and can almost walk normal!! Woohoo!!
Since I haven't been baking, my family is feeling the absence of baked goods in the house. I have to admit that I've missed it too. My daughter couldn't take it any longer and, as I type this blog post, is in the kitchen baking Nutella Filled Sugar cookies. In this household, everyone, including the pit bull, has a sweet tooth. What better way to take care of that craving than baking these! You can find the recipe here on my blog.
If my blog post seems a little disjointed it's because my daughter keeps calling me to help guide her as she makes the cookies.
As you can see from my half eaten cookie, it's delicious. Take a look at all that sweet Nutella nestled deep inside. Mmmmmm Gawd, it tastes soooooo good!! I tell you, there's nothing like freshly baked goodies.
Anyways, time to finish this blog and go have another cookie. I'll start posting again soon. I have a great recipe for my mother's Shrimp Patties that I'd like to share with you.
See you soon!!