I appreciate you all bearing with me while I was away for awhile. I am now recovered from my c-section and life is getting a bit easier. My son is still in NICU (and will be for about 6 more weeks), but he is doing well and for the most part is stable. So while I am still making multiple trips a week down to the hospital, I am beginning to get back into the swing of cooking again.
I think I have finally gotten tired of frozen foods and short cuts again, enough that I am willing to put forth the effort to make things homemade again. Don't get me wrong, I always prefer homemade from scratch over quick fix boxed or frozen meals. I just haven't had the energy or brain power to come up with menus and dinner ideas for awhile. Too many other things going through my head recently (like the health and welfare of my premature baby boy) and not enough energy to spend the whole day at the hospital and then come home to figure out what groceries to buy and put together for dinner.
So I appreciate very much that you all have given me the time needed to get back into my groove, so to speak. I was lagging a lot anyway before the c-section because of the low energy due to pregnancy, but I think most of the fatigue is really starting to wear off and my energy is coming back up to normal levels and I am ready to cook again for awhile. I may have to beg your pardon again when our baby boy comes home in a few weeks, but hopefully not for too long.
And now....let's get started again! I am going to post another recipe tonight, and I think you'll all enjoy it. It's good for those Spring days when the weather can't quite decide if it wants to be warm or cold, and I bet your whole family will love it!