Get out of that same ol’ recipe rut and try one of these delicious and easy recipes this week! This week I highly recommend making the Tomato Caprese Focaccia Pizza and Pressure Cooker Boneless Thick-Cut Pork Chops with Oniony Mashed potatoes and Pork Gravy!!
Happy Sunday TKW Family! How’s this summer been treating you? What’s the best thing you’ve done this summer thus far? For me and this shoulder surgery my summer has been spent pretty much in a sling and in a recliner, however, I can’t complain too much as it really brought Mr. Fantabulous and me closer (if that’s even possible).
So I’m adult enough to admit it… I’m stubborn and extremely independent. Like my first day coming home from surgery, I was already starting with the “I can do it myself” spiel. To have someone wait on me and take care of me is tough as I simply don’t ask for things or even feel uncomfortable asking for help. It’s just not how I was raised. I was raised to be the one taking care of things, helping others, etc.
But this surgery, this surgery, it really humbled me and taught me it’s OK to ask for help (and ask for it multiple times). Mr. Fantabulous, God love him, has shown extreme patience with me. I’m a bad patient in the sense that I simply never liked being taken care of or more so ask for help. From putting my clothes on to washing my hair, from getting up every 3 hours to give me a pain pill to changing my ice packs every couple of hours Mr. Fantabulous never stopped and always, always did it with a smile.
I’d thank him literally at least 2-3 times an hour for something he did and he would keep saying “Honey you don’t have to thank me. I love taking care of you. It makes me feel needed, wanted.” Wow… I had no idea my ‘ways’ made him feel like I didn’t need or want him. He then said “Honey, you’re such a strong woman and I love that about you. You’re absolutely brilliant and there is nothing you can’t do. Sometimes I think you’re inhuman because you just never stop or quit. But my God honey you’re so pig headed and stubborn. It’s OK to ask for help.”
Since that talk, I’ve given up my “I can do it all by myself” attitude even though I know I could never do it by myself during this recovery and gave him full control. He’s absolutely loving it – doing the cooking, cleaning, laundry, helping me get changed/cleaned to just having ‘our time’ at night to sit together on the bed and watch tv.
And just like normal, he’ll put a pillow on my lap, lie his head down and with my ‘good’ arm, I’ll stroke his hair til he falls asleep and misses 1/2 of the movie. lol
Love…it’s a beautiful thing!
Enjoy your week!
♥ Monday – Southwest Turkey Burgers with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde
♥ Tuesday – Peach BBQ Pork Bite Crostini
♥ Wednesday – Pressure Cooker Asian Sticky Ginger Chicken Thighs
♥ Thursday – One Pot Cheesy Chili Beef Pasta
♥ Friday – Tomato Caprese Focaccia Pizza
♥ Saturday – Savory Tomato Zucchini Tart
♥ Sunday – Pressure Cooker Boneless Thick-Cut Pork Chops with Oniony Mashed potatoes and Pork Gravy!
♥ Dessert of the week – Chocolate Cookie Butter Cookies with Butterfinger Crumbles