This week is a little different…I am making a lot of soups/casseroles for a reason.
My 88 year old father in law has Colon Cancer and will have his surgery on Tuesday…which will keep him in the hospital for at least a week. That is not the problem…we know he is in GREAT hands, test have already shown that the Cancer hasn’t spread and his surgery is pretty straight forward.
Here is the problem: My Mother in Law is a blind Diabetic who uses a walker. She can’t take care of herself in the sense that she can’t read her blood sugar results, can’t dish out her own pills and can’t cook on the stove/oven. She CAN heat things up in the microwave…
She will not be alone for a week, my hubby is “moving in” as it is close to his work. He can zip over and help with her night time meds, take her to visit Dad and more. We also got her a “lifeline” pendant.
The one thing we still need to do is make sure she can have dinner. He is usually busy during dinner time at work (5PM and 6PM news casts). So, I will have a variety of “heat and eat” meals for her. Anything with a * will have some smaller portions put into containers for her…three of them being made on Monday.
Breakfast and Lunches are usually from the same list at our house –
Here is the dinner plan:
Monday – Chicken Chili * (recipe for you later today)
Tuesday – California Blend Soup * with ham sandwiches
Wednesday – Pizza casserole * (recipe already on this blog)
Thursday – Autumn Chowder *
Friday – Chicken & Spinach Lasagna ? Fridge Clean out ?
Saturday – Shredded BBQ Chicken * on a bun
Sunday – (Meatless night) Pizza! Sliced tomato, Mozzarella and garden basil.
Now — to get cooking!!