Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I Said Yes, Now I'm Making Stew

Right now a healthy stew is simmering on my stove top. It may not seem odd to you, but it is to me because I rarely cook. One blessing of being single is that I don't have to cook if I don't feel like it. Being a single adult means that if I want a hot fudge sundae for dinner, I can have one. This not cooking may also be why I'm single. Anyway, I'm not the best cook. Bad things have happened in my kitchen and to my stomach. Sometimes things come out okay. I'm hoping that's the case with the stew.

I'm making it for a family in crisis. They belong to my parish, and another parish member lines up people to care and cook for them. How could I say no? The wife/mom has cancer, and the family eats a "cancer diet." So after an internet search, I found an easy to make stew from some kind of cancer food website. Hopefully, it meets all the requirements. Hopefully it will taste good when it's done cooking. 

Dear Lord, please add any ingredients that I may have missed even though I read the recipe. Dear Lord, please let this stew be tasty, comforting, and nourishing for this family especially for the patient. Dear Lord, you know cooking is not my speciality so I hope you are in the kitchen right now. Please God, this is an important mission, and I want to do well. Amen.


aka the Mom said...

How did it turn out?

Lena said...

It turned out just fine. She kept saying it was delicious, and the husband had two big helpings. They invited me to stay and eat with them, so I did. We had a very pleasant evening. Then because so many people give them food, they sent me home with leftovers from meals others gave them. I went to give, and received instead.

I'm glad I can now make a good stew. I'm glad so many people are helping them out. I hope that all people facing cancer or any kind of serious illness have such a supportive community. I'm glad I was able to help them out.