I am feeling better today thankfully so I am puttering. Which is also strange because I am so driven usually (to a fault!) but I seem to have no focus. I am just reading the blog roll and realizing just how much I have to be thankful for. Some big things, some little...
Which makes packing bananas in lunch bags so simple!
I want to share a recipe that I am making for dinner tonight. Nothing spectacular but yummy all the same. It is the reason that I have the recipe that makes me smile today. It is Mrs. Bell. A lady I met five years ago, when I move here to take care of my parents and had to put my kids in day care. My daughter did not do well in day care she was a stay at home Mamma's girl. (literally kicked out of 13, yes thirteen, daycares in seven months for uncontrollable crying, aka separation anxiety!) But I really had very little choice, if I wanted to feed these little lovies, I had to work. So to day care twice a week she went while her brother was in school. Mrs. Bell was our saving grace. Each time we arrived with Moo in tears, she would snuggle her up in her lap and talk to her and encourage her and say things to make her feel safe until Mamma came back. She did this everytime. She never got frustrated or upset with her or made her feel like she should not cry as I left. She just held her and chatted and distracted and whatever else was needed. She also noticed that my little Moo did not eat much. So she took it upon herself to find something that she would eat. Brought in her own recipe and had it passed through the day care administration hoops. And incorporated it into the menu. And guess what...Moo likes it! So dear sweet Mrs. Bell gave me the recipe!
It is just a sauce that you cook on a ham that is like a glaze. (Which surprises me because Moo doesn't eat sauce or dip of any kind...not even Ketchup!)
So here you go:
add your brown sugar
and (SHHH!!) mustard
pour over ham and cook as usual!