The fact that I'm writing a "what's for dinner" post means that I feel like I am breathing again and that our lives are back under some control. After a few weeks of hardly having any groceries and coming home only to sleep or change clothes, it feels very good to be settling back into normal life.
My mom continues to do very well in recovery, but it is a slow process and we have to remind each other to think of her healing with a long view and not day to day. We are all blown away by the outpouring of love throughout her surgery and the week following. She has received countless cards, calls, visits, deliveries, flowers, food, on and on. We all feel buoyed up by the love around us, so thank you to everyone. We are still awaiting an appointment with an oncologist to confirm whether she will need further treatments for her cancer, but we have reason to be cautiously optimistic that she is through the worst of it.
Here is a recipe for Cottage Cheese Pie via Suzanne via The Vegetarian Times. I'm really into making two of whatever I cook these days so that I have one in the freezer. Last night I was able to come home and pop this from the freezer to the oven and have a nice hot dinner in no time. I served it with a salad and some chicken sausage.
Cottage Cheese Pie (with mashed potatoes and veggies).
side note: I will eat and love anything in a pie crust.
First, press 1 pie crust into a pie pan: (bought or homemade) and cook for 15 minutes at 350.
Then, combine in a bowl:
2 cups hot mashed potatoes
2 cups cottage cheese
3/4 cup greek yogurt
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 onion, diced
1/4 cup diced red pepper
1/2 cup diced broccoli
1 tsp salt
Stir it all together and pour it into the pre-cooked pie crust.
Melt 2 tbs of butter and pour over the top of the pie before baking.
Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours.
When it's this cold and snowy outside (we've had negative temps all week), comfort food helps to keep us warm. It's not even February, is it. Yikes. Stay warm!