Thursday, June 11, 2009

Cookies!

Last night I was quite the little chef! For dinner I sauteed onion, a few cloves of garlic, and red and orange peppers with turkey sausage (more like a turkey braut) and served it over pasta with fresh parmesan. B loved this meal and we enjoyed it outside (it was a nice night, no rain!) with my signature salad.*

After we finished dinner, I set out to make June's Cookie of the Month in the Martha Stewart Living magazine. They are amazing! Today is my boss's birthday, and I thought it would be nice to bring in a little treat for her (and the rest of our department).




I plan to make another batch tonight. Tomorrow, I'm going to my friend's house for a little girl's night, and I know that they'll love these cookies! They're actually more like really sweet strawberry biscuits. I emailed my friend, A, to tell her my plan to bring them over and she responded that "there's always room for cookies with our little crew". Which is so very true!

My grandfather, Peppino, was home recently from the hospital, but had to go back in two weeks ago. He was then transferred to another rehab, but today he's going back into the regular hospital. I'm going to visit him tonight after work. Please say a prayer for him. I spoke to him last night and he sounded fine, but said he's really lonely. My mother called me this morning to tell me of the move and also to explain that he has a temperature and is feeling really anxious. I think all the medication is making him feel anxious, but the doctors don't know why he has a fever. He is on some strong antibiotics, so hopefully the fever will break today. I'm just praying that he starts to feel for comfortable. there's nothing worse than feeling anxious and lonely in a strange place! Hopefully, my sister and I can visit together and spend a few hours with him this evening. I appreciate any prayers, or positive thoughts sent his way!

*Signature Salad:
Mixed Greens sprinkled with dried oregeano and tossed with olive oil. Add in dried cherries, feta, a handful of chopped walnuts and toss with Balsamic Vinegar. Seriously easy and seriously good!

13 comments:

Always Organizing said...

I will keep your grandfather in my prayers...

Beach Belle said...

That salad recipe looks divine! I will definitely try it for my next cooking club meeting with the girls!

Your grandfather is officially on my prayer list. Hang in there!

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

All of that sounds delish!

...certainly thinking of your grandfather too.

QueenBeeSwain said...

so we basically have the same sig salad- just love bals. vin. with cherries- so sharp!

will keep pepps in my prayers

kHm

Preppy 101 said...

That salad sounds delicious!! xoxo

Jennifer said...

You are making me hungry! That salad sounds amazing! I will keep your family in my prayers.

a H.I.T. said...

Sending prayers your way!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Your salad sounds delightful. Enjoy your time with your grandfather.

theluckiestmrs said...

MMmmmm...those strawberry cookies look wonderful!
& The dinner sounds delicious!

And, for your grandfather, I'll definitely send prayers your way.

Rachel H. said...

The dinner and salad sound amazing!! And I'll be praying for your grandfather.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

I tagged you!

Kristen said...

Just found your blog and it is so cute! I love the name. I will keep your grandfather in my prayers. My grandfather just had a health scare and now has a pacemaker & we still don't know what happened :(

Needs Help said...

Anything strawberry is my favorite so I am going to have to try these :)

I'll be thinking of you and your grandfather!