July 11: Friends of Steak

And sometimes, when it done as right as our friends do it, you just feel happy that they want to do something nice for you. We have found that we have an amazing network, or “Village” surrounding our family. Maribeth is a sweet soul, and people simply enjoy having her in their lives. And so, through her illness and recovery, the Village has surrounded us with love, kindness, and of course, food!

Boiling red potatoes for potato salad
What potato doesn’t love bacon?

Big love from D&D meats for the wonderful NY strips. And from the “good for the kids, too” department, Brussels sprouts! A little meat protein, potato salad starch, and shoot of veggies. The highlight of the evening was our friends walking Maribeth work through the Hawaii travel books with tips and advice for our first trip there with the whole family, coming up in two weeks! And one big part of recovery for Maribeth had been letting go of trying to multi-task, plan and do too many higher level things on her own. One idea at a time, one day at a time. It’s good advice for all of us in our crazy, too busy, never relaxed lives. It stresses the system to its limits, often to the degrading of our immune system in its efforts to keep up. And what’s the point…? And so our friends and family are invaluable in their lovely gifts of time, food and conversation. Many thanks, and blessings on all of you – you are not only on the Meal train, you are in our hearts.

Warm potato salad with eggs, bacon red onions
Brussels sprouts!
NY strips, medium rare

Published by pjefood19

I am the husband and father of a lovely family of 5, living in the Greenwood area of Seattle. We are all recovering from the effects of encephalitis having struck our lovely Wife/Mom. We are coming along, together, to recovery in many ways. We have been broken, but not destroyed! Finding our bond of love through cooking and eating together, and with friends, we will recover, stronger together than before!

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