Yesterday, a dear friend of ours underwent surgery and all I could think to do was cook for her family. I’m not sure if this is just a “Southern” thing we learn at an early age, or if the need to create a hearty casserole during times of family or friend’s crisis is a world-wide phenomenon. Either way, the feeling to step in and take action overwhelmed me. (So did the feeling of turning on the Andrea Bocelli CD really really really loud…it helps, you know…).
So, turkey lasagna was created for the girls, and for the Aunts watching over the girls, while Mom was in the recovery room. “Dad” was not leaving the hospital, that’s for sure! So, here’s hoping there’s left-overs for his sake, right?
AND, since I was making one lasagna, figured to myself “why not go ahead and make 2”?
Well…indeedy! Here’s the veggie lasagna that Hubby and I enjoyed for dinner last night. (OK…I promise to actually write down the “recipe” for these…next week, ok?)
And what would a tasty homemade lasagna dinner be without cheesy-garlic rolls and a luscious dessert of Key Lime pie? Publix Supermarket to the rescue!
So, here’s to friends, fast recoveries, and hugs to the families who care so deeply for them, along with a good old-fashioned casserole…it’s my way to show love for those I know will be hungry and need to eat, in spite of what’s going on around them.