Eat– for Good Health

Yesterday I learned my friend J.G. had a stroke a few weeks ago.  Today I’m making a double batch of Minestrone Soup for us and for her and her grandson. Served with a meatball on top and Parmesan cheese, it’s delicious with a crusty baguette and field greens salad. Just saute in olive oil, chopped onion, carrot, celery, zucchini. Add 4 cups chicken broth, 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes.  Cook until vegetables are tender and then add noodles of your choice.

Minestrone Soup Recipe
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15 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Kathleen, I met Judy at the lunch you had in October. She was helping with the snow peas for your Chinese Chicken salad. How is she doing?

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    Hi Mary Alice! Judy went to physical therapy and is doing really well. I talked with her on the phone today. She hesitated a couple of times. That will go away.

  3. A brief visit is best, I agree. Judy might be feeling a bit stressed. She said she hasn’t had many visitors. Many people end up not phoning or visiting because they don’t know what to do or say. I say very little but add an encouraging word.

  4. Miki Larsen

    I would just stay long enough to put a smile on their face, but not too long as to see their smile tire. Most people would rather have many visits, then one long dragged out one.

  5. Nina Banks

    A 15-20 minute visit is just long enough to say hello, catch up, maybe help out and leave. You can play a game for 20 minutes, or take a walk.

  6. Reba Studebaker

    People like to feel they’re within the social loop. Share a tidbit of gossip. That’s always good. Kathleen, I heard your sister bought a prophylactic dispenser for her bathroom. Tell Judy about it.

  7. Kathleen Rowland

    Oh my gosh, my sister is telling everyone. Here’s the skinny. Her husband had an affair two years ago. He did not wear a condom. My sister forgave him… almost. There’s a bit of hostility in her bathroom decor, don’t you think!

  8. Kathleen Rowland

    My sister may not be in the building spirit. They’re still having define the relationship discussions. He’s doing most of the rebuilding work, and she’s struggling.

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