We had Mom make dinner for us tonight. I found a recipe from Rachel Ray called Sausage and Lentil Stew. It was quite tasty and really simple to make. Paula and I figured that this would give Mom something to do to get her mind off feeling bad. The dish required browning some Italian sausage and onion. Then everything was added together in one pot to cook. At the very end, escarole or kale was cut up and put in the stew until it wilted. Very delicious! We all agreed that this was a dish that needs to be made again, especially when the colder winter finally arrives…

But yesterday, I think that the best part was that it got Mom busy doing something besides feeling bad due to the pain in her side or back from where she fell a few weeks ago. I believe that we will eventually get her back to her old self but it may take a while. In the meantime, if we can give her a few simple meals to cook for us, then perhaps that will help her forget feeling bad just a little bit.

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