Tied to the house after David's surgery.
The surgery went well, just freaking out a bit since he was supposed to go in the morning for the surgeon to check things over and make sure there is no infection and that all looks well, but they called this afternoon saying the appointment was cancelled due to winter weather tomorrow, that has not happened??? Working on keeping my panic under control, since it is wrapped and they told me not to unwrap it, I can't tell if everything is ok or not. And to top that, their nearby office is closed all week and they scheduled the appointment in Lenexa, Kansas for Thursday. I would not worry so much had we not been battling the feet problems for four years. On the brighter side of things, I really liked the surgeon. I can only hope he understands how fragile this situation is.
Little Marelli and Portia are really enjoying the situation. David is staying on the sofa in the living room and they really like that he is not moving around and they can just hang out with him.
Made one of my favorite dishes tonight, brussel sprouts, red grapes, Italian sausage (you can use sweet italian sausage), and walnuts. I'm telling you, I could just about live on this dish. As always, I seldom follow a recipe, but this one is so simple you do not need one.
Wash, trim and cut the brussel sprouts in half, toss everything in a baking pan or skillet (I use skillet, my favorite) and gently toss with olive oil, sea salt and fresh ground pepper, (tonight, I drizzled some maple syrup over the top, not a lot, probably about two tablespoons. Will depend on how large a batch you bake) bake in 400 degree oven until sprouts are fork tender and caramelized. I turn the oven off, drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar and sit them back in the oven until ready to eat. Totally DELICIOUS!!!!
I've made this without the sausage and it's really good, but the sausage makes it great!