I’ll admit it: this is sort of cheating. I didn’t really follow this recipe (p. 40) except to use two of the ingredients–broccoli and colby cheese. So if I get a bunch of hate mail, I guess I’ll redo this post and follow the exact recipe.
When I looked at the recipe, I just didn’t have the energy to put all the ingredients together. So instead I just cooked frozen broccoli, shredded some cheese, added a little butter and salt and decided to be done with it.
The sad thing about cooking now that Lucy is gone is that she was always my cooking buddy. She’d stand at my left hip waiting for a treat. It’s her constant companionship I’m really going to miss. She was always a “velcro dog” with me at all times. And even though we still have 3–yes 3!–cats, the house is uber quiet. Silent. Eerily silent. No more jangling dog tags, no more nails tapping on the floor, no more panting and barking.
1. There’s no such thing as stranger danger.
2. Let’s call a spade a spade: all food is dog food!.
3. Nothing is better than sticking your nose out an open car window.
4. Nothing is better than dinnertime.
5. Nothing is better than when your family comes home!
Being without her has made me acutely aware of all of the dogs around me–in the park, in advertisements, on TV, around the neighborhood.
But I’ve had a lot of people reach out to me this week with hugs and texts and emails and orchids and picture frames and all of the many various ways people show they care about me. Thank you all!
So forgive me for being so lame about the recipe tonight. I apologize to Sheree in advance! I’m sure it would be delicious–the broccoli and cheese alone was great.