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I still love to cook and try new things, but it’s getting harder as I age, really.

This week I had our older grandkids from Wednesday afternoon until Saturday at 10:15.

Simply put-I’m exhausted.  It’s not that they aren’t well-behaved, they are-but getting up at 6 in the dark to get them, the pets and dh ready by 7:30 is a lot of work for a person who just doesn’t move well until maybe 10 a.m..

So the week had me grilling fish, pork chops, making breakfast for dinner and loving bagged kale and spinach, A LOT.

Last night, after my day of doing their linens, feeding and standing guard at the shower and taking care of our fur babies needs, I found myself thinking, “do I really have to make dinner?”

I did of course, but it was nothing fantastic.  I simply roasted zucchini, carrots, onions and celery in evoo, cumin and steak seasoning and then tossed it with some campanelli pasta (cauliflower ears) that I made in chicken broth and garlic.  I also put some steelhead trout into the oven with a smattering of lemon pepper and garlic.

It was a good hearty dinner with leftovers enough for dh’s lunch.

Dessert?  Let me tell you something, I’m tired and my spine is on the “do not resuscitate” list, so the boys (who love chocolate pumpkin and sweet potato banana bread) are lucky to get that for afternoon snack, let alone make any type of other dessert.

We had our friends over for brunch Wednesday morning-I made Belgian waffles with a “bar” of toppings on the table:  strawberries, bananas, both smooth and chunky peanut butter, sugar-free syrup, butter substitute and a pot of chocolate raspberry coffee.  DH grilled up some breakfast sausage and thick cut center bacon as well.

Held us all until it was time for me to make dinner for the boys and the two of us at 5:30.

That’s my cooking lately:  simple, fast and as healthy as I am able to make it.

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