Got up this morning (trust me that’s a big deal). Made my bed, did my morning ritual welcoming the Goddess, invoking protection and healing and giving thanks for the many blessings I have been given.
Changed my stoma bag – GROSS – (a year on from cancer surgery and sepsis). Will I ever get used to this. Showered, dressed, and made a quick trip to Asda. May the Goddess bless disabled parking cause I can’t walk very well. Headed home – left shoping in car for hubby to carry in and organise.
By noon I was out walking with my physio. May the Goddess bless him and the NHS for helping in my recovery.
I won’t say I tidied the house cause I didn’t but I would have if I had the energy and mobility – it’s not so much the mobility it’s the watermelon size hernia behind my stoma that just about cripples any movement like, sitting, walking, bending, carrying. I did stick a chicken in the oven – dont really know why cause I’m not that keen on chicken, and I absolutely hate touching raw chicken so it a roast in a bag one. No effort or touching involved.
I put some rice on to cook. I cook really good rice. I little water in a pot – a chicken stock cube or fresh stock bring it to the boil and while you are waiting for that to happen put your rice in a jug and cover it with boiling water from the kettle – leave it a few minutes, give it a good stir to release the starch, strain it through a sieve and add it to the boiling water. How much rice how much water? I can hear you. I have no idea but the way I was taught by my late Arabian mother was when you have added the rice to the water a wooden spoon can stand unsupported in the middle of the pot if it falls over there is too much water. Not very helpful, I know but practice makes perfect rice. Cover with a tight lid, bring it back to the boil and turn off the heat but leave the pot on the hob. DO NOT REMOVE THE LID. Your rice will cook away happily, and the chicken stock will be absorbed into the rice.
When the roast chicken is ready, I will drizzle some of the juices over the rice before serving and it delicious with a tomato and onion side salad which I make by chopping one onion and about three tomatoes, add two tablespoons of oil and the same of fresh lemon juice and some salt and pepper. Put the salad in the fridge covered with a tight-fitting lid and serve o the side of your rice and chicken. I can’t have the onion and tomato because of the stoma so I just drool over it.
After dinner, my lovely hubby will do the dishes while I just chill because, well, after all, Ive had a really hard day.
Love and Blessings