I had my foot surgery! I survived!!
Here it is all wrapped up in it’s cute little foot warmer – something my kids are calling a “foot hat.”
It wasn’t all that bad, really. Well, the first 36 hours I thought I was dyin’, but after that it’s been smooth sailing. I have one of those nifty roll-about knee walkers this time around and I mounted a big pink and white woven basket on the front to carry my stuff. I love it, it’s totally quirky and “me.”
I can’t really cook just yet. Or clean. Or drive – so no errands or grocery shopping to speak of. I know it sounds like heaven, but I’m 7 days in and Holy Pink Bicycle Baskets, I’M BORED! And, my butt hurts from sitting on the couch all the time.
I can’t put any weight on my right foot yet, so I’m stuck sitting. Professional training doesn’t really teach you to sit around while you do food prep and it feels very awkward to me to sit while I’m cooking.
Fact is, if I don’t get over this awkward feeling I might lose my mind. I mean there’s only so much Zuma Blitz you can play before you just want to punch that little green frog in his little green froggy nose.
I decided to try and make something really easy to get back into the swing of things. I started with orange rice krispie treats. I made those and needed a 2 hour nap.
Not really. It went pretty well, actually.
The next day I decided to try a step up and make some Hello Dolly bars (also known as 7 layer magic bars) – since you essentially dump everything in the pan in layers and shove it in the oven, I figured I could pull it off.
After I got a few layers in I decided to go out on a limb and make the Apple Hello Dolly Bars that were in last month’s Southern Living Magazine. Bob had picked up Apples at the grocery at 69¢ a pound!
I’m so glad I did. These are DELICIOUS!
If I can make them with a busted up foot in a cast – you know they’re easy! The hardest part was cutting up the apples. Other than that you just spread everything in the pan in layers and bake.
I hope you have a chance to try them.