Thursday, May 24, 2012

What a Nice Compliment!

If you read yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, you'll know that I posted a recipe for my homemade mac & cheese.  Rather crazy, don't you think?  Especially since, I made the recipe in the warm weather of this past Monday!

There was a reason I did it.  Aside from craving this delicious dish that I hadn't made all winter long, I wanted to take some to my co-worker/friend C, who is wheelchair bound.  In fact, it will generally feed six (6) or more people.

You may wonder why I cook in such large quantity.  Well, it is partly due to being used to cooking for a family, in the past.  Even after there was just Gordon and I, he enjoyed my cooking and having instant replays (leftovers heated up), so it didn't quite last as long as one might think!

But, now that Gordon is dead and I am living alone, I don't always cook as often as I did, when he was alive.

However, knowing I wanted to take dinner with me, for both of us to enjoy at C's apartment, I still made the full recipe.  In fact, when I put the meal together, I used a few containers in the process.

The container that would feed about four (4), I used for C and my meal.  I keep single serving containers in my kitchen, so that if I want to freeze meals for myself, I can.  So, this is what I did.  I froze two (2) meals for myself, as well.

Then, because I couldn't quite fit in all the quantity I had made, in any of the containers, I mixed the rest and had it for lunch, as well.  So, in reality, this recipe made enough for seven (7) servings.

At the appointed time, I took over dinner to C's, along with some cupcakes that I knew he would enjoy.  And, enjoy them, he did!

We spent some time chatting, in addition to using the computer.  Of course, C expected me to stay and watch Wheel of Fortune, so I did. 

Then, I headed home.

The next evening, C called me.  This is something he rarely does, but he told me he felt compelled to tell me how much he enjoyed my homemade macaroni and cheese. 

H told me that on Monday, it was great.  But, reheated as an instant replay, was even better!  And apparently, he enjoyed it for both lunch and supper on Tuesday.

What a nice compliment.  Thank you, C!

Until next time...

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