Bring the gang Louise! I love meeting new people over meals because there is always something to talk about. We all eat after all! There is always room for more at the table.
I am not a bread baker, I was thinking about cracked wheat sourdough rolls I can get at Trader Joes. They are a treat for me. DH tries his hand at bread baking occasionally but has had mixed results. Cookies and cheesecakes are my specialty. I have had good results on making cheese cake more friendly by using low fat cream cheese and sour cream along with substituting about half of the sugar with splenda.
Give Mom one eggs benedict. Full fat, she will enjoy it. Then give her an appropriate snack a little later. Maybe dress up some fresh veggies on a pretty plate?
We will have a ham and au gratin potatos along with a couple of veggies and some good rolls. I will probably make a small batch of lemon bars for desert. I will enjoy a little of everything including the lemon bars, but the key is a little! I will probably steam some green beans and the spinach in my garden is ready to be picked so we will probably have both. The salt in the ham and the fat in the potatoes will satisfy me so I won't feel the need for any creamed veggies or rich sauces. I will have a bite or two of the lemon bar and make sure I go for a walk both morning and in the afternoon. I may even put some time on the elliptical.
You are welcome to join us, your mom too. I bet we would enjoy your company!
For your sister in the nursing home, why not check out the 99 cent store. They have some toys, games and crafts which if lost would not be a loss and she may enjoy. We have magnetic letters on the fridge which we get a kick out of.....
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