Oct 14, 2009

Healing With Carbs

My dear friend Miriam is going through a heinous round of chemo, and often is not willing or able to eat much.  So when girlfriend has an appetite, we FEED her!  Whatever sounds good to her.

In my world of clientele wanting fat free, no sugar, no salt, no flour...going to the store to buy organic WHOLE milk, FULL FAT cheese and good old fashioned pasta was a JOY.


Miriam's mac & cheese.  What it is:

2 cups shell pasta

8 oz cottage cheese

8 oz sour cream

8 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

20 Club crackers, crushed

1/3 cup grated Romano cheese

Cook pasta al dente.  Drain.  Put pasta back in pot.  Over very low heat, dump all the cheeses (except Romano) into pasta pot and stir in with pasta until its melty.

Crush crackers and Romano cheese in plastic baggie.

Pour pasta mixture into buttered casserole dish.  Pour crushed cracker mixture over pasta and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.


Just your basic sweet cornbread.  Came out looking kinda funny, but I love it just the same.  Husband was laughing at it and I said he still had to love it.  That's just how it came out of the oven, it can't help it, and if our child comes out of my oven looking a little worse for wear, he has too love it the same, too.  No, I'm not pregnant.  I just like to plan ahead.


Cinnamon butter for cornbread (Miriam has already lost 10 lbs since she started treatment.  We will feed her lots of butter).  Organic butter, pinch of sugar, cinnamon.  Whip it up.  Done.


GV truffles.  A girl's gotta have her chocolate.

Miriam is beyond lovely and is fighting a brave fight right now, at the ripe age of 33.  She is on disability and to say getting the bills paid is a challenge would be an understatement.  Click here to make a fully tax deductible donation towards her overwhelming medical bills.

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