Recently I got a phone call from a past client who had hired me to cook for her mother, Gladys. At that time I made about 20 meals for her to put in her freezer, and then I came back about a month later for a new menu. I think we did this about three times. This time her three children wanted to have about a week's worth of food since Gladys was eating even less than before. She had recent knee surgery and they wanted to help her out. I hadn't seen Gladys since then, about four years ago, and we had a nice reunion. Here is a picture of Gladys for which she kindly submitted just to oblige me:
Hi Gladys, You're looking great!
Here are a few of the things I cooked for her. One or two recipes will follow.
These are some lamb meatballs that have been baked in the oven.
They are made with ground lamb, grated onion, breadcrumbs, oregano, parsley, lemon zest, chopped garlic, and egg. You can also add some chopped mint and ground allspice.
Salt and pepper, too.
Next three pictures are the vegetables that have been stir-fried, then with the lamb balls added, and then the Avgolemono (egg-lemon) sauce used to combine everything together.
Zucchini, carrots, green beans, fresh artichokes.
Gladys also requested some Stuffed Peppers, Oven-fried Sweet Potatoes, Crabcakes, Creamed Spinach, Yukon mashed potatoes, Roasted Artichokes, Grilled Asparagus, Carrots and Potatoes, Chicken Piccata, Roasted Vegetable Soup with Barley, Roasted Lamb and Chickpeas in Tomato Sauce.
The stuffed peppers before roasting. They had a tomato sauce poured over them.
Crabcakes with Roasted Vegetables
BON APPETIT, GLADYS!!