"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Thursday, September 17, 2009

So Thoughtful

Today I came home from taking my daughter to ballet after school to find that my mother-in-law had made this pâté she makes with chicken, red bell peppers, jalapenos and spices. We eat it with crackers, or they eat it with bread- like a sandwich. Except this time she also made me some in my own little bowl with my "special mayonnaise", she called it. I call it the "gross mayo" because it's reduced-fat and I just don't care for it...so far.

I thought that was very sweet of her to think of making some for me with reduced-fat mayo. She knows that I'm working on losing weight, "poco a poco" or "little by little" and here in her own little way she helped me out.

Now that I think of it, you should've seen the small portion she served me for dinner. I almost laughed!!! No, I almost took a picture to post on here, but I didn't want her to misunderstand my intentions and get offended. It was like a small spoon of refried beans and about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of pork sauteed in a green chile sauce. I opted out of having the "sopa" or soup made of fideo and tomato sauce with chicken bouillon and onion. Instead I still helped myself to two of her medium-sized homemade tortillas and about two more bites of each beans and meat with my small portion of food.

Having mentioned just today that I was eating too much of her good cooking this week I was impressed with the effort she is making to help me on my weight loss journey. Who would've thunk it?!

What a thoughtful woman! I think this month-long visit might work out just fine after all. :)

1 comment:

  1. That is pretty awesome that your MIL was so thoughtful. It is a true blessing to have that going for you. Be thankful.

    Have a great day!