Bad Momma, Brave Girl and Twice Baked BeansI’m feeling like a bad Mom today. I took my daughter to the doctor this morning for a cough and a toe that just would not seem to heal. She had been coughing for about a week, but otherwise felt good. I figured it was allergies, it was not. Sinus infection. Bad Mom. The toe. It has been giving us issues for 8 weeks. It was ingrown, but being nurse Mom, I thought I fixed it. I treated it, trimmed the nail, soaked it. It was almost better. Then it got yucky again. I blamed it on tween fashion. The boots she loves are fashionable and FURRY. That was the issue, I thought. We battled the infected toe over and over. It would ALMOST be better, then bad again. I gave up, and it’s good that I did. It was still infected, deep down where I could not treat it. Bad Mom. So my sweet, brave tween had her toe poked with needles and cut open today. I’ll spare you the gory details. It’s a horrible experience for a parent. Knowing your child is in pain and having to allow it to happen. I don’t understand how parents abuse children, it broke my heart watching her go through this pain and I KNEW it was going to help. I knew it was for the best and it was still heartbreaking to let it happen. I could not imagine inflicting pain upon my child, to satisfy my own anger. So, I’m feeling like I dropped the Mom ball, and it’s so close to Mother’s day. 😦 Tonight we had company for dinner, and an evening warm enough to grill. Yes! Light cooking duty for me. My husband is the grill master.
I made twice baked beans.Here’s my recipe. It’s not from scratch, however it is very good.
- 2 large cans of baked beans any brand. The brand I used tonight is the Wal-mart brand.
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped. (or 1/2 cup of frozen diced onions.
- Brown sugar 1/4 cup, well packed.
- French-fried onions 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup for topping.
- Chopped bacon or turkey bacon. 1/3 cup.
These beans are THE BEST.If you try them, I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.