Welcome to the Misadventures of Widowhood blog!

In January of 2012 my soul mate of 42 years passed away after nearly 12 years of living with severe disabilities due to a stroke. I survived the first year after Don’s death doing what most widows do---trying to make sense of my world turned upside down. The pain and heartache of loss, my dark humor, my sweetest memories and, yes, even my pity parties are well documented in this blog.

Now that I’m a "seasoned widow" the focus of my writing has changed. I’m still a widow looking through that lens but I’m also a woman searching for contentment, friends and a voice in my restless world. Some people say I have a quirky sense of humor that shows up from time to time in this blog. Others say I make some keen observations about life and growing older. I say I just write about whatever passes through my days---the good, bad and the ugly. Comments welcome and encouraged. Let's get a dialogue going! Jean

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cooking- for-One Posts

The posts linked below where written about a series of cooking-for-one classes I've been taking. If anyone has a good cooking-for-one tip or easy recipe to share please feel free to do so in the comment box below.

Cooking-for-One: Part One

The Widow's Kitchen : Part Two

The Widow's Kitchen: Part Three

Cooking-for-One Part Five and other Healthy Endeavors

The Culinary Class - Thai

Other food and diet related posts found in this blog:

Doctors, Dentists and Widows on Diets

The Widow and the Culinary School

Widows on Diets and Lost Horizons

Circus Acts and Widows Who Bake Bread

Guilt and Grief on the Pantry Shelves, Dust Bunnies Under the Bed

1 comment:

  1. Here's one of my favorite recipes from the cooking-for-one class. I have it for dinner all the time now:


    1 bell pepper (red, yellow, or orange)
    2 slices turkey bacon
    1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar
    chopped scallions to taste
    Dab of reduced fat sour cream

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees

    Cut pepper in Quarters. Remove stems and seeds.
    Place pepper slices on a shallow pan lined with foil, insides up. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, until slices are soft.

    Meanwhile, cook bacon on both sides until crispy (I do it in the microwave). Let cool, then chop into small pieces.

    Once pepper slices are done, remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Don't turn off the over. Blot away any excess liquid from peppers.

    Sprinkle pepper slices evenly with shredded cheese, scallions, and chopped bacon. Return to the oven and bake until cheese has melted 5-10 minutes. Serve with sour cream.

    400 calories