Saturday, March 14, 2009

Lemon Chicken

Abbey eating lemon chicken

So I'm sure you're wondering if the lack of posts means Abbey is having a rough time right now, or doing great.  Well.... she's doing amazingly great!!  She made it through her first week of steroids with minimal side effects and she continues to amaze us in how well her body is handling this tough phase.  Her appetite has been up and she is still craving lemon chicken among some other interesting things, but other than the increased appetite, we aren't seeing as many side effects as we anticipated.  She has been off the steroids since yesterday and they seem to already be coming out of her system.  

She kept us laughing last week with the things she was asking for... of course the famous lemon chicken, black olives, carrots dipped in ranch dressing and munster cheese.  Jim made a couple "Giant Eagle" trips to satisfy those cravings... anything to help make this easier for our girl!

Last Thursday we were at the clinic for her two doses of chemo in her port and we have a break until next Thursday.  She will again get the same two doses of chemo and then next Friday she starts the steroids again for a second week.  When she finishes the second week of steroids we will be past the first half of this phase.  We are getting there and have been so happy that it hasn't been too hard yet.  

We spent all morning outside and although cool, definitely nice enough for us to be out.  Abbey is still able to run around and is playing like normal.  We feel that so many prayers have been answered these last couple weeks.  Thanks for checking in and praying.  

Also, there was a comment from Jessica on the last post asking for the lemon chicken recipe :)  That gave me an idea....  on the next post I will put the recipe and then if any of you have easy, good recipes you'd like to share, you can put one in the comment section.  Then we can all get some new recipes :)  Thanks for asking Jessica.... and check back soon (hopefully by tomorrow) for our "recipe exchange". 


Anonymous said...

Sweet Abbey looks great! A big "thumbs up" for your Lemon Chicken, I imagine that make Mommy happy!...can't wait to get the receipe. Glad to hear Abbey is doing so well and she is finished with the steroids, I know they can cause a roller coaster ride of emotions. Praying the weather this week is spring-like and you all get to enjoy it. Again, Abby looks beautiful.

Annapolis, MD

Keri Bush said...

Praise God! I'm praying and praising God!

Alicia Larson said...

WooHoo! Still praying down here in Lakeland! We love you guys!

Alicia for the 7

Beth said...

Oh, I am so happy that Abbey is doing SO good!! What a Blessing!

I can't wait to get the lemon chicken recipe!! And a recipe exchange is a fun idea!!

Hope you guys have a Blessed Sunday!

Heather said...

So glad for the great update.May next week be filled with more of the same.Prayers continue for sweet Abbey.

Amber Schmidt said...

So glad to hear that she is doing so well! I cannot wait to see the recipe!

Ferrick said...

AMEN!!! You just keep speaking life into your sweet little Abbey. Jesus bore sin so that our daughters could and would be healed. It brings my heart great joy to read how well Abbey is doing.

Jessica O'Keefe said...

How wonderful that Abbey is holding up so beautifully during this time! Thanks so much for being willing to post the recipe! I'll look forward to that tomorrow - what an excellent idea to have everyone contribute. I'll definitely post one of our "best loved" recipes as well!


Denise said...

God bless you and your precious child. God is the great healer, I have recently seen that first hand concerning our baby boy. I will pray for your little girl!

Mama Abby said...


I didn't know where to put this recipe, but wanted to send it along as it's easy and one of our favorites:

Taco Pie

1 pkg. crescent rolls
1 lb. ground beef
one pkg. taco seasoning (i stretch this sometimes using less)
1 c. water
8 oz. sour cream (use a little more)
8 oz. cheddar cheese (use a little less)
crushed tortilla chips
taco sauce or salsa as topping

Brown ground beef. Drain fat. Add taco seasoning and water. Simmer 5 minutes. While meat simmers, lay crescent rolls flat in a pie plate. Cover the bottom with crushed tortilla chips. Layer with ground beef, sour cream, cheddar cheese and top with more tortilla chips.

Bake 350 degrees for 25-30 min. Until crescent roll edges are browned. Cut like a pie and serve over rice. Top with salsa or taco sauce. YUM! YUM!

Abby (your sis-in-law Alicia's friend:)