A nice supper for a Friday night: a ham and vegetable casserole, a fresh peach, a homemade whole wheat roll…

It was a work day, of course, and #1 daughter and I had our business lunch at the Olive Garden. We made a number of important decisions over salads and pasta, and then had three little desserts: chocolate mousse, limoncello mousse, and amaretto tiramisu.

I got home and did the rest of the work,and saw the kids and my husband off to their various amusements.

As for me, Friday night is my free time, and this is the last Friday night before school starts, so I sent a fun novel to my Kindle and shut down the computer in favor of supper with a movie on Netflix.

My arm is quite painful. I’m not sure what to do about it. I know the basics — Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation — but it’s so boring! If I can’t knit or sew or do anything else with my hands, I feel as though I’m wasting time.

Nonetheless, that may be what I have to do this weekend. I have a little bit of work and a few things to do in preparation for class on Monday morning, but I may just buy a lot of cheap frozen peas and put my arm on ice.

I just have to figure out how to do it without feeling sorry for myself.

The casserole involves making a crust of shredded potato. Then I diced up some leftover ham and some vegetables from the garden. I had a lovely tomato, some yellow squash, green pepper, and green onions. I mixed eggs and low-fat cream cheese with skim milk and poured the custard over the vegetables. I sprinkled some grated cheese on top and baked it at 350 till it was set.

Delicious. Next time, I’ll spice the custard up a bit with a little mustard and red pepper. As it is, the rest of it will make a nice breakfast for me and my husband tomorrow morning.