First a little background: September is normally my favorite month solely for the fact that I was born on the 8th. As a true diva, I take pride in my birthday month and usually have celebration plans that last the entire month. This is a very girly thing to do… I know. For September 2012, I spent over half of the month in the hospital- 2 different stays; both for lupus-related events (heart, lungs, and kidneys), overlapping my birthday! I do not want to bore you guys with details, but I came out of September alive and still breathing. Now that I have freedom from the hospital, I have so much to catch up on, including new posts! BUT I CANNOT FOCUS (maybe because of my lupus CNS or simple procrastination). So, I am taking cue from my neurologist who suggests that I should conquer tasks in little chunks. FYI- a very helpful tip when dealing with lupus fog moments.
Now to my point (finally): I came home from the hospital two weeks ago and awaiting on the table was this delicious vision: FLAN!
This flan was homemade from my amazing Tia, who is from Mendoza, Argentina. For as long as I can remember, flan was the first step of the solution to any problem. As I was savoring every bite of my flan, I secretly wished, “Flan is the cure for lupus“.
ARE YOU KITCHEN-FRIENDLY?: I have no clue on how to make this, but I did find an Argentine recipe. I tried asking my tia her recipe but it involved, “a pinch of this”, “a dash of this”, “heat until its the color of ____”. Frankly, my head hurt with the thought of trying to recreate her recipe for this blog.
Why do I even ramble about flan?
First, because it is FU*$#ING AMAZING!! Second, to let you guys know that although we may suffer a lupus-set-back, we can still experience joys in our life. For me, it is as simple as enjoying a homemade flan from my Tia. Seeing the flan on the kitchen table reminded me of how much I am loved and supported by those around me. And lupus cannot take that away from me.