Well, last week I promised to try to write an article for you this week. So here goes and it s very difficult to write with one hand and wince in pain with the other.Oh, well we cannot win them all.

I am now known as the Odessa, Bionic woman. I went to the doctor on Friday and he did xrays to see how it was healing. I was shocked at all the titanium and screws that were in my upper arm and shoulder.

My pain seems to be lessening and I am actually feeling better. So praise GOD I did not hit my head when I went flying across the room.

If Grouchy Bear were here he would be kissing me one minute and giving be a bunch of baloney the next. He was such a grouchy bear and he loved me so much that it would have been hard on him to see me like I was for several weeks.

One thing that truly kept me going was all of my friends, readers and others. It was totally unbelievable at the large amount of visitors, cards and phone calls.

Now I am on the mend and when I reach my total healing don’t forget I have a bionic arm.J wish I could look like the bionic woman.

Cooking is pretty much out of the question so I am pretty thankful for the great kids and grandkids I have to try the recipes I dig out to try.

Onion cheese bread

This was a purple ribbon winner at the Iowa State Fair in 1975

1/2 cup chopped onion 2 tablespoons butter or regular margarine 1 egg, well beaten 1/2 cup milk 1 1/2 cup biscuit mix 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 2 teaspoons parsley flakes 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Saute onion in melted butter in small skillet until tender BUT DO NOT BROWN. Set aside to cool. Combine egg and milk in bowl. Add biscuit mix, stirring just enough to moisten. Stir in cooked onion, ? cup cheese and parsley flakes. Spread batter in greased 8 inch square baking pan. Sprinkle with ? cup cheese. Bake in 400 degree oven 20 minutes or until done. Serve warm. Makes 9 servings.

A lady, and good friend came to visit me last week. She brought me a stack of old recipe books as a gift. Sure tickled me a lot. So next week I will try to give you a couple more good recipes.

When you eat the bread I sent today I have a suggestion. Slice off a slice and toast it. If yoy slice it thick place it in the oven and broil. Then butter it and place the tomato on the bread and salt and pepper. Great way to enjoy fresh garden tomatoes.

Well, I have done all I can do for one day so see you next week. May God richly bless each and every one of you.

Dixie Ryan lives in Odessa and has enjoyed sharing her cooking talents and secrets with readers for many years.