Thankful Thoughts & Caramelized Onions

Some things in life you just need to be thankful for. Like your sister surviving a serious accident. Her beautiful children saving her. For the amazing strength of my mother and for the laughs my younger sister and I never seem to tire of.

For those of you who don’t know, last week, my sister attempted to stop her car from hitting her house by jumping in and pulling the emergency brake. Simple enough.

She slipped and was dragged about 300 feet beneath the car until it stopped; with her under the drivers side tire. After her son saw her and called 911, her daughter flagged down a neighbor. He was kind enough to wench the car up and relieve some pressure. Once help arrived, she was flown to Froedtert hospital. For the second time in a decade, I am in awe at the sheer brilliance that hospital withholds.

She had a successful surgery on her pelvis last Thursday and went home today. She has a long recovery ahead of her. But it will be a recovery. And I’ll tell you one thing. I look forward to helping her in any way I can. Forever. No matter what she needs. Because the thought of not having her in my life, that feeling of complete and total loss, even for a mere 5 minutes… will never be forgotten.

So there are my Thankful Thoughts. Here are my…

Caramelized Onions

Please note how much the onions cook down. Do not hesitate to add an extra onion or two.


4 onions, sliced lengthwise (the more even the slices, the better)

1 tbsp butter

½ tsp sugar



  1. Melt the butter on medium high.
  2. Add the onions and allow to lightly sear, then turn the burner to low.
  3. Lightly stir the onions, sprinkle the sugar on top and let cook on low until desired consistency. DO NOT stir often but DO NOT allow the onions to burn. (This may take some time, hence the need for the fourth ingredient)

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