Blatant cry for sympathy
Replies: 21 - Last Post: Jul 30, 2012 7:09 AM Last Post By: sashac001
Jul 27, 2012 12:00 PM
Jul 27, 2012 2:20 PM
Jul 28, 2012 4:09 PM
17In case it's not too late.
I was looking through one of my Cook's Illustrated Cooking for Two books for breakfast ideas and ran into what they call 24-Hour Omelet. It's what I have always called a "strata," because it's layered. They can be really tasty for breakfast, or any other meal, for that matter.
It's a sort of savory bread pudding, but a bit more custardy than most bread puddings. Buttered bread cubes and cheese are alternated, then a seasoned egg-milk mixture is poured over. You refrigerate it at least 8 hours, to be sure the bread is completely saturated, then bake.
The link above serves 6-8. For two servings, CI used 2 slices of bread, 2 eggs, 3/4 cup whole (full fat) milk, and 3 ounces (85g) of cheese. The other ingredients re proportionate. They suggest good white bread, but nothing too crusty as the crust never softens enough. Gotta have whole milk or it might curdle.
If you make it for two, you can put each one in a custard cup, and bake one tomorrow and one the day after.
Jul 28, 2012 4:18 PM
The most restrictive dysphagia diet is truly awful. Although it seems counterintuitive, thin liquids like water are actually harder to swallow than stuff of a gruel-like consistency. There is some nasty stuff called Thick-it that actually thickens water or juice. Imagine getting your liquids by drinking something that has the consistency of watery gelatin.
Thank Higher Power of Your Choice, Mr. N. didn't need that diet for very long.
Jul 28, 2012 8:45 PM
19#29 - rofl at your description In the middle of doing the complicated Engineering calculations to make sure that the building next to me would not fall
Some serious geekiness coming to the fore when under the influence. Do you solve differential equations after a bottle of wine?
And while I'd never want to have such a diet for long, #31/nutrax comments reminded me that orange jello was actually good stuff for a day or two after tooth problems.
Jul 29, 2012 6:26 AM
20#33/philistine - Be sure those reactions get noted on your medical card. I recently learned that my Mom has a note about one such drug reaction "makes me argumentative", by which I infer that she and the nursing staff probably had QUITE the conversations during a prior hospitalization.
OP - How are you feeling now, better I hope? What was your best food for the first couple of days?
Jul 30, 2012 7:09 AM
21Yes philistine that is the stuff House is addicted to but it kept me feeling exhausted for more than 24 hours so no worries here. I've never heard of morphine causing hallucinations. It just makes me sick to my stomach.
I can't open the link here at work, nutrax but that pudding sounds a lot like the onion pudding I make. I was going to this weekend but ended up making lasagna instead. Next weekend we'll probably be eating the venison that we started marinating yesterday so I'll probably be making the pudding then since it goes really well with venison.
Jello would have been a really good idea. Ah well.
The full list of my medicinal reactions would be a small book. The last time I took a muscle relaxer I was angry for no reason the entire next day. Thanks for asking Midwesterner. I had a slight set back on Saturday night when I decided that I could manage Vietnamese shrimp egg rolls. One of the shrimp got in between my gum and the bottom tooth while I was biting down, so I'm a bit sore still. But definitely better than I was.
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