I have a favorite casserole (Chicken Spectacular from the Cotton Country cookbook by the Junior League of Monroe, Louisiana) that feeds a houseful of folks. It's an old standby for illness or death in the family. Someone brought it to me when my first child (Erin aka Blue-Eyed Bride) was born over 27 years ago. It fed us for a week! I have passed on the recipe to friends from Indiana to South Carolina and now, Texas. Some sure-to-bring-comfort foods include: fried chicken, potato salad, fresh corn, fresh peas or beans, homemade rolls or cornbread (in a pinch, Sister Schubert rolls are an excellent substitute) macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, and for dessert...the traditional pound cake with some fresh peaches or strawberries for topping, banana pudding, or any number of homemade pies, including chocolate, coconut, lemon or pecan. A good casserole to put in the freezer until later is always appreciated, too. Drooling, yet? Or, wishing you were sick?
That being said, I am officially endorsing two new food items for the sick and bereaved:
These amazing little cakes are from nothing bundt cakes! I have eaten the full-size version of these and even sent them as gifts, but these little individual-size bundts are to die for. I actually discovered that my family was hiding them from me in my weakened condition.
Rivaling the bundt cakes are Sprinkles cupcakes. There will certainly be a flavor that's your favorite. I have great friends, don't I?
Now for the daily medical update:
I did go to my plastic surgeon's office today hoping to have my splint removed; but, to no avail.
He tightened the splint and redressed it so that with all my hopping around, there is still
support. He did remove the drainage tube, and said that I will get a walking splint on Thursday.
I will be patient and rest. But, I have work to do. Shhh! Are there anymore cupcakes?
I waited patiently for the LORD, and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.