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    BD Guest

    Default Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    What do your kids want when they are under the weather?

    Mine want
    1.Pastina boil some orzo or similar pasta, drain most of the water, add
    butter, salt and pepper.
    2. ginger ale
    3. popsicles



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    hahabogus Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    "BD" <[email protected]> wrote in news:WOqbk.414$713.165@trnddc03:

    > What do your kids want when they are under the weather?
    >
    > Mine want
    > 1.Pastina boil some orzo or similar pasta, drain most of the water, add
    > butter, salt and pepper.
    > 2. ginger ale
    > 3. popsicles
    >
    >
    >


    Money.

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    The house of the burning beet-Alan




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    MayQueen Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    BD wrote:
    > What do your kids want when they are under the weather?
    >
    > Mine want
    > 1.Pastina boil some orzo or similar pasta, drain most of the water, add
    > butter, salt and pepper.
    > 2. ginger ale
    > 3. popsicles
    >
    >

    Popsicles here too and clear soda like ginger ale or sprite. Maybe toast.

    When he asks for spaghetti (with sauce) I know we are in the clear.

    --
    Queenie

    *** Be the change you wish to see in the world ***

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    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    MayQueen wrote:
    > BD wrote:
    >> What do your kids want when they are under the weather?
    >>
    >> Mine want
    >> 1.Pastina boil some orzo or similar pasta, drain most of the water,
    >> add butter, salt and pepper.
    >> 2. ginger ale
    >> 3. popsicles
    >>

    > Popsicles here too and clear soda like ginger ale or sprite. Maybe toast.
    >
    > When he asks for spaghetti (with sauce) I know we are in the clear.
    >

    Similar pattern here. My daughter wants lemon ices, fruit
    sorbets, maybe ice cubes. She usually eats mac and cheese when
    she is feeling better.

    --
    Jean B.

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    Nexis Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill


    "BD" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:WOqbk.414$713.165@trnddc03...
    > What do your kids want when they are under the weather?
    >
    > Mine want
    > 1.Pastina boil some orzo or similar pasta, drain most of the water, add
    > butter, salt and pepper.
    > 2. ginger ale
    > 3. popsicles


    I'm guessing from the ginger ale and mild foods you're talking a stomach
    bug? Around here it's chicken broth, ginger ale or 7-up (has to be 7-up, no
    sprite or sierra mist, it doesn't work the same), and popsicles or freezies.
    Eventually she moves up to noodles or rice, no sauce, just a little butter
    for moistness.

    kimberly



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    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:52:38 GMT, "BD" <[email protected]> fired up
    random neurons and synapses to opine:

    >What do your kids want when they are under the weather?
    >
    >Mine want
    >1.Pastina boil some orzo or similar pasta, drain most of the water, add
    >butter, salt and pepper.
    >2. ginger ale
    >3. popsicles
    >

    My mother used to make us "milk toast," which was simply buttered
    toast in warm milk with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. Don't ask
    me why. To this day, when I'm under the weather, I want milk toast.

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    --
    "If the soup had been as hot as the claret, if the claret had been as
    old as the bird, and if the bird's breasts had been as full as the
    waitress's, it would have been a very good dinner."

    -- Duncan Hines

    To reply, replace "meatloaf" with "cox"





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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    On Fri 04 Jul 2008 07:10:17p, Terry Pulliam Burd told us...

    > On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:52:38 GMT, "BD" <[email protected]> fired up
    > random neurons and synapses to opine:
    >
    >>What do your kids want when they are under the weather?
    >>
    >>Mine want
    >>1.Pastina boil some orzo or similar pasta, drain most of the water, add
    >>butter, salt and pepper.
    >>2. ginger ale
    >>3. popsicles
    >>

    > My mother used to make us "milk toast," which was simply buttered
    > toast in warm milk with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. Don't ask
    > me why. To this day, when I'm under the weather, I want milk toast.


    My mothe used to make that for me, and to this day I want to wretch when I
    think of it. Ugh! There's something about "wet bread" that turns my
    stomach, yet I love bread pudding. Go figure...

    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd
    > --

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    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:

    > On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:52:38 GMT, "BD" <[email protected]> fired up
    > random neurons and synapses to opine:
    >
    >>What do your kids want when they are under the weather?
    >>
    >>Mine want
    >>1.Pastina boil some orzo or similar pasta, drain most of the water, add
    >>butter, salt and pepper.
    >>2. ginger ale
    >>3. popsicles
    >>

    > My mother used to make us "milk toast," which was simply buttered
    > toast in warm milk with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. Don't ask
    > me why. To this day, when I'm under the weather, I want milk toast.


    Ditto. And I haven't had it since (which is not meant to be derogatory).
    I'm not sure if I got cinnamon or not.


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    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > On Fri 04 Jul 2008 07:10:17p, Terry Pulliam Burd told us...
    >
    >> On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:52:38 GMT, "BD" <[email protected]> fired up
    >> random neurons and synapses to opine:
    >>
    >>>What do your kids want when they are under the weather?
    >>>
    >>>Mine want
    >>>1.Pastina boil some orzo or similar pasta, drain most of the water, add
    >>>butter, salt and pepper.
    >>>2. ginger ale
    >>>3. popsicles
    >>>

    >> My mother used to make us "milk toast," which was simply buttered
    >> toast in warm milk with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. Don't ask
    >> me why. To this day, when I'm under the weather, I want milk toast.

    >
    > My mothe used to make that for me, and to this day I want to wretch when I
    > think of it. Ugh! There's something about "wet bread" that turns my
    > stomach, yet I love bread pudding. Go figure...


    Now about turkey stuffing/dressing?

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    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    On Sat 05 Jul 2008 12:13:42a, Blinky the Shark told us...

    > Wayne Boatwright wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri 04 Jul 2008 07:10:17p, Terry Pulliam Burd told us...
    >>
    >>> On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 14:52:38 GMT, "BD" <[email protected]> fired up
    >>> random neurons and synapses to opine:
    >>>
    >>>>What do your kids want when they are under the weather?
    >>>>
    >>>>Mine want
    >>>>1.Pastina boil some orzo or similar pasta, drain most of the water,
    >>>>add butter, salt and pepper.
    >>>>2. ginger ale
    >>>>3. popsicles
    >>>>
    >>> My mother used to make us "milk toast," which was simply buttered
    >>> toast in warm milk with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. Don't ask
    >>> me why. To this day, when I'm under the weather, I want milk toast.

    >>
    >> My mothe used to make that for me, and to this day I want to wretch
    >> when I think of it. Ugh! There's something about "wet bread" that
    >> turns my stomach, yet I love bread pudding. Go figure...

    >
    > Now about turkey stuffing/dressing?
    >


    Not a problem, although I prefer cornbread dressing. I think it's just the
    "milk toast" thing that gets to me. I also get almost nauseated at the
    thought of warm milk, so it must be the combination.

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    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    > My mother used to make us "milk toast," which was simply buttered
    > toast in warm milk with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. Don't ask
    > me why. To this day, when I'm under the weather, I want milk toast.
    >
    > Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd


    I replied about my daughter. As for myself... I find myself
    wanting soup. In fact, that is frequently the first sign that all
    is not well.

    Oh, and I suppose I should confess that the soup is frequently
    store-bought tomato (now Amy's, and not that HFCS-laden famous
    brand) or cream of mushroom. I also like hot and sour,
    avgolemono, or tom yum.

    --
    Jean B.

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    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    In article <[email protected] .net>,
    Blinky the Shark <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:


    > > My mother used to make us "milk toast," which was simply buttered
    > > toast in warm milk with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. Don't ask
    > > me why. To this day, when I'm under the weather, I want milk toast.

    >
    > Ditto. And I haven't had it since (which is not meant to be derogatory).
    > I'm not sure if I got cinnamon or not.


    No cinnamon or sugar for us. Just black pepper or plain.

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    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 00:13:07 -0700, Blinky the Shark
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> My mother used to make us "milk toast," which was simply buttered
    >> toast in warm milk with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. Don't ask
    >> me why. To this day, when I'm under the weather, I want milk toast.

    >
    >Ditto. And I haven't had it since (which is not meant to be derogatory).
    >I'm not sure if I got cinnamon or not.
    >

    I used to make milk toast for myself, well into teenage hood for a
    snack.

    As a kid, when I was sick, mom fed us plain jello and either coke
    syrup or 7UP. No milk for upset tummies. I still don't like plain
    jello and I'm not fond of soda either.

    I used to give my own kids the chicken & rice soup with ginger that I
    have posted in the signature dish section of recfoodcooking.com...
    which they still crave today when they're ill.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    hahabogus Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    sf wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 00:13:07 -0700, Blinky the Shark
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>> My mother used to make us "milk toast," which was simply buttered
    >>> toast in warm milk with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. Don't

    ask
    >>> me why. To this day, when I'm under the weather, I want milk toast.

    >>
    >>Ditto. And I haven't had it since (which is not meant to be

    derogatory).
    >>I'm not sure if I got cinnamon or not.
    >>

    > I used to make milk toast for myself, well into teenage hood for a
    > snack.
    >
    > As a kid, when I was sick, mom fed us plain jello and either coke
    > syrup or 7UP. No milk for upset tummies. I still don't like plain
    > jello and I'm not fond of soda either.
    >
    > I used to give my own kids the chicken & rice soup with ginger that I
    > have posted in the signature dish section of recfoodcooking.com...
    > which they still crave today when they're ill.
    >
    >


    As a child if ill I lived on that water Lipton Chicken noodle soup with
    crushed soda crackers in it...I tried a while back was I had the
    flu...made me upchuck the lot...too artifical tasting for me nowadays.

    --

    The house of the burning beet-Alan




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    aem Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    On Jul 4, 7:10*pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@meatloaf.net> wrote:
    >
    > My mother used to make us "milk toast," which was simply buttered
    > toast in warm milk with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. Don't ask
    > me why. To this day, when I'm under the weather, I want milk toast.
    >

    Milk toast for us was nearly burnt toast -- lots of black spots --
    with plenty of butter but never any cinnamon or sugar, and the milk
    had to be ice cold. Haven't had it for decades, probably because we
    so seldom have fresh milk. Have thought of it from time to time,
    especially if I feel hungry near bedtime. -aem

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    Kathleen Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    BD wrote:
    > What do your kids want when they are under the weather?
    >
    > Mine want
    > 1.Pastina boil some orzo or similar pasta, drain most of the water, add
    > butter, salt and pepper.
    > 2. ginger ale
    > 3. popsicles
    >
    >


    My son wants pasta, specifically thick Amish noodles that take 20
    minutes of boiling, served with butter and sea salt. For my daughter,
    sliced apples, Pink Ladies ($2.99 per lb), with peanut butter.


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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 18:42:40 GMT, hahabogus <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >As a child if ill I lived on that water Lipton Chicken noodle soup with
    >crushed soda crackers in it...I tried a while back was I had the
    >flu...made me upchuck the lot...too artifical tasting for me nowadays.


    I remember Lipton's Chicken Noodle Soup in a packet. It was good at
    the time.


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 20:03:57 -0500, Kathleen
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Pink Ladies


    Aren't those simply the *best* apples? I love them!


    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill


    When I worked in pediatrics. the docs suggested the BRAT diet:
    Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast. My kids always liked popsicles.
    Cheers,
    Ellie


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    Al Jimenez Guest

    Default Re: Comfort foods - what to make when the kids are ill

    Try the BRAT diet, but I usually make rice pudding.
    Use about 3 short cinnamon sticks in a pot of enough water for about 1
    cup of rice.
    Simmer the sticks to make a tea of a moderate strength.
    Add 1 cup rice and bring to boil then reduce heat to simmer until the
    rice fluffs out and has NO CRUNCH!
    You can remove the cinnamon sticks before adding rice or after, your
    choice.
    Add 3/4 cup sugar and
    Add 3/4 cup golden raisins or craisins
    Add 1 can evaporated milk.
    Make sure the rice has no crunch because after you add the milk, it will
    stop fluffing out.

    Serve warm or cold the next day. Either way, the rice water and milk will
    soothe the stomach and is easily eaten by anyone not feeling well. I call
    this my own version of the famous "Jewish chicken soup" cause so many of my
    friends have benefited from it when they had the flu or a cold or a stomach
    virus.

    It's also a nice breakfast change or even a dessert.

    AL


    "sf" wrote in message news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 05 Jul 2008 18:42:40 GMT, hahabogus <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>As a child if ill I lived on that water Lipton Chicken noodle soup with
    >>crushed soda crackers in it...I tried a while back was I had the
    >>flu...made me upchuck the lot...too artifical tasting for me nowadays.

    >
    > I remember Lipton's Chicken Noodle Soup in a packet. It was good at
    > the time.
    >
    >
    > --
    > I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the
    > number of carats in a diamond.
    >
    > Mae West



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