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  1. #1
    koko Guest

    Default First meal for my first time in Seattle


    My sister and I had to make an unexpected trip to Seattle WA today. We
    are staying at a nice Inn that is close to the hospital that our
    sister is in.

    After a frantic, frazzled day, we decided to have an easy quick meal
    at the Inn's restaurant. No fuss, no muss then up to our room.

    We were pleasantly surprised. Margie had the grilled chicken sandwich
    that she declared very good and enjoyable. Perfectly cooked chicken
    breast served on a organic bun with coleslaw on the side. We had a
    choice of potato salad, coleslaw or kettle chips with our sandwiches.
    http://i43.tinypic.com/6zrcdi.jpg

    I had a panini. It was ham and brie cheese with roasted asparagus on
    rosemary sourdough bread. Deeeeelicious. I had the coleslaw also which
    was very good and not overly dressed.
    http://i44.tinypic.com/242yck5.jpg

    For dessert we had a chocolate something or other, fancy schmancy that
    I can't remember the name of (we also had a few glasses of wine
    Here's my artsy fartsy shot of the dessert with the patio in the
    background.
    http://i43.tinypic.com/15gp00o.jpg

    It's a good thing we had a good meal tonight because I think hospital
    cafeteria food will be our mainstay for a few days.

    koko









    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw
    www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 05/15

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    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Bobo_Bonobo=AE?= Guest

    Default Re: First meal for my first time in Seattle

    On May 22, 12:25*am, koko <k...@letscook.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > It's a good thing we had a good meal tonight because I think hospital
    > cafeteria food will be our mainstay for a few days.


    Our local hospital has pretty good food, and the entrees are $3 w/ a
    drink. Maybe you'll get lucky too.
    >
    > koko
    >

    --Bryan

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    Lin Guest

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    Hi koko, you wrote:

    > It's a good thing we had a good meal tonight because I think hospital
    > cafeteria food will be our mainstay for a few days.


    I hope your sister is going to be fine soon and you all can share a meal
    outside of the hospital confines.

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way ...

    --Lin (eldest of three sisters)

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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    koko wrote:

    > My sister and I had to make an unexpected trip to Seattle WA today. We
    > are staying at a nice Inn that is close to the hospital that our
    > sister is in.


    Yikes! Seattle's a great place to be, but under happier circumstances!

    Here's wishing your sister has a speedy recovery, so you can enjoy your
    surroundings more.

    (Bad luck contagion: A couple minutes ago one of my coworkers got a phone
    call informing him that his 90-year-old grandmother-in-law has broken one of
    her legs, and has been brought to the emergency room.)

    Bob


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    sf Guest

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    On Thu, 21 May 2009 22:25:26 -0700, koko <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >My sister and I had to make an unexpected trip to Seattle WA today. We
    >are staying at a nice Inn that is close to the hospital that our
    >sister is in.
    >
    >After a frantic, frazzled day, we decided to have an easy quick meal
    >at the Inn's restaurant. No fuss, no muss then up to our room.
    >
    >We were pleasantly surprised. Margie had the grilled chicken sandwich
    >that she declared very good and enjoyable. Perfectly cooked chicken
    >breast served on a organic bun with coleslaw on the side. We had a
    >choice of potato salad, coleslaw or kettle chips with our sandwiches.
    >http://i43.tinypic.com/6zrcdi.jpg
    >
    >I had a panini. It was ham and brie cheese with roasted asparagus on
    >rosemary sourdough bread. Deeeeelicious. I had the coleslaw also which
    >was very good and not overly dressed.
    >http://i44.tinypic.com/242yck5.jpg
    >
    >For dessert we had a chocolate something or other, fancy schmancy that
    >I can't remember the name of (we also had a few glasses of wine
    >Here's my artsy fartsy shot of the dessert with the patio in the
    >background.
    >http://i43.tinypic.com/15gp00o.jpg


    What a foodie! You rushed up to Seattle for an emergency and
    remembered to take a camera to photograph your meals!
    >
    >It's a good thing we had a good meal tonight because I think hospital
    >cafeteria food will be our mainstay for a few days.
    >

    From what I've heard, hospital cafeteria food is pretty good these
    days. It's not a 5 star restaurant, but it's good enough when you
    have no choice.

    --
    I love cooking with wine.
    Sometimes I even put it in the food.

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    Andy Guest

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    koko said...

    > I had a panini. It was ham and brie cheese with roasted asparagus on
    > rosemary sourdough bread. Deeeeelicious. I had the coleslaw also which
    > was very good and not overly dressed.
    > http://i44.tinypic.com/242yck5.jpg



    koko,

    And a very generous looking one at that!

    Best to you and your sister,

    Andy
    --
    Eat first, talk later.

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    Kris Guest

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    On May 22, 1:25*am, koko <k...@letscook.com> wrote:
    > My sister and I had to make an unexpected trip to Seattle WA today. We
    > are staying at a nice Inn that is close to the hospital that our
    > sister is in.
    >
    > After a frantic, frazzled day, we decided to have an easy quick meal
    > at the Inn's restaurant. No fuss, no muss then up to our room.
    >
    > We were pleasantly surprised. Margie had the grilled chicken sandwich
    > that she declared very good and enjoyable. Perfectly cooked chicken
    > breast served on a organic bun with coleslaw on the side. We had a
    > choice of potato salad, coleslaw or kettle chips with our sandwiches.http://i43.tinypic.com/6zrcdi.jpg
    >
    > I had a panini. It was ham and brie cheese with roasted asparagus on
    > rosemary sourdough bread. Deeeeelicious. I had the coleslaw also which
    > was very good and not overly dressed.http://i44.tinypic.com/242yck5.jpg
    >
    > For dessert we had a chocolate something or other, fancy schmancy that
    > I can't remember the name of (we also had a few glasses of wine
    > Here's my artsy fartsy shot of the dessert with the patio in the
    > background.http://i43.tinypic.com/15gp00o.jpg
    >
    > It's a good thing we had a good meal tonight because I think hospital
    > cafeteria food will be our mainstay for a few days.
    >
    > koko
    >
    > --
    >
    > There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *George Bernard Shawwww.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    > updated 05/15


    Sorry to hear about your sister. At least you have good food to help
    you through this!

    While you're there, try to have some razor clams. Best clams you'll
    ever eat. I know from experience.

    Safe trip,
    Kris

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: First meal for my first time in Seattle

    In article <[email protected]>,
    koko <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My sister and I had to make an unexpected trip to Seattle WA today. We
    > are staying at a nice Inn that is close to the hospital that our
    > sister is in.
    >
    > After a frantic, frazzled day, we decided to have an easy quick meal
    > at the Inn's restaurant. No fuss, no muss then up to our room.
    >
    > We were pleasantly surprised. Margie had the grilled chicken sandwich
    > that she declared very good and enjoyable. Perfectly cooked chicken
    > breast served on a organic bun with coleslaw on the side. We had a
    > choice of potato salad, coleslaw or kettle chips with our sandwiches.
    > http://i43.tinypic.com/6zrcdi.jpg


    Very attractive. I'd eat that!

    >
    > I had a panini. It was ham and brie cheese with roasted asparagus on
    > rosemary sourdough bread. Deeeeelicious. I had the coleslaw also which
    > was very good and not overly dressed.
    > http://i44.tinypic.com/242yck5.jpg


    Oh. My gods...
    Everything goes better with brie!
    Next time I hit Central Market, I'll have to take the camera and order
    their roast beef and brie sandwich. ;-d

    >
    > For dessert we had a chocolate something or other, fancy schmancy that
    > I can't remember the name of (we also had a few glasses of wine
    > Here's my artsy fartsy shot of the dessert with the patio in the
    > background.
    > http://i43.tinypic.com/15gp00o.jpg


    Death by chocolate. <g>
    Sweet shot! (pun intended...)

    >
    > It's a good thing we had a good meal tonight because I think hospital
    > cafeteria food will be our mainstay for a few days.
    >
    > koko


    I'm so sorry Koko! Sending you good vibes and healing thoughts...
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    Goomba Guest

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    koko wrote:
    > My sister and I had to make an unexpected trip to Seattle WA today. We
    > are staying at a nice Inn that is close to the hospital that our
    > sister is in.

    <clip>
    > It's a good thing we had a good meal tonight because I think hospital
    > cafeteria food will be our mainstay for a few days.


    I hope you and your sisters have a smooth time of it.
    On the hospital food front- I just returned from a week in New Orleans
    and while there spoke to a bartender who was raving about the small
    private hospital she had knee replacement surgery in. (Omega Hospital in
    Metarie) She said they had menus from *good* restaurants and that the
    patients (all low acuity, full "walkie-talkies") could order their meals
    from them! That was a new one on me! She also told of patient rooms with
    fully stocked fridges of drinks and snacks and other pampering features.
    Of course hospitals like this also get to "pick and choose" their
    patients so I'm pretty sure most are insured or private pay. This allows
    them more leeway in providing these pampering type features.

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    Becca Guest

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    koko wrote:
    > We were pleasantly surprised. Margie had the grilled chicken sandwich
    > that she declared very good and enjoyable. Perfectly cooked chicken
    > breast served on a organic bun with coleslaw on the side. We had a
    > choice of potato salad, coleslaw or kettle chips with our sandwiches.
    > http://i43.tinypic.com/6zrcdi.jpg
    >
    > I had a panini. It was ham and brie cheese with roasted asparagus on
    > rosemary sourdough bread. Deeeeelicious. I had the coleslaw also which
    > was very good and not overly dressed.
    > http://i44.tinypic.com/242yck5.jpg
    >
    > For dessert we had a chocolate something or other, fancy schmancy that
    > I can't remember the name of (we also had a few glasses of wine
    > Here's my artsy fartsy shot of the dessert with the patio in the
    > background.
    > http://i43.tinypic.com/15gp00o.jpg
    >
    > It's a good thing we had a good meal tonight because I think hospital
    > cafeteria food will be our mainstay for a few days.
    >
    > koko


    Sorry to hear one of your sisters is ill, please let us know how she is
    doing. I am keeping my fingers crossed on the food. At one time, the
    Methodist Hospital in Houston had people lined up for lunch. I thought
    their boysenberry pie was the bomb. Of course, I was starving at the
    time. lol


    Becca

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    koko Guest

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    On Thu, 21 May 2009 22:25:26 -0700, koko <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >My sister and I had to make an unexpected trip to Seattle WA today. We
    >are staying at a nice Inn that is close to the hospital that our
    >sister is in.
    >
    >After a frantic, frazzled day, we decided to have an easy quick meal
    >at the Inn's restaurant. No fuss, no muss then up to our room.
    >

    snippage

    Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts.
    She has Lymphoma B. They've found it in her liver, brain, bones and
    kidneys.
    So far she's handling the agressive chemotherepy treatments pretty
    good.

    Thanks again for all the good vibes.

    koko
    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw
    www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 05/15

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: First meal for my first time in Seattle

    In article <[email protected]>,
    koko <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Thu, 21 May 2009 22:25:26 -0700, koko <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >My sister and I had to make an unexpected trip to Seattle WA today. We
    > >are staying at a nice Inn that is close to the hospital that our
    > >sister is in.
    > >
    > >After a frantic, frazzled day, we decided to have an easy quick meal
    > >at the Inn's restaurant. No fuss, no muss then up to our room.
    > >

    > snippage
    >
    > Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts.
    > She has Lymphoma B. They've found it in her liver, brain, bones and
    > kidneys.
    > So far she's handling the agressive chemotherepy treatments pretty
    > good.
    >
    > Thanks again for all the good vibes.
    >
    > koko


    I'm so sorry Koko.

    Sending you all the healing vibes I can!
    --
    Peace! Om

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
    It's about learning to dance in the rain.
    -- Anon.

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    Julian Vrieslander Guest

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    Here's hoping for the best possible outcome for your sister. You didn't
    mention which hospital she is in, but Seattle has several world-class
    facilities, so she is probably getting excellent care.

    I work at the University of Washington Medical Center, and my SO (Cindy
    Fuller, another RFC veteran) works at Swedish Medical Center. Both of
    these hospitals are well-respected for cancer care, as is Fred
    Hutchinson. I've sampled the cafeteria food at UWMC and Swedish.
    Neither is serious competition for the best restaurants in the city.
    But you could do a lot worse at many other hospitals. Cindy used to
    work at a hospital (which shall remain nameless) that had a McDonalds on
    site. Seems like a clear conflict-of-interest.

    In any case, we both wish you and your sister well. Feel free to
    contact us while you are in Seattle, if we can be of help.

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    Damsel Guest

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    On Sat, 23 May 2009 09:19:55 -0700, koko <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts.
    >She has Lymphoma B. They've found it in her liver, brain, bones and
    >kidneys.
    >So far she's handling the agressive chemotherepy treatments pretty
    >good.
    >
    >Thanks again for all the good vibes.


    Hugs to all who are affected by this.

    Carol

    --
    Change "invalid" to James Bond's agent number to reply.

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    Kris Guest

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    On May 23, 12:19*pm, koko <k...@letscook.com> wrote:
    > On Thu, 21 May 2009 22:25:26 -0700, koko <k...@letscook.com> wrote:
    >
    > >My sister and I had to make an unexpected trip to Seattle WA today. We
    > >are staying at a nice Inn that is close to the hospital that our
    > >sister is in.

    >
    > >After a frantic, frazzled day, we decided to have an easy quick meal
    > >at the Inn's restaurant. No fuss, no muss then up to our room.

    >
    > snippage
    >
    > Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts.
    > She has Lymphoma B. They've found it in her liver, brain, bones and
    > kidneys.
    > So far she's handling the agressive chemotherepy treatments pretty
    > good.
    >
    > Thanks again for all the good vibes.
    >
    > koko
    > --
    >
    > There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *George Bernard Shawwww.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    > updated 05/15


    I didn't realize it was such a heavy diagnosis. My deepest sympathy.
    Having her family there must be a godsend though!

    Sending positive thoughts your way,
    Kris

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    koko Guest

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    On Sat, 23 May 2009 22:47:24 -0700, Julian Vrieslander
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    Thanks again to eveyone for your prayers and good thoughts. I
    appreciate the support.

    >Here's hoping for the best possible outcome for your sister. You didn't
    >mention which hospital she is in, but Seattle has several world-class
    >facilities, so she is probably getting excellent care.

    She's in ICU in Swedish, the one that's on Broadway. At the time she
    was admitted they didn't know what in the heck was going on. Don't
    know if or when they'll move her up to the 12 floor.
    >
    >I work at the University of Washington Medical Center, and my SO (Cindy
    >Fuller, another RFC veteran) works at Swedish Medical Center. Both of
    >these hospitals are well-respected for cancer care, as is Fred
    >Hutchinson.

    I can't believe the array of physicians and nurses she has. Each one
    has the time to stop and talk, answer questions and keep us up to the
    minute with her treatment. I fell they are like that with everyone,
    not just because my sister used to work there.
    She and her husband both are nurses, retired within the last few
    years. She was at Swedish for years. Don't know if Cindy would know
    her, her name is Mary Fran Blue, she goes by Fran, husband is Don.

    >I've sampled the cafeteria food at UWMC and Swedish.
    >Neither is serious competition for the best restaurants in the city.
    >But you could do a lot worse at many other hospitals. Cindy used to
    >work at a hospital (which shall remain nameless) that had a McDonalds on
    >site. Seems like a clear conflict-of-interest.

    lol, one would think so. The cafeteria was o.k. It was food and it was
    hot, at the time it was all we needed.

    >In any case, we both wish you and your sister well. Feel free to
    >contact us while you are in Seattle, if we can be of help.

    I appreciate this so much Julian. I'm home now, (just got home an hour
    ago) but I do wish we would have had an opportunity to meet each
    other. We will be back if things take a turn or she's released, I'd
    like to meet you and Cindy.
    She's responded very well to the chemo. CHOP is the acronym they used
    for the treatment. They did the CHOP a day after they did a chemo
    treatment through the spine right into the brain.

    To my rfc friends, thank you for indulging me as I go off topic these
    few days.

    My other sister and I stayed at a nice Inn and had some wonderful
    meals there. I'll try and get that up tonight.

    koko
    --

    There is no love more sincere than the love of food
    George Bernard Shaw
    www.kokoscorner.typepad.com
    updated 05/15

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