|Late Night Dessert - hospital style|
Are you curious about events in other kitchens? The monthly collection of In My Kitchen (IMK) posts offers an intriguing peek into cooking, newly-acquired treasures, intriguing products, kitchen gadgets old and new, dining events, and more; all this via an international gathering of cooks from around the globe. Begun ages ago by Celia at figjamandlimecordial, the IMK roundup is now hosted by Lizzy at bizzylizzysgoodthings. Click on the links in the right-hand column of Lizzy's blog to visit some or all of this month's participants. There were 24 when I last checked, and IF I hurry I might finish this post before the Oct.10 deadline and be participant number 25! (Instead of finishing this not-quite IMK post, I keep reading everyone else's.)
September saw a lot of activity, but not from me and not in my kitchen. I spent the first two weeks in the hospital and the rest of the month resting or clomping around the house using crutches or a walker. My job was to recover and rehab while RL handled the multitude of caregiver and butler duties. The man deserves a medal for heroic effort and good nature!
|Butler at work!|
|Nut Brittle & Toffee - we sampled it so quickly none remained for a photo!|
The freezer In My Kitchen held a variety of homemade soups and chili, plus pork with black beans and chicken enchiladas, products of earlier efforts. RL had a few meal options during my hospital stay, when he didn't dine with me at UWMC (link).
|Enchiladas from the freezer stash|
Hospital food? does that phrase call up visions of rubbery eggs, watery tasteless soups and worse? Well, erase those outdated memories of boring, bland hospital food. The University of Washington Medical Center's kitchen kept me very well-fed as my appetite recovered after surgery. Soups, stir frys, pasta, entree salads, regional favorites, sandwiches and more were available from 6:30am to 9:30pm. Two weeks were not enough to sample all of the tempting items on the multi-page menu, especially not when I kept returning to my SW favorites!
|UWMC Breakfast Burrito|
|UWMC Taco Salad with toppings|
|UWMC Bean & Cheese Enchiladas|
Meanwhile have fun exploring the many links at BizzyLizzysGoodThings.