Saturday, February 19, 2011
*McDonald's Oatmeal. I love this one. The diced apples and the dried cranberries and golden raisins were a bonus. I hope some of the other fast food places catch on and add some healthy alternatives, too.
*Neti Pot. My cousins told me about this one. I'd seen it on a news show. The water in the pot goes in one nostril and comes out the other. It is like a little car wash for your sinuses. The verdict is still out on this one. I think it takes some getting used to.
*Laryngitis. It has been interesting. L thinks I sound like a cartoon character. (The Mr. insisted on letting me 'talk' to her on the phone. She had a fit!)
*School lunches. Our cooks have begun making small chef salads in sandwich size to-go containers. For $1.25, this might be the best lunch bargain around. I don't even have to have a lunch ticket because they sell them in the a la carte line.
*Hot spiced tea a la "Mrs. E" style. Mom used to make hot spiced tea when I had a cold. It wasn't the powdered form, though that will do in a pinch. She made it with orange juice, lemonade, tea, cinnamon sticks and/or cloves. I'm not exactly sure what was in her recipe. I just know it was wonderful! Soooo... I mix orange juice and lemonade and heat the mixture in the microwave. Warm drinks soothe the throat, and it gives me a healthy dose of vitamin C. It isn't Mom's, but it is still pretty darn good.
*Finally, the Mr. and I have a date to a college basketball game today. I go to watch the people. Obviously, I won't be cheering.
On the other hand, I have been doing a little silent cheering. (This no voice thing stinks!) The Mr. made reservations for spring break. He is taking me skiing again. And the happy dances have begun!