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#13182: It's my uncle's wife that is sick and first meals were delivered last night....

Posted by: Music City Missy at 4:10 pm on Dec 24, 2008

she got her and started improving so for the first time in about two weeks my uncle and their youngest son left her side (rest of the family is still in Mississippi - sick and with young children) to go across the street and get her a Krispy Kreme donut that she asked for.

I took two large tupperware plates with assorted foods hoping to hit on something that would appeal to my uncle who's been so worried he hasn't been eating - turnip greens, ropa vieja, enchilda casserole, fried chicken wings, ham and potato gratin, ham slices, Irish beef and stout pie over mashed potatoes (mostly things I had frozen in individual portions)

She didn't sleep well but is feeling better and actually ate breakfast(she's been on breathing machine and being fed through tube until now). She loves my pappa e pomodoro soup and Gretchen's sausage and corn chowder so I have everything set to make those - one today and one tomorrow. Thanks to whoever suggested the thermos of soup - I wasn't thinking clearly and didn't think about the soups until I read your posts.

As for the rest of the family, especially the stepsons, they are going to live with whatever I feel like doing. I do have the half of my large thanksgiving turkey thawing and will roast that but I'm just going to take it easy and relax - thanks to you all. I thought Christmas meal had to be traditional with ALL the trimmings but I was wrong.