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Old 11-06-2010, 09:57 AM   #11
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Jeni, I routinely put together casseroles and freeze them. When I'm ready to cook, I just toss them in the oven frozen. Keep an eye on them, but they usually do just fine that way. Try lasagna, either chicken or regular as well.

I'd add to those that suggest soups. If you freeze a bunch of broth you can pull one out, stick it in a pot and add bits of things on any particular day.

Hope your surgery goes well, it sounds exciting.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:28 AM   #12
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Good luck to you and hope all goes well.
Soups are great as not alot of work to reheat for you and light on the tummy if having veritgo and get to feeling queezy.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:37 AM   #13
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Thank you everyone!

Good point on the type of food - I suppose I might be sick. I think I'll do potato leek (because it's so easy) and then mac and cheese.

Did not know about the casserole freezing thing. I've never done it. So, I can just assemble and freeze...do I need to thaw it before sticking it in the oven? Perhaps a dumb question but I'm not all that savvy at the science part of food.

Wish me luck! Surgery is on 11/10. I am traveling for work 11/8-9 so things are a bit crazy.
I know about the "crazy" but I wish you luck and will br praying for you.

Incidentally, a great comfort food is potato dauphinoise. But add some nicely crisped fried bacon and you have a wonderful meal.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:36 PM   #14
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How about the classic chicken noodle soup?
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:49 PM   #15
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Split pea soup would satisfy the need for soup and would be very nourishing.

I froze most of my last batch and I can tell you it was just as good thawed out.

I'll be praying for you and will be waiting to hear from you after.
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:47 PM   #16
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Well, surgery went well. I haven't eaten anything yet, not hungry and the vertigo is something else.

I did have one complication - a nerve got pulled a little so I have lost the sense of taste on part of the left side of my tongue. What a bummer for me!

It could come back so I have hope. I also think it's better than the other possile complications (deafness, permanent vertigo, ringing, facial ticks). So, I suppose if I had to get a complication, this would be it!

Thanks everyone for your thoughts and support. It means a lot!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:27 PM   #17
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I am glad to learn that you are recovering. I have a friend who has a taste deficit due to a brain injury. He enjoys things that fun texture and foods that are aromatic... firm jello, tacos with crisp shells, scented popcorn, pretzels, rice crispy treats, pizza with crisp crust, bubble tea and oddly, capt crunch cereal...

Pamper yourself for a while - give yourself some time to adjust and heal and don't forget to eat!
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:45 PM   #18
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Glad to hear it went well Jeni. Take care and keep us posted.
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Great Jeni, give yourself some time and take it easy. Don't stand up too fast!
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:33 AM   #20
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Glad you're back. Be careful getting around, vertigo is nothing to mess with. Take your time and get well. {{{{HUGS}}}}}
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