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I have to deliver dinner

reets Oct 28, 2010 11:25 AM

I want to deliver a home cooked meal to my sister-in-law who had a hysterectomy this week. There are 2 kids and my brother too so I need to satisfy all. Any suggestions for the picky family? Low fat and healthy would be good. Thanks for your help!

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  1. c oliver RE: reets Oct 28, 2010 11:46 AM

    Here's a link that will give you ideas and some other links. But don't be surprised if she's up and about. By the time I came home from the hospital, Bob fixed me a scrambled egg and toast the first morning and I was back at it after that. Don't tell my doctor but I was cleaning the barn within a week :) And I was about 50 at the time.


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      boyzoma RE: c oliver Oct 28, 2010 12:59 PM

      I hear you there. I had the same thing, lived on a farm, at age 27 with 2 toddlers at home! You don't stay down long. The cows still gotta get milked and kids need to be fed. For me, it was just soft foods for a while - so the kids loved to have jello and puddings in the fridge. As well as stews and spaghetti. (Thank heavens that was soooo many years ago)

    2. jmcarthur8 RE: reets Oct 28, 2010 11:49 AM

      How about a vegetable lasagna and some kind of interesting salad?

      1. greygarious RE: reets Oct 28, 2010 12:02 PM

        Peristalsis shuts down with abdominal surgery. Unless her gut has already woken up, she'll have a very restricted diet - stuff like broth, pudding, Ensure. Care must be taken so that bowel movements do not involve straining. I had the same surgery and was unable to have anything by mouth (not even water) for 5 days. I think the first solid food I had was scrambled eggs.

        I suggest a pureed soup like split pea or curried butternut squash and apple (my favorite), with the addition of croque monsieur sandwiches for the kids and hubby. By all means, ask about her progress before deciding what dishes she can handle.

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