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Apr 23, 2012 02:08 PM

Sick food

DBF out of town and my first time watching his kids alone and they are sick with sore throats to boot. I had planned for us to make stuffed shells but I think I should ax the idea. What are your favorite sick-foods, cook or no cook? Thanks! I'm not accustomed to taking care of sick kids. People, really.

ETA: "kids" are 13 and 18. The 13 yo is more just allergied up but her brother is quite ill with strep. He is normally completely self-sufficient but I'm driving him around, etc. He hasn't eaten anything and I'm not sure if I should try to get him to do something, even if it's just broth, or leave him alone.

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  1. How old? When I was a kid, no matter the age, I love scrambled eggs with buttered toast. And a good chicken noodle soup with lots of noodles always hit the spot for me. Nowadays I love hot & sour soup best. Ice cream or Jello for dessert?

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    1. re: jenscats5

      13, 18. But when they are sick and dependent they seem so much younger :)

    2. scrambled eggs...toast with butter and jelly...cheesey grits...mac and cheese...chicken rice cream...applesauce...

      1. How sick are the kids and how old?

        What to feed them depends upon how sick they are.

        Stuffed shells sound fine.
        The old fallback is soup and a sandwich.

        1. They're old enough to ask them what sounds good (and if they want something.) You will have much better luck getting them to eat if its something they actually want.

          1. Milk shakes. Being sick is a great excuse for a liquid junk food.

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            1. re: LN2008

              +1 on the milkshakes. That's just the sore-throat ticket