Daily Prompt: Seconds

Describe the most satisfying meal you’ve ever eaten, in glorious detail. 

When I was three, I had to have my tonsils removed for the first time. They were swollen so badly that my throat was almost swollen shut. Needless to say, I could not or would not eat out drink much of anything before they took them out.

I remember the nurse bringing my first meal in after surgery. I could have kissed her. She had a tray full of Popsicles, sherbet and a nasty bowl of greasy chicken broth.

The Popsicle was my favorite. It was cherry, so cold, delicious, and made my throat feel so good. The sherbet was the perfect follow-up. It was tangy and delightful. I had never had a Neapolitan version of sherbet. But WOW! It was incredible. It made my throat feel so good or either I was just flat-out hungry enough to eat a horse. I loved every yummy spoonful. I never touched the broth…….salty, greasy, nasty, YUCK.

It might have had something to do with the pain medication I was given as well. I polished off the Popsicle and sherbet quickly, when I informed I could all I wanted. Once I discovered the nurses had an endless supply of cherry popsicles, it was over. I drove them nuts.

When I was three outpatient surgery did not exist. You spent a week in the hospital for almost everything.

By my discharge date, I had a permanent red circle around my lips. Those Popsicles were the most delicious meal I had ever been served. To date, I cannot turn down a cherry Popsicle and I prefer sherbet to regular ice cream. It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. I guess, the two delectable treats being served as a meal, has added them to my list comfort foods. They are probably be my first comfort foods.

3 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Seconds

  1. That’s great! Wish I was so lucky! When I had my tonsils and adenoids out at age 7, I was promised ice cream. Turns out ice cream just makes you more mucousy (sp?) and they wanted to avoid that. I got Jello. Imagine my disappointment. I despise Jello to this very day!

    Best meal – The Culver’s double bacon cheese burger that I had immediately after leaving the hospital from my full-body scan after like a month of eating a low-iodine diet following my RAI ablation after thyroid cancer. Absolute Heaven! No other trip to Culver’s since then has produced a burger so delicious — which goes to show how ‘all in my head’ the experience was! 🙂

    • I can’t swallow hamburger anymore. Since the brain surgery, I cannot swallow like I used to. I miss hamburgers…..those popsicles just stuck out in my mind and sherbet is not made from milk, no phlim. (sp).

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