Thursday, February 24, 2011

BUTTERBEAN SMOOTHIE

This image reminded me that we went to see the Waring Blenders, once, with Mr. Fred Waring conducting---lovely evening. The program was wonderful, and I especially remember the audience singing along to "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," in that beautiful auditorium, with the notes of that sweet, swaying old-fashioned love song gently wafting up from all those voices, as they must have from music halls, concert venues, choir events, and even burlesque houses and saloons for decades.

I'm having quite an afternoon with a blender, myself, because Caro, Bless Her Heart in the BEST way, is in the midst of having a root canal. She hasn't eaten for a couple of days because of the pain, and I was determined to make her something she can sip through a straw. "Room temperature or barely warm, please," she mumbled from beneath the covers just now when I went to check on her.

And you know what she wanted? Last night's leftover butterbeans, pureed. I was kidding when I mentioned them in the Bang-Dade post, but I made a pot of them last night so she'd have something soft to nibble on. Now I've made her the puree, with just enough of the pot liquor to make it a creamy soup---I tasted a little spoontip, and it's like the babyfood that savvy babies would order, IF they could talk.

I also made a fresh strawberry smoothie, with vanilla yogurt, a little apple juice, and a sprinkle of Splenda, coming to room temp, and will make her some very creamy mashed potatoes in a little bit so they can cool off some.

This is just SO sad, and she's so brave and I'm the one who's crying about it. We're soldiering (and blending) on, so moire non when there's more time.

10 comments:

Kat said...

Bless her heart! Tell her to be careful though...I'm pretty sure she shouldn't use a straw...something about the sucking motion. But she can still sip your wonderful "love potion" off a spoon. Hope she feels much better soon.

Hugs,
Kat

racheld said...

Thanks, Kat!!!

I'll make sure everything's cup-sippable or spoonable.

Tonja said...

Yes...NO straw! but I'm sure the butterbeans and mashed potatos will help her feel better. I have had 3 and they are so painful!

Nail said...

So sorry Caro feels bad! She does have you to take care of her though...you have to be the best, most comforting and loving nurse I can imagine. People, she did everything and I mean everything for me after all 3 c-sections. If I ever have to have a root canal, I know who I'm calling. (Perhaps I'll pass on the root canal, and just call you anyway) XOXOXO

Southern Lady said...

Bless Caro's heart ... I hope she will feel better today. I know your tender, loving, care will help brighten her day.

Caro said...

I have the best mother in the world. She is the best nurse, coming in to check up on me, her gentle hands slipping under the edge of the covers to stroke my face and make sure I don't have a temp. I hope all of you are half as lucky.

And butterbean puree is the food of the gods!

Oh, and if I ever get another cavity, I will have it taken care of before it gets out of hand. My first cavity ever, and I need a root canal.... I'm an idiot!

Keetha said...

Do you know? I can just hear the audience singing along to "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." Thanks for that!

I do hope Caro is feeling better and soon!

Beverly said...

Bless her heart, and bless your heart, too. I know how we mother's feel about our children.

I have to admit butter bean puree got me thinking. You may be on to something there.

And, a pink Waring blender. You know I am loving that.

Kim Shook said...

I'm sending hugs and good wishes your way, Caro. And, yes, NOTHING is better than a real MOM when you are poorly. And your mom is the best! Love to all!

Kim Shook said...

PS - I want that pink blender!