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Like A Li’l Bear!! March 18, 2008

Posted by littlebangtheory in Dinner with TCR, Love and Death.
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So the good vibes from all you folks out there in the ‘Sphere, combined with the TLC administered by Ultimate Spawn during her school vacation, finally sent my fever packing.

And it’s about time, if I do say so myself. Holy Cow, was I ever sick! My personal Six Days War culminated in a weekend hibernation, cocooned in comforters and sipping tea, sleeping eighteen hours at a stretch, waking only long enough to moan pitifully, roll over and go back into that defensive torpor.

Yesterday was a visit to hell, an unavoidably full work day of sledge hammering stakes into the frozen ground with one good arm, alongside a busy urban thoroughfare in frigid temps, punctuated by coughing and retching fits and several hasty retreats into the nearest thorny hedgerow.

I wish you all something better, I really do.

At any rate, today I awoke hungry at the five o’clock alarm, and considered it a good sign. The cough remained, but gone was my swimming vision, and my brain seemed to have ousted the burning phosphorous brick which had occupied my skull since last Wednesday.

I managed a cup of coffee and a piece of toast before heading back out into the Working World, then held off ’till dinner time for a real meal.

And tonight, like a newly awakened bear tearing into a thawing Spring log, I scarfed together some of my Fridge’s Finest and made a Welcome Back meal of things I vaguely remember dreaming of in my infirmity, some fresh greens I had hoped would keep, some cream I trusted to be fresh enough to last.

It all came together in about fifteen minutes of trance-like auto-pilot kitchenery:

(still) Fresh Raviolis stuffed with Portabellas and Fontina Cheese, in a Cream Sauce with Spinach and Prosciutto:


These had barely hit the plate when they were passing my tonsils, accompanied by the glorious strains of a choir of angels.

Not the fanciest meal I ever made, but definitely a cut above the two cans of soup which were my total weekend’s caloric intake!


1. Paul in ABQ - March 18, 2008

You’re back. Hooray!

It looks yummy. I just had a handful of rice cracker and peanut snacks on my way out the door to Russian class. You win!

2. Randal Graves - March 19, 2008

Yikes, that’s a, er, hell of a work day. Glad you’re feeling better, but hey, canned soup CAN be good. 🙂

3. sherry - March 19, 2008

hi! yeah, i’d say you are way better!

4. littlebangtheory - March 19, 2008

Now if I can only evict the monster camping in my lungs!

5. Phy/Bob - March 19, 2008

Three cheers for being back at the grind!!

So glad you’re doing better, Cuz.

6. Jennifer - March 19, 2008


So happy you’re on the mend.

7. Comrade Kevin - March 19, 2008

Monster colds are wicked.

8. littlebangtheory - March 19, 2008

“Yes” to all of the above! 😆

9. The Pagan Sphinx - March 20, 2008

what’s the brown stripes on the ravioli made of? The cream sauce looks luscious – I LOVE prosiutto!

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