Tuesday, February 13, 2007

All Better

My daughter went home from the hospital this evening - the antibiotics and iv fluids did the trick. We still don't know whether dehydration caused her small intestine to become inflamed and infected, or whether the infection caused the dehydration. But she's got to get a lot better than this before her second surgery. She's glad to be back in her own bed.

I though I'd try a new chicken recipe:

Orange-Bacon Chicken Breasts

3 boneless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
3 slices bacon
1 T butter
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup orange marmalade (I used the reduced-sugar version)

Preheat oven to 375˚. Line a shallow baking pan with foil; spray with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle each breast with salt and pepper. Wrap each breast with a slice of bacon and place in baking dish with bacon ends tucked under. Melt together butter, Worcestershire sauce, and marmalade in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir until combined; pour evenly over chicekn. Bake until bacon is crisp and chicken juices run clear, about 25-30 minutes. Makes 3 servings.

Reminder: Don't forget to make some soup or stew for Thursday night! It'll be Thursday Soup or Stew Night #5. I'm thinking Beef & Vegetable Barley!

4 comments:

sher said...

That's great news about your daughter. That had to be stressful. OK, I made soup, but it didn't turn out the way I hoped, so I don't know if I should submit it to your event.

gilly said...

Hi Cyndi - I missed your previous post. That's good news about her leaving the hospital - I hope she's back on her feet again very soon!

sher said...

It's me again. I did decide, despite my soup being much hotter than I thought it would be, to submit it for Thursday Night soup. Here's the permalink:

http://whatdidyoueat.typepad.com/what_did_you_eat/2007/02/do_you_have_a_s.html

Toni said...

Oh Cyndi, I send you an e-hug. What a mountain you and your family are climbing! Yes, it's a great thing to have her home. Hospitals are for the sick. They don't smell healthy. Home is much, much better. And I don't know why she had her colon removed, or why she needs a second operation, but I send you my heartfelt best wishes for all of this.

And you made a chicken, and took time to photograph it and post it? Girl, you are one helluva woman!