Happy Friday! It really does seem like it was just last friday, and I honestly wish it still was. I ended up getting sick last weekend while in Austin and am currently still fighting off what ended up being strep throat. More like the world’s worst case of strep throat, at least that I have ever had!
I thought I would share my top 5 saving graces while being sick.
“You got it dude!” One of the perks of being home during the work week is the ability to catch re-runs upon re-runs of classic childhood television. I think I have watched a total of 25 episodes this week. I did
get angry reach a low point when I realized that the same episodes from the morning also play again in the afternoon. No worries…I quickly found some episodes of “Boy Meets World” to ease my pain.
I am usually more of an iced sweet tea drinking girl, but since my throat has felt like it has a cactus shoved in back of it, I was willing to try anything. I picked these K-Cups up randomly as a last minute purchase while stocking up on soft cold food items the other day and was pleasantly surprised. It feels so good on my throat and has a nice citrusy taste. I can see myself drinking these even when I am not sick. I think they would taste good iced on a hot summer day!
Personal Sized Blender
(via) – mine is red 🙂
This was another Christmas gift I received but I didn’t use it until this week. When my throat hurt so bad I couldn’t eat I busted out this bad boy and made a protein shake which held me over for about 30 minutes BUT it was much easier than busting out (and then cleaning) my huge blender. This personal sized blender doubles as a cup so you can just pop it off, and start sipping away! This week has been perfect for experimenting with shakes since I haven’t had much of an appetite and been craving cold treats. I also used this to make my new favorite frozen treat…
This recipe will blow your mind…but beware it is very complicated: Fill blender with ice and then fill with your favorite flavor of Gatorade. Blend. Ta-Daaaa!
(Zebra Snuggie is optional)
Simple, yet so refreshing. I feel like these would make an excellent pool drink in the summer with the addition of vodka! 🙂
In addition to the Gatorade Slushies mentioned above, I stocked up on a large supply of Jello, pudding, sherbet, and popsicles which are all a dream come true on my poor throat. Plus, when else can I allow myself to eat this much sugar without feeling guilty? PS the sherbet is my favorite and reminds me of that yummy punch that is always served at bridal showers! Also, why is it spelled “Sherbet” and not “Sherbert”?
(My grocery store haul)
That’s all folks! Hopefully I am on the upswing and will be back to 100% next week. I am looking forward to not cringing in pain every time I swallow or eat! 😦 Have a great weekend!