Your body craves food. No, not electrolytes. Let’s talk about food, man.
With ALS, you know that I’m losing the ability to swallow. This has led to a much-reduced diet and tasty supplement of vanilla flavored goo injected into my stomach. And yes, if you burp, you taste it. It’s not delicious.
I have a refined palate, however. With my pinky in the air I eat foi gras, and chortle about Grey Poupon. So I eat things I am able to chew and swallow, like hot dogs. I know, so refined, right?
What happens though when you crave something else, that vanilla goo and hot dogs don’t give you? For example, I want Doritos so bad, but I can’t eat them because they are too crunchy and if I swallow wrong they get stuck. Well, Mel to the rescue again! And she had to spoon feed me!
Gumbo, Reader-land, gumbo. The cajun trinity and the pope added in. That means onion, celery, and bell peppers with garlic added in. And okra, of course.
You see, Reader-land, I was born in Louisiana. I don’t know how, or why, in all my travels, I always will consider cajun the best comfort food, but there it is. Ever since Mrs. Neighbors brought garlic bread over I have been craving it and craving it, and Mel made me Gumbo yesterday and that craving was answered. If you don’t enjoy garlic, I sincerely apologize to you, because it is so good! Gumbo is something that meets all the craving. All of them!
So I started thinking about other food I could eat that wouldn’t give me acid reflux. Steak? Grilled cheese? Pizza? Etc. But, then I thought about… Garlic grilled cheese! This, without crusts, and only lightly grilled, sounds like the greatest thing ever and if anyone has a good recipe, let me know!
Don’t mind me, I’m just drooling.