Thursday, November 22, 2012

A rough Thanksgiving

photo (1)eAfter gymnastics practice Wednesday afternoon, little Maisie Miao Miao just wasn’t feeling well.  She fell asleep in the car during the 8 mile drive to bring Brooke home from the gym and then after a few minutes of visiting, fell asleep on the 5 mile drive to our home.  Once home she disappeared into the bedroom and laid down saying she wasn’t feeling well.  She seemed hot so I took her temp and she was up over 102 so it was some meds and rest.  Over the course of the afternoon she just felt worse and worse and her temp, even with meds, never dropped below 101.  Overnight was rough and she awoke this morning with a fever of 103.9.  Poor little girl…  She totally resisted drinking anything but was willing to eat some popsicles so that’s the route we went.  I felt that getting her into a cool bath would help but I didn’t want her in there alone so she and Eammon each put on their bathing suits and climbed into the tub together.  They stayed in there for well over an hour and Maisie got some fluids into her by eating her popsicles in the bath.  After their bath Maisie laid limp in the family room and watched a little t.v. but was fading fast so while I worked on making Thanksgiving dinner, she and Eammon crawled into bed for an extended nap.  Over the course of the day Maisie’s temp fluctuated but never dropped below 100 and though she really didn’t eat much, we did get fluids into her.  By bedtime she said that she was feeling a bit better and wanted a bowl of oatmeal so that was good but she still went to bed with a temp over 101.  I’m hoping that she has a good nights rest and tomorrow wakes fever-free and feeling better. 

Our Thanksgiving was quiet, just the three of us and my parents.  Between Maisie being sick and her allergies to wheat, egg & dairy, my Mom’s inability to eat dairy, my Dad’s avoidance of offal, mushrooms, asparagus and sugar, Eammon’s dislike of fruit mixed in with anything savory and me not feeling well and trying not to eat too many processed foods, carbs or sugar, I just made a nice but very simple meal consisting of:

IMG_6169eA roasted spatchcocked turkey, dressing, whole roasted sweet potatoes, Eammon’s favorite crispy oven roasted potatoes, cranberry celebration (which I purchase already made),

IMG_6166ecauliflower with seared peppers and caramelized onions & garlic and of course gravy for Eammon.

IMG_6160e No pies for dessert, instead we enjoyed crockpot cranberry & nut stuffed apples.  Hopefully in the next few days I’ll get some of the recipes posted over on Cook Lisa Cook

The one dish that I didn’t make that I Eammon probably missed the most was my Corn Soufflé which has been a Thanksgiving regular since he and I got married.  I may have to make a mini one for him to enjoy, maybe for Christmas dinner.  This Corn Soufflé really is wonderful so click on the picture or the link to check out the recipe over on Cook Lisa Cook.  Hope that everyone enjoyed a safe, healthy and delicious Thanksgiving.

Corn Soufflé

Other recipes posted on Cook Lisa Cook include: Mango Lassi, Stir-Fried Asparagus with Water Chestnuts, Ginger & Cashews, Curried Roast Chicken Pieces with Spicy Sweet Potato & Carrots, Grilled Corn & Bacon Pudding, Oriental Chicken Salad, Potato Salad with Bacon, Coffee Crusted Steak, Home Style Chicken Curry, Watermelon FrostyMango Gazpacho, Toll House Double Stuff Oreo Brownies, Long Beans with Walnuts, Blacksmith Pizza, Rhubarb Crisp, Laksa, Math Book No Bake Cookies, Aloo Gobi, Mint Lassi, Red Curry Chicken, Lamb Curry, Grilled Corn, Avocado & Tomato Salad with Honey Lime Dressing, Baked Egg Cups Two Ways, Thai Peanut Salad, Holy Guacamole, Cantaloupe Agua Fresca, Wallaby Darned, Piggy-Out Cookies, Wicked Good New England Lobster Roll, Long Beans with Garlic, Super Simple Summer Shrimp Salsa Salad, Grandma’s Teriyaki Steak, Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho, Red Chinese Long Beans with Peppers & Red Curry, 24-Layer Crêpe Cake, Fig & Watermelon Salad, Grilled Chèvre & Fig Panini, Spicy Asian Cucumber Salad, Grilled Prawns, Spicy Brown Sugar Bacon, Kicked Up Piggy-Out Cookies, Pesto Pita Pizza, Cilantro Lime Chicken, Nutella Crêpes, Mango, Lime & Chile Spiced Ice Box Pie, Roast Beef & Garlic Herb Cheese Sandwich, Layered Crespelle with Bolognese, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil, Jamaican Jerk Meat Pies, Nutella No Bake Cookies, Velvety Mac & Cheese, Welsh Cakes, Tom Yam Ghoong (Spicy Shrimp Soup), Lime Jewels, Southwest Pasta Salad, Walnut Roca Squares, Uncle Bubba’s Shrimp & Grits, Chocolate Chip Gingersnaps, Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies, Copycat “KFC” Coleslaw, Happy 6th Birthday Maisie Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Caramel Stuffed Apple Cider Cookies, Thin Mint Irish Coffee, Caramel Apples, “Rotisserie” Chicken, Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwich, Mummy Hotdogs, Mango Upside Down Cake, Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens, Aloo Tikki, Pink Strawberry Cake Balls, Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake, Apple Dumplings, Rum Cured Salmon, Apple, Cranberry & Rhubarb Crisp, Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic Sour Cream, Crunchy Oat, Almond, Cashew & Pebbles Granola Bars, Texas Chicken with Lime Butter, Biscoff Fudge, Eggnog Popovers with Cranberry Butter, Creamed Corn with Cheese and Cilantro, Potato Crusted Pork Chops, Oatmeal, Cashew & Chocolate Granola Bars, Texas Chicken Sandwich, Seared Scallops with Creamy Pesto & Lemon Pepper Pasta, Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, Glazed Lemon Squares, Chang-Style Brussels Sprouts, Maisie “safe” No Bake Cookies, Ponderosa Lemon & Sour Cream Tart, Pork Dumplings with Rice Wrappers, Sweet & Spicy Apple Pork, Dark Chocolate Dipped Candied Lemon Peel, Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites, Double Chocolate Meyer Lemon Mousse Cake, Malted Pretzel Crunch, Shrimp & Avocado Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing, Apple Pancakes, Baked Egg & Avocado, Health(ier) Peanut Brittle, Crab Cake Stuffed Mushrooms, Broiled Sushi, Tomato Sauce with Onion & Butter, Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Slow Cooker Chicken Curry, Slimmed Down Loaded Potato & Buffalo Chicken Casserole, Baked Meatballs, Skinny Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Fruit, Nut & Poppy Seed Chicken Salad, Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars, Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Hearty Sausage, Mushroom & Cheddar Mini Quiche, Strawberry Soup, Chicken Tenders, Mango Melon Banana & Chia Smoothie, Lacy Cheese Crackers, Dried Cherry Almond Tart, Thai Cucumber Salad, Grilled Thai Chicken, Chili Maple Mustard Ribs, Curried Grilled Thai Chicken Salad, Copycat “KFC” Original Recipe Fried Chicken, Double Chocolate Mousse Cake, Cauli-Rice, Cauliflower Crust Pizza, Fritos Crusted Pollock, Chicken Satay Noodle Salad, Mini Cheesecake Bites, French Fries Hash Browns, Soup Day Soup, Thai Curry Shrimp with Shirataki Noodles, Toasted Sesame Ginger Salmon with Sesame Ginger Honey Glaze, Bacon & Cheese Zucchini Fritters, Fried Green Tomatoes, Crispy Zucchini Chips, Zucchini with Onion & Brown Sugar, Shrimp & Vegetable Madras Curry, Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings, Maisie “safe” Bacon & “Cheese” Zucchini Fritters, S’mores Granola Bars, Marshmallow Pops, Broiled Tomatoes, Steak with Bourbon & Brown Sugar BBQ Sauce, Thai Peanut Noodles with Chicken, Sweet Italian Sausage & Roasted Chestnut Stuffed Mushrooms, Sweet Potato Glass Noodles with Honey Garlic Lime Shrimp and Curried Chicken Salad.



  1. Oh Lisa, I'm sorry that Maisie was so sick. Praying she's feeling better now. Poor little love. We had a similar experience in our home a couple of weeks ago and as a Mom you feel so helpless when your little one is sick. :o( Hannah's ended up being a bladder infection shown in no other way than a temp.

    Hope you're able to find the root cause for Maisie's temp and that she's feeling 100% soon.

    Happy belated Thanksgiving.

  2. That's ALL you made for your simple dinner? Lisa, you crack me up. That's about as much as we made at our house for our fancy dinner. LOL!

    I'm very sorry to hear that Maisie's temp has not dropped yet. I'm hoping she wakes up feeling much better today! (You too.)

  3. I had to google what a spatchcocked turkey was as I have never heard of that...It made perfect sense to me when I read about it. Thanks for keeping me up to date on all these things:) I hope everyone is feeling better soon!!!


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