Oh yeah, it’s one of those days. We had the morning from hell. Too bad because it didn’t start out that way. It was just as I imagined for this time of year…foggy and a light mist in the air. Chilly enough to turn up the heater, throw on my favorite fuzzy green bathrobe and fleece lined slippers.
With my sweet little Doodle in tow, we headed downstairs to make breakfast. It was a special morning. Ali was ready for a big girl breakfast! For those of you not used to mornings filled with jars of baby food oatmeal, this was a really big deal for us.
It quickly took a terrifying turn when after the 4th or 5th bite of instant organic oatmeal, Ali began to break out in hives. I did a sort of double take. Yup, I didn’t want to admit it but she was swelling. Mostly in her lips and left side of her face. Agggghhhhh!
A mad dash to the phone and thankfully I have her doctor on speed dial. Everything was a blur after the nurse told me “I don’t want to alarm you but you need to call 911“. Three hours later we were home. A morning wasted in the ER with no diagnosis other than “She looks fine now. Next time give her Benadryl“.
Ugh, Mommy needs a drink… I’m sure it’s 5pm somewhere but seeing as it’s just after lunch here, I’m going to have to settle for this:
What is it about Chamomile tea that can make an upside down day right-side up? Sure it’s not a hubby sized margarita (more on that later) but it sure gets the job done and puts a smile back on my face. The pasta dish I reheated didn’t hurt either…
I bought the pasta yesterday for lunch at Whole Foods and so I can only guess what’s in this bowl of yumminess. My hope is to try to replicate this at some point but here’s my best guess at the ingredients:
Butternut Squash Pasta
Caramelized sweet onions