License to Ill part 2

Oh, what a night. It started with a lovely, restful trip to the library (intended to give Rockford a break) and ended in the emergency room. Intrigued? Read on!

Poppy napped from about 4 until 6, during which time I sat in a comfy chair at the library and read a book. Just as we were about to leave, the cell phone rang. It was Rockford — sort of. It sounded like just-awakened-from-a-very-deep-sleep Rockford, but he had called me. Thus I deduced that something was wrong.

He said his hands were numb and that he’d been throwing up since we left. I told him to call 911 and to keep me on the phone until the ambulance got there. I started to high-tail it home, but the paramedics got there, checked him out and told me they’d be taking him to the hospital. We turned around and headed that way. And beat the ambulance to the hospital.

I was, you might have guessed, a little bit panicked. I held myself together pretty well, I though, until I called my in-laws. But I pulled myself together and soldiered on. Until I called B and Rachel to ask if they could watch Poppy.

Finally, Rockford and the ambulance arrived, and I found out just what was going on. Dehydration. They gave him some fluids via an IV, and that was that. We were there for a good long while, and Rockford (once he was lucid; he passed out in the ambulance) got to watch a basketball game on ESPN. Don’t ask me what it was.

And then there was the Adventure of the Prescription. I’ll just say that I’m amazed at how many people have their prescriptions filled at 11pm.

License to ill

Rockford was sick on Saturday, and at the time we attributed it to his fine dining choices. In retrospect, though, I think it might have been a bug. Poppy got sick last night (she’s much better today), and from the sound of it, Rockford isn’t feeling so well again today. I might have to get a contamination suit.

Me-oh-my, I love pie

I needed to make a dessert for church this evening, and I didn’t want to go back out to the grocery store. So the hunt was on for a recipe that I had all of the ingredients to make. I found a coconut pie recipe on the back of a bag of Baker’s coconut and thought I had all of the necessaries. “Thought” being the operative word there. I didn’t actually have any “all-purpose baking mix,” and I only had three eggs. I know I have a recipe somewhere for a do-it-yourself Bisquik, but I also had a box of Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix sitting on the shelf.
This is one of the easiest pies I’ve ever made (it’s made in a blender. a blender!), and it was gone by the end of the evening. Three cheers for three-egg pancake pie!

Amazing Coconut Pie
2 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose baking mix
4 eggs
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cups Baker’s Angel Flake coconut

Place milk, sugar, baking mix, eggs, butter and vanilla in blender container; cover. Blend on low speed 3 minutes. Pour into greased 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle with coconut.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until center of pie is set and top is golden brown. Serve warm or cool on a wire rack. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.