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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2007/07/07 15:36:07 (permalink)
I had a stay in the hospital lately.And,I can tell you that I do not like hospital food !
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2007/07/07 17:50:13 (permalink)
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2007/07/07 17:52:47 (permalink)
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2007/07/07 18:48:37 (permalink)
My kids snuck me in some food.
They brought toaster strudels and and a bacon/egg/cheese bagel.
So I had the juice and tea along with....shhhh

Don't tell anyone.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2007/07/07 19:28:42 (permalink)
I have never had good hospital food. The words hospital and food should never be used in the same sentence.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/05/08 09:11:57 (permalink)
St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Appleton, WI has the best raisin bran muffins I've ever had. My
attempts to duplicate the recipe have been valiant but unsuccessful.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/07/22 11:01:29 (permalink)
I recently spent a few days in Sarasota Memorial, a well ranked facility. For one breakfast, I ordered a poached egg. I wasn't expecting much but I am not picky about my eggs.

Not only was it hard boiled but I had to use a knife to eat it!

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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/07/22 11:23:49 (permalink)
I was in the hospital for 5 days in 2006 and for a few days I was out of it and didn't eat anything -- the day before I left the nurse brought me a turkey dinner and I remember how good it was! Of course, that might have had something to do with the fact that I'd been in a coma for a few days I don't think hospital food is so bad, but it's not anything you'd go out of your way for!

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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/07/22 14:03:15 (permalink)
My son was born at about 9 a.m. at City Hospital in Springfield, Ohio in 1965. I missed breakfast, but about noon they brought me a wonderful roast beef dinner with what tasted like real mashed potatoes and gravy and TWO very good hot fudge sundaes! I've been in the hospital a couple of times since then but for stomach related things so it's just been broth, jello, etc.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/07/23 03:34:54 (permalink)
In most of the hospitals I've experienced, the food served to patients bears no resemblance to the food in the Cafeteria's.
When I lived in Pensacola, FL, I would drive several miles from work to the Sacred Heart Hospital to have lunch in their cafeteria. The food was terrific and the prices were extremely low.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/07/24 01:51:33 (permalink)
In May I was hospitalized for ten days with sepsis. I was so sick that I didn't have much of an appetite, but my doctor, the dietician and the nurses kept telling me to eat because my albumin was too low. Anyway, I don't know what they expected. I keep kosher, so the kitchen kept sending me nearly inedible microwaved-to-death frozen meals that had more salt and fat in each one than a day's worth of food from a McD's. I kept begging for fresh cut up fruit and veges to no avail. The best meal of the day was always breakfast - cheerios, a banana I would try to cut with my flimsy plastic knife, and juice. Thank G-d for my family and friends who showered me with real food, otherwise, during those times when I did feel like eating, I would've been stuck with the yucky nausea inducing meals.

The most amazing thing to me is that I was hospitalized in Skokie, Illinois, which has an enormous population of observant Jews and the kosher restaurants, caterers, markets and even a kosher nursing home to feed them. This hospital serves many members of the kosher-keeping community and has for years, but they couldn't figure out how to arrange for fresh meals for Jewish patients? Ugh, infuriating!

Truly, the best hospital breakfast I had was after 60 hours of labor, my baby was delivered and was being cared for by the nurses, and I had real food for the first time in about 48 hours. Again, it was a kosher meal, but this hospital managed to arrange for a hardboiled egg, soft white bread, butter and cereal with milk. My husband made me a sandwich out of the bread, butter and egg, and it was the most delicious meal (and the most triumphant!) I've ever eaten.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/07/24 03:23:56 (permalink)
I was in the hospital for a few days recently getting a knee replacement, and the only truly edible meal was breakfast. The best thing on the tray, oddly enough, was a little cup of cream of wheat, absolutely plain, no milk, no sugar. I haven't had it since I was a kid, and it was surprisingly comforting.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/07/24 06:04:08 (permalink)
Many years ago I was laid up for some time in a certain hospital in Kalamazoo,Mi. It was so long ago the nurses dressed in those great white outfits. Anyway I mentioned at my admission that I had a small stomach ulcer. Well it was gruel for three weeks. I lost so much weight that I looked like a prison camp survivor but I had no ulcer! I asked what the stuff was called and they actually called it gruel.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/07/24 07:07:04 (permalink)
Having some serious health isses I spent a lot of hospital time. Most in the VA. Comparing VA to a regu;ar hospital for food is comparing Poderosa to Morton's.
Most hospitals want to give you a liile exta care w/food these days to overcome the stigma of yoears past.s
Va, half the time is crwam o wheat or oatmeal. wHEN THE va OFFERS EGGS OVER THE REHEATING IN THE CART LITERALY CEMENTS THE HARD COOKED EGG TO THE PLATE.
oN sAT. THE DO GIVE OUT BISQUITS AND GRAVY.
aLSO REG. HOSPITALS WANT YOU TO FEEL SPECOAL. The give you a menu card after the previous meal and you choose the next. Schnazzy!!!!
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/07/24 08:11:21 (permalink)


=== has an enormous population of observant Jews and the kosher restaurants, caterers, markets and even a kosher nursing home to feed them. This hospital serves many members of the kosher-keeping community and has for years, but they couldn't figure out how to arrange for fresh meals for Jewish patients? Ugh, infuriating! ===


I bet it is even tougher for muslims. The bed needs to point to Mecca.....

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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/08/02 20:38:13 (permalink)
I like the simplicity of breakfast in a hospital. A hard boiled egg, a small bowl of oatmeal, a cup of orange juice, a cup of milk, a cup of coffee, maybe buttered toast. Simple and satisfying. I mean, it's the hospital for gosh sakes, not a hotel.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/08/02 22:01:03 (permalink)
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Originally posted by umbada

I like the simplicity of breakfast in a hospital. A hard boiled egg, a small bowl of oatmeal, a cup of orange juice, a cup of milk, a cup of coffee, maybe buttered toast. Simple and satisfying. I mean, it's the hospital for gosh sakes, not a hotel.


That is one of my safe choices in the cafeteria. There is always a basket of hard boiled eggs and some kind of hot cereal if nothing looks good and the line to get eggs to order is too long.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/08/05 20:59:32 (permalink)
I cook at a Nursing Home, And I can say our Breakfast is not our best opportunity to shine. Oatmeal. Hard Cooked Eggs, Those hold well, but toast and scrambled do not. sadly. It takes over an hour to do toast for the house, and once you put it in the pan into the steam table, irt may be hot, but its not really toast anymore either.

Days we have Pancakes and French Toast however, I'd say our breakfasts are damn good. Those are done to order on the griddle.

Its also a challenge to keep things hot, even with hot plates and pellets the stuff drops in temp quickly :(
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/08/13 01:43:45 (permalink)
I hate the breakfast at the Mayo Clinic. Eisenberg (Methodist Hospital) has thee WORST scrambled eggs (tasted powdered) and runny oatmeal. I usually get a box of frosted mini wheats, a banana & some milk after my bloodwork.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/10/19 15:05:46 (permalink)
I spent 7 days in 2005. It was ok. They do not have any compitition.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/10/19 15:28:27 (permalink)
I'm hospitalized even as I write. Will add comments to this epic when discharged. For now,

See post of 02/06/0009

post edited by Rick F. - 2009/02/06 01:20:25
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/10/19 16:20:50 (permalink)
Rick I hope you are OK. I have never found good food in the hospital. As you are aware, my wife spent six months at M. D. Anderson in Houston and the breakfast there was barely OK.

I hope you are OK.

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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/10/19 20:54:05 (permalink)
i had hip replacement last october,the food was awful.i remember lying in bed and hearing the food cart coming and i was so excited till i lifted the lid off it.yuckkkkkk
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/10/19 21:24:44 (permalink)

If you wake up in a hospital it's a good thing.
Eat what they bring you and shut up. It could be worse.
MUCH worse.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/10/19 21:33:17 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Rick F.

I'm hospitalized even as I write. Will add comments to this epic when discharged. For now,


Afraid of retribution, I fear?
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/10/19 21:35:18 (permalink)
The worst food I ever had in the army was 10 times better than the best food I ever had in the hospital.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/10/20 00:17:15 (permalink)
While in the hospital giving birth to my oldest son, a nurse brought this big tray of breakfast. It was not for me (I could not eat anything but ice chips, in "natural" labor) but for my ex-husband. It was Thanksgiving morning and the "poor guy" was stuck in the hospital. He was smart enough not to touch that tray.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/10/20 00:23:19 (permalink)
I just got home yesterday from a 7 day visit in the local hosp. Most of the time was spent in ICU, so that time doesn't matter. But what does matter is that the rest of the place is run by ONE menu now. It has b,l, and dinner options. They prefer that you call them for your choices, up to 10 minutes before hand. Well, I can't tell you how good it was. It all 'tasted' homemade from the shroom and cheese omelette to the meatloaf dinner with fresh gravy. Quite impressive. And if I forgot to call a day or two, they rang me up.

At some times I was so badly ill, and to be treated a little better then normal was a really special thing.

Rick, I don't know where you are in the country, but I am in NJ and if there is ever anything I can do to help you out, just reach out. I hope you are feeling better soon.
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/10/20 00:31:02 (permalink)
I was involved in a bad accident on the N.Y Thruway many years ago and was in Kingston General Hospital for 3 months.
I found out rather quickly that when I crossed out items on their menu and wrote in things I wanted, Suprisingly, I actually got them.

At the time I worked for a frozen food distributor and one of the drivers came up and dropped off a case of lobster tails that seemed to "fall off the truck".
I called the nutritionist and asked if they could prepare them for myself snd my room mate.
It took a bit of bribery by letting her take home a portion of the tails but for 2 or 3 nights in a row, we ate like kings.
Since neither of us suffered from anything that would put us on a restricted diet, (me from broken bones, he from burns) We even had a night nurse mix up drinks and sneak them into the hospital in a 2 liter 7 up bottle.
It was one of only 2 times that I was ever hospitalized but they literally had to use a crow bar to get me to leave
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RE: Hospital breakfasts 2008/10/20 01:56:54 (permalink)
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Originally posted by CCinNJ

While in the hospital giving birth to my oldest son, a nurse brought this big tray of breakfast. It was not for me (I could not eat anything but ice chips, in "natural" labor) but for my ex-husband. It was Thanksgiving morning and the "poor guy" was stuck in the hospital. He was smart enough not to touch that tray.


I do understand your position. I picked up my wife at the hospital in MN on Christmas day. Maddy was born on the 23 of Dec. When we got to my parents house for Christmas day, I held Maddy and my wife held her fork. It was great. Madelyn’s middle name is “Noel”.

Todd
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