Yesterday, I woke up with a nasty stomach bug.
Walking Bailey in the morning, I thought I’d have to throw up in a trash can. I got to work, and let’s just say things did not get any prettier. I think we all know what a stomach bug does to you, so I’ll just leave it at that, yes?
I made it through the first half of the day, but by lunchtime, I felt pretty much like death warmed over, and with my tail between my legs, emailed my boss and told her I needed to work from home for the rest of the day. I went home and spent the rest of the day in bed.
I know everyone has their own ways of dealing with sickness, but I wanted to share my own, courtesy of my Italian-American mom. By last night, I still wasn’t really hungry but was feeling pretty weak and knew I needed a little something to eat.
This probably looks like quinoa to you, but it’s pastina–Italian for “little pasta.” The little star-shaped pasta makes me smile.
Growing up, this is what my mom always made me when I was too sick to eat anything else. Just cook it like any other pasta, drain and add butter and a little salt. Yeah, it’s not particularly healthy, but it’s easy to digest, and that was all I could handle last night.
What do you eat when you have a stomach bug?