wings and things


on May 18, 2016

Anthony was weighed the other day and he is only seven kilos heavier than I am – 20 kilos lighter than he was a few years ago.

Despite the weight loss, his appetite is fantastic! The food at the nursing home is good and plentiful, with the main meal being lunch which is often a roast. Thankfully he has not yet graduated to vitamized food and, even if he does begin to have difficulty swallowing, I am hoping this will never happen.

I love bringing in treats, and sometimes the kitchen staff give Anthony an extra serve of dessert if it happens to be pavlova. But most of the desserts are served with ice-cream (which Ants finds too cold) so lately I have been bringing cream in which he absolutely loves. He is, after all, a dairy farmer.

The other day I brought a cheesecake, a ripe banana and some double cream and, in less that ten minutes, Anthony vacuumed it all up! But the thing that made this extreme dessert so wonderful was the ‘grit’.

‘Grit’ is the sugar sprinkled on top of already decadent desserts. The other day I forgot to bring the grit so as I was feeding him mouthfuls of cheesecake, mushed banana and double cream, he suddenly protested:

Anthony: Where’s the grit?

I rushed into the nursing home kitchen and snuck a bit of sugar for him.

Anthony: This is much better.




16 responses to “Grit

  1. Everyone needs a little grit now and again. And I bet you serve up the sweetest grit ever! 🙂

  2. shoreacres says:

    In other words — a spoonful of sugar helps the sugar go down, as well as the medicine!

  3. Haha he still keeps you on your toes, eh? ❤
    Diana xo

  4. Vicki says:

    Good to hear he has a wonderful appetite.
    My Mother (who grew up on a dairy farm) used to love cream and cheesecake too. I’ll bet Anthony loves roasts too.

  5. Too funny, grit lol. Hugs Jules xx

  6. susielindau says:

    We all need a little grit in our day. Love it!

  7. Judy says:

    I would say the one here with “grit” is you. One definition for it is: courage and resolve. From the beginning of Anthony’s illness you have gone through extraordinary stress, and you have kept your love and “sweet”ness intact.

  8. ksbeth says:

    love that anthony still has grit and still loves grit )

  9. susanpoozan says:

    Your description of the food made my mouth water, yum!

  10. Love this. Glad he still enjoys his food and especially dessert!

  11. tootlepedal says:

    That the sort of grit that I like too.

  12. Barb says:

    I’m with Anthony, everything goes down better with grit.

  13. Sounds delicious!

  14. Tiny says:

    Lovely! It’s great he has a good appetite!

  15. It is good that he still has a good appetite and still able to eat normal food and enjoy his food

  16. janeslog says:

    At least he is enjoying his food.

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