Pastina

It’s kind of a busy week, so this post will be short and sweet. Well, maybe more savory than sweet.

My dad finally retired at age seventy-eight, and on Sunday I went to his last brunch fund raiser. That same evening I didn’t feel so well. Got sick. Not sure if it was too much Mimosa, or if I caught a virus from my twelve-year-old nephew who was sitting next to me.

Whenever I don’t feel like eating because I’m sick, the only thing that sounds good to me is pastina. Ever heard of it?

My mom used to serve me pastina when I had a tummy ache as a child. Not only do I find this tiny, buttered pasta delicious, but it comforts my soul.

Do you have a food from you childhood that comforts your soul when you’re sick?

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      1. Oh no. I hope you weren’t trudging through that snow with pneumonia. You needed my pastina and my homemade chicken soup. Hope you are feeling better now.

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    1. Hi L. After writing about pastina, I went for a haircut and then stopped at Caputo’s to buy pastina. My own post made me hungry for it. I bought it in the Barilla brand.

      Thanks for the well wishes. I was fine the next day, so I think it was just too much Mimosa (the brunch was in Addison at Alta Villa).

      Hopefully this snow is brief and it gets nicer out. Have a nice rest-of-the-week. πŸ™‚

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    1. Chicken broth with sells sounds very comforting when sick. I also have a chicken soup recipe that I usually have on hand (freezer or fridge) for anyone who might get sick. Thanks for sharing, BCM. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, chicken soup is my other go-to when sick. I put up my recipe for chicken soup some time ago. I usually have some on hand (in freezer or fridge) for any family member if they get sick. I always tell them it’ll grow back a limb. πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

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