...I remember this is what it was called when i did my Girl Guide 'Home Nurse' Badge! So, I was in hospital yesterday, under General Anaesthetic for having a tooth out. (Operation went fine - everything done in about 40 minutes....followed by an hour and a half in Recovery as my bood-pressure plummeted when I woke up and they had to get 2 readings at the required level before I could go back to the ward for my cuppa and discharge - the ward then decided to keep for for another 2 hours 'just to check my BP!...Still can't really complain!) The hospital trolley had two meals available for those staying overnight...either a greyish looking macaroni cheese (that smelled less than edible - the girl next to me had it)...or steamed fish in an off-white sauce. Now, surely a little colour would be possible? Green Peas? Yellow Sweetcorn? (YUK!) maybe a Red Tomato? And I know there are financial constraints but could the food not be a little more tempting? (I wasn't staying and so was given an indifferent ham sandwich) I went home with mum for the night. She fussed in the nicest way. I wasn't that hungry but she gave me warm milk and buttered rich tea biscuits for supper...not 'healthy' but somehow it's traditional 'recovery food' for our family! When I went home today she had a bowl of homemade chicken and vegetable soup for my lunch ready packed. And some home made mash for tonight. (might do a quorn sausage to go with it) - "Nice and soft for your sore mouth"she said. What are traditional recovery foods for you? Homemade chicken soup is surely a popular choice? And as a child I loved jelly and pears or a milk pud. And as an aside...I remember a friend doing a catering course and having to cook a three course meal - and every item on her test paper was 'white'...Some sort of creamy white soup, a fish in white sauce with mash, and a milk pudding....I think part of the teast must have been how to cook and serve this to look appetising!