Hospital food really bugs me. And okay, I've only had the hospital food in a handful of hospitals, but so much of it is so heavily processed... Jason spent five days at Enloe recently because of terrible abdominal pain as a result of a very sick gallbladder. They removed it last Wednesday, but he's still on a "very low-fat, soft food diet," which means he's eating pudding, sherbet, yogurt (not the good plain stuff, the highly-sweetened, heavily marketed stuff), canned soup, Cream of Wheat and Jello.
While he was there, of course, I made many trips to the hospital. Grandma "cooked" for the kids, meaning they ate Spaghetti-Os, ham sandwiches and pizza while completely ignoring the brussel sprouts, beets and salad greens we'd purchased at the farmers market a week ago.
Finally we are all back home. Tonight, while Jason "enjoyed" a bowl of canned soup, the girls and I made use of the salad greens: Chicken and Beet Salad (with avocado for me) and a mustard vinagrette.
And while I may not be impressed with the food, I must give Enloe Hospital major props for their wonderful free valet service. It was so great to not worry at all about finding a parking space.