BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS
I remember when I was a child and the warm scents of cold sanitizing solution and sweet chemicals would waft up to my bedroom as mother whipped up a fresh batch of chemotherapy for Sunday brunch while gazing out on misty Lake Washington, where father worked on his Chris Craft and our Golden Retriever – Lazy Daisy – chased sticks and nipped at father’s heals.
To celebrate simpler times, here’s a modern-day recipe that I cooked up today at the UW Test Kitchen. (Recipe can be modified according to your preferred flavor of candy.)
CHEMOTHERAPY FOR BRAIN CANDY
Prep/cook time: 7 hours
Arrive at UW at 8 a.m.;
Donate some blood to assure specimen (that’s you) is fit for a feast;
Drink brown rice tea while waiting for blood lab results;
Once approved, have nurse sink an IV into left arm and administer one six-hour IV drip of:
One liter saline
10 mg Decadron (steroids)
Dash of Zofran (anti-nausea)
130 mg Cisplatin (chemo)
Top off with one liter saline;
Have nurse remove drip and garnish with 130 mg Lomustine (second chemo) pill;
Go home for dinner.
Eat. Sleep. Watch TV. Take one more Zofran before going to bed.
Repeat once a week for four weeks. Take six weeks off before repeating. Do this for a year.
It’s almost as good as mother’s chemo. And you might not even throw up.