Okay guys. The following recipes are for those days when you wake up after a night of imbibing and have cottonmouth, a pounding headache, sore muscles, and a thick fog hovering atop your very existence. That, and you surely don’t want to put anything into your body right now. Well, you sort of need to, because you need to replenish with fluids and protein, give yourself a jolt with hot sauce, and -- if using vodka -- getting the dog that bit you last night. And believe me, I know firsthand that these both work (as well as drinking plenty of water).
1 carton (or 2 to 3 cans) chicken broth
1/2 cup small pasta, such as orzo
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Black pepper to taste
Bring chicken broth to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add pasta and cook according to directions, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and slowly add egg as you stir the soup. Add Parmesan and pepper, and serve. Makes about four 1-cup servings.
Bloody Mary (or Virgin Mary if you omit vodka)
2 cups tomato or vegetable juice (such as V-8)
1 shot vodka (optional)
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. hot sauce (more if you like it hot)
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 Tbsp. prepared horseradish
1/4 tsp. celery salt
Salt and pepper to taste
1 stalk celery
Combine all ingredients except celery in a tall glass. Stir, add ice and serve with celery stick. Serves one, but if it does the trick, you may want to have another. I’m just sayin’...!