Guest Fodao Posted December 4, 2006 Share Posted December 4, 2006 Howdy. My Dad was diagnosed with lung cancer about 2 months ago, and he's been on the chemo for 4-5 weeks now (no radiation therapy at this point), and he's not eating much. Surprisingly it's not nausea; he says that nothing tastes good (though knowing my Dad and his inability to state things plainly, this may just be nausea in Dad-speak). Since he's gotten pretty lethargic, I've been cooking at his place 3-4 times a week trying to find something he likes, but after last night's failure with homemade baked mac-and-cheese, I'm sort of stuck. I talked with him a bit and tried to ascertain what the problem was. He said everything tasted "bland" and nothing had flavor (which surprised me; the mac-and-cheese was made with sharp cheddar with that in mind). However, I remember that when we went to try a chinese buffet the other day, he didn't eat anything but a few helpings of ice cream. He said sweet stuff still tastes good - ice cream, hot chocolate, yogurt. So anyways, has anybody had any experience with this wanna-eat-only-sweet stuff thing, and more importantly, do you have any recipes for meals with sweet themes that are a little more nutritious than buckets of icecream? Oh, and he's a bit of a redneck when it comes to eating, so it has to be down-home country-style cooking. The potatoes had better have gravy and parsley is only for decoration. I nearly got lynched a week ago for trying to serve some linguine with kale and white beans in. Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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