DISHES FOR THE INVALID
(Recipes below are from the perfect Woman 1903 by K. T. Boland)
TOAST WATER- Toast slightly a piece of bread and add to it boiling water, if preferred sweeten. It may be flavored with lemon or orange peel.
BARLEY COFFEE – Roast barley until well brown and boil a tablespoonful of it in a pint of water for five minutes, strain and add a little sugar, if desired. A nourishing drink toward the close of fever and during convalescence.
OATMEAL COFFEE – Mix common oatmeal and water to form cake; bake and brown it, powder it, and boil in water five minutes. Good for checking obstinate vomiting, especially in cholera morbus