The smallest person in the house has been sick this week with a tummy bug.
and the next she was doubled over crying with a very sore and runny tummy.
Whenever the girls get sick like this, I make them rice pudding. My Nan and my Mother-in-Law both recommended it the first time they got sick and it works wonders to settle tummies (and clog them up a bit!). Plus it smells and tastes wonderful.
This is the recipe I use:
5 tablespoons short grain rice (you can use medium grain too, but don't use long grain rice)
2 tablespoons sugar
3 cups milk
a few drops of vanilla essence
1 teaspoon butter
Heat the oven to 150 degrees (140 fan forced). Pop all the ingredients into an oven proof bowl and give them a stir. Put it in the oven for 2 hours. You'll need to stir the pudding a few times during the first hour (I sent my timer to go off every 15 minutes in that first hour) and then you can leave it alone for the second hour. When it's done, the pudding will be creamy and sweet and the whole house will smell delicious.
Eloise had this three times yesterday and she went from being explosive to normal today. I'm not saying this is a perfect cure but it does help! Make extra because I promise you that the rest of the family will want some too.
I spent a lot of time cuddling Eloise on the couch yesterday and watching an a great deal of kids TV. To keep me sane (and cheer Eloise up) I knitted a kitten.