Visiting the ER is not exactly my idea of fun. I suppose one could find fun in visiting an emergency room if you enjoy people watching, or creating giant hand balloons out of the medical gloves. I do happen to enjoy people watching, and it does get quite exciting at my local ER due to the vast amount of tweakers and other druggies. However, I do not enjoy the uncomfortable beds, lack of attention as if I have nowhere else I need to be, or being stuck in the hall with the whole world to see my business.
For some reason, all of those complaints happen to be particularly bad at my local ER. They are almost always short on beds, and doctors and nurses act as if you don’t have a dang thing in the world to do. Half of the nursing staff at my hospital are traveling nurses, which seems to make things even worse. Please don’t misunderstand me. I respect the difficulty of being an ER nurse or doc, but I know from experience at other hospitals that emergency rooms do not have to be as bad as my local one.
I had the unfortunate experience of having to visit the ER after my car accident a few weeks ago. I can’t believe it will have been 3 weeks tomorrow, considering how bent up I still am. Because my accident was in the bay area, I really had my pick of hospitals. I opted to have the hubs drive me 20 minutes away to get to a nicer hospital, and it really was worth it. I got in super fast, the doctor and nurses were very attentive and kind. I was blown away that the ER doc kept looking me in the eye and touching his hand to my shoulder and saying, “I’m so sorry this happened to you!” See, it doesn’t have to be that bad!
Regardless, the ER isn’t a fun place to be. I was drugged full of morphine and muscle relaxers to calm my muscles and shaking body, and it just wasn’t where I wanted to spend my Pixar trip. I seriously think it took about 2 weeks to recover from all of the meds!
The day before my accident, my mother-in-law made this amazing Peanut Butter Pie for my kids and I. I couldn’t believe how few ingredients it took to create such a creamy, and tasty dessert. I had intended to remember the recipe and share it later that week, but I am going to claim what I have been calling, “car accident brain”. I can’t seem to focus easily and I forget a lot of things. Lucky for you, I spoke to my MIL today and got the recipe so that I could share it with you.
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 4 oz cream cheese (8 oz cream cheese won't ruin the recipe either)
- 1 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 cup whipping cream, whipped or 8 oz Cool Whip
- 1 graham cracker crust
- salted chopped peanuts (optional)
- In a large bowl, beat the peanut butter, cream cheese and confectioner's sugar until smooth.
- Fold in whipped topping and pour into prepared crust.
- Sprinkle with nuts and chill until serving. Refrigerate leftovers.
- You can also have fun with this and drizzle chocolate over the top.