Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Happy Post-Tonsillectomy Dinner Day

In case you've never heard of it, froyo is a food for sore throats that can't get their tonsils on some REAL ice cream. If that sounds like your problem and you live in the LA area, you can score a free supper tonight at Yogurtland and Pinkberry in celebration of the second annual National Frozen Yogurt Day. Is this madness happening anywhere else? The internet is not making it very easy to find out. If not, here are 61 recipes for the icy, bacterially fermented slop you crave.

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It's also Free Pancake Day at IHOPs in the US, if you like free food (yes), have an undiscriminating palate (sort of) and enjoy lining up with other tightass folks (no).


is actually nice xDD@n

Reginal T. Squirge

With this and hummus, The Hairpin just needs to weigh in on pudding to have all of our gelatinous food groups covered.

Lumpy Space Princess

@Reginal T. Squirge but what about the whole rest of the dip world?? what am I to think of onion dip and that TJ's 'reduced guilt' spinach kale dip?

evil melis

@Lumpy Space Princess That spinach kale dip is lumpy garbage and hummus is an inadequate substitute for joy.

Lumpy Space Princess

@evil melis Ah hah! Now we know Evil Melis loves onion dip.


@Lumpy Space Princess Onion dip is ridiculously easy to make from scratch and so mindblowingly good you will never want to buy it again. (Mince an onion, caramelize it in a skillet with canola oil, drain, stir into sour cream with a pinch of salt. Let sit overnight. Try not to eat it with a spoon.)

does it need saying

@anachronistique Thank you for this.


Oh man, I wish our local frozen yogurt place were doing this. But their prices are criminally low anyway, so whatever.


I wish people wouldn't keep perpetuating this "get your tonsils/wisdom teeth out and eat ice cream" myth, when all it leads to is catastrophic disappointment among young gobblegirls when they have surgery and then the doctor tells them to avoid dairy, and then their throat ends up hurting so much anyway that they can't swallow anything, even water, for two days and subsist only on popsicles that they let slowly melt down their gullets. For instance.


@gobblegirl Right!? When I had my wisdom teeth taken out, I couldn't have any dairy, so I tried to eat Jell-O about 5 hours post-surgery. The act of gumming "fruit" flavored gel-garbage was too painful for me, and not to mention that Jell-O is across the board DISGUSTING!

Fro-yo is bomb, though.


@gobblegirl So this is not the place to tell you that Little BroPar had his tonsils out as a wee lad and would accept nothing but a sandwich and chips post-op?


@gobblegirl Sorry, all I got out of this was "I got to eat popsicles for two days."

Lady Humungus

@par_parenthese Hah! My first post-tonsillectomy meal was ramen noodles. I was *hungry* man, I hadn't eaten in so long!



Or worse: you lose the ability to tast sweet things after your tonsillectomy, so fruit, icecream and chocolate are pretty much inedible for months. :(


It's worse than no icecream post tonsillectomy. They actively advise you to eat toast and crisps because you need the crunchiness in your throat to scratch off the scar tissue to help with healing. True fact. (Tonsillectomy veteran of 13 years and counting)

Jane Marie

@dontannoyme OMG THAT DID NOT HAPPEN TO ME! We were told to go straight to TCBY.

fondue with cheddar

Has anyone here gotten their tonsils taken out as an adult? Because mine are a problem and I'm at least three times the age of the typical tonsillectomy patient.

Lady Humungus

@fondue with cheddar I got mine out at age 19. It was not pleasant. Whatever thing they use to wedge your mouth open stretched my jaw out a lot, so my jaw really, really hurt for a while. And they gave me codeine syrup, which was too thick and hard to swallow, so I eventually just went with Advil gelcaps (taken with water obvs). BUT, if you keep getting throat infections, you may have to go for it? It wasn't all that bad, really. I did eat a lot of popsicles.

fondue with cheddar

@Lady Humungus Yikes, I've got TMJ so that would actually be pretty hard to bear. I don't get infections a lot, but my tonsils are naturally pretty huge and they interfere with swallowing, and when I'm sick it doesn't take much phlegm to block my airway.

Lady Humungus

@fondue with cheddar Maybe they've improved the technology in the *cough* 12 years since I got it done? If you warned them that you have TMJ maybe they'd go easy on the mouth-wedger thing.

fondue with cheddar

@Lady Humungus I hope you're right, but I can't imagine they can. I mean...your tonsils are WAY back there. I don't know if it would be a good idea to get it done or not, but it's always in the back of my mind. Well, not literally always. You know.


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