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Food that can stay at room temperature in, say, a hospital room?

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Food that can stay at room temperature in, say, a hospital room?

Das Ubergeek | Oct 24, 2006 05:21 AM

My cousin was badly injured in a fire and will be in the hospital for a month. His wife and daughters are keeping constant vigil (a doctor friend loaned them his studio apartment across from the hospital, but they use it for storage and showering, preferring to sleep in the hospital room).

They've been eating like crap. I brought hot food tonight, and I will continue to do so, but I'd like to bring them something that they can eat in the room (there aren't restrictions on eating in the room, just on what my cousin can eat) so that they can have more than one square meal a day.

What can I bring that can stay in a hospital room for a day or two without becoming a festering pile of bacterial sludge? I have a (very) small cooler and enough blue ice to keep it cool for a day or two, but I'd like things that are grab-and-go, because the microwave is literally a quarter-mile hike from the room.

Healthier than fast-food would be the watchword here... they're so over Wendy's, In-N-Out and Zankou.

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