Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Manly Man Irish Coffee

I've been sick, sickie, sick, in appendicitis sick. I had absolutely no idea, I thought I had the flu, but I guess that's why I don't have a medical degree.  My poor fiance, Mr. Awesome, took me to the doctor on Thursday and we thought I'd end up home in twenty minutes with instructions for lots of rest and fluids. WRONG. Instead the doctor took one look at me and sent us off to the ER for IV fluids and a CT Scan of my appendix. Two days, two sleepless nights, many scared tears and lots of blood tests later, I was free to go home minus one appendix.

Throughout the whole ordeal Mr. Awesome was there to hold my hand while I got an IV and intimidate the nurses into attending to my every need. He was there to keep me entertained with Angry Birds in the ER, go on a midnight toiletry run, bring me ice chips and manage my crankiness.  However, nothing touched me more than seeing my tough man with a little touch of sand in his eye when I woke up from anesthesia because he was so relieved to see me awake and okay. Now I understand why people get married, it's nice to have a right hand man to look out for you when you can't do it for yourself.

Poor guy though, he's had a rough week.  After a few days of sleeping in an uncomfortable hospital chair, he was definitely ready for some coffee and a lot of nerve calming booze. A word of caution though, this drink is no shrinking violet, but it's also a great treat for the stressed out guy in your life!
Manly Man Irish Coffee
1 mug brewed coffee
1 part Godiva chocolate liquor
2 parts Bailey’s Irish Cream
3 parts Jameson Irish Whiskey

1. Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!

*1 part is about equal to 1/2 jigger which means this is not for the weak of heart.

**To make a girlier version, just add milk or cream to taste and pretend you are enjoying an apres ski drink by a roaring fire.
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  1. Poor girl! It sounds like we had pretty similar experiences. I also thought I'd be sent home right away (with a bottle of pepto!) and then would be done with it. Oh was I wrong :)

    I hope you're feeling better! It takes a while to get back to normal, so just rest and have Mr. Awesome be your waiter!

  2. Thanks Molly Jean! At least I can say that I am all caught up on old episodes of Law & Order SUV. Plus, I've had extra time to hang out with Mr. Awesome when he gets home from work at night so at least there is a silver lining :)

  3. Mr Awesome is the greatest guy ever

  4. It's true, Mr. Awesome is pretty....awesome! Very humble too ;)