Friday, November 20, 2009

A Spoonful Of Sugar Helps The Medicine Go Down

A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and in this case the sugar IS the medicine.
You've heard of disguising medicine as food to get kids to take it. But what about disguising food as medicine? Well, that's exactly what we did with this cake of prescription drugs. Our talented daughter-in-law, Melissa, works at the local bakery and she made this. Our friend, Andy, is a retired pharmacist. And not just any pharmacist. He has started at least one organization, won many awards, and is in demand as a speaker. His birthday is this weekend. So I thought we would give him a birthday cake covered with pill bottles. None of the medicine on the cake is real. It is all edible, made from fondant. Happy Birthday, Andy!! And don't forget to take your medicine! In Bible times they used food as medicine all the time because they had no real medicine. They used wine, oils, and herbs. They would pour oil and wine on wounds and bandage them up. When King Hezekiah had a boil, they made a poultice of figs and applied it. So you might say that he was a human figgy pudding! The Bible only mentions the word medicine once, in Proverbs 17:22 "A cheerful heart is good medicine." And we now know this to be true, as studies have shown that attitude plays a part in recovery and healing. Laughter is also good medicine. So go and have a little treat now, and instead of feeling guilty, just laugh and laugh!


SquirrelQueen said...

What a cool cake, perfect for a retired pharmacist! That is such a creative idea.

Sandra said...

i missed this one yesterday, i was off the computer and did no post. I am back and glad to see you are still here.