Saturday, April 17, 2010

Thats not Champagne chilling in my fridge its something far better

How do you like the Cribs view of inside my fridge? Sorry no champagne or caviar...just pepsi, ketchup, milk, and pink liquid gold. What is that pink liquid gold you ask...It's homemade pedialyte. I consider this liquid gold because it has saved me so many times when my son was sick. I don't have to run out and buy pedialyte anymore...and why would I as yucky as it is. Did I mention how expensive it is?...You don't even want to know how much money I have wasted buying it and then my son won't drink it no matter what I do....the yuck taste shines through. I can mix in stuff...but even sick he is smarter than that. There is just no way he will drink it. I have tried everything. One night when he was really sick and on his way to dehydrating I got desperate. I looked up tricks to making your kid drink it. Well it was late and somehow it pulled up a recipe for homemade pedialyte. They gave a few alternates on how you could do it and I have tweaked it until I got something my son will drink. I also checked it out with my son's pediatrician and she was so impressed she wrote the recipe down and now gives it out to all of her patient's parents. She said that the sugar and salt in the recipe are what is really important...thats what pedialyte has anyway.

4 cups of water
1/2 pkg jello any flavor
3 tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Mix all of it in a pitcher and serve it to your sick kidos. I also freeze this into popsicles. Thats homemade pedialyte for less than a buck! You can even sub in a pkg of koolaid..but increase the sugar to half a cup.


Candi said...

That is brilliant! You need to link this to

She does a Recipe Swap every Friday!

Cas said...

Thanks...I will. This recipe has really helped my son when he is sick.

Stacy said...

What a cool idea. What flavors do you have the best luck with?

Cas said...

So far he loves the berry blast jello, and the blue raspberry ...the one he hasn't liked is watermelon. Which I taste all of them myself because I won't force him to drink it if I couldn' The watermelon in my open tasted just like a slice of salted watermelon...which I I guess its all about your little ones taste buds.