I don't know what made me think of it, but tonight on my short drive home from work, I started thinking about the menu my mom gave us kids when we were sick - milk toast. It made me wonder if my mom and her sisters, Aunt Liz and Aunt Ginny, were served this when they were sick, too. Janet and Jerry, do you remember it?
If my memory serves me correctly, she made a piece or two of toast, buttered it, and then poured hot milk over it. I remember only having it when we were sick. Thinking this might be a unique thing from my mom's side of the family, I decided to "Google" it to see what's out there. Guess what? There are lots of recipes. And the first one I looked at says "In the early 1900s, Milk Toast was popular fare for children and the ailing. It is still popular today among poor families and singles. " You can see and read it here.