Mushy Foods for Post-Wisdom Teeth Removal

Right now I am sitting in the office of an oromaxillary surgeon waiting while my husband gets a wisdom tooth extracted.  The hubs will need to eat soft food for the next few days in order for his dental extraction site to heal well.  Knowing him, that will be tough.  This household is not known for it's love of soft food.  So I'm taking this time to brainstorm a potential list of foods/meals to make today.

1)Congee or rice porridge: Probably the most quintessential sick food.

2)Smoothies won't be much of a change here since we usually start the morning with a smoothie

3)Kale soup: use up the last of my garden kale.  This will be great for the leftover leaves that got some insect bites/holes.

  • 1/2 c. kale, stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 c. chicken stock
  • 1/4 c. heavy cream
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 c. chopped onions
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. red chili flakes, optional
  • olive oil

  1. Saute garlic and onions in a large stock pot in 1 tbs. olive oil over medium heat until softened ~3-5 minutes.  Add chili flakes if using.
  2. Add kale and stir while wilting ~1-2 minutes.  
  3. Combine chicken stock and allow to come to a boil
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool.  Place contents in blender and blend until smooth.  
  6. Return to stock pot and bring back to warm temperature, Drizzle in heavy whipping cream and serve.

4) Butter and cheddar grits

5) Homemade Ice cream: Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice cream without the chocolate chips.  Sub chocolate syrup on top
or Salted Caramel Ice Cream
or Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

6) Flan

7) Hummus

8) Go to Soup Peddler's newest location on Airport and pick up some more soups...

9) Soft scrambled eggs

10) Chocolate milk shakes: R's fav!

I think that should be good until he can start chewing again.
Hope he's doing OK in surgery right now...

Look at that smile!


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