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Oldest DD just had four teeth pulled this morning. She's in a lot of pain and will be able to eat only soft foods for 2 weeks. She can't have anything crunchy or sharp, or containing "bits" that could stick in the wounds and cause infection (e.g., nuts, whole wheat products, rice). Oh, and she can't use a straw or suck on freezies or popsicles because the stitches might pull.


I'm thinking puddings, scrambled eggs, soft tomato-ey pasta, ice cream, sorbet, but I need more ideas. Please send any ideas. TIA


 


 

 

 

DeannaS's picture

(post #43677, reply #1 of 83)

Soup, soup and more soup. :) smoothies, cottage cheese, yogurt.

"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists." - Joan Dye Gussow

deejeh's picture

(post #43677, reply #2 of 83)

Pudding, creme caramel, mashed potatoes, homemade fruit jelly (Fannie Farmer has an outstanding recipe for jelly made with fresh orange juice), white chocolate cream (minus the amaretti bits) from the Weekend Baker...


deej

soccermom's picture

(post #43677, reply #3 of 83)

Yes, these and the soup and smoothies ideas are good ideas. How could I have missed soup? :) However, you know how hot it is, so maybe that'll be my excuse.


I have a recipe from the Weekend Baker website for chocolate pots de creme that I thought I'd make. I'm really trying to resist buying the book at this point.


 


 

 

 

deejeh's picture

(post #43677, reply #6 of 83)

Well, if you'd like a recipe from the book, just holler.


deej

soccermom's picture

(post #43677, reply #8 of 83)

Thank you! I've been following the thread here and visited the website. I think I may try to get it from the library to see how much I like it.


I REALLY don't need another baking book. Really, I don't. But I have a Chapters gift card burning a hole in my wallet, so it may be hard to resist.


Thanks for the offer though.


 


 

 

 

SallyBR1's picture

(post #43677, reply #11 of 83)

----->>>>>> I'm really trying to resist buying the book at this point.

Why would you try to resist what comes so naturally?

soccermom's picture

(post #43677, reply #13 of 83)

Stop it Sally, you're a bad influence. I should be trying to lose about a quarter-Sally, but all the creme brulee and pots de creme I'll be making in the next 2 weeks won't help. I really don't need this book.


:)


 


 

 

 

SallyBR1's picture

(post #43677, reply #22 of 83)

Listen, we are talking about a GREAT book. THe author is basically like family - she FOUNDED the experimental kitchen of Fine Cooking, for heavens' sake!

Fine Cooking - only one short step from Cook's Talk. Family. We are family, DAMMIT.

I am making the warm cinammon spice blueberry cake very soon - you should see the photo of the cake in the book: got me drooling, and I 'm not even that fond of blueberries....

soccermom's picture

(post #43677, reply #32 of 83)

You are the new Gretchen!


Did she really found the kitchen? I didn't know that. I do know that she seems really nice in every article/book. You're starting to get to me.


Maybe. :) 


 


 

 

 

Heather's picture

(post #43677, reply #80 of 83)

Don't you have a trip coming up soon? I hope she is all well for that.

soccermom's picture

(post #43677, reply #81 of 83)

Yes, it's nice of you to remember. We're off to California a month from now for a foodie tour. DD's feeling much much better and is back to normal except for the soft foods. Two sets of stitches have come out, with two left to go. She'd be willing to gum Ghiradelli and Sharfen Berger if she had to :)

 


 

 

 

Heather's picture

(post #43677, reply #82 of 83)

Good Girl!

Adele's picture

(post #43677, reply #14 of 83)

Thanks for the reminder!  There's a recipe in there for Raspberry Bread Pudding.  I need cream.  :)

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Gretchen's picture

(post #43677, reply #15 of 83)

Yes, these and the soup and smoothies ideas are good ideas. How could I have missed soup? :) However, you know how hot it is, so maybe that'll be my excuse.


Make vichysoisse or gazpacho (puree smooth). 


Gretchen
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Frozen's picture

(post #43677, reply #45 of 83)

My daughter just had this done 2 weeks ago. She went through about eight big bottles of apricot nectar (at about $4 each). The good stuff is very thick and satisfying, and tastes good cold or at room temperature.

“Expectation strolls through the spacious fields of Time towards Opportunity.” Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before
soccermom's picture

(post #43677, reply #46 of 83)

Apricot nectar is a great idea; I'll pick some up. How quickly did your daughter heal? DD is back to normal today in terms of spirits but we'll keep her on the pain meds until tonight I think.

 


 

 

 

Frozen's picture

(post #43677, reply #47 of 83)

It's actually been about 9 days. She Had her surgery on the 6th of June, and was very swollen for about 5 days. She's a lifeguard, and felt well enough to go back to work on Sunday, looking almost normal and with the disolving stitches gone. She still feels some pain eating more solid food (salad without carrots), but not enough to stop her.

“Expectation strolls through the spacious fields of Time towards Opportunity.” Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before
soccermom's picture

(post #43677, reply #48 of 83)

DD isn't swollen much so far but they told us most of the swelling will show today. We've been icing both cheeks so I hope that will help. Good to hear that your daughter's feeling better. It's an awful thing to put them through but it has to be done.


 


 

 

 

Gretchen's picture

(post #43677, reply #53 of 83)

Wow, I just bought some nectar for $0.89 a can.

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Frozen's picture

(post #43677, reply #54 of 83)

Yeah. Three mitigating circumstances:
1. I was using Canadian $
2. These were 1 litre bottles.
3. Apricot nectar quality is highly variable. Many are not 100% apricot, and some are pretty thin. I checked the label for content, and usually took the more expensive if more than one was available: nothing's too good for an ailing daughter.

“Expectation strolls through the spacious fields of Time towards Opportunity.” Umberto Eco, The Island of the Day Before
Adele's picture

(post #43677, reply #4 of 83)

Two weeks is a long time, poor thing.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

soccermom's picture

(post #43677, reply #5 of 83)

<Two weeks is a long time, poor thing.>


Yes it is. She's excited about unlimited ice cream but we all know even that loses its appeal after awhile.


Unfortunately whe has her father's huge teeth in my smaller jaw. She had 4 baby teeth pulled, has had a retainer for 2 years, this operation and then will have braces on in a month. Middle DD may not need much, but youngest has an even worse situation.


Too bad you can't buy second-hand braces :)


 


 

 

 

Adele's picture

(post #43677, reply #7 of 83)

Braces!  I got my 2nd set at 38 in anticipation of turning 40.   Still wear the retainer, (every other night), as I am terrified of having to go through it again.


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

soccermom's picture

(post #43677, reply #9 of 83)

I had a retainer as a teen and DD's orthodontist keeps scowling at my teeth and saying, "We'll do you after we finish with the three girls."


Perhaps by that point I'll be entitled to a discount: buy three, get one free. Otherwise, I'll live with my slightly off tooth and spend the money on a trip instead. But I'll let him hope :)


 


 


 

 

 

madnoodle's picture

(post #43677, reply #10 of 83)

Uggghh.  Poor girl, and poor mom.  I feel your pain.  DD had her first ortho appt this spring (age 7), and we've been given a 6-month reprieve to wait and see what shifts around on its own.  She will definitely need to have at least one tooth removed (b/c she has an extra one, bizarrely), minor surgery to remove gum tissue between her top front teeth, and then probaby braces.  She finally stopped sucking her thumb and all the dire predictions about her teeth are not coming true:  they're shifting back on their own quite nicely.  For the first time ever her front teeth actually meet.  So, the work won't be as extensive as once thought, thankfully.  We only have basic dental coverage--no ortho insurance.   DS is probably facing headgear to correct an underbite in the next couple of years, and he has his sister's gap-toothed smile, so he'll be having the gum surgery too.  Maybe I should be stockpiling the soft food suggestions . . .

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soccermom's picture

(post #43677, reply #12 of 83)

I'll keep my fingers crossed that you don't have to go through Orthodontics. Wouldn't it be great if nature did her job and you could spend it on something more fun?


I never really believed those quotes about how much kids cost--until we got the news about the cost of braces. Staggering. Rather than the recipes, stockpile money, LOL.


 


 


 

 

 

Gretchen's picture

(post #43677, reply #16 of 83)

We may be the only family I know of that never had braces.  Three kids--straight teeth.  Number one son does have caps on his front teeth from a surfboard (on a lake in the mountains) accident when he was 7.  He probably would have had the frenulum cut (gap between the teeth)  if it weren't for the cap need.

Gretchen

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madnoodle's picture

(post #43677, reply #17 of 83)

Frenulum!  Thank you--couldn't remember that word.

Saskatchewan:  hard to spell; easy to draw.

What if there were no hypothetical questions?

 

MadMom's picture

(post #43677, reply #21 of 83)

None of my family, Mom, Dad, two brothers, and I, ever had braces...and my Dad's best friend was an orthodontist, who would have probably cut us a super deal.  When I was younger, I had perfect teeth, but as I got older, got a nice gap in the middle.  Don't think I want to bother with braces now, though.  Neither of my girls had braces either.  One of the DGDs has had them...it must have come from her father's side of the family, LOL.



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Gretchen's picture

(post #43677, reply #23 of 83)

When I was a child, orthodontics was not at all  common. I didn't need it nor my sisters, but a lot of folks at that time just lived with pretty bad looking teeth, as I recall.
Now braces are a fashion statement!!  Kids probably  feel deprived if they don't have to wear braces.

Gretchen

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