There's a very short list of things you're allowed to eat when you get your wisdom teeth out, but Rich and I both know that I can be pretty evil if I don't eat properly. Here is how I've been eating since getting my wisdom teeth out on thanks to my loving, wonderful and caring boyfriend who has taken care of everything for me right down to my salt-water rinses and wrapping ice packs around my head while I sleep.
The meals got pretty impressive today when Rich and I made an early morning run to the farmers market to stock up on blendable foods for the week and I thought I'd share some delicious fall meal ideas that happen to be great if you need to get your wisdom teeth out.
Mashed purple cauliflower and potatoes with garlic.
Boil purple cauliflower, potatoes, a few cloves of garlic and a handful of fresh basil leaves until tender. Drain and mash with extra butter. They are the most beautiful lavender hue and it tastes amazing.
Mark Bittman's potato-leek soup with creme fraiche.
A rutabaga and acorn squash soup with thyme. We didn't have celeriac so we improvised and skipped the pesto.
So the last two soups look almost exactly the same but taste completely different. The potato leek is savory and simple while the rutabaga and squash is a little spicier, sweeter and has a lot more flavors in it. Both were made of veggies we got from our parents' yards or famers markets.
And of course there's been an obscene amount of jello, ice cream and applesauce.