A Day's Menu for My Friend Who Just Got Her Wisdom Teeth Out

Let me tell you.  When I got my wisdom teeth out some three and a half years ago, my mom made this taco thing and she made me eat it even though it was crunchy.  She was like, "You have to endure the pain or it will never get better!!!"  My mom is one of the most caring people I know but she was brutal on this point.  (No hard feelings, Mom.  I'm sure I had it coming.)


Anywho, my friend @super.emazing just got her wisdom teeth out and asked for a blog post of food for the recovery days.  Most soft foods, Emma pointed out, are side dishes, like mashed potatoes or applesauce. 
I might be a little late for Emma, but hopefully this menu of soft, nutritious meals will aid anyone who just got mouth surgery or is just tired of all that exhausting mastication business.
And, because you just got out of surgery and are a little groggy, most of these don't require more than a microwave.  A few of them might need the stove, so if you've just come off anesthesia, ask someone to help you, please.


Breakfast:
Pumpkin spice oats: Mix 1/2 cup quick oats with 1/4 cup pumpkin puree and 3/4 cup plant milk.  Mix in generous pinches of clove, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice.  Cook per the instructions on the oat container.  Top with peanut butter and soft fruit, like banana.
If you prefer a savory breakfast, I love Lisa Lin's savory oatmeal.
When I got my wisdom teeth out, I tried nice cream for the first time.
This is a terrible picture, but
Earthquake looks great.

Lunch:
This southern bowl is inspired by one I had at The SunnySide Cafe at Clemson:
Corn grits + sweet potato(baked, mashed, or just plain ol' microwaved) + black beans.  Add a lil salt, pepper, and paprika if you like.
If you're not vegan, you might want to throw on a scrambled egg and/or a sprinkling of cheddar cheese.
Soft blue cheese nachos: Microwave a Yukon gold potato.  Once cooked, slice into circles.  Spread the circles out on your plate.  Top with blue cheese and green onions.  (The only blue cheese I like is Clemson's.  For real.)
Earthquake looks lovely again.
This time, the food actually looks
decent, too.

Dinner:
Cookie and Kate's Chili is an easy-to-make, soft, and satisfying (plant-based!) supper.  You can throw in whatever veggies, potatoes, and beans you want, too.

Dessert:
Ice cream, duh!

Take care of yourselves.  If you try any of these recipes, let me know what you think and send me pics on InstagramFacebook, or in the comments below.  As I plunge back into macroeconomics-midterm-world, I wish you a speedy recovery!

World peace and love,
Heather

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