Gary spent the week claiming that he was unable to chew because of his recently extracted tooth. "DO NOT MAKE ANY FOOD FOR ME FOR THANKSGIVING I CANT EAT ANYTHING NOT EVEN YAMS.'
Unfortunately I had already stocked up early on the Turkey Day supplies, and when I say supplies I mean items fully prepared by the grocery store. Pint of dressing. Pint of cranberry relish. The only cooking I intended to do was the turkey and reconstituting a packet of powdered gravy. I cooked everything from scratch last year and set off the smoke alarm -- not worth it.
I suppose I could freeze everything for twelve weeks from now when Gary's mouth is healed. I anticipate I will spend Thanksgiving day, Black Friday, and the weekend nibbling on Thanksgiving, while Gary spoons mashed potatoes on his tongue and swallows without chewing, poor guy.
Nibbling on Thanksgiving food sounds like an excellent plan. (I feel for Gary; in college, I had my wisdom teeth out shortly before the Big Family Christmas one year, and ouch and also basically just nope to things other than mashed potatoes. Which my Aunt decided to make fancy that year [loaded! so tasty!] and thus put things in them that weren't smooth [green onions, bacon] and thus even those did not work out well for me, sigh.)
Posted by: KC | November 26, 2021 at 11:29 AM
KC -that's a shame. We are now three days out from Thanksgiving and he's able to eat normally, but of course I only purchased soft food and liquids for next week.
Posted by: TheQueen | November 28, 2021 at 03:07 PM
Maybe you can add things to the soft foods and liquids? Good luck with that, though; I had orthodontic work in addition to tooth extractions, and whenever I came off the soft foods diet I *did not* want anything from the soft foods diet for a while...
Except butterscotch pudding. I don't think I was ever allowed enough butterscotch pudding to get sick of it.
Posted by: KC | November 29, 2021 at 07:36 PM
KC - he will eat what he pleases, as always. I'm having my own root canal Monday
Posted by: TheQueen | November 30, 2021 at 04:25 PM
Sorry about the root canal, but hope it goes well!
Posted by: KC | December 01, 2021 at 10:35 AM