The Wisdom of cooking for your teens!

Our teens had their wisdom teeth pulled on Friday.  Yes, 4th of July dinner was quite an interesting array of “whipped-up” foods.  When you live with two teens who love to eat and one is a boy…you have to have food – and lots of it…available at all times!  Here’s the list of foods that we made to help ease the hunger.  I have included some notes that helped make the foods more appealing and tasty – even my husband and I ate some of it!

“Whipped” foods

Smoothies

Strawberries, peaches, blueberries, banana’s, low-fat vanilla yogurt, ice cubes.  This is all you need to create an array of fabulous drinks.  Add a touch of rum for the adult care-givers.

Applesauce

Chocolate pudding – has to be chocolate!

Milk shakes

My mom’s famous protein wisdom teeth protein shake includes vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, banana, peanut butter, 1 raw egg, and skim milk.

Jell-O – of course it has to be orange!

Chicken soup

Take a whole chicken and cook it up in a pot of water with 2-3 stalks of celery, 3 coarsely chopped onion, 2-3 large carrots, 5 pepper corns, 2 cloves and a handful of parsley, for about 2-3 hours; salt and pepper to taste.  Strain broth and peel chicken off the bone.  Combine broth, chicken meat and cooked carrots in a food processor until smooth.  Serve.

Mashed Potatoes

I add garlic, sweet potato, white potato, and carrots.  Cook until fork tender; strain.  Prepare as you would mashed potatoes – seasoning with salt and pepper.

Yogurt

 

Soft Foods

Scrambled eggs

Cottage Cheese

 Pasta

            Acini de Pepe – cooked until quite soft and toss with garlic sautéed in olive oil.  Add a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar – yumm!

Oatmeal

Cream of wheat

Egg salad

Hard boiled eggs

Mac and Cheese – Stouffer’s makes the best!

 

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