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!
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.
Chocolate pudding – has to be chocolate!
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!
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.
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.
Acini de Pepe – cooked until quite soft and toss with garlic sautéed in olive oil. Add a sprinkle of balsamic vinegar – yumm!
Cream of wheat
Hard boiled eggs
Mac and Cheese – Stouffer’s makes the best!