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just pulled my wisdom teeth- what to eat?

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so i had all four of my wisdom teeth extracted on friday. this weekend my diet consisted of plain jook, kfc extra processed mashed potatoes, pudding, vanilla ice cream, and myoplex protein shakes. i grow weary of this diet and need to find some new, soft eats. any suggestions? preferrably something i can pick up from a restaurant, as my drug-induced state renders me in poor condition to cook.

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  1. Soft, but not necessarily bland, right?

    I'd head over to a favorite Indian place and get some spicy eggplant and a mango lassi.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
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      chefsmartypants

      Oh boy do I feel your pain. I had the same thing done last month, and it was weeks before I could really eat again. I still have that chewing/tension thing soemone mentioned previously. One thing I'll warn you about, try to avoid rice. The grains are the perfect size and shape to get lodged in the holes in your mouth, and there's no getting 'em out. So they ROT in there, and one morning you wake up with the smell of death coming out of your mouth. Nice huh?

      I just pureed everything, bean soups worked very well. And oatmeal mixed with cottage cheese and parmesan was pretty good.

      I teach in a culinary school, and had to go back to work a few days later. I'm supposed to taste everything my students make, but for once I had an excuse not to!

      GOOD LUCK!!!

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        Jennie Sheeks

        What about pureed or cream based soups? Or even cups of bouillion?

        1. t
          The Pie Queen

          You could make some homemade applesauce. Leave the skins on and cut apples into chunks, and boild slowly in a small amount of water til they turn to mush. Add cinnamon and sugar to taste, and when it's done, puree in a blender. (You have to puree it when you leave the skins on, which takes out the satisfying lumps, but allows for more flavor and vitamins and makes it a nice rich brown.)

          Also, into her early teens my sister really liked mushed up beef stew. Make a regular beef stew and chop it up in the cuisinart. If you can get past the fact that you're basically eating baby food, it tastes pretty good.

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          1. re: The Pie Queen

            Even easier: put the apple chunks in a bowl, add a little water, microwave for five minutes and put in the blender.

            The quick cooking results in apple sauce with a really fresh taste.

            1. re: Ruth Lafler
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              The Pie Queen

              Interesting.

              But I think my great grandma just rolled over in her grave. ;)

              1. re: The Pie Queen

                OK, bake the apples (if you can stand the heat this week!!!) Then you don't have to slice the apples.

          2. Sorry to hear about your wisdom teeth. I lived on Popsicles. All flavors, all varieties. Nice and cold, soothing, ank numbing on the tooth holes. My current fav. are Dryers sugar-free, but then I'm on a feeble excuse for a diet.

            Scrambled eggs with cheese melted into them were good for a protein fix.

            Rare hamburger patty, too.

            Of course, I wasn't too gourmet at age 19, I like the Chowhound suggestions better.

            1. I think I'd use my front choppers to try and injest some crab cakes. Or, maybe some soft corned beef hash (canned is softer) and poached eggs. If not, some won ton soup.