Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Smart Soup.

Husby is getting all four wisdom teeth cut out next week (YIKES!), so I have been pinning all the soup recipes floating around Pinterest that look good and will be easy for him to eat.

I guess I should probably stock up on popsicles and ice cream while I'm at it. Any other good food recommendations for those of you who have had them out? I'm assuming beef jerky and Doritos aren't on the list...

(I only have one wisdom tooth and it fits, so I've never had to deal with them.  But I hear horror stories!)

Poor guy.  He's been in an insane amount of pain this week, and was scheduled to get them removed Thursday, but remembered he has an extremely important presentation on Friday that can't be rescheduled.  So, he has to wait.  In pain.  For five more days!

After an excruciating appointment with the dentist a few days ago, he came home and was writhing in pain.  He had an ice pack on his face and was drifting on and off to sleep on the couch.  Levi never left his side and Ezra kept bringing him pacifiers (sweet!!).  The two boys disappeared into the kitchen and next thing I knew, Levi had a box of Nyquil that he laid next to Husby and Ezra was toddling behind him with a bottle of children's Tylenol that he left beside his face.  Then they brought him medicine cups and droppers to take it all with.  I mean, could they GET any sweeter?!  Just precious, those two.

They aren't used to Daddy being sick and they didn't like it one single bit!  I don't like it either.  :(

Anyway, all of this to say ... do any of y'all have any killer soup recipes you could share with me?  Or any other soft food recipes that Husby will appreciate having? Things I should make sure to have around?

Help! This is new brand new territory!

32 comments:

  1. I just made this soup for the first time ever and it was SO simple and delicious. I chopped up avocado (as pictured) to include in mine. This is a new favorite and will make it into my kitchen rotation on a regular basis from now on!

    http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/5-ingredient-easy-white-chicken-chili-recipe/

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  2. If he's having a ton of pain with them IN his mouth, he will probably feel a lot better with them OUT. I had a heck of a time after mine were pulled and ate gallons of yogurt for about two weeks. Then, there are other people (like my brother) who had them out and ate pizza that night and steak the next. You just never know. Hope he's well soon!

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  3. Everyone is different, but I'm also thinking once they are out his pain will get so much better. Poor guy! Ice packs, pain relievers (doctor will give you an rx), and movies! I preferred cool liquids over warm...popsicles, Italian ices. He will not be able to use a straw because of the risk of a dry socket. Give lots of love and he will be better soon!

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  4. Poor D! That is awful!
    Here are two of my favorite soup recipes--Tex Mex Chicken Taco Soup and Chicken & Wild Rice.
    http://www.inthiswonderfullife.com/2013/10/day-6-31-days-of-food.html
    http://iowagirleats.com/2013/01/28/chicken-wild-rice-soup/

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  5. Focus on foods with plenty of protein where possible- milk, ice cream, yogurt, smoothies, etc. he might not be allowed to use a straw for the first week or two, so keep that in mind. When he is ready to ease back in to meats, try slow cooking, as it makes the meat extra tender and it often falls apart into small shreds (eg corned beef, pot roast, etc). And I'd guess pasta is a pretty good bet too.

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  6. Applesauce, Pudding, Pasta (overcooked) like ravioli all saved me - along with ice cream of course!! :) Because with soups that have beans or rice in them - I couldn't chew the beans or rice for a few weeks and got a bean stuck in the hole where they'd cut and it was not a fun time trying to get it unstuck!

    Good luck! :)

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  7. I had all four of mine cut out at the same time. The first hours were pretty rough when I allowed the pain to take over. Once I realized they gave me pain meds for a reason, it was pretty easy. Mashed potatoes, grits, oatmeal, even soft scrambled eggs were a huge part of my diet for a few days. By day four or so I was pretty much eating what I wanted as long as it wasn't tough or real chewy.

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  8. You don't want to hear my wisdom teeth story!! It's a doozy!

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  9. Not all are horror stories. I had mine out on a Thursday and was out with friends on Saturday. Praying your husband has that easy of an experience! Silly, but Ziplocks full of frozen peas are awesome. The peas will conform to his face and keep swelling down. Wrap them in a little flannel to keep it from being quite so cold on his face and if you can find a way to hold them in place vs him needing to hold them, even better.

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  10. I would not do anything spicy! It would hurt like crazy! I wanted a lot of cold things after mine. NO STRAWS for sipping milk shakes!

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  11. OK first, don't let him use cotton in his mouth. use teabags instead. steep them in hot water, ring them out and put that in his mouth instead of cotton. it will act as a hot compress and will draw any blood into the teabags and the tea is full of antioxidents!

    as for soup- can't go wrong with The Pioneer Womans Perfect Potato Soup. We just made it last night. love love love it!

    Hope D is pain free soon!

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  12. Milkshakes! With a spoon of course. Pudding! Yogurt, applesauce, mashed potatoes.

    To hold ice packs in place- get two long socks (like soccer socks). Tie then under his chin, stuff the ice packs in each one and tie over the head. Holds the ice on the cheeks and keeps the hands free.

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  13. Also a quick funny story. When I had my wisdom teeth out, my step mom got me a milk shake on the way home because I was starving. Then she stopped at cvs to get my prescriptions while I ate my milkshake with a spoon in the car. When she came back to the car, she started laughing and then put my visor down so I could look in the mirror. Turns out my mouth was still so numb, I had not swallowed any milkshake! It was all over my mouth and shirt! So until the meds wore off, I had to watch myself in the mirror and use my hand to keep my mouth shut while I swallowed :) ha!

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  14. If it's any encouragement, I had all four removed at once and that evening I ate roast for dinner! It was a soft roast, but I could do it. Everyone is different, of course, but he may not need a ton of soft food. I don't recommend stocking up on tortilla chips, but he may be good after a day or two of soft foods. (-: Hopefully he will. Poor guy. That pain is one I would not want to wish on anyone. However, the pain afterward wasn't that bad for me - thankfully I didn't get dry sockets.

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  15. Oh man, I had to get 2 wisdom teeth pulled out a few years ago and it was so painful! Does your husband like potato soup? I have a good recipe for potato soup on my blog here:
    http://jessica-becomingme.blogspot.com/2011/03/what-im-cooking-wednesday-potato-soup.html
    (sorry, I don't know how to make it a clickable link!) Anyway, it's all pretty soft and easy to eat. Plus it's a comfort food, so it always makes me feel better! :-) It's my go-to meal when I'm making a meal for a sick friend, or for friends who just brought home a new baby. I hope he feels better once he gets them taken out! It took me about 3-4 days before I was feeling well enough to chew anything.

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  16. I had all four of mine out at once, and it wasn't great but it wasn't awful either. I ate mashed potatoes, ice cream, soups, etc. for about a week. My sister had hers out the same and she was eating chicken the next day. A lot has to do with how they're positioned and the mouth size.

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  17. Whitney,I ended up with four dry sockets after I has mine out. The pain didn't really start until 2 days after. It lasted for a month! I don't say this to scare you but to say if for some reason he starts hurting and feeling nauseous, have him go in immediately! They will place clove strips in the sockets which will immediately take away the pain. I had to go in every few days to have them replaced, but it kept me sane until the sockets healed. Pain Meds alone wouldn't so the trick! Good thoughts and prayers that his surgery goes smoothly with no complications or dry sockets!

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  18. He will do great! I had mine out and ate pizza that night and went to soccer practice. Granted I didn't run around much for fear of bleeding but I was on my feet after a solid post surg nap. I would def have soft stuff on hand (mashed potatoes, Mac and cheese, applesauce, ice cream, etc.) but we will pray for a easy surgery and fast recovery!!!

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  19. I wish him luck :) I had mine out in November. I lived off mash potatos, mash pumpkin, yoghurt, jello, tomato soup, smoothies and apple sauce. But I have heard not to drink anything out of a straw! The sucking motion apparently causes dry socket. All the best!

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  20. Poor guy! I had all 4 of mine cut out as well and it was a bad experience for me HOWEVER a friend of mine had 4 cut out and she was perky as can be that same day! So hopefully he'll be of the later experience :)

    I had a bunch of potato soup when I had mine taken out and that was very comforting to me. Not hard to eat, and was heavy enough on my stomach to keep me filled up.

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  21. I had mine out and felt so good the next day, that I ate chips and salsa! BIG mistake! I didn't hurt while I was eating, but a chip got in the hole. I also drank out of a straw (like they told me not to) and got a dry socket! It was only because of my stupidity that it was hard for me! If he listens to the dr, he should do fine ;) Good luck!

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  22. I just made this soup last week and Doug just asked if I would make it again. He's a picky eater...so, that is some good soup. The only thing I did differently than the recipe..I added 16 more oz of chicken stock. http://simplymadewithlove.blogspot.com/2013/12/easy-crockpot-potato-soup.html

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  23. When I had mine removed several years ago, I LOVED those cheap popsicles that you buy in liquid form and stick in the freeze when you get home.. They are the kind that you push up so you never have to actually bite on anything. HIGHLY recommend getting him some of those! Also, Pioneer Woman's Italian Chicken Soup is DELICIOUS! My hubs could eat it every day. (to cut down on time i use a rotisserie chicken instead of cooking my own chick for the soup--tastes better that way too)

    Praying for you guys!

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  24. I had an abscess behind one of mine and my inner cheek was so swollen I'd bite it when I talked and sneezed. Anyway I make a killer potato soup but many recipes out there are close to mine and I don't have mine typed up. It's a funner way to eat potatoes other than mashed. In all honesty you may be surprised how quickly he bounces back to eating other stuff. Prayers for a quick, speedy recovery! He'll feel SOOOOOOOOO much better soon!

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  25. This soup is yummy, easy and would be soft enough:

    Crock Pot Potato Soup

    1 Bag of frozen hash-brown potatoes (cubed)
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 tsp garlic salt
    1 tsp onion powder
    2 Cans of chicken broth (14.5 oz each)
    1 Can cream of chicken soup
    1 Package Cream Cheese (softened)
    Directions:
    Combine the softened cream cheese with the chicken broth and soup. Blend until smooth. Combine this mixture, potatoes, garlic salt, onion powder and pepper in the crock pot; mix well. Cook on low for 4-5 hours.
    Garnish with cheese, sour cream, green onions, bacon bits……

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  26. You will LOVE Edie's recipe from Life in Grace's blog Tortellini soup.....it is TO. DIE. FOR. Straight up. It has the strangest ingredients (honey, balsamic, crushed tomatoes) but it is seriously one that we make consistently a couple of times a month. SUPER easy, delicious and SOFT for recovering teeth!

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  27. I had all 4 cut out as well and it wasn't too bad. I looked way worse than I felt. I had bad bruising around my jaw line and eyes. You may want to prep the boys for him not looking so great. If the boys wanted to help Daddy feel better maybe have them help you make jello jigglers. D would be able to eat it and the boys would feel helpful. Praying for a quick and easy recovery!

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  28. Oh no! Good luck. I had all 4 impacted and taken out at the same time. I had it really bad, but my husband was fine later the same day he had his out. Everyone is different! My favorites were mashed potatoes, smoothies, milkshakes, jello, and pudding. Anything that was cold helped numb the pain (painkillers didn't even do much for me!) - hope he recovers quickly!

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  29. Oh wow - I hope this all goes okay! My husband had to have some dental work done at the hospital and because of some complicated situations it ended up being over a year before they did the work. My husband was in terrible tooth pain for all that time (it would come and go). I can see such a difference in him now they are finally gone!

    This isn't exactly a soup recipe but it's what I crave when I'm ill! I make a chicken casserole in the slow cooker by just throwing in chopped onions, and lots of mixed veg (carrots, celery, potatoes etc) and chicken thighs and chicken stock and cooking for 5 hours. When it comes to serve I normally thicken up the gravy a bit with gravy granules. I just blend up the left overs with a bit of water and it makes the best chicken broth...so hearty and comforting.

    You could make the casserole for you and the boys and blend it up for your husband!

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  30. I'm planning on bringing potato soup over Monday night (no worries - the potatoes will be super soft) and custard. That's our comfort food. ;-) Let me know if you want something different for you and the kids. I could do a batch of cornbread as well.

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  31. Oh man, that sounds dreadful!! Poor guy! Here are a couple of my all time favorite soup recipes:

    Homemade Chicken Noodle - http://frillylittledetails.blogspot.com/2014/02/recipe-monday-homemade-chicken-noodle.html

    Yummy Yummy Baked Potato Soup - http://frillylittledetails.blogspot.com/2011/12/yummy-yummy-baked-potato-soup.html

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  32. Melt my heart! Your boys are too sweet! Bringing their daddy medicine!

    I hope your hubby is feeling better now!

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