Wine & Couture: But What To Eat????
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

But What To Eat????

My darling hubby broke a tooth [ouch], he went to the dentist where they decided to pull it [double ouch].  Poor guy is a Meat and Potatoes man; what on earth was I going to fix or have available for him to eat that was soft?????  I scoured the internet and found lists of soft foods, but I needed something I could either add to a 'normal' dinner for myself or something easy he could grab.  So here is what I came up with......

 Scrambled Eggs with Cheese, Thin Sliced Ham, and Mushrooms
This is great because it is healthy and will give him something nutritional.

 Mashed Potatoes are always great, but I usually add something like bacon or ham to ours.  It's a meal in itself with something extra added.  Of course bacon was too hard so ham it was.
For desert he ate 1/4 a watermelon.  It was juicy and soft.  A perfect food for anyone in the summer, but it was nice to have with his sore mouth.

One thing that's important when dealing with a tooth extraction - making sure you have something solid on your stomach.  He wasn't allowed to spit so he swallowed [brace yourself] quite a bit of blood, which made his stomach feel sick.  Once I was able to find food options he started to feel better.

These are great options for any type of dental work!  Or just a light summer time dinner.
Around day 3 I will attempt a Pasta Salad.  Defiantly a must for the summer time. 

Pasta Salad
1 cup chopped pecans (may nix these this time)
8 ounces farfalle (bow-tie) pasta
1 pound fresh broccoli
1 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup diced red onion
1/3 cup red wine vinegar (trust me don't substitute here)
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups seedless grapes, halved
8 cooked bacon slices, crumbled (TIP - cut bacon in half and then 2 inch's before cooking. it cooks fast)

1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.  Bake the pecans in single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.  Pour onto a plate to cool.
2. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
3. Meanwhile, cut broccoli florets from stems, and separate florets into small pieces using tip of a paring knife. Peel away tough outer layer of stems, and finely chop stems.
4. Whisk together mayonnaise, sugar, onion, and vinegar.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add hot cooked pasta and stir to coat (the pasta will soak in the flavors). Stir in broccoli and let cool to room temperature. Stir in grapes. Check the seasoning.
5. Cover and chill 3 hours.
6. Stir in bacon and pecans just before serving.


  1. Oh man I was coming to check out leopard and you baited me with delish food instead! Drooling now, thanks! :)

  2. Ooh boy, sorry about your husband's tooth extraction. I remember having my wisdom teeth pulled, feeling sick the whole drive home then (get ready for the gross part) throwing up just blood in the bushes outside my house. Thanks for the reminder Lee! LOL. The eggs look good though! I might have that for breakfast tomorrow!
    Gina -- On the Daily Express


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