Liquid assets

Having catered for the last ten days for a 20-year-old who can only eat liquids and/or soft foods, we’ve become experts around here on the subject. Should you ever find yourself suddenly minus a set of tonsils, feel free to avail yourself of the menu items we’ve come up with:

  • pudding
  • yogurt
  • Jello
  • ice cream
  • popsicles
  • Sonic ice cream smoothies
  • home made banana smoothies

               1 1/2 cups sliced, frozen banana

              1/2 cup milk

               liberal dollop of chocolate syrup

               1 1/2 TB almond butter

                Place in blender and hit “puree/liquify” for 30 seconds at a time, stopping to stir as needed.

  • mashed potatoes and gravy
  • home made mac and cheese
  • broth bread (cut bread into hunks, place in a bowl, pour warmed broth over it)
  • watermelon/cucumber/apple gazpacho
  • watermelon/cucumber/apple gazpacho ice cubes, slightly melted and chopped up into slush
  • lentil soup, with the lentils pureed into mush
  • refried beans with melted cheese
  • scrambled eggs with melted cheese
  • mashed potato soup
  • grilled salmon

Seems like a pretty varied menu, until that’s all you have to choose from, three meals a day (plus copious snacks, as he needs something on his throat most of the time), ten days in a row. I know the kid is desperate for a big plate of barbecue, and I’ve had just about enough of preparing all these specialized dishes repeatedly, day after day. We’ve been running the dishwasher 3-4 times each day, and I expect that poor appliance to put up a white flag of surrender at any moment.

And now, off to the grocery store so we can stock the fridge with more liquids…


4 thoughts on “Liquid assets

  1. It does sound like quite the challenge, providing enough calories and variety to keep an energetic young man feeling full! Would his throat be up to meatloaf (if you have a recipe that turns out as mushy as my mother’s always does)?

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    • That’s a really good idea. I’ve got a recipe that turns out very soft and almost runny (it tastes better than it sounds!) and he could probably manage that in a couple of days. Thanks for the idea!


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