Last Monday, I found out I developed dry socket (a very painful problem that can happen when you get wisdom teeth removed), which made eating pretty difficult. I tried to make softer foods, but it was still pretty hard to eat all week. Here’s what we ate.
It feels like winter here in Wisconsin, and our meals are shifting into late fall and winter mode. On Friday I got a wisdom tooth removed, reflected by the soft and liquid foods on the menu at the end of the week. I didn’t have general anesthesia or moderate sedation. Just local anesthetic and the dentist RIPPED it out. No prescription pain meds either, just extra strength Tylenol and ibuprofen. Now it’s Monday and I’m dying. Here’s what we ate last week.
French dip sandwiches and salad. I made the shredded beef in the Instant Pot using an Italian beef recipe adapted from This Old Gal. I used one gluten-free onion soup packet (instead of the Italian seasoning packets) and 3 cups beef broth (instead of broth, water and pepperoncini juice).
Tomato basil soup from the hot bar at the grocery store.
Leftover shredded beef from Thursday’s French dips, with gluten-free rice macaroni and white cheddar from Aldi.
Broccoli cheddar soup in the Instant Pot and grilled cheese made with Schär gluten-free deli-style bread, Swiss, extra sharp cheddar, sriracha-infused olive oil and Earth Balance mayo.
This soup recipe was the best broccoli cheese soup I’ve made!