Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Comfort food after Oral Surgery...and a Give Away...

Today was one of those days I really wasn't into cooking - I'm still recovering from some oral surgery, so the foods I can eat are still limited.  Soft and not spicy...neither hot or really didn't leave much to inspire me.  Had one of my meds not required that it be taken with food, I might have skipped today entirely.

So I started with one of my 'comfort foods' for times I'm not feeling well...poached eggs over toast.  I recycled an old photo...but skipped the orange because of the acid...not good for me this time.
I really wet the toast with the water the egg was poached in so it was soft to chew.  Whole wheat toast - 3pp and one poached egg - 2pp...5 total pp for breakfast.

Lunch was leftover soup from yesterday - Slow Cooker Bean Soup with Kale - 8pp for a huge bowl.

This was a medium sized bowl - remember - its not easy for me to eat right now...but you could easily have had double this as the entire crock pot, which was full, serves 6!  This is how the soup looks when made, but I chose to use my imersion blender to my portion...

So on the left is as cooked...on the right is the blended tased awesome blended, too.  I added a tablespoon of Parmesan Cheese to it, and it was yummy comfort food!

Dinner was from the Week Three Menu...Ham steak, Healthy Au-Gratin Potatoes and Broccoli.  I originally got the recipe for the Au-Gratin potatoes from one of my favorite bloggers - Danica's Daily.  I can't explain what took me so long to make them, but after making them tonight, they have surely become one of my favorites!  I was a little slow to grab the camera...the family had already begun to fix their plates...but this recipe makes a big 9" x 13" pan full that serves 8!  The house smells amazing, too.
 These potatoes were hot, creamy-cheesy with just the right amount of onions..5pp was a bargain!
 Served with 3oz of ham steak - 3pp and a side of broccoli - 0pp.  Some yummy dinner!
It really made my day when Chuck came home with a bunch of my favorite spring flowers - sunny daffodils and jonquils! 

What are your comfort foods when you are sick?  Can I help you fit them into your weight loss plan?

Head on over to Friends for Weight Loss to enter a give away for a case of Chobani Yogurt!  Contest ends next Wednesday, April 20th!

1 comment:

  1. Well good for you trying to stick to your diet after having your surgery. I know when I had mine the diet and everything healthy went out the window for jello and pudding, or nothing at all. Thankfully when I went back after having so many teeth pulled, I was able to get new teeth in a day so I would be able to start chewing things again.
    I know you posted this blog a while ago. But hopefully everything went well after your surgery and your happy and healthy now.