Although the Hearts of Palm and Roasted Corn
Pico Salad Salsa whatever I made for this week’s Meatless Mondays A-Z challenge was fresh, light, and incredibly tasty, it definitely wasn’t coming with me to the Island of the Mis fits-placed Wisdom Teeth.
Corn kernels and gaping holes in your mouth just don’t make a beautiful team.
After my day of crunching–including my incredible just-before-midnightcereal, apple, and peanut butter “throw this in the face of dental surgeons everywhere” snack–I entered a rather difficult period of fasting.
Luckily, I was knocked out or drugged up for a lot of it, but as the meds wore off, I wanted oatmeal…and applesauce.
Cooking as you are coming off of anesthesia is already quite
dangerous funny to imagine, but then insisting on photographing it, with a color popping background no less, is rather hilarious in concept. I did amazingly well. [And even remembered a dash of cinnamon would be so photogenic.]
When you’ve got gauze wedged into your gums and cheeks, food is really not all that appealing, but because I had a rather miraculous and speedy recovery, I started to get antsy.
Both of which–it was pointed out to me–are food creations I would eat even if I still had all of my wisdom (teeth).*
Stepmama Smart’s South Beach Vegetarian Chili (shown above)came with me to Charlottesville, but it was not going to be able to continue on this journey…unless I stuck it into the food processor, too.
Dessert (second dinner?) was a tub of honey Chobani, mixed with cinnamon, wheat bran, and some of that nectarine applesauce I had made earlier in the day, topped off with almond ‘fluff’ from my last batch of almond milk.
Truly, I just didn’t WANT any of the passion fruit, raspberry, or lychee sorbetto I had purchased the day before.
(At least not until the next day at breakfast…or a few days later, when I started making sorbetto floats…)
But seriously, y’all, I never eat like anyone else WITH wisdom teeth…so would you expect anything to change without them?