Q: My mother recently underwent some pretty extensive oral surgery. As a result, she can only eat soft foods. As you can imagine this gets old after about 2 days. She's going to be on this diet for 8 weeks at least. That includes Thanksgiving. I am trying to think of a good dish I can make and bring to our family gathering for her since she won't be able to eat a lot of the food there, including the turkey. Because of that, I'd like to be able to include something with some protein in it so it's filling. Any suggestions?
Sent by Jamie
Editor: Jamie, how rough for your mom! Best wishes to her for a speedy recovery! As far as Thanksgiving goes, soup is obviously going to be involved, but can she also manage mashed potatoes? You could make potatoes with turkey stock for flavor and protein, for instance. Also, try these soups:
Readers, any suggestions for Jamie's mom?
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