Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Ramble

"I do love Italian food. Any kind of pasta or pizza. My new pig out food is Indian food. I eat Indian food like three times a week. It's so good."

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Good morning everyone.  It's going to be a warm day here in Brooklyn, and the humidity is going to start creeping up again.  No plans for the day except studying.  It's hard to go to the park with my teeth like this.  Not sure what I can bring for lunch.  I'm still on soft foods.  The dentist filed both top and bottom yesterday, and I walked out feeling great with both dentures in, but by the time I was on the bus, the other side of the upper denture started feeling sore.  Sometimes I feel so disheartened, but I know this will take some time.  There's a lot of healing to do.  But pain can be so tiring, and I WANT food.  Pork chops, steaks, yum, yum.

I DID manage to do a wee bit of chewing last night so that is progress. Had my first meat since last Thursday. Nothing heavy. I make a ground beef recipe of tomato sauce, beef broth, and all kinds of seasonings which Ralph had over rice and I had with mashed potatoes. I realized that it is going to take me awhile. Have to learn how to chew all over again.

Speaking of food, lately I have been into Indian food.  My obsession started after I read Monica Bhide's book "A Life of Spice: Stories of Food, Culture and Life".  The stories were fantastic,  and the recipes were just begging me to try them.  Now Indian cuisine is right up there with my favorites--Italian, Mexican, Dominican, and Cuban.  Check out what I bought at Amazon.  

Believe me.  I have put this kit to good use.  

Have a good one.


  1. I like Indian food too, especially how they do their veggies. So flavourful! And naan bread too, yum yum.

  2. I haven't had Indian food - at least that I can remember! I do know that it smells delicious!
    Be patient. You will soon not even realize you HAVE dentures! I remember when I first got mine I tried to eat a marshamllow cookie. That didn't work! Do you have a Smoothie King near you? You can get a smoothie that has an entire day's worth of calories and nutrients. My daughter, Amber, had these when she was a synchronized swimmer and again when she was pregant with quadruplets.
    Hang in there!!! It will get better!

  3. We make a lot of Indian meals here too. Yummo. And Debra is right about their wonderful veggie dishes.