So I'm just going to say it.
THIS SOFT FOOD DIET IS FOR THE BIRDS!
With a minimum of two more weeks to go before I can eat REAL food, I'm getting a little on the testy side. You have no idea how badly I'd like to sink my teeth into one of these (recipe here).
Or these (recipe here).
And I'm drooling over the thought of this (recipe here).
The question I keep getting from people is this - What are you going to want for you first REAL meal?
Truthfully, I have no idea.
You all now I've been on a quest to lose weight for a few months now. And while the surgery definitely propelled the weight loss (clear liquids will do that), I've still tried to adhere to the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle I adopted before my surgery. Weaning myself off of sugar was H.A.R.D. So even though I can afford an indulgence like Blue Bell ice cream, I don't want to go there. Unfortunately, no sugar also means no mashed potatoes, no cheese grits...
So what am I eating? Oatmeal, smoothies, scrambled eggs, egg salad (which was heavenly), baked sweet potatoes (insides only), tuna with mayo only, finely chopped dark-meat chicken, soup (had about enough of that), over-cooked pasta...
You get the picture. Not a whole lot of variety and not necessarily a lot of flavor. Or at least not complex flavors. I believe that's what I miss the most.
Wanna know a secret?
My biggest craving these past several weeks has been pizza. A supreme deluxe, to be exact.
Onions, bell peppers, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, ham, olives, etc.
Now those are some complex flavors.
I miss salad.
I miss steak.
I really miss corn on the cob.
Before my surgery, I told you about my "last supper" and asked what you would choose for your last meal.
Today, we're going to flip that. If you were limited to liquids and soft foods for six-plus weeks, what would be your FIRST real meal?
Here's what I'm thinking. Y'all should come up with your favorite dishes. Your signature dish. The dish that describes you. Then, on that glorious day when I can eat real again, we'll all meet at my house. You and your favorite dish. Talk about a par-tay!
I'm in. How about you?