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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The No Chew Food Post...




As is well documented, Thursday I went into my dentist for the beginning of root canal surgery.. He got the tooth prepped and drained, to relieve pressure- kind of worked, but the pain pills were great! Food was a non-event that night.. Friday, getting hungry, but not looking for rawhide to chew on, I decided it would be a good time to try the corn chowder soup mix Katherine had send me! Added a bit of ham, and onion to it, and dove in! Not thinking how badly the dentist had jabbed me with Novocaine, the soup didn't get a fair judging... Everything tasted salty to me, as my mouth was super sensitive from the beating it took! Plan to revisit the left over soup when taste buds are healed...
Chicken spaghetti is Sunday's meal, a simple, yet tasty way to make left over chicken into another decent meal! The red sauce was base, Balsamic vinegar, along with fresh chopped onions, basil, oregano, fennel seeds, crushed garlic, and Parmesan cheese, over the pasta. Simmering sauce like this for a couple of hours makes a big difference..depth of flavor is amazing!
Tonight, still on the "minimal chew" mode, I made scratch pancakes, with link sausages as a side.. with maple syrup and butter, we were pretty OK with this peasant kind of meal! Tomorrow is my birthday, and I have no idea what the plan is- except being a year older!

48 comments:

Hit 40 said...

H
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B
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I hope you get a spanking for your special day.

blueviolet said...

I'm surprised you can chew link sausage. That's pretty tough!

Happy Birthday tomorrow! Will someone cook for you on your special day?

buffalodick said...

Hit40- Bring that leather outfit I like so much, and it's a date!
BlueV- One side of face still works! I don't know what is going to happen with food..But I have a clue who will fix it!

buffalodick said...

Hit40- If it's any consolation, my wife just hit me for my comment to you.. I think you two have common ground- you'd both like me dead!

Kate said...

Happy, happies! Your wife's birthday wasn't that long ago, right? When's your wedding anniversary? And I need to learn about vinegar. I have an abundance of flavored vinegars my brother and sister in law made and so far? I haven't made good use of it.

buffalodick said...

Kate- Dear, E-mail me and I will explain vinegar until you fall asleep from boredom! The world forgot how great this stuff can be.. and I was late to the party!

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope your day is fabulous tomorrow :) Do you get to do the cooking or are you getting a meal cooked for you?

A Year on the Grill said...

Dude, happy birthday, but it sounds like a nice rescheduled celebration a week from now might be in order... just a day, the celebration is what counts ...

And if you are interested, I do have a leather outfit I could show up in

buffalodick said...

Rach- Probably cook, cranky if I didn't..Jeez, I'm a load! Your smiling face sure helps!

g-man said...

Hey Old Man!! Happy Birthday!
Now you can get your senior discount at Tim Horton's!!

buffalodick said...

Year Man- One, great answer! Two if you ever show up in that outfit, you will be BB-Q, but brined for two days first..to get the lye out of the leather.. You and me would be Party Central at a BB-Q!

buffalodick said...

G-man- If we don't cook together once before we die, the world we be a poorer place...Don't cha think? Planets colliding..they would not know where to hide all the fun...M-go Blue!

Donna-FFW said...

Hiya BD!
Big Kiss for your bday tomorrow!!

You chewless post reminded of a story.. gotta sec?

A patient of mine, who has since passed, a little ole Italian lady always told me, "Men...'dey like de gums, men, 'dey like de gums." Yes we were discussing my fav topic of convo, playing the organ..

My leather outfit is barely there.;):0

Kathy B! said...

If I'd known it was your birthday tomorrow I would've dusted of my leather outfit, too! I hate to be the only guest not in the proper attire :)

And the corn chowder sounds yummy!

buffalodick said...

What have I started- I am an innocent man, indicted often, but never convicted..
Donna- Just don't..I'm a decent man, but still,I'm just a man!
Kathy B! You have a hidden side.. You aren't old enough to be dusting off anything! Ladies, behave! (a little, don't stop!)

Scarlet said...

Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to YOU, young man!! :)

The way you top that spaghetti makes me want to grow basil and simmer the sauce all night!

buffalodick said...

Scarlet- Thank-you, and when is your birthday, young miss?

Mr. Condescending said...

happy birthday, hope the toothfairy brings you untold riches!

buffalodick said...

Mr.C- The Tooth Fairy at our age , gets a a new name- Mistress Of Pain, and the bitch is a PHD in it, I guarantee!....

Anette said...

Happy Birthday! creamcakes are easy to chew, so is jello and custard, thats birthday food in Norway!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hopefully your mouth feels better today so you can enjoy some awesomeness on your birthday. And some awesome food... ;)

doggybloggy said...

Today is your BIRTHDAY - hope its a HAPPY one -

The soup looks super!

highlandsranchfoodie said...

HEY BD - a big birthday shout to you! I sure hope your mouth is healed enough to have your favorite meal today! Maybe you should make that meal ol dentist buy you dinner. Leather-schmeather, you know us Bronco fans out here in the wild west do leather up right. We're pros.

Lulda Casadaga said...

Happy..Happy...Happy Birthday!
Go have a Big Milkshake and a big piece of cake!! :)
I do hope someone is cookin for you tonight!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Happy Birthday Buff! Sorry to say I don't have a leather outfit, but I do have a feather duster ;o

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Marjie said...

Happy birthday, Dick!

I like no chew food. When I make soup and grinders for the hungry horde, I just eat the soup....

Hope the rest of your root canal is as (relatively) pleasant as the pain killers!

buffalodick said...

Anette- Sounds good right now!
Stacy- Thanks! Wife doing scallops tonight for me, and got a new U of M outfit and hat! M go Blue!
DogB- I'm sure it's great, but the inside of my mouth is still burned from the Novocaine!
Highland- Thanks, I really got the leather out of the closet, didn't I?
Lulda-Thanks, wife is cooking scallops- I love them..
Katherine- Sounds like a better outfit to wear! Thanks!
Marjie- Getting better as we speak!

Mona said...

O Dear. Being sick on your birthday sucks!

But I hope you are feel better as I write this! :)

Have a wonderful day & a wonderful year up ahead!

(((HUGS)))

Stephanie Faris said...

Happy birthday! Hey, birthday cake is soft. And lots of ice cream!

buffalodick said...

Mona- Bless you and yours, I am doing fine now!

buffalodick said...

Steph- Wife told me not to do a thing, which means a bought cake and ice cream!

jules said...

Mmmm. Sausage is one of my favorite foods! Enjoy your Birthday!!!!!!

Akelamalu said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR TOMORROW BUFF just in case I don't get by on the day. I hope you have a great day and hope the tooth will be feeling better. x

JihadGene said...

Holy Star Trek shit! Could I have missed your birthday?! DAMN IT, JIM! Get me Mr Spock or I'll beam all of your Democrat (same-same worthless) asses back to Chicago right now!!!!!!

buffalodick said...

jules- Thanks! Me too, when it comes to good sausage..
Ake- Thanks! Feeling better and better..
Gene- I have had a great day, and you didn't miss it! Thanks!

John McElveen said...

Happy Happy BD!!!!

When was the wife
s? Didn't she just have one too, or was that an anniversary?

Here's to many many more my friend!

J

snowelf said...

Happy Birthday My UncleBuf!!!
(Does that mean you still have to make your own b-day dinner?)

Many many more! :)

Much love and congrats on making it another year around the sun.

--snowneice

buffalodick said...

John- Wife was 15th, mine is 30th..I really wish they wouldn't keep speeding up!
Snowniece- Wife is going to cook! These might be my last words to the living... :) Thanks, kiddo- hope all is well with you!

Chef E said...

I just got back to Jersey, and did not go on internet; therefor I just saw it is your birthday! Hope it is a good one, and do not bite your tongue like I did after my last root canal...from no feeling when I left dentist and I was hungry! Hope your feeling better!

Just telling it like it is said...

Happy Birthday my dear!! Sorry your feeling so crappy (excluding the pain pills) My nursing advise gargle with salt water...even thought everything taste salty it will make you feel better honest Abe

buffalodick said...

ChefE- Tongue is definitely better when it is a cow's tongue- and cooked! I seemed to have chewed my inner lips into ground human!
Darngirl- I could gargle glass right now..it wouldn't matter!

Jen said...

Glad you're feeling better, nothing like a bad tooth ache. Although you got the drugs! That's always goo ;)

buffalodick said...

Jen- Worst is over, except for the bills to come!

LiLu said...

WAITAGOSHDURNEDMINUTE.

I had a root canal and got NO pain killers whatsoever.

What gives?!

Chris said...

I love the chicken spaghetti, looks great.

And guess what. You and I share a birthday, I knew you was good people:)

Hope that tooth is feeling better and the drugs are holding out!

buffalodick said...

Lilu- I can't believe a dentist would not drug you and take advantage of you- Lord knows I would have!
Chris- Happy Birthday! You are the first I've ever (sort have) met to say that!

Hit 40 said...

Did she hit you with a whip at least??? My husband never reads my blog unless I ask him to look at something. He has no interest in my garbage

buffalodick said...

Hit 40- I find you very interesting! The man needs an ass-kicking.. In Michigan, they are not hard to come by, nor terribly expensive...Someday I'll tell you a story of a teacher I had, with your same first name.. It's a barn-burner!