Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Brace Yourself

Our #4 daughter has braces on her teeth again because the orthodontist who did them the first time said pulling teeth first wouldn't do any good and then, when he took the braces off, said maybe he should have pulled some teeth first and now the only thing that would keep the teeth from moving back would be to break her jaw and she was like, "No, thank you."

So her new orthodontist had some teeth pulled and she's back in braces.

BUT THE POINT IS, she came to visit the other day, and she can't eat anything that isn't soft because it's still to difficult for her to chew with her new braces on. So we had this:
  • tomato and spinach fettuccine (slightly overcooked for softness) with home-made pesto
  • canned peas cooked with butter and freshly grated nutmeg, and then mashed
  • zucchini fritters
  • cucumbers finely chopped with onion salt mixed with homemade mayonnaise
We all liked it.

In case I haven't told you before, here is:

  • 1 zucchini, peeled and shredded or grated
  • grated onion to taste
  • 1 egg
  • self-rising flour
  • oil for frying
Mix the zucchini, onion and egg. Add enough flour to make a batter. Heat the oil. Add the batter in 1/4 cup batches. Fry, turning once, until nicely browned on both sides.

Even non-veggie lovers tend to like these.

Marian Allen
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Zucchini fritters! Sounds yum!