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    Homemade chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes. Custard puddings, vegetable soup (pureed if needed), potato soup with cheese, etc. I did a lot of meals and put a good serving in Seal A Meal bags and my mom could just heat them up in a pot of boiling water.

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    thank you ladies! A lot of common sense ideas here, I appreciate them.

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    I had jaw surgery a couple of years ago. I ended up being on a "No Chewing" diet for 12 weeks. Since baby food did not appeal to me, and a diet of mashed potatoes, etc, would have gotten old, I made some of my favorites. Chicken & noodles, Green Chile, Beef Noodle soup, etc, and ran them through the blender. I made full recipes, and froze them in single serving sizes. Not enough to make it "baby food", but enough to take away the urge to chew. I called it my "shovel it in and swallow it diet", but I was happy with my choices, and it was not boring
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    I worked in long term care for years. Don't be afraid to put regular items in the blender or food processor. One of the largest issues is getting the taste. I know you will think it looks too awful or you just can't bring yourself to do it but trust me, if it tastes like the real thing they will eat it. One of my personal favorites is cherry pie that has been blended. It about killed me to put a beautifully baked pie in the blender/foodprocessor... but it really tastes very good. If you need to add liquid , use something in the ingredients to help soften the item... tomatoe juice for pasta items, fruit juice for fruit based items, gravy for meats... you get the idea. Some items just need to be soaked ... cookies soak in milk till they soften, same for cake.

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    My 84 yr old mother lives with me, has mouth problems, some of these may have been mentioned, but eggs, grits, cheese, mashed potatoes, pasta dishes with ground meat, or dark meat chicken cut small, soups, for veggies, we eat a lot of petite sweet peas, canned asparagus, creamed corn, red beans cooked in crock pot til soft, frozen pot pies are cheap and really good, also may want to consider ensure.
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    Ahh my DH's parents are moving in next door to us. So I was wondering what meals I could serve them.

    All I can say is you have more patience than I do and BLESS YOU !!!! I am hoping I develop more patience with his folks and can be more humble, caring like you ... BLESS YOU !!!
    (hard to do when all they do is cut down the oldest son's wife all the time !)
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    Mashed potatoes with scrambled/soft boiled/over-easy egg. The egg can be mixed in or blended with the potatoes and should go down easily. Blend mashed sweet potato, spiced up a bit, some parsnips and some meat of choice.

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    Home made potato soup, meat loaf, chopped chicken with noodles and alfredo sauce, ground beef crumbled with spaghetti sauce, waffles, eggs : fried, scrambled, boiled.

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    I made us Cream of Wheat hot cereal this morning, haven't had it for 20-30 years, it was SO good!

    I don't have a blender but I have a fork
    I'm trying Beannie Weenies this lunch. She remembers liking a lot of foods, that when presented with them just don't appeal.

    Caswews , I'm no angel. I was always the black sheep who forced herself to see her mother once a year and never stayed more than 3 hours. Now I'm the only sheep ...
    for the most part we get along, I've set up my sewing machine and card table for cutting across from her chair. Heaven really.

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    If you have a food processor use it to help break up the food in smaller pieces. Then use gravy or other sauce on top of the processed food so it is easier to swallow.

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