My son had his first follow-up with the oral surgeon today - all is progressing well. I'm so grateful for that good news.
The last several days have been a blur - literally. With Caleb on an all liquid diet, some friends of ours loaned us their Vitamixer. I whirl up breakfast. I blend up a mid-morning snack. I puree lunch. I make a shake mid-afternoon. And then comes the question Caleb dreads, "Hey Bud, what do you want to drink for dinner?"
He wants steak. He wants cheeseburgers. He wants Chinese take-out.
Last night I made an awesome tortilla soup. I dropped the soup and the chips in the Vitamix and blended for a few seconds. I waited to see his reaction after his first bite. A big smile. (Or at least as big as he can manage right now.) I tried his and thought it tasted tremendously good!
Meanwhile I'm becoming addicted to the green smoothie I make us every morning: green grapes, pineapple chunks, 1 organge, 1 apple, 1 large carrot, 1 banana and 2 cups of spinach. Sometimes I thin it further for Caleb with some green tea.
I actually look forward to this now.
And I love that we get the fiber as well as the juice.
Rick and I have an anniversary coming up in May. I may lobby that we get one of these Vitamix machines as our gift to each other (and Caleb). Not very romantic, but rather yummy and very energizing!