Help me feed my Grampa!!!

Hi ladies. My Grampa is almost 92, and my sister and I have been cooking all his meals for him and freezing them in portions.

However, last week his dentist told him that he can't use his dentures because his gums have basically worn away so they will rub and make his mouth really sore.

We have been making stews and casseroles for him but is there anything else that you can suggest - he's gonna get bored of the same thing everyday!! He can't chew meat, doesn't eat pasta or rice....helpful 'eh???

Any ideas would be very very gratefully received!!
Posted on September 19, 2011 at 11:58 am
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SanFran
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Ooo. I once had the best cauliflower puree (or mashed cauliflower).  It had cream, parmesan, butter, and garlic in it, but you could presumably lighten it up if he didn't want to eat something so rich. :)


Here's one recipe:


http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/george-stella/mock-garlic-mashed-potatoes-recipe/index.html

Posted on September 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm
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Grits and other hot cereals; chicken-skin removed and cooked in liquid, then cut in small pieces; fish -boned and skinned, cooked just until done in liquid, finely chopped. Soft scrambled eggs, quiches, mashed beans/peas; hummus, soft cooked vegetables, then finely chopped. Also remember to include smoothies, some of the professional liquid nutrion drinks, like Ensure to keep your grandfather's caloric intake high.  Puddings, bananas, cooked apples or applesauce, cheese slices are great snack choices too.


Menu ideas:


Baked or mashed potates served with gravy w finely minced meat(remember to cook the meat with liquid, no fried or broiled, it would make the meat exterior hard).


Mashed sweet potatoes with spinach (or turnip greens) and soft cooked black eyed peas.


Spaghetti with ground meat sauce.


Cheese and spinach quiche.


Seafood chowder in a broth or cream base.


Lightly cooked french toast with baked apple slices.


Your grandfather may be able to eat crackers and lightly toasted bread, as he may be able to gum them and make them soft. Good luck. Your grandfather is fortunate that he has you and your sister caring about him.

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 8:28 am
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Thank you, it's so hard coming up with new ideas, I'll try some of these out xxx
Posted on September 23, 2011 at 5:12 am

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