wpid-20150130_125439.jpgThree years ago I had major mouth surgery to remove a skin cancer from my top lip. Click here for more info on that. Following my surgery I found it difficult to eat because I couldn’t open my mouth or chew. On day two of not eating and on the brink of starvation, I received a phone call, on the other end of the line was the voice of an earthy angel whom I will call “MarLynn”

“Hello”, I said in a muffled tone. “Hey Tonya”, said the earthy angel, “just calling to check on you and see how you’re doing?” “I’m ok”, I lied, “other than I’m about to starve to death.” The earth angel laughed and said, “well I have something for you that I think you’ll like. I’ll be over in a bit.”

A few minutes later MarLynn came through the door with a smile, a word of encouragement and a container of the best soup I had ever put in my mouth! It was hot, hearty, healthy and puréed so it could flow smoothly through a straw. Exactly what the doctor ordered! For the next two days that delicious, golden goodness was all I could manage to eat. I will forever be grateful for that earthly angel named MarLynn, and her delicious soup I call, Wisdom tooth soup. Thought I’d share it with you, so you too can be an earthly angel.

Here’s what you’ll need:wpid-20150130_100151.jpg

WISDOM TOOTH SOUP

2 cups potato chunks
3 1/2 cups cauliflower chunks
1 cup chopped carrots
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped onions
1 teaspoon salt
4 cups chicken broth
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 black pepper

Here’s how you make it…

Peel and cut potatoes into chunkswpid-20150130_102004_richtonehdr.jpg
Wash and cut cauliflower into chunkswpid-20150130_102900.jpg

Combine potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, onions, garlic, salt and chicken broth in large pot.wpid-20150130_104325.jpg

Boil veggies until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool for about 10 minutes. Once it’s cooled down a bit, purée in a food processor in small batches. How much you process the soup is your choice. Purée completely or leave small chunks.
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Return the purée to pot and stir in grated cheese, milk, dry mustard and pepper.

I have made this soup multiple times since my surgery because it tastes so darn good! I’ve also made it for who’ve had teeth pulled. It’s always a hit.

Spoon it into jars for a pretty presentation and deliver with a smile and you too can be an earthy angel 😉wpid-20150130_125334.jpg

NOTE: As the name of the soup implies, it is perfect for those who have had their wisdom teeth extracted. While the soup is perfect for sucking through a straw, it is advised not to do so if you’ve just had teeth pulled. Please consult your dentist before using a straw.