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


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.

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.