Right about the time that diapers become a distant memory and they stop catching absolutely every illness known to man and you start to relax a little, guess what? They get their big teeth. Like absolutely everything in America today, this is fraught with opportunities for hand wringing and medical interventions...
And presents certain culinary challenges.
Poor Mr. Muffin Puff cake couldn't really eat anything for about a week because he had a wiggly lower front tooth. I am lucky because he adores poached eggs and smoothies. Here's a recipe for yummy noodles that go down easy on the toothless....
1 pkg. Udon noodles- cooked to taste
Chop the following very very finely
1 head napa cabbage
1 thumb of fresh ginger
1 garlic clove
1/2 cup green beans
2 green onions
saute with 1 tbsp vegetable oil until soft, season with pepper
Grill an 8 oz piece of salmon on the bbq brush with lemon and soy sauce.
In your serving bowl add:
1/4 cup soy sauce (room temp)
2 tsp sesame seeds
2 tsp sesame oil
a splash of rice wine vinegar or lemon
add the sauteed vegetables and the salmon, use a fork to break the salmon into small bits
add noodles, toss and serve.
Enjoyed by toothy and toothless alike.