Probably those of you who read my blog know that going to the dentist is one of my least favorite activities. My dentist has helped me overcome my fear of possible pain and she’s constantly surprised these days at how well behaved I am in her chair.
I’ve had some temperature sensitivity in the teeth on the upper left side of my mouth. It’s been going on for some time, so I made an appointment. I arrived at the dentist’s at the tail end of the cough that I complained about earlier, and she sent me home! Praise God! But, I didn’t get to leave without rescheduling the appointment. Today was the big day.
I kept my mind off the visit by rising early and gardening for a couple of hours. By the time I’d had toast and cleaned up, it was time to go. She took x-rays. cleaned the other teeth, and then proceeded to create a crater the size of the Grand Canyon. Who knew we had that much space in our heads!!?? That must be where all my missing thoughts and words hide out.
At any rate, my tooth is filled and I’ve been sent home with strict instructions to eat SOFT FOOD for two days. I really should have thought about that and been better prepared, but it gave me the chance to explore the world of smoothies. I have lots of fruit at the moment, so for lunch, I made a strawberry-banana smoothie. This one uses milk, not yogurt, tastes good but could be thicker. It will be interesting to see the differences frozen strawberries vs. fresh, and milk vs.yogurt make in a smoothie.
If you have a favorite smoothie recipe to share, I’d be happy to have it.