Dinner Menu: Sept Week 2 …Soft Foods

This week looking into soft foods for dinner, our main man, Jack is having some dental work done.


Breakfast for Dinner : Pancakes, Eggs, Cinnamon Toast  OR a faster alternative would be a hot cereal like Malt-O-Meal ( Jack’s Fav…Chocolate) and a big batch of cinnamon toast. Here is Ree D. aka Pioneer Woman doing a bang up job of covering all the angles on making GREAT Cinnamon Toast.


Potato Soup with Oyster Crackers  another Jack favorite. I like to double the amount of onions and caramelize them dark-dark. It dirties up the soup a bit, with dark flakes floating around. Its worth it if you love the sweet of onions. I also like chunks of potato in mine so I don’t beat the soup up with the food processor normally, but on Jack’s account he will get a smooth puree this time.

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil ( keeps butter from burning)

2 onion, sliced in thin rings

Salt for potatoes

8 large peeled, boiled potatoes. In a pinch, leftover mashed potatoes or baked potatoes speed this up.

reserved potato water

small carton half and half. or 2 cups milk

2 MORE tablespoons butter, don’t be afraid of the butter now.

Salt and pepper to taste

Sauté the onions in the 1 tablespoon butter in a medium heavy pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat until darkened and caramelized. Add boiled potatoes, smash with potato musher leaving some big chunks. Add the half and half or milk, remaining butter, salt and pepper to taste. Continue to cook over medium heat until hot; do not boil. Add reserved potato water if soup thickens beyond your comfort.

For a smoother soup ladle into the food processor just before serving.

Serve with Oyster Crackers, because Jack loves little crackers. I’m proof.


Here is a small list of more complicated and richer potato soups.

Southwestern Cream of Potato Soup

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Sausage Potato and Kale Soup


Adobo Chicken and Rice  ( Crock Pot Meal)


Simple Veggie Fritata




Classic Chicken Noodle Soup


Thai Coconut Soup


Happy Soft Food Week!


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