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Basic and Bland for Grandma


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Basic and Bland for Grandma

jessierandall | | Feb 15, 2010 06:12 PM

My Grandma has been in the hospital for the last few weeks and the doctor has asked us to consider hospice. We want to make sure her final meals (though she doesn't eat very much) are
worth savoring.

She's on a bland, soft food diet and seems to have a hankering for brisket, meatloaf, pot roast pork loin and mashed potatoes.

The hospital is not doing any of these foods particularly well and so I would love to know if anyone has any recipes they could suggest for the above.

That said, my Grandma has terrible acid issues and can no longer eat anything with pepper, salt, spice (other than perhaps thyme) and tomatoes. She is also allergic to milk.

This makes feeding her terribly, terribly tough. Is there a way to make the meats above palatable and tender without catsup, braising, wine, all the things I typically do to tenderize and flavor meat?

I would be so grateful for advice.