Boyfriend had a root canal on Friday and has had trouble eating grown-up food since. So the challenge has been to make pureed food that is nutritious and filling. It's not easy! The Chinese have a rice porridge that is thick, hot, and pretty simple. Usually, people put some salted pork and thousand-year-old egg or seafood and peanuts or chicken or beef. After Thanksgiving, my Ai-Yee makes a porridge out of the leftover turkey. It's my favorite. However, since Boyfriend can't chew anything, the porridge, or jook as we call it, was simply chicken broth, some dried scallops and rice. It all gets simmered together for over an hour to yield a thick, hearty, savory porridge. Next on tap for the menu for toothless people: rice pudding and applesauce.