Everyone at Lenz Orthodontics would like to take the time to wish our patients and their families a Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is a favorite holiday for many people as there are wonderful foods and traditions to enjoy as families gather around the table. If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, you may want to take a moment to plan which foods you will be able to eat this Thanksgiving. Be aware of the wrong kinds of foods…it is possible to break or displace a part of your braces by eating certain foods.
Foods we recommend trying to avoid:
Popcorn, Corn on the Cob, Chips, Nuts, Caramel…Basically any hard, crunchy or sticky foods
The most important thing to remember is to clean your teeth, gums and braces as soon as you are through eating anything. We hope this will help you get through the holiday without any orthodontic emergencies, while still enjoying all of the delicious food!
Looking for something a little different to bring to the family pot-luck this year?
Try this recipe we found from Pillsbury.
1 can (16.3 oz.) Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers refrigerated honey butter biscuits (8 biscuits)
¾ cup canned pumpkin pie mix (not plain pumpkin)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Separate each biscuit into 2 layers, to make total of 16 thin biscuits. Spread pumpkin pie mix on top of each. Top each with melted butter. In small bowl, mix granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice; sprinkle over each. Stack biscuits in 4 piles of 4 biscuits each. Place stacks on their sides in a row in loaf pan, making sure sides without filling are on both ends touching pan. It should look like a 16-layer sandwich with no filling on the outside ends. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until loaf is deep golden brown and center is baked through. Cool loaf slightly. If necessary, run knife around edges to loosen loaf from pan. Carefully turn pan upside down on serving platter to release loaf. In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Drizzle over loaf. Serve warm.