So… you’re getting your wisdom teeth removed. Yes, it sucks. No, we don’t want to see the video of your post-surgery laugh-cry session in the operating chair.

You may be bedridden for a few days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself. Settle in with a new Netflix show and some chill pills and let these delicious treats brighten your spirits.

Noodles on noodles:

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Embrace your inner college student and break out the ramen. It’s a timeless classic, but for those of you who think you’re too good for ramen, try this delicious homemade chicken noodle recipe or check out this list of the best noodle soups available at your local grocery store.

The Mac life chose you:

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If you’re like any other human, there’s a special place in your heart (and stomach) for mac and cheese – make this recipe in a mug and then go ahead and get maudlin, you’ve earned it.

When two worlds collide:

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The only thing better than mac & cheese and ramen is Ram n’ Cheese. If you think it sounds like a heavenly combination of ramen and cheese, you’re right. And yeah, it’s as good as it sounds. Check out this Ram n’ Cheese article with a how-to for this cheesy remedy.


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This ultimate comfort item will come to your rescue during post-surgery mopes — here’s a list of the best. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have a kind-hearted caretaker willing to whip you up a batch, find a delicious homemade recipe here.

Get Festive:

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For all who have chosen an autumnal extraction, try some classic palliatives- with a pumpkin-y twist. Pumpkin flavored ice creampumpkin oatmealpumpkin spice pudding and pumpkin soup will scratch that basic girl itch that, admit it, we all have.

So there you go. A list of not-so-boring choices for when surgery has got you down; ready, set, eat. (By the way, if we’re racing, I will beat you.)