This strip was written after having my tonsillectomy.
I could only eat the very softest of foods. Part of the reason they always push ice cream is that it’s a food that literally becomes a beverage if you hold it in your mouth long enough.
The doctor also recommended applesauce. I’ve always hated applesauce. I’m from Yakima, home of the Red Delicious apple (which, as I’ve said before, is the crappy fruit that’s name is a lie). As such, I tend to hold apples in low regard to begin with, and I know for a fact that it’s not the best apples that get “sauced.”