I am throwing a birthday gathering to honor my 82 year old mother this coming weekend. She has dentures, but after many fittings, it is just too painful for her to wear them. She has severe fibromyalgia and her gums are constantly sore and feeling bruised. Her gums are healthy, just really painful due to the fibromyalgia. So, I need to plan a meal that she would enjoy AS WELL AS the guests. At home, I serve alot of roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, canned vegetables, scrambled eggs, etc. But, I am hoping to branch out so that Mom will enjoy something "more special" and our guests won't feel like the are being forced to eat "soft foods". I'm hoping someone might have some ideas?