Finding foods that Cary likes that can be cooked to a mushy stage and put through a blender and seived has been harder to find than I thought it would be. Yesterday, I had success. I made chicken stock using a big package of *chicken wings, simmered it until it was reduced by half, used that stock to cook the tips of asparagus, sieved it and put it in a glass Mason jar, labelled it, put it in the refrigerator after offering it to Cary while it was hot. He rejected it with vigor! Sometime in the night, Cary became hungry and drank the cold asparagus soup. This morning he told me it was the best soup he had ever tasted and wanted more. I am on my way to an Asian grocery store where I can get really nice chickens for soup. The best tasting are old hens! I feel so much better. Maybe we can get his weight back up. He now weighs 139#. He is 5' 11", with strong bone structure. His muscles fade away so that he cannot open jelly jars for me. I'll also shop to see if I can find a jar opener that works for me. I have a pile in a box in the basement that were too awkward. If you know of a jar opener that we two can make work, I will give you a hat-tip.