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Celebrity diets

I’m not going to go far on this topic but I would like to strongly express my opinion. I heard on a news show last night how celebrities are going gluten-free to stay trim. ARE YOU SERIOUS?! Why make a “game” out of something that some of us have to struggle though? If they could just see how some people with celiac or food allergies live then maybe they wouldn’t make a game out of it. Just go run and eat sensibly! 

Here’s a beer in your face Hollywood

October 27, 2010 Posted by | daily life | , | Leave a comment

Shout out to Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

I feel like our EE x 3 sort of has an evil side. For example: Nathan can have pork but not the fruit that commonly goes with it. Gage can have yeast but none of the grains to go with it, until now!  Charlie can have wheat but no yeast. I would say that’s almost worse than trying to eat gluten-free. (note to self, celebrity Gluten free diet – topic for another day. grrrrr) So trying to find a bread product for Charlie is hard unless we make our own.

One grocery trip I was feeling a little adventurous and decided to check out all the Pillsbury products. Low and behold a few of them don’t contain yeast! So I grab some crescent rolls and head for home. Charlie told me he would eat anything for dinner as long as it was in the shape of a ginger bread boy. As if dinner isn’t heard enough. I break out my creative mommy mode and get to work. I opened up the tube and rolled some out. Found a cookie cutter as close to a ginger bread boy shape that we had and cut some out. I used the scraps and made little parmesan sticks and finished up the rest of the dough making regular rolls. I always bake the dough a little before adding the sauce and toppings. Sauce is always also homemade since Charlie can’t have onion or garlic. Which I’m so over and ready to have those two things back. The boys both thought dinner was awesome and ate it up! Charlie thought the sticks looked like snakes so those were extra cool. I recently discovered the actual Pillsbury pizza dough doesn’t have yeast so we’ve switched to that.

Three cheers for mommy and an “awesome” dinner!

October 27, 2010 Posted by | What's for dinner | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The dinner that almost did us in.

Ham and bean soup. Simple. Right? Well, yes for the average family. We don’t fit that category. I made a batch for Nathan and myself in the crock pot and another safer batch for the boys on the stove. I was so happy this day. Easiest dinner to throw together. No huge mess to clean up. Easy peasy.

I feed the boys before Nathan got home. They both loved it. Charlie ate his so fast I was actually in shock. So once Nathan got home I told him how much they both like it. Nathan said “Charlie can’t have legumes”. Oh crap I totally forgot. We don’t have beans or legumes on Charlie’s do not eat sheet on the cupboard. Since he is allergic to so many things in the legume family the allergist said we should stay clear of all of them. One strike for mommy on the dinner. Once Nathan got home I made the corn muffins. I started making corn muffins with milk. Nathan asked what I poured in there and reminded me he can’t have milk . Already bummed about the legumes I asked if he would finish making them with soy milk. That’s two strikes on mommy. Ding, out the muffins come. Gage is yelling for a muffin. Since he can now have corn I handed Gage a muffin. Well it wasn’t until the muffin was gone and probably an hour later it smacked me in the face GAGE IS ALLERGIC TO SOY! Three strikes, mommy’s out. I just turned a great easy dinner into an almost horrible evening. Thankfully no one had an outward reaction. Still upsets me though knowing that I could have caused some damage inside their bodies. So no more navy bean and ham soup in this house! That meal will haunt me forever. How fitting for Halloween.

I added beans to Charlie’s list on the cupboard right after I had a beer.

October 27, 2010 Posted by | What's for dinner | , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Pumpkin” Pancakes

I find myself to be very creative. Pancakes are a Charlie staple. So let’s get creative with pancakes! By using some food coloring pancakes can be fun. I’ve always let Charlie pick out  a color for his pancakes, this time the color helped them come to life. I made some white and orange pumpkin shapes, all with green stems. I also tried to make some ghost and bone shapes. Of course they’re not perfect but to Charlie they were!  He ate them right up. I always make a big batch then either throw the extras in the fridge or freezer. Makes a quick grab when we’re having a busy day. I will pop them in the toaster to warm them up.  I typically use bisquick without adding the egg. I also use the extras it suggests – baking powder, sugar and vanilla. Chocolate chip pancakes are always requested. Gage prefers blueberries in his, now that he gets to eat them!

October 27, 2010 Posted by | What's for dinner | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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