I forgot how hard breakfast was without wheat and oats! Just try it for a morning. Better yet, try it out on your preschooler. No, try it out for a week on your preschooler.
Let’s see there’s yogurt, fruit, bacon and a few corn cereals. We’re on that for the next 3 months at a minimum. He’s also going through a growth spurt and wants to eat. It’s getting hard.
2 cups cornmeal
4 TBS butter
1 cup milk
2 TBS boiling water
1. Mix cornmeal, sat and butter together. Add the milk and enough water to make a moist but firm batter.
2. Drop by large spoonfuls onto a hot greased griddle. Flip when brown on one side.
They were thick, I mean thick. So you may want to flatten them a bit with the spatula once you drop them on the griddle. The Johnny cakes were yummy and taste a bit like a corn muffin. You can top with butter and honey or maple syrup. I think even spreading jelly on them would be good. Gage liked his with syrup and a side of turkey bacon.
I’ve never ventured outside of cheese for the boys quesadillas. I have on occasion cut up some teeny tiny pieces of meat and hid it in there. Today – I went all out. With Gage now wheat free I had to get him some corn quesadillas.
First I cooked up some black beans and mashed them just a bit. With Charlie being able to eat beans now I can expand some of their meals and sneak in some extra fiber. I spooned some of that onto the wheat and corn quesadillas. Topped it with a few spoonfuls of canned sweet corn and black olives. I finished up with mozzarella and cheddar cheese. I cook each on their own hot skillet, don’t want to cross contaminate. Flip a few times and it’s done!
I always garnish their plates with sour cream, mild safe salsa and some mashed up avocado. They typically will only eat the sour cream, but they always try out the other dips.
At first they were both a little unsure about what I had done to their quesadillas but the more they ate the more they liked them! I was pretty excited to get them to eat it!
Since removing wheat and oats from Gage’s diet again we’re back to baking with the “weird” flours. I found a great blog http://glutenfree.wordpress.com/ that I was able to contact and get a pancake recipe from. I did have to swap out a few ingredients because Gage either couldn’t eat them or we didn’t have that specific flour on hand. They cooked up great! A bit flat but we aren’t able to use egg or an egg replacer. I typically use a little mixture of oil, water and baking powder instead of egg. The great thing about the pancakes is they weren’t chewy. We’ve had a hard time in the past figuring out the flours and things always ended up chewy. These actually had some fluff to them, even though they were flat. As far as taste went I think because I swapped out the main flour it made ours taste a bit too nutty for Gage’s liking. He ate a few bites then decided he didn’t like them. So we’ll try again.
We were just excited it was a great starting off point for pancakes, a true staple in our house!
I am so excited! We got accepted into the EE specialist group in our area. Well, it’s a bit of a drive, but close enough!
The group consists of an allergist, a GI doctor and a nutritionist. We don’t go until September, but I am willing to wait. With the conflicting new blood test and scope results my head is starting to spin. I think a group of doctors actually working together would help ease my thoughts about what’s going on. Instead of one doctor doing one test, another doing the scope then they just sort of rely on each other to give good advice on what to do. I loved my doctors in Indiana and wish I could find a pair like them again. Hopefully this new group will be it!
I found a bag of Millet puffs while at the stinky food store with Gage. I had never seen them in this form and figured I could do something with them. Once I got them home it hit me, Millet treats! Like rice crispy treats but using millet instead.
So this morning I made my first attempt at millet treats. I followed the basic rice crispy treat recipe and just added the millet when it called for Rice Crispies.
Charlie was so excited he could hardly wait for them to cool. So I let him lick off the spatula. He loved them! They were a bit chewy and reminded me of a popcorn texture. That led me to thinking maybe next I’ll try millet balls. Like popcorn balls.
A friend told me they do millet treats but with honey and peanut butter. Sad, we’re nut free. Those sound pretty darn good! Maybe someday.
I made the boys pizza for dinner tonight. I pulled out a Boboli for Charlie and a box of Chebe pizza dough mix for Gage. It saddened me that I had to mix it up for him. Trying to see the positive though, at least he can eat something similar to pizza.
I had forgotten that it called for eggs. That made me mad. Then I remembered we use the oil, water and baking powder mixture instead of egg. Works just about the same.
I loaded up one little pizza with sauce, left over diced up chicken, mushrooms, black olives and cheese. I cut it into triangles just like Charlie’s pizza and Gage never even noticed his was different.
THANK YOU CHEBE!