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Sausage in a Chebe blanket

I really hate breakfast. Not the eating of it, but instead the figuring out what to make for it. With no wheat, eggs or any other grain, breakfast is nearly impossible for Gage. Gage is a big meat and fruit eater, but who wants meat and fruit every morning?

As I pulled out some sausage links from the freezer there sat some pre-mixed Chebe I had frozen. Sausage in a chebe blanket!

I thawed the chebe for a few seconds in the microwave and began flattening it out to wrap around the sausage. Once wrapped I placed them on a baking sheet and baked for 20 minutes, flipping it over at 10 minutes.

Charlie thought they were great. He dipped his in syrup and they were gone before I knew it. Gage sort of poked at his but once he realized it was meat in there he ate his as well.

A new tummy filling breakfast for when school starts! Add some fruit and milk on the side and it’s complete!

August 12, 2011 Posted by | Gage's allergies, LIVING, What's for dinner | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Chebe crackers

We’ve bought Chebe many times but I’ve never gotten too creative with it. So I hoped on their website and checked out some recipes. http://www.chebe.com/Gluten-Free-Resources/Recipes.aspx

I settled on the crackers figuring Gage likes when I just do the sticks he might be excited to have some crackers.

I mixed the dough and placed a small amount on wax paper.

I then covered it with another sheet of wax paper and began to roll it out.

Once it was very thin I realized I didn’t have anything to make a cracker shape. Being the resourceful mom I am I noticed a medicine cup sitting on the sink. Bingo!

I cut tiny circles all over the dough. Perfect preschooler size.

I put them on a round perforated pizza pan and baked.

They came out great. Crunchy and tasty.

I put them in a baggie for storage. Some of the thicker ones were a bit chewy the next day, I heated them up in the oven before I gave them to the boys to eat. Possibly a perfect snack for Gage at preschool.

August 11, 2011 Posted by | Gage's allergies, LIVING | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Going out for pizza

Since moving to a new town Nathan has found a pizza place that he’s fallen in love with. It’s more of an Italian restaurant that serves great pizza. When his parents came to town to stay he insisted we take them there.

Gage can’t eat wheat anymore so this posed a big problem with going out for pizza. The pizza isn’t really the take out kind, the bottom gets soggy if you don’t eat it right away. They do have other Italian dishes there but Gage loves pizza. So how would we go eat pizza and tell him he can’t have any?

Let me back step just a bit. Once the boys were diagnosed with food allergies I’ve become a bit aggressive in their food defense. If we go somewhere and coolers aren’t allowed or no outside food is allowed to be brought in my mother bear claws come out. I explain our situation and why we need to bring in our own things. Food allergies are somewhat of a disability and I try not to let our disability stop us from doing or going places.

I decided I would bake Gage his own pizza and take it with us. So I made up some Chebe pizza crust and fixed him up a pizza right before we left. http://www.chebe.com/Products/Dry-Mixes.aspx

I threw in a few Chebe bread sticks because they serve you bread sticks while you’re waiting on your food. I stuck a few toothpicks in the pizza and covered it with foil.

When kids arrive the waitress brings pizza dough for the kids to play with. I had to quickly block that from happening. Charlie remembered and asked about it, I just told him they were out of it that day. We ordered Gage a plain salad to munch on along with his bread sticks. He thought that was cool he got his own salad.

Gage knew that I had brought him his own pizza and he was fine with that. I am so thankful my kids understand and are accepting of the fact that there are some things they just can’t eat. I was really worried being 3 he would want our pizza. Maybe he was excited he had his OWN. So when our pizza arrived I set his in front of him. He got busy and gobbled it up!

We don’t go out to eat often, maybe this is a way we can still do it.

July 18, 2011 Posted by | Gage's allergies, LIVING, What's for dinner | , , , , | 2 Comments

Pizza by picture

Once I had decided on chicken for the boys dinner they declared they wanted pizza. Knowing they probably wouldn’t eat the chicken if I made it I went ahead and made them pizza. Charlie had a Boboli crust and Gage had a Chebe crust. http://www.chebe.com/Home.aspx I had both on hand in the freezer ready to go.

I topped each with sauce, black olives and mushrooms.

Added lots of cheese!

Then baked. Super easy. Once cooled a bit I cut them into triangles and served with a chebe bread stick. The boys don’t notice that their pizza looks a little different. If they do they never ask why.

July 10, 2011 Posted by | Charlie's allergies, Gage's allergies, What's for dinner | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Chebe pizza

Good old Chebe. They haven’t changed it and Gage still loves it!  Good thing.

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 made 4 little pizzas so that I could freeze 3 to have on hand when I need them.

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!

June 26, 2011 Posted by | Gage's allergies, What's for dinner | , , , | 2 Comments

   

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