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Dinner for 3, what about me?

Nathan loves sauerkraut. I hate it. I did find an easy recipe for it in the crock pot with bratwurst and thought I would make it for him. So with that set it was onto what the boys would have. Hmmmmm NUGGETS! I haven’t made those in a while. Charlie would have a pork chop and Gage, chicken tenderloin. I cut the fat off each piece of meat then cut it into bit size pieces. I then soaked the pieces in separate bowls of milk. I crushed up some Ritz crackers in two baggies and added some parmesan cheese. I took the meat out of the milk and let the excess drip off then dropped it in the bag. I never mixed the two meats together, they are always separate. Then I just spray two pans and throw the nuggets in the over. Pulled some left over split pea soup out of the freezer for Nathan and made the boys a few side items and poof dinner was done. However, it wasn’t until they were all three eating that I realized I had nothing for myself.

I had a bowl of cereal with my beer.

November 4, 2010 Posted by | What's for dinner | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment


Every have that numb feeling where you’re just hoping to wake up? I felt that way all day. Knowing it was going to be the first real day of strict elimination diets. I had no menu planned and quite honestly I think I felt a little scared.

I learned at breakfast it’s going to take some work to find some foods to eat. We’re down to yogurt, fruit and sausage or bacon. I can make pancakes and muffins for Charlie. However, how do I make him something that yummy and not have something to match for Gage? Something to work on.

Lunch went over pretty well. Fruits, meat and cheese. Snacks are hard again. I have nothing crunchy for Gage. No crackers, cookies, nothing.

Dinner they both had some veggies and meat. Dessert was anything I could find sweet that they could eat. I figured they deserved it!

My kids aren’t big meal eaters and prefer small snacks all day. So that’s something that will have to change. I felt like I was constantly trying to find them something to eat. Most of the day was dairy and fruit. Which isn’t bad for one day but they can’t eat like that day after day.

June 4, 2010 Posted by | What's for dinner | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Hate Dinner, Even More

Dinner, make that all meals, are getting harder for Gage. Seems that no matter how careful we are there’s something in every meal now that is bothering him in some way. Two nights ago we grilled out. BBQ pork chops – he’s had a hundred times. Grilled veggies with marinade he’s had before. He starts eating then starts itching and coughing. So we clean him off and give him Benadryl to be safe. He’s ok and the hives fade by bedtime. We put him to bed and he starts coughing. I go check on him and it sounds junky so we get him up and keep an eye on him for a half hour. He was ok the next morning.

Last night we made pizza. We used his own special crust, sauce and block mozz. because shredded cheeses have stuff like corn syrup and potato starch that he can’t have. He gobbled down half his pizza and got a huge hive on his cheek. So again we wiped him off and gave him Benadryl to be safe. Who knows what it could have been.

It’s getting harder and harder to feed the poor boy. How many meals a day can he just eat baby food green beans, squash and pears? 

I think we need to take more action to get him figured out.

May 8, 2010 Posted by | Gage's allergies | , , , , , , | 1 Comment


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