LIVING

With EoE, Allergies, Asthma and a G-Tube

School!!!

Both boys are successfully back in school. *big exhale* I could really use the little break, but at the same time if I don’t stay busy then I end up worrying about them all day.

This year things are a little different. Charlie knows the ropes and feels confident about staying safe. Gage’s pre-school has gone PEANUT FREE! Oh happy day!  Granted he’s still got 20+ other allergens he needs to stay away from but the nuts are what got us into trouble last year and I don’t want to revisit that, or worse. Just knowing the other kids won’t be having nutter butter cookies, crackers and peanut butter or bringing in a peanut butter sandwich just makes me smile. I actually smile when I think about that.

Breakfast: Gage oatmeal (cooked millet grain with sugar) and hot cocoa (coconut milk and homemade chocolate syrup warmed up)

Breakfast: oatmeal and hot cocoa (carnation instant breakfast and milk warmed up)

Don’t ask me what was wrong with Gage. Just right at that second he decided he wasn’t happy and wasn’t going to smile.

After comparing to last years pictures I realized they each grew one brick taller!

Both became a bit more handsome. 🙂

Little Miss doesn’t enjoy me waking her up on school mornings.

She’s happy to ride along though.

For all of you allergy parents and kids of special needs

“Here’s to a wonderful, uneventful and educational school year!”

September 5, 2012 Posted by | Charlie's allergies, Gage's allergies, LIVING | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Millet time

I’ve had a bag of millet grain for quite some time. I have never cooked with it and really didn’t know what to do with it, until now. A friend recently posted a quinoa oatmeal type recipe and I gave it a go with millet. It was supposed to be like a breakfast oatmeal. Gage use to love oatmeal. Charlie eats Quaker oats now and Gage drools as he watches him eat it. I hate that.

This morning, things were going to change. Gage was going to get his oatmeal.

I pulled out the millet and measured 1/4 cup.

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I poured it in a pot and added 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup milk.

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I brought that to a boil.

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I then reduced the heat to medium low and put a lid on it. I cooked it until all the liquid was absorbed.
Once it was done I made 3 small piles on a plate. image
I wanted to make sure it tasted yummy how Gage wanted it to taste. One pile we added cinnamon and sugar, the 2nd pile honey and the 3rd maple syrup. He decided he loved the maple syrup with a little bit of cinnamon and sugar in it. That’s a lot of sugar but millet is super healthy so i figured it would balance out.

Gage loved his oatmeal. He asked if I had more for him to make the next day. I assured him we had a whole bag.
Every funky food made that Gage loves is a small victory. I felt so happy I found something he thought was oatmeal like.
Later I caught him in the kitchen sneaking millet straight from the bag. I asked him what he was doing. He replied “eating my oatmeal”.
I thanked my friend today for posting the quinoa recipe. I did not follow the recipe at all but it got my brain thinking of other millet dishes I can make for Gage.

April 27, 2012 Posted by | Gage's allergies, LIVING | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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