Monthly Archives: April 2011

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Eating out – it’s a love/hate relationship

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I’m sure anyone with food allergies feels this same way.  Eating out used to be something I really enjoyed.  It was a momentary escape and such a blessing.  A time to sit and enjoy the company of those you are with, while eating yummy food prepared by someone else and most importantly cleaned up by someone else!  But when you and  your child/children have food allergies it’s just not fun, it’s W-O-R-K!  With the constant worry about how what we’re eating is going to effect us in just a short time.  


Just this past week, for instance, I went to a place that offers a gluten free menu, special plates, separate cooking section, etc.  This is a place who is knowledgeable in gluten, cross contamination and really seem to care.  However, I was somehow contaminated…..ugh!  I was sick for several hours.  While I did enjoy the time with a friend, conversation and no worries over the food and the possibility of cross contamination, I did not enjoy being sick afterwards.  I know that this particular place just made a mistake, they endeavor to make thing GF and I have been here before without incident and I will give them another chance.  Realizing that you take a chance whenever you eat out, always, whether it’s at a friend, family or restaurant.

Would love someday to find or open a completely gluten free facility with food that everyone will love and enjoy…..yes, it can be done.
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Menu Plan Monday, April 18th, 2011

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You really don’t think about how much time and effort it takes to get moved in.  Especially when your daily life is still so demanding.  Still hoping to settle into a good routine, while at the same time making progress with all these endless boxes piled up!  


Still compiling recipes for my cookbook and testing some of them.  Hoping to get started on the actual writing and typesetting soon.


Monday:
Meatloaf
Baked Potatoes
Veggie

Tuesday:
Apple Cider Glazed chicken
Rice
Veggies

Wednesday:
Chicken Sausages
Roast Potatoes & Carrots

Thursday:
Sweet n Sour Chicken
Coconut Rice
Asian Veggies

Friday:
Baked Ziti
Salad

Saturday:
Cheeseburgers
Fries/Potatoes
Salad

Easter Sunday – Resurrection Day Celebration Dinner:
Ham
Potatoes
Deviled Eggs
Green Beans
Dessert

For more great menu ideas head over to orgjunkie.com
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Menu Plan Monday – April 4th, 2011

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This has been a very busy last couple of weeks, with this week being a busy one too.  We are moved into the new house, but still so much to unpack.  We are all enjoying the new place so much.  I am looking forward to getting back into a regular routine again soon.


One of my last posts was regarding eating out….well, we had a bad experience the last time to Burger King, sadly.  Which was odd, since we had eaten there two times without incident.  Ahhh, well, it just shows that if you don’t make it at home you can’t be 100% sure of not getting contaminated with gluten.  


Here’s the menu for the week:

Monday:
Apple Chicken Sausages
Oven roasted potatoes & carrots

Tuesday:
Pizza
Salad

Wednesday:
Tacos

Thursday:
Hot Dogs
chips

Friday:
Taquitos

Saturday:
I’ll be gone so I’ll let the family decide

Sunday:
Cheeseburgers
Chips


Head over to orgjunkie.com for more menu ideas