Friend’s Meals For Our Allergic Family
By the time this posts, our baby will be over 7 weeks old. I feel like I’m still getting a handle on things. I love snuggling with my newborn and reading while he nurses. But that’s taking a big chunk out of my day, and I still have to handle dishes and laundry and feeding the other two kids and dealing with potty training. Stressful.
But I do want to give a shout-out to my friends who provided some meals the first two weeks after I gave birth. They were quite helpful, and I so so much appreciate that they all considered Joseph’s allergies, even though I said we’d be fine if they didn’t. So as inspiration, I wanted to share what they brought.
- Quinoa salad made with pinto beans, corn, and green peppers, served with tortilla chips and strawberries.
- Hawaiian haystacks with my recipe and Jello. Included real cheese for the rest of us.
- Chicken teriyaki (with sauce separate), rice, salad, and apples
- Soup with GF noodles, pork and beans, carrots, and celery. Bread and parmesan separate for the rest of us.
- Swedish meatballs (with my recipe separate)
- Brazilian pork, rice, broccoli, and sweet potatoes
I really liked the quinoa salad, and would like to replicate it. And I am surprised at myself for forgetting that Jello is a Joseph-safe dessert. Desserts are the hardest to find naturally gluten-free and dairy-free. So it’s too bad that my kids looked at the Jello like it was alien. I’d forgotten about gluten being in soy sauce, since I buy a gluten-free soy sauce which I use fairly often without thinking. So I’m glad my friend checked labels for me. I would have been fine with Joseph having the small amount that would have been present, but he preferred to have it plain.
I have my next few weeks posts planned, and since I have to cook anyway, I plan on starting up the First Try Friday posts again pretty quickly. The hardest part is just making the time to write them all up! Until next time.