This week’s allergen friendly meal plan and update is all about staying well fed when things are busy and keeping up with preservation.
September is in full swing! Are you enjoying it or are you already missing the slow pace of summer?
We’re slowly but surely adjusting. We’ll see how this week goes. It’s even busier than last week!
We’ve got the start of preschool, piano lessons, Kinderumisk, dance, orthodontist, grocery shopping, mom’s group and an open house for a friend.
Last week we experimented with chicken and egg free for my oldest. She did have a pretty good week and we continue to see signs of improvement in her health. It is still TBD if the changes are related to diet or simply to better breathing. So this week we’ll add eggs back and see what happens.
My son has been doing quite well lately. We’ll see how this week goes as he starts school!
I figured out I need to take a break (again…had been off them for a few years!) from avocados. And my little one seems to be reacting to egg yolks. I’m not sure yet if that means I have to avoid them completely or not. I hope not!
She is also majorly teething right now, cutting her fourth molar. Hopefully that will stop bugging her soon.
What’s new in the kitchen.
I had initially expected to be super busy in the kitchen this week dealing with grapes and pears. But I decided not to get pears from the orchard yesterday. I’ll wait until this Saturday.
We got a bunch of grapes from my grandparents’ farm last week (picked two times). I thought I might be dealing with them over the next few days. But I had to work through them all yesterday (same day they were picked) because there were so many bugs! I didn’t want to keep those hanging around my house.
So yesterday I made grape juice out of all of them. Now the only thing left to do is make jelly! That’s the easy part.
Now I don’t have a ton on my to-do list. Which is probably good with such a busy week. Though knowing myself I’ll add to the list as the week goes on. Here is what I’m planning so far.
- grape jelly (recipe coming soon!)
- bread/muffin for mom’s group
- sourdough bread
- Wheat Thin® crackers (maybe)
- Miracle Whip®
What’s coming up.
Maybe with a little less work in the kitchen I can catch up on some cleaning and some writing! I want to tell you all about my grape experimenting.
And I’m really hoping to find time to update the look and name of my blog soon!!! Plus create some fun freebies for you.
I’ve got more great posts coming this week. Check back tomorrow as I share some tips on cooking good food when you’re busy. I’ll also be sharing a fun recipe over at Kitchen Stewardship!
Here is our allergen friendly meal plan for the week. Simple and nutritious. That is always key. What’s on your menu this week?
B – toast w/ sunbutter and grape jelly, fruit | broth w/ sardines, squash, peas
L – grilled hot dogs, brats, zucchini and corn on the cob
D – tuna salad sandwiches, roasted cabbage, peaches
*make grape jelly, soak oats, make Miracle Whip®
B – oatmeal | liver, pumpkin custard
L – tuna salad, crackers, beets
D (prep ahead) – cp roast chicken, roasted potatoes, broccoli
B – cereal, fruit | broth w/ chicken, spinach
L – yogurt, granola, avocado
D (ready any time) – cp hobo dinners
*boil eggs, soak flour for crackers
B – toast w/ sunbutter, fruit | salted caramel custard
L – sunbutter bar, beets, avocado
D – egg and sausage cups, peas, toast w/ grape jelly, pears
B – kids’ choice
L – grilled cheese, tomato soup
D – ?packed? sandwiches, jello cups, veggies w/ dip
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