I've always boasted about my Sexy Beast being the chef in our house (also housekeeper, handyman, gardener, and walking work of art, but who's counting). It's not that I don't know how, I just hate it. I LOVE baking and making pretty things but standing over a stove and trying to coordinate everything finishing at the same time always ends up in a failed attempt for me. I'm more a boxed dinner kind of girl...which is why I think I'm being punished.
Last month Cart-baby was hospitalized due to dehydration from a nasty stomach bug, and the chronic diarrhea for almost 3 months. When I got his blood work back I was not prepared. He is allergic to egg whites, wheat, and cow's milk. SERIOUSLY?!
We have since cleaned out our pantry and done some serious shopping at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, & The Apple Crate. I've found some great recipes, discovered the boys will drink rice milk and eat goat cheese. My mom got us a ton of great Paleo (pretty much the diet we've all had to switch to) books and cookbooks
Now I have to provide all their meals at daycare which really cuts into my sitting down being lazy time. My 25 minute shopping trips to the Commissary have turned into 3 hr excursions in 3 different cities to get everything I need, only after reading EVERY ingredient label.
Even though I am doing something I hate, the boys finally have a great appetite. We're still waiting on Cooper's results, but since we switched their diet last month, his GI issues have disappeared as well.
I guess 30 yrs of laziness was good enough.
We even were able to take a trip to Tennessee using our timeshare for the indoor waterpark. Having a full kitchen made everything so much easier!! We made all our food & the boys had a blast. Cooper still talks about the tunnels we went through on the drive and said we needed to go back to TN so we could see the tunnels again. We also stopped by Ripley's Aquarium on our way out and the boys loved it!