Saturday, September 29, 2012

Mini Donuts

Jack REALLY wanted donuts.  I've made fried donut holes for him before, but never cake-style.  I found this little mini donut pan at the store, and I figured I'd give it a try.  I used a little too much batter in the chocolate ones though.  ;)



Friday, September 28, 2012

Pepperoni Fried Rice



Jack wanted fried rice for lunch.  Sara wanted steamed broccoli.  

I might not feed my kids what most people would call "healthy food."  However, with feeding my son, feeding food that doesn't HURT is much more important to me than feeding him health-food!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Pizza, Pizza Rolls, and Salad

What Jack calls "pizza" isn't quite what you think of with that word, but it LOOKS enough like the real thing to keep a 5 year old happy.  Then a basic garden salad with a home-made safe vinaigrette.




Sunday, September 23, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Hot Dogs in Bread

Jack's favorite adaptation on "pigs in a blanket."  The splitting is intentional because he likes to put mustard in the cracks.  I also do make breakfast sausage roll-ups the same way but with more binder in the dough so they don't split.  :)


Chicken Butternut Soup

Sort of a chunky crockpot soup/stew we had a few nights ago when our gas was turned off for repairs.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Pork Chops and Mashed Potatoes

Very simple.  Very basic.  Very few ingredient adaptations on fairly traditional.
The light breading on the chops is just rice flour, potato starch, salt, black pepper, powdered ginger, and ground mustard.  I just put a few Tbsp in a gallon ziploc bag and shake it onto the chops.


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

School Snack Crackers

My son is in half-day Kindergarten This year.  Even though it is only 2.5 hours long, they feel the need to serve "snack."  The school provides Goldfish crackers for the kids who don't bring their own snacks.  So, I found these Halloween cookie cutters with inner shape cut-outs at the store today and used the middle pieces to make snack rice crackers (food coloring added)!!!



Monday, September 10, 2012

Leftovers tonight

Jack is fasting for a scope series tomorrow at Children's.  He spent the day drinking water, diluted apple juice, and basic clear chicken stock I made 2 days ago in the crock pot.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Crunchy Pretzels

Today is Jack's last day of solid foods for the next 2 days because he has a GI scope series on Tuesday.  So, he requested I make him some pretzel sticks.  I decided to try some twists too.  I have not found any "recipes" out there nearly as limited as we are, so I fully improvised.  I think they turned out really great.  Jack agrees!




Friday, September 7, 2012

Pasta w/ meat sauce

Very basic rice pasta dish.  Zucchini from the garden, ground pork, ground beef, tomatoes, and some basic safe spices.




I'll need to catch up

I need to play catch-up this weekend, and then my son will be doing the prep for a GI scope next week, so he'll be fasting for 2 days (Monday and most of Tuesday).

Last night we had short ribs, rice, and steamed broccoli.  However, Jack reacted to something.  Maybe pollen on the broc since it is hard to wash that off well enough.


Monday, September 3, 2012

My Birthday

Today was my birthday, so my husband cooked dinner.  :)  He made smoked pork ribs and we had steamed carrots on the side.  For dessert, we had a very basic cake.



Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sous Vide Steak

My husband made a few sous vide steaks, and I baked a couple sweet potatoes and cooked up some chard and beet greens.  :) Basic minimal seasonings for the boy.



Saturday, September 1, 2012

Smoked Chicken and Rice

Very basic meal tonight.   My husband smoked a chicken in his smoker, and I cooked plain rice and some zucchini from the garden.  I ate most of the zucchini before remembering to take a photo of my plate though.  :)