Thursday, June 18, 2009

What a month--end of school parties, end of school celebrations, lots of supplying hungry studiers with food-fuel. And lots of rain! Whew. looking forward to the lazier days of summer with some time to collect my thoughts and revamp my menus. Want to put a set of new recipes up . Upcoming summer program, going to talk with food services--which i consider a good thing-- and see how a college dining hall is run. Should be interesting and a good "starter kit" for looking at colleges which is also on the horizon, although we don't intend to look via food allergies, but rather find places that are a good fit academically, socially et al. then work on the kitchen stuff.

getting a bit stymied about what to serve as healthy snacks-- got the fruit, salad, crudite down pat--looking for some other ideas that are good to fill you up, but are still healthy--no wheat or dairy or nuts please.

Monday, June 1, 2009

been a while

It's been a while since I've written. School had an allergy incident that was dealt with very nicely--undisclosed nuts in the sauce for a chicken dish. Kid had an Epi and went to hosptial accompanied by nurse; all other nut-allergic kids were spoken to in class and lunchroon to make sure that they knew not to eat the chicken. Sauce was removed. But just goes to show how easily one mistake can lead to something pretty scary. Kid was fine next day--but I'mthinking of his family--yikes I'd be super nervous. Any hopes of mine eating at the cafeteria went out the window even though never would have touched a sauce...but safer to eat what I send from home. Hey, I'll miss it when I don't have to make lunch anymore--just like we all miss the the things our kids did when they were bathtime or playground or reading to them.