Well, most of you who know me just replied, “yes, we know!”
Here’s the deal: the Bald Genius, Superkiddo, & I returned from a lovely vacation to find that our refrigerator died. There was water everywhere, and several pounds of disgusting spoiled food to clean up. The entire ordeal was frustrating until I remembered something… 1) I had an excuse to order out, for EVERY meal, everyday until the fridge was replaced/repaired; 2) I always wanted to try freezer cooking, as well as massive prep for my week(s). I never did because the freezer was always full.
I get to start with a clean slate, and I am elated. I am on the hunt for healthier versions of everything…yes, everything. The most challenging part, as always, will be school lunches. Thanks to Superkiddo’s allergies and intolerances, there are very few ingredients that I can use. He even has the audacity to be a picky eater on occasion… ummm, dude, you have limited options as it is; just eat it. Yes, I have actually said that, and no, it didn’t work.
So, here is where all of YOU can help: We are slowly switching to a 100% gluten-free, allergy-free, GFAF, diet. This has been a slow progression as we are discovering more intolerances, and searching for safe alternatives. My goal is to help my family get healthier one meal at a time. I would love to hear your stories about GFAF meals. Who has kid friendly recipes? What are your favorite “normal” recipes? I find that I enjoy finding a safe way to prepare new things.
This week, I hope to check the following items off the list :
- Restock the kitchen
- Prep at least a few days of meals
- Secure Superkiddo’s lunch menu plan for a few weeks
- Reschedule my morning torture sessions with the world’s scariest trainer
- Shop for new running shoes
- Complete all of my pending articles
It seems like a small, easy to manage list, right? HA! Let’s see how well I can chip away at everything now that Superkiddo is back in school. I can hear sighs of relief from other moms all across the USA! The kids are going back to school…yippee!
I wish all of you a wonderful week!
Until next time,