Monday, April 28

And the Cupboard Was Bare

As you know by now, BFF's son was just diagnosed with Asperger's, a disability that is a sucky, but a manageable form of Autism. We're three months into the diagnosis. We've drunk bottles of wine, cried, laughed, been pissed, had uncontrollable sobs (myself included).

But this kiddo is starting to thrive. A gluten-free diet, caesin-free diet, low sugar diet and tons of behavior shifts have made massive changes to his and their life. BFF is finally getting out and about again and family dinners are back in full-swing.

Last night we had BFF family to dinner and it took La Gringa and I a few hours to figure out what the kiddo could eat and still feel like he'd had yummy food at his Aunty's house.

I took two photos of my cupboards -- shocked -- I found that there was almost nothing I could make with what I had stocked.

Pasta? Nope. Mac N'Chees. Nope. Bread. No Fucking Way. Grilled Cheese, Quesadillas, Flour, Sugar, Bisquick, Cake Mix, Butter, Cheese, even some forms of Soy are all no-gos. No pancakes, syrup or bagels, no cereal, no burgers (at least not with a bun), no Dunkin Heinz or YumYum Donuts. Ever. There goes my whole dang cupboard.

Here's our menu for last night that worked out okay:

Corn Chips with Salsa and Guacamole.
Corn on the Cob
Salad with vinaigrette (no cream dressings, no croƻtons)
Fruit kebabs
365 Soy, dairy free, lactose free, gluten free vanilla ice cream
365 box mix gluten free Chocolate Chip cookies (substitute apple sauce for butter).

Here's what I'm going to stock always for when my kiddo visits:

Corn Chips
Soy cheese (double check, no caesin)
Corn tortillas
Sandwich meat
Soy milk (no sugar)
Rice crackers (he likes spicy ones)

Life with a dedication to your kid's health is all consuming for each of the mommies I know. But we've got nothing on BFF. She's a fucking rock star.


Stefan said...

good Job!: )