It’s Monday and things sure have been crazy at our house. We are getting back into Planning our Meals, week by week. It’s been a while since we did it faithfully, but with us starting a Happy Healthy 2013 motto, this is another step in being Happy and Healthy and keeping our family and budget in check.
We also have a little hurdle to overcome with our Meal Plan each week; my middle Teen was just diagnosed with ….. are you ready for this…… Chicken Allergy. Yup, he is highly allergic to chicken. The pictures below are some of our favorite chicken recipes;
Sounds crazy, I know. Honestly, we didn’t believe him for a few month either. We thought he just didn’t want to eat chicken and made up a story. Chicken had been so much cheaper lately so we stocked up on chicken in every which way and used it a lot during the week. Plus being on weight watchers, chicken was a better choice as well.
My Teen always said he can’t eat the chicken, he gets sick. I’ve never seen him actually get sick, so it was a joke for a long time in our home when we ate chicken and he came up with an excuse every time. A few weeks ago, we had chicken meatballs, they were delicious, flavor full, lots of amazing fresh herbs and breadcrumbs just wonderful. The teen had no idea it was chicken and no one else told him, we all knew, but wanted to see his reaction. He actually LOVED them!! He raved and Ohhh’s and Ahhhhh’s for a while and grabbed seconds. We all kind of just smirked at each other and went on with dinner. Thinking… well.. he likes it after all.
About an hour after dinner, the Teen walked up and said “This was chicken, wasn’t it??, kind of pail in the face. We all said “yes, wasn’t it yummy"?. He looked up and said,my throat is closing up and spend the rest of the night in the bathroom, in terrible pain, kind of like food poising. Until the chicken left his system, he was sick. Sicker then a dog. I felt terrible, I was in tears knowing that I did this to my baby.
Still a little in disbelieve, who is allergic to chicken…. I goggled. To my surprise, tons of information appeared about chicken allergy and people who had the same symptoms as my son. I was amazed!!
Some people are allergic to everything chicken from broth to the eggs and of course the actual chicken. So far my son is only allergic to the actual chicken and he can eat eggs and broth without a problem. The strange thing, he’s 13 now; he’s ate chicken most of his life until maybe a year ago. This all the sudden came, maybe it will all the sudden leave, but until then we will not take any more chances.
The moral to the story, if your kids are totally against eating something, maybe they have an reaction, you never know. I learned the hard way and from now on he will NOT get any chicken at all. W still cook chicken, but make a separate meal in separate pan for him.
Do your kids have strange allergies or food allergies? Would love to hear about it, we’ve never had to deal with any kind of allergy, guess you are never too old to experience them.
So, that being said,this is what we are dishing up this week. What’s cookin’ in your kitchen??
Monday: Hungarian Goulash with Pasta ~Crockpot Meal
Tuesday: Sloppy Joes and Salad
Wednesday: Easy Ribs in the Crockpot with loaded baked potato
Thursday: Shrimp Tacos & Taco Salad
Friday: Ham and Cheese Panini’s with Salad
Saturday: Mini Pizzas and Salad *Birthday party*
Sunday: Dinner at Mimi ~ Mom’s night off
Now you know what we are cookin’, let’s hear what’s on your plan for the week. We are also linked up with I’m an organizing Junkie. so check it out and see all the other amazing Meal Plans and recipes.