To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Sometimes You just Can't Go the Cheap Route

Sam has adjusted really well to the gfcf diet we've been on for the last several months. He rarely asks for things that he cannot eat anymore and after several experiments we have found a bread he likes. One thing we discovered though...there is no acceptable substitution for cheese that is casein free...one woman on her post mentioned that if evil had a taste it would be gluten and casein free cheese:-) We were pretty sure he was more affected by the gluten though so we decided to add a little diary back into his diet. We still only allow him to have a limited amount but he does fine with it and his behavior does not seem to be affected.
I have found some pretty good rice based pastas so last night I made some macaroni and cheese...one of Sam's all time favorite foods. Now I will say I have made it before with a more expensive pasta and it was great...however last night I was using a cheaper brand of pasta...big mistake!
We all sat down to the table and you could see Sam's anticipation...he couldn't wait to dig in. He took a great big bite and...the look on his face went from joyful anticipation to one of utter horror. A look that said, "No, no, nooooo!" To give him his due he wasn't done...he tried it again hoping I guess that the first bite had been a fluke. But sadly he shook his head and looked at Rob and said..."I don't think Mom quite has the recipe right."
Lesson learned...sometimes being thrifty just doesn't pay.

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