Mundane Monday

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Mundane Monday
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 9:22am

Welcome to a new week :)

1. Has spring "sprung" by you yet?

2. What are you wearing today?

3. Do you make a special menu for Easter (if you celebrate it)? 

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 11:36am
We have 50 degrees for Sunday too :)
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 11:54am
Love me some nuts and butter lol. Have you checked out Pinterest? They have tons of recipes.
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 12:11pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Love me some nuts and butter lol. Have you checked out Pinterest? They have tons of recipes.

I suspect you'd feel differently if the nuts could kill your kid, Hazel. The butter won't kill her but it makes her awfully uncomfortable, so I'm kind of a nazi about it. I don't expect the general public to accomodate her. She brings her own snacks to sporting events and school and her own cupcakes to parties. She even brought her own (non dairy) ice cream to the class Christmas party. But I do expect family to not serve food that could kill her if she was inadvertently served some or, God forbid--through carelessness, cross-contaminated the safe stuff. That isn't a risk I'm willing to take w/my daughter's health. 

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 12:32pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Love me some nuts and butter lol. Have you checked out Pinterest? They have tons of recipes.

Did you really just encourage a woman whose daughter has a deathly nut allergy to check out the thousands of recipes on Pinterest that could kill her daughter? And then laugh?

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 12:33pm
I thought you've said her allergy wasn't that severe. She eats at a peanut free table at school then? An epipen kit? My cousin's DD was rushed to the hospital for aphyxiation b/c of reaction to a food, She was probably 4 or 5. Heaven forbid a food allergy kill!

 


 


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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 12:37pm

yes her dd's allergy is THAT severe and I applaud her for being a vigilant mom

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 12:40pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Love me some nuts and butter lol. Have you checked out Pinterest? They have tons of recipes.

I don't have a Pinterest account, You know that.  But yea, I've heard of all kinds of recipes they have there! 

 


 


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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 12:43pm

[quote=jamblessedthree]I thought you've said her allergy wasn't that severe. She eats at a peanut free table at school then? An epipen kit? My cousin's DD was rushed to the hospital for aphyxiation b/c of reaction to a food, She was probably 4 or 5. Heaven forbid a food allergy kill![/quote]

She doesn't eat at a peanut-free table b/c she doesn't have a life threatening peanut allergy. Her allergy to certain tree nuts is life threatening. We're lucky that she doesn't react through inhalation--she has to eat the allergen to react. So she could ostensibly sit next to someone eating a salad with tree nuts and not react. But why risk it? Cross contamination (serving spoons, etc) is a big risk, esp. at large family gatherings. Of course we have epi pens--and she doesn't go anywhere without her epi pen and antihistimines. She is trained how to use it on herself, and the entire family (big brother, grandparents, all babysitters) have also been trained how to use it on her. She is a great little advocate for herself and knows not to eat anything at all without asking if it is safe. But accidents happen, and since avoidance is the best prevention--why risk it?

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 12:44pm

Love reeses eggs and the coconut ones too. DS asked me to buy peeps a little early b/c he has a friend that already packs them in his lunch, Ha, I told him that only the easter bunny brings them.

 


 


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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 1:03pm

But accidents happen, and since avoidance is the best prevention--why risk it?

As another individual with food allergies, I totally agree with you.  I long since learned that not eating something that contains an allergen is only half the battle.  You also have to exercise great amounts of care when around foods that may contain an allergen. 

And don't even get me started on restaurants that are not forthcoming about ingredients or cooking procedures. @@

 


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