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 - 2:48pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
No, I would not change the menu but I WOULD make that person something similar so they would not feel left out. This is not an "inhaling" allergy but if it WAS then by all means you could not have that person in the same room with the food and WOULD make something without the trigger. Only common sense.

If you cook w/unsafe food, there is a risk of cross contamination. A cooking utensil, a serving utensil, etc--any of that could get mixed up with the unsafe dish and then transfer the allergen to my daughter's plate. That isn't worth the risk, IMO.

My SIL said she forgot. As I've said countless times, that's why I don't ever let my guard down. B/c humans make mistakes. 

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:49pm
For a salad, I would have made a separate one for the person BEFORE making the one with the nuts.
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:50pm
I don't get how she could "forget" though if you spend holidays with her and she KNOWS how allergic your child is. Especially if when you eat at other's homes, they accommodate her.
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:51pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
If I have 20 people for dinner and I KNOW that one of them does not like chicken, then I cook something other than chicken. If there are several people who dislike something and it is therefore difficult to find a main course, I cook 2 different things so everyone has something to eat. I also try to make several different substantial sides, when I have that many people. That way, if someone dislikes the mains, they can eat the sides. Dh does not eat chicken, so I do not serve it when he is home, and if one of my guests is a vegetarian, then the meal will be vegetarian and so on.

I always thought this was normal hostess behavior, I guess I'm learning that not every accommodates their guests.

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:51pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
If the host would like to make a separate dish for the person, then yes. Eliminate the trigger for that one person in everyone's dish, then no.

Why not?

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:52pm

[quote=cruisingchick20111]Some things are just "holiday" foods that people look forward to all year long. You are not familiar Lauren with big family holiday gatherings, correct? Say 20-50 people?[/quote]

Whatever would give you that impression?


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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:53pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
No backpedaling Littlemiss. I do think that if there is no person who has an allergy, everyone should not suffer though. Should they be aware and considerate, yes but IMO, if my child had an allergy that bad, I would bring my own food and if I had to, I would find something similiar that everyone else was eating without the harmful ingredients so they didn't feel left out. THAT is what I meant. Thanks.

I've never found that eating an alternate, delicious food is "suffering". 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:53pm

We're not on a set schedule, we rotate amongst ourselves. And sometimes we're visiting my sister, so we sit one out...

Why is DH's family holiday rotation of such interest to you, Hazel?

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:53pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
No, I personally would probably ask the parent if I should make a separate dish similar to what everyone else was eating (if they did not insist on doing it first) but I would not eliminate things from everyone's dish to accommodate one person.

Even at the risk of death?  Wow, how special.

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 2:54pm

cruisingchick20111 wrote:
Littlemiss I am going by the perspective of someone cooking for many people at a holiday dinner. Just like if you don't like chicken and there are 20 other people there that will eat chicken, do you want the host to make you a separate meal because you don't like it? I know she said she brings something different for her that she can eat. I suggested to see if there recipes that the host does not eliminate tree nuts from that her dd could feel like she was eating the same thing as the others so she doesn't feel left out. I would never expect someone who was cooking for a crowd to cater to me or my child's allergies.

Not liking  afood is a far cry from a life-threatening allergy.  And the people RG was talking of are not just *anyone*; they're family. 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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