Monday, April 16, 2012

Muffin Tin Monday- Birthday Party Nosh

Posted by Heather at Monday, April 16, 2012

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Grilled Hot dogs on a bed of lettuce, strawberries and cheese wheels in silicone muffin tin liners.

We went to a birthday party this weekend for a friend of Katy's. Because of her allergies to eggs, nuts and soy, I always make sure I make bring something along that I know that she can eat. Also, because it was a birthday party, I try to make it "fun" food that is more of a "treat" (aka, something I don't normally feed her on a regular basis like the hot dog).

I try not to make a big deal of her allergies. Though, it does seem that way, sometimes. I don't want others to have to feel like they have to go way out of their way to cook for Katy. Soy is found in almost EVERYTHING and who makes a birthday cake without eggs?! I don't want her to grow up stigmatized because of her allergies. However, as her mother, it's my job to make sure that she is safe.

So, I've just learned to bring snacks and food along with me when we're out. It just makes life easier that way. Plus, we've been on this journey close to a year so we've learned a thing or two along the way. For example, we know that Katy can eat the ham, hamburgers and apples from Cracker Barrel. Sweet Frog Frozen Yogurt has several flavors and toppings that are Katy approved. My latest find is that Domino's hand-tossed pizza with regular tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese are free of soy, nuts and eggs (I'm really excited about this find)!

I digress- back to MTM. I've only been doing this a couple of weeks, now, and Katy has started to request her meals in muffin tins. She looks forward to eating her meals out of a muffin tin and I've found it's a great way to use up leftovers and little bits of food.


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