Menu-building Challenges--week one
Jul. 7, 2012 10:34 am
Updated: Nov. 19, 2012 5:09 pm
It is pretty challenging to create a menu for family which includes special needs--no tomato, only fish and chicken, no shell fish, no milk or cheese, and no nuts (except Almonds, which are not really nuts!
I did pretty well this week. Though many recipes contain forbidden items, I will think of ways to separate cooking process without those ingredients. Some will be particularly challenging.
- Lamb Stew without Lamb? Probably will set aside ingredients for one person sans lamb and cook that batch with chicken.
- Tortilla Soup without tomato? Maybe just purchase some ready-made soup for James that does not contain tomatoes....
- Twice baked potatoes with out cheese? prepare separate batch without cheese in individual baking dish.
We also have guest arriving this week. Becca on July 10 (staying for a week) and Amy with Eloise and Isabelle (staying for a month). Becca and Amy with help with meal prep. I am not sure what the girls will and won't eat--so this week will be a trial
by fire process.