Holidays and Food hurdles

9:00 AM

Why I need to devise special Foods :



The Holidays have come and gone. I hope everyone had a wonderful time. I know I did. We had my family in town for 12 days . I had not seen my Sister or my Parents in almost 3 years so this was very special.

My family lives 3,000 miles and states away from me so when I found out they were coming, I didn't say anything to my children at all. . It was very hard for me to do but I wanted to surprise my Children ,in which I succeed and we had the best Christmas ever. The food issue hurdles to overcome with my daughter's special diet for her medical issues, but I think I did fairly well with that.

My parents,having never experienced my daughters diet dove right in to learn what they could.  With all the food surrounding the holiday gatherings it is hard when you cant eat any of it,especially for a child who previously  could eat anything and everything. So for me,as a parent I made sure I knew the menu before hand and tried very hard to make her the food we had for her that was also in  her allowed carb count.  I made pancakes for breakfast, as well as biscuits , mashed potatoes (cauliflower), tater tots (cauliflower) and even some cookies and cupcakes with icing.  It was very hard to prep all that and our stuff but well worth it. We had minimum melt downs and no sneaking of non approved food. So I would call it successful.

.I used this recipe off of Reddit,also found on Pinterest.  I chilled l it for a couple hours and put in a cookie press, because you cant roll it out and I still wanted her to have some special holiday cookies.
Almond “Sugar” Cookies
-1 ¼ cup almond flour
-8 packets of splenda
-¼ cup butter (softened)
-1 large egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. Stir flour and splenda together. Blend in butter, egg, and vanilla until well mixed (I stirred it by hand and it worked out fine). Form 1 inch balls on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork. Bake 8 minutes or until set but not brown.
These guys don’t rise or melt, so the shape you put them on the sheet is the shape they’ll be when you bake them. Also they can be VERY fragile, so handle with care! Almond flour isn’t exactly cheap, so conserve it!

I also used truvia baking sugar substitute in stead of splenda.


Biscuits:



I used this recipe  from Pinterest


Almond Flour Biscuits
Serves 6
Unbelievable fluffy delicious biscuits!

Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  2. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  3. 1/4 tsp salt
  4. 1/4 tsp pepper
  5. 1/2 cup shredded cheese (cheddar or mozzarella)
  6. 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  7. 3 tbsp diced cold butter
  8. 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients. (Almond flour, salt, pepper, and baking powder)
  3. Mash your butter into the almond flour until it's crumbly sandy mix. (Use a pastry cutter if you have one or a rubber spatula).
  4. Dig a well in the center and add the cream and egg.
  5. Combine the almond flour into the wet ingredients being careful not to overwork it.
  6. Fold in cheese.
  7. Form dough into 4 big balls (for sandwiches, make 6 regular size for dinner biscuits) and lay on parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 20 mins.
Just a little bit of  what I cook, and  I am willing to share any recipes if you are interested. All in all I am very happy for how all the parties went. She did extremely well with it all.  I cannot imagine not being to eat hardly anything with my family. I am so very proud of her.




Sarah

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