So here’s the deal.
Earlier today Mr. V and I were talking with his mom about meal planning and cooking. Mr. V has told me on several occasions that I should just make a list of 20-30 meals and rotate them. I think he wishes he could have his favorite meals more often; I tend to try new recipes all the time. Unless I get on a kick, we might have one particular recipe 3-4 times a year.
So. I went and made a list of what I thought our “family favorite” meals were. But there’s a small issue right now.
David is nearly 7 weeks old and for weeks has had super bad gain pains several times a day. It kills me to see him writhe in pain and know that somehow my milk is doing that to him! We’ve relied heavily on gripe water, which fixes the short-term problem but not the foundational issue.
I decided to try to cut out dairy for awhile and did successfully for about 4-5 days. His gas did seem to die down some in the latter part of that. Then I started reading and it seemed like the real issue could be my own forceful letdown. So I went back on dairy.
And then two days ago the painful gas came back.
All of that to say: I would love to choose from our family favorites list, but THEY ALL HAVE CHEESE!!
What can I say? I am apparently a Midwesterner at heart. Or just have a penchant for Mexican and Italian foods.
David does not seem to be extremely sensitive to dairy; I’ve used a little butter here and there and it doesn’t appear to bother him. I’m trying to cut out as much as I possibly can, though.
So for the next few months our menu planning might be a little different. Eventually maybe my husband will get his wish. We shall see.
Sunday: Superbowl! Going to a party and taking Caramel-Pecan Bars.
Monday: Balsamic Chicken with Tortellini (for Mr. V and Libbie), Salad, Broccoli
Tuesday: Oven Country Steak, Baked Potatoes
Wednesday: Fish en Papillote, brown rice
Thursday: Thanksgiving Dinner Turkey Burgers, baked sweet potatoes, fruit salad
Friday: Buffalo Chicken Chili
Here is the list of our family favorite recipes.
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