I have learned through my oh so many years to be selective with the things that I want to learn. When I say that I need more patience, my kids go out of control. When I want to learn humility, I get struck with a family crisis. When I want to learn to budget better, the economy starts to crash. Coincidentally, this little pattern also seems to occur when I say something along the line of “I could never handle….” fill in the blank. Well, when will I learn to keep my yap shut?
A little over a year ago, a friend of mine, for allergy reasons, put her entire family on a gluten free/casein free diet. That means no wheat or milk of any kind. She was completely frustrated by this because she is a fabulous cook and this dramatically impacted her cuisine. I remember telling her that it was a good thing that that was her trial and not mine. She was able to handle it. She is such a cuilary genius that she is able to adapt so many recipes to the needs of her family. My family would starve because I would have no idea what to do.
Well, I didn’t knock on wood quickly enough. We have been hit by the same thing. We are now having to take our family on the same diet. Atleast we are going to try it. We have a couple of issues that are going on that we think will be helped by using this diet. We (and by “WE” I mean “I”) are not doing this willy nilly but have done research and think that for now, it may be the best option. We are going to jump in with both feet and give it all we have for 6 months and see what happens.
Do you know what this mean!!!!!! I HAVE TO COOK EVERYTHING! It will limit eating out and last minute runs to the grocery store for a frozen lasagna. Wheat or milk is in nearly everything you eat: taco seasoning, salad dressing, soy sauce, tater tots, chicken broth, macaroni, oatmeal… EVERYTHING.
So, please keep your fingers crossed for me that my poor little kiddos don’t starve or wither away!