I had a little pity party for myself last week. I blame PMS, but I was so sad thinking about my sweet little baby not being able to have "normal" treats like all other kids because of his food allergies. This happens mainly during holiday times when other kids who do not have food allergies get to have cupcakes and cookies and little chocolates. There are allergen-free alternatives to pretty much everything out there, so I really just needed to chill out and do more research...but I had a little moment and was so sad.
My sweet husband came home with ice cream made with rice milk and made Connor an ice cream sandwich with his "safe" snickerdoodles:
|He didn't devour it like I thought he would, but he had fun trying it.|
Once I got myself together, I poured myself a bowl of Rice Chex and noticed the recipe on the back for muddy buddies. Before checking online for an allergen-free recipe which no doubt exists, I did some playing around myself. I semi-followed the original recipe and used 9 cups of Rice Chex, 1 cup of Enjoy Life dairy-free chocolate chips. 1/2 cup Sunbutter, a drizzle or two of olive oil, and 1 cup of powdered sugar. Honestly, I don't even think I needed the olive oil, but since the recipe called for butter and I couldn't use that, I gave it a shot. I also omitted the vanilla that the original recipe calls for simply because I was out of it at home.
|These things are so good!|
My husband didn't believe that it wasn't the real thing. My son gobbles it up and asks for more...and that makes me a happy momma.
This week we worked on valentines for his friends. I took advantage of the many free printables out there and chose these adorable elephant valentines by Ana of Live & Enliven and these precious zebras found on Bunny Cakes! Then we added a little something and...:
|Can't wait to fill in the names and hand them out!!|
Have a wonderful weekend!! I hope you have fun plans!