Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter




Well I must say-this Easter may have included more work than any other Easter-but it was the least stressful holiday we have had! We had all of my husband's family over the day before Easter and we prepared most of the meal ourselves and had a rule-only Ty-friendly food allowed and it was wonderful. Everyone was so cooperative and it was the first time Chad and I weren't having to watch people like hawks thinking "did they wash their hand? Are they gonna pick up that food they just dropped? Where is Ty? Did he touch that?" etc. etc. We were able to relax and enjoy the get together. And not to mention-Ty had a blast and there were no outbreaks or hospital trips :) YEAH!. We had a delicious meal with ham, chicken, beans, greens, mashed potatoes, brown rice, cresents, fruit (and the list goes on...). I think everyone was ok without mac and cheese and some of the other traditional holiday foods. It just goes to show-you can eat good and keep things safe at the same time. Oh, and of course we had sweets-I made a fun bunny cake and sugar cookies and my mother in law made a wonderful peach crisp.
Then, for church, I made 100+ sugar cookies for all of preschool children to enjoy and although it took over 8 hours-it was so worth it when I saw all of those kids loving the cookies and only my son going "No Fank You, I allerskic", and daddy whispering "no you aren't Ty, and mommy worked hard on these now just take one!" LOL. If only Ty enjoyed these half as much as I do. But at least I knew he was safe and he had the opportunity to eat like the rest of them.
Here is the recipes for these little pieces of Heaven. Caution-HIGHLY ADDICTIVE!

3/4 cup Earth Balance Dairy Free/Soy Free butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 egg substitute (6 tbs water mixed w/ 2tbs milled flaxseed)
2 1/2 cups sifted Self-rising flour

Once dough is made-freeze for 1-2 hours. Roll out on parchment paper and cut into desired shapes. Bake on parchment paper at 350 for 8-10 minutes. let cool completely before adding the icing.

3 tbs Earth Balance Dairy Free/Soy Free butter
1 1/2 cups 10x powedered sugar (or more if needed)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
rice milk-enough to add for consistency
food coloring (optional)

Like I said-we had a great Easter because Ty was safe and we are so thankful for such wonderful, watchful, and cooperative family who helped make this such a great holiday. And thank you to everyone reading this blog-it truly means so much to us and together I know we can make this a safer place for all children w/ food allergies.

1 comment:

  1. Great looking cake and cookies. So glad it went so well on Easter. Jackson would do the same as Ty. I would cook ALL day for him so he could be the same as the other kids and then he wouldn't eat it! Seriously!!!
    Great recipes too, but no go for Jackson (allergic to vanilla and some additives in the butter:( Oh well. Still awaiting the growing out of days to get here!! We go to the allergist on Tues again to see if Claire has any allergies (berries?) and some more possibles for Jackson.
    God is faithful! Look to Him, not the stuff we can't control:) Take care, Lisa

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