It’s been a week of funny dinners around the Storey house. On Sunday night after a dinner out, Andrew got a bad case of the pukes that lasted through the night. We decided it was food poisoning based on the timing and the fact that I never caught it. He was pretty miserable.
On Monday he was still in pretty bad shape–managing to muscle down plain toast, chicken and rice soup, and Gatorade–and on Tuesday he was ready for a real, but bland dinner. Here’s what I came up with:
Steamed Green Beans
We cooked the chicken tenderloins in a skillet with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. The green beans (from the garden) spent some time in the
vegetable sauna steamer, and we made the rice in the rice cooker with chicken broth. Really easy to make and surprisingly good, despite the lack of creativity (a little bit of salt makes a big difference!) Most importantly, Andrew’s recovering stomach approved. 🙂
Last night, however, we had a dinner issue. When I went to the grocery store Monday, not knowing what Andrew would feel up to eating, I bought two boxes of Applegate Farms chicken nuggets–one gluten-free for him, one regular (because I am sympathetic; if he had to eat chicken nuggets, I guess I would too… you know, to support him ;-)) He didn’t want them Monday, but when I came home last night, he was working his way through a plate of nuggets.
“Those are the gluten-free nuggets, right?”
(A slight look of panic on his face) “There were two kinds?”
“Yes, I bought one GF and one regular so that you could have the whole GF box to yourself…”
“I didn’t check! You said you bought GF chicken nuggets so I just grabbed a box out of the freezer!”
We went to the freezer to check, and, sure enough, he had broken into the NON gluten-free box. He said he’d eaten four before I walked in, which may seem like a lot, but considering he had eight additional nuggets on his plate, I’m glad I walked in when I did. I was nervous all night about what effect the gluten might have on him, but it seems that it was a small enough amount to not upset his stomach beyond the “off” feeling he already had. (If he’d eaten all 12 nuggets though… seriously, who eats 12 chicken nuggets?) Crisis averted, lessons learned. Andrew continues to be on the mend!
If you have a food intolerance, have you ever accidentally eaten something you weren’t supposed to? What happened?
When was the last time you had the upchucks? What foods can you tolerate/do you recommend during the recovery?