Monday, November 13, 2006

He Won't Eat That

Little Guy is driving me crazy!! Other moms probably can think of a thousand reasons why I would say that. And my reason is no different than any other mom's. He is two years old and won't sit still to eat a meal.

I am so tired of cajoling and negotiating with him to eat his meal ... breakfast, lunch or dinner. Just. eat. your. food! I know this is standard for a two-year old, but that doesn't make it less tiring.

Today, I discovered a new mommy blog "A Readable Feast" from a mom who writes about cooking and children's books. I found her when I was looking for a recipe for eggless meatloaf. Most recipes for meatloaf use egg to hold it together and since both my boys are allergic to eggs, I had to search the internet for a recipe. Thank goodness for the internet! She also writes another blog (who has the time to write this many blogs?!?) that looks interesting called "This Mama Cooks." It's fun to find new blogs.

Anyway, back to Little Guy and the lack of interest in eating. This is one issue that really doesn't have much to do with the food allergies ... only that it is extra frustrating when I try to cook something he can eat and then he refuses. But I'm sure all moms can relate and if you have any suggestions ... fire away!

Well, I guess this is just one more example of why they call it the Terrible Twos.

By the way, I ended up making a "hamburger stew" with ground beef and potatoes--a recipe I found on allrecipes.com. It was pretty good ... perfect comfort food for a cold, wet day ... at least for those of us who would eat it!

1 comment:

susan said...

I husband has a food allergy to eggs as well as all poultry. I have several substitutes that I have found to make cakes and desserts. If you are interested...

per egg-
1T veggie oil
2 T water
1/2 t baking powder
(dont' use old baking powder)

If you are making any box cake or brownies, try about 3/4 of a can of regular or diet soda in place of all liquids. This makes it really moist.

Good luck.