To butter and back
A few years back I made the transition from margarine to butter. I've finally gotten used to the higher cost of butter and the small differences in baking and cooking with it.
And now that I'm used to it, we're switching back—at least for awhile. We're going dairy-free with Red Chief for the next little while to see if it helps a problem he's been having.
I thought it would be pretty easy—the first day I contemplated it, I just thought of all the wonderful things we could make without dairy products.
But then it hit me: pizza is gone. I love pizza night, because we just pop a good frozen pizza in the oven and sit down on a sheet on the carpet while we eat and watch a movie and it's easy and fun and I get a break from cooking dinner.
Tonight we're having Chinese dumplings instead. Yum. But they're a lot of work. I'm looking for a new fun food that doesn't have dairy in it and that allows me to take a break from cooking and that is appropriate movie food and that hopefully has some nutritional value.
So. Any suggestions? Also any suggestions for getting Red Chief used to this? It's so hard to tell him he can't have his favorite foods because he might have a sensitivity to milk. I've explained it to him and he understands, but that doesn't mean he likes it.