I HATE PEANUTS

Posted on: Mon, 07/17/2000 - 10:41pm
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I'm having one of my HATE PEANUT DAYS! This weekend, we went to a pizza/birthday party.
Things were going so great, Alex asked if the snacks on the table were "safe", we read the bags...He had is own homemade pizza that looked just like everyone elses, I found out what color cake and ice cream they had...He was funny and loving the party. They had a pinata(spelling) and after he squealed about hitting it, jumped up and down waiting for the "goodies" GUESS WHAT FLEW OUT????? PEANTUS! I was so proud of how I dealt with it. I realized he NEVER saw a peanut before and had no idea what it was. I learned a great lesson, he says the words, Peanuts not safe for Alex...DUH MOM! I told him they were peanuts and not safe, he was a little upset..but thank goodness age 3 is easy to redirect. He jumped in the pool and got over it. I took the opportunity to teach everyone...but I;m so tired! Than this morning a child covered with pb gave Alex a big bear hug...I'm shaking, just waiting for the phone call. Ok, I've done my venting.
Thanks for being herer!

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 2:24am
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I HATE FOOD PERIOD! I feel like venting too...lol I am allergic to so much it is getting on my nerves...everything I have eaten in the last few days has caused some sort of reaction, whether it be hives or vomiting, or diarhea...I wish there was just a pill I could take to cover all the bases and not have to actually eat. It is such a chore to eat for me, used to be a joy, now it is just a nightmare. I even had a reaction to Frosted Flakes! Okay I am done...lol

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 10:49am
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DIT- why would you make homemade pizza? Is that not safe to have commerically baked pizza (Dominoes/Pizza Hut where I live)? I would assume that if there is no peanut flour or peanut oil it would be OK...I appreciate any insight

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 2:25pm
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I thought you were posting to me for a
minute. LOL!! (get it----my "name").
I know how you feel. Last week my kids were
in a summer motor development class. My
daughter (no allergies) was in the older
group. On the last day her group got to be blindfolded and swat at a pi

Posted on: Tue, 07/18/2000 - 2:38pm
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Dit, I got this tip from MKRuby and it may help you. Now, it absolutely terrified me, but I did it! When she goes shopping with her 2 PA children, she always shows them peanuts and asks them what they are. Of course, now they're so used to it they simply roll their eyes at their mother. My son said something to me recently about not knowing what a peanut looked like. I know that he has seen pictures of peanuts and I know that I had a girlfriend bring a jar of peanut butter over, leaving the lid on, to show him, through the jar what peanut butter looked like. I thought about what he said and although I was fairly sure that I had shown him peanuts before (I show him chocolate bars that have peanuts in them in commercials on TV), I decided to try what MKRuby suggested. Now, I was absolutely terrified but when we went shopping that week, I picked up a bag of peanuts in their shell and showed them to Jesse and asked him if he knew what they were. Yes, peanuts. I don't know why I was terrified because the bloody things are wrapped really well in a thick plastic bag but I was. Anyway, I did it and will continue to do so. I can't believe a pinata full of peanuts. My soul. I can't remember how young your little guy is, but I suspect it's never to young to start doing something like showing them peanuts in the grocery store that are safely wrapped in thick plastic. Jesse is 4-1/2. Just a thought. You know, sometimes I think this whole PA thing freaks us out more than it will ever freak our kids out.
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Posted on: Wed, 07/19/2000 - 12:12am
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This is a bit off topic, but just out of curiosity--for those of you who are touch sensitive to peanuts, what about peanuts in the shell? Do you or your kids react to touching them? I'm sure you would want to stay away from them, but if you know if they cause a problem, I am just curious to find out.

Posted on: Wed, 07/19/2000 - 3:02am
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Cindy,
Thanks for the insight! Your right, out kids do better with this. I sure have LEARNED alot from my little 3yr old, not only about allergies, but about myself and life in general.

Posted on: Wed, 07/19/2000 - 3:07am
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Quote:Originally posted by kathryn65:
[b]DIT- why would you make homemade pizza? Is that not safe to have commerically baked pizza (Dominoes/Pizza Hut where I live)? I would assume that if there is no peanut flour or peanut oil it would be OK...I appreciate any insight[/b]
Well, it started out because when I was new to this pa stuff I read posts about "chuckie cheese" and how they would never let their children eat the pizza, not sure why. But it scared me. Then I read about unsafe sauces
(peanut oil?) then my allergiest told me to be careful with Italian food because there are some dishes that use some type of nut and since peanuts are cheaper, they cheat and use peanuts???OKAY so it started out because we were scared to death and paranoid. BUT now making pizza is an every friday night ritual for my son and husband, they make a huge mess and LOVE it. My husband did go to a local pizza parlor and ask questions and felt it was safe (but sometimes he DOENS"T listen well, that's a whole new post!!) so I'll go check it out! Sorry for being so winded.

Posted on: Wed, 07/19/2000 - 4:00am
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What a great idea to make your own pizza as a family affair! Friday night is pizza night at my house too but I buy Pizzeria Uno's pizza at the supermarket. What kind of pizza sauce and dough do you trust? I may try your idea!

Posted on: Wed, 07/19/2000 - 4:13am
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BENSMOM
I wanted to reply to your question in reguards to the peanut shell itself. My father inlaw often eats peanuts in the shell. Once (Before my son was diag.)he picked up a peanut and asked what it was. Within 2-3 minutes he had hives on his wrists and then they started to develop on his face. hope that helps
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Posted on: Wed, 07/19/2000 - 5:46am
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Quote:Originally posted by Heather:
[b]What a great idea to make your own pizza as a family affair! Friday night is pizza night at my house too but I buy Pizzeria Uno's pizza at the supermarket. What kind of pizza sauce and dough do you trust? I may try your idea![/b]
We use Ragu Plain sauce, Only because he ate it before we found out about the allergies.I make the dough in my bread machine. You can set it up in the am and it's ready when you are. We bought the bread maker in the beginning of all the PA/EGG stuff and I made just about EVERYTHING Alex ate. Which is a real switch because before this my husband said all I knew how to make were reservations..HA If I can find a positive in all this horrible allergy stuff, my son eats HEALTHY! My cooking still leaves a little to be desired BUT I've made egg free peanut free just about everything. The doughnuts were like heavy hockey pucks! The cookies were flat, bagels pale and sad looking but Alex loves my coooking!

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