Menu for b-day party

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 12:38am
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My PA and EA sons 1st birthday is this month. Normally we'd cater but now we are facing cooking and preparing all foods for the party including an egg-free cake. Any suggestions for the menu??? I'm at a loss - can't figure what to plan.

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Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 12:46am
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my friends son is also egg. chips, salsa, pigs in blanket, pasta salad, sausage, veggies, coleslaw with dressing, cookies, pizza

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 12:54am
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The big problem for me would be the cake. I don't deal with EA myself, so I haven't made egg-free cake, but I know there are recipes here on other threads.
I do rarely use eggs in main meals. For a crowd (you didn't say how many people) I would cook some kind of meat that takes little attention away from the party. Something like pulled pork (start cooking before guests arrive, then forget about until shortly before serving), or a spiral ham, or a beef roast. Or you could cook up chicken parts in advance, then reheat to serve.
Serve a salad with a vinegrette (sp?) dressing, steamed or roasted veggies, and/or baked potatoes. All of those take little of your attention away from the party, and are egg-free.
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Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 1:57am
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We have often done the hamburger and hot dog thing as well. Their easy, cheap and kids love em!
As for the cake, I either use a recipie I find on here or I use the Cherrybrook Farms mix. My son is allergic to dairy and eggs.

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 3:14am
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My DDs did not like cake until they were older. The 1st few celebrations I made rice krispie squares/circle/hearts and decorated them w/ icing/name.

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 4:25am
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Quote:Originally posted by slk70:
[b]My PA and EA sons 1st birthday is this month. Normally we'd cater but now we are facing cooking and preparing all foods for the party including an egg-free cake. Any suggestions for the menu??? I'm at a loss - can't figure what to plan.
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Check out this site at faan. There are a ton of recipes here, including cake.
[url="http://www.foodallergy.org/recipes.html"]http://www.foodallergy.org/recipes.html[/url]

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 6:18am
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you have lots of options since your child is not milk allergic, like dips, cheese trays, etc. how about a nice antipasto platter. using crock to keep things like roast beef or sausage is good for sandwiches. if you want fancy, onion tartlets, stuffed mushrooms. check out kraftfoods.com or foodtv.com for recipes.
[This message has been edited by tidina (edited February 15, 2007).]

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 10:00am
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Great ideas! My husband wants roast beef sandwiches in the crock pot. I will do dips and such. Maybe a veggie tray etc. Just can't have dips with mayuo- which is a lot of them. I will check out that site and look at some vegan sites too.
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Mommy to Nathan - born 2/28/06 - Peanut/Egg
Aidan (3 yrs) NFA

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 10:07am
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for dips cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream all come in handy.

Posted on: Thu, 02/15/2007 - 11:12am
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My DD is PA/EA too. I'm actually surprised about the dips - alot of the prepared dips I found had no mayo and were safe. But even before we had DD we always made dip from a container of sour cream and a package of dry soup mix (onion). Yum!!
As for the cake, what I've personally found works awesome is using a cake mix (I used Betty Crocker) and adding a can of Sprite. That's it. It worked perfectly. Much better than the egg replacer I used on her actual birthday. She didn't care, but with the egg replacer everyone else noticed the difference in the texture. With the sprite no one noticed (I served it on a different day).

Posted on: Fri, 02/16/2007 - 1:58am
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My DD is peanut-, egg-, tree nut, cantaloupe-, honey dew allergic. She is now 5 and I've been baking egg-free for about 4+ years. I just posted about a yellow cake under Recipes and Snacks (sorry I don't know how to link to the other thread)--the cake is so good (trust me, I've tried lots of different cake recipes). Chocolate cakes are easy to make without eggs, but yellow/vanilla is much more difficult.
Do you have the book Baking Without Eggs? The chocolate chip and sugar cookie recipes in that book are so yummy. When (hopeful, fingers crossed) DD outgrows her egg allergy, I will still use those recipes. The kids love eating the dough and no raw eggs to worry about [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Personally, I do not like the taste of Cherry Brook Farms yellow cake. I think it has an odd/somewhat spicier taste. My sister said it is like saw dust sticking together a bit--yikes!!!
Good luck!
Nicole

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