What Foods Can\'t Your Child Eat That Really Strike A Cord In You?

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 12:24am
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What foods can't your PA child eat that really strike a cord in you? Why? For the PA adults, what foods can't you eat that strike a cord in you? Why?

This thread stems from a thread running under Schools about the trip to the ice cream parlour.

Ice cream seems to be one thing that bothers a lot of us here. I'm going to have to sit back and think of how many ice cream stories I have and I know I have them, despite the fact that we have Chapman's ice cream here in Canada.

So, ice cream probably is the 1st food on my list.

Why? Because it is just such a kid thing and I guess for me personally, through life, until I became lactose intolerant, ice cream was my "comfort food". I have extremely fond memories of ice cream throughout my life - journeys we would go on in the summer when we took our summer vacation and ice cream sundaes along the way. Dairy Queen.

I'll come back with my ice cream stories later, but definitely, ice cream hits it home for me.

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I would walk up to heaven and bring you back home with me.

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 1:03am
bethc's picture
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

Yes, csc, it's the ice cream for me. We've recently gotten more worried about risking any ice cream here in the U.S., and we were big Dairy Queen fans before. Especially on trips, it was so nice to stop there for a snack break. And I'm bummed about giving up Perkins and Baker's Square restaurants, who both told me not to bring my DD there. I love going out to breakfast at Perkins and going out for pie at Baker's Square. Didn't ever go all the time, but they were special treats especially with the women in my family, and now I can't do that with my DD. DD gets mad about the fact that we think it's best to eat out as little as possible and for her to eat basic foods when we do. She loves to eat new foods. Yes, we make the best accomodations we can for all of these inconveniences, but these are the things that bother us.

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 1:18am
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Joined: 08/24/2005 - 09:00

I think for me, I miss a trip to the bakery -- of course, that also combines with my other son's egg allergy (which frankly has been my thorn -- I miss my Best Foods Mayo & potato salad w/eggs, a scrambled egg, frittata, my Morningstar vegetarian food, etc.). But, before eggs were added to the list, the PA/TNA knocked out my vice.
As for the ice cream -- well, that is for sure the one for DH. He is a fanatic -- so much so, that he will eat ice cream, even though he is very lactose intolerant. Lactaid milk ice cream tastes okay -- but I know when he makes it, there is a hint of desperation added.
When DH and I were young & dating, we used to go by Baskin Robbins and pick up some banana splits -- then go to the park and eat them. German Chocolate Cake flavor was one of both our favorites. It is so good -- but lots of walnuts. DH also would read reviews of ice cream stores -- would act like a whiney kid until we went and tried their ice cream. I know he'd love nothing better than to go to the local creamery and get a sundae with the boys -- and he'd probably be in heaven if we could go to Dreyer's (which is 5 minutes away), and get some fresh ice cream (we went to their ice cream store years ago before the kids). *sigh*

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 1:34am
starlight's picture
Joined: 01/16/2004 - 09:00

Well, I actually eat ice cream, even go to dairy queen once and a while, but I watch them make my sundae.
If it doesn't have a warning on it, I eat it, because that's what I've always done and never had a problem. We (my mom and I) didn't even know x-cont. was an issue until all the "manufactured in" labels came out. So I probably don't react to traces. But if it *does* have a warning on it, I don't buy it.
What I miss desperately are SnoCaps, they're by Nestle (US). They didn't use to label for x-cont., so they were my movie snack, my absolute favorite candy. One day, I was sitting in the theater, getting ready to watch Showboat (the play, it was a field trip) and casually flipped over the box and at the end of the ingredient list was "PEANUTS". I was kinda excited, because I obviously wasn't reacting and I thought maybe I had outgrown my allergy, until my mom called the company to ask and they explained about x-cont. Things only went downhill from there and now there are so many things I used to eat but I can't in good conscience now.

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 3:20am
Naturemom's picture
Joined: 09/30/2004 - 09:00

One of the times that really saddened me about ds's food allergies was when I was making a left turn onto the main road in town (ice cream parlor is on the corner), and I saw a whole group of my children's and my friends eating ice cream outside on a warm summer day. Well, of course they wouldn't invite us, knowing that we would refuse, and I certainly wouldn't expect them not to go, but I just felt so sad and left out. The kids were with me but distracted doing something, so I don't think they noticed.
I think ice cream, pizza, and places that we can't join others. Food is such a big part of socializing with others, and with multiple food allergies, it is very difficult to attend these functions, and definitely not carefree.

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 3:31am
Corvallis Mom's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

I think this has a different answer for each member of our family:
Me? It's bakery stuff.... specialty things that are very difficult to make at home... but like gvmom said, this is a lot more about her egg allergy than the PA. Croissants, fluffy cakes, puff pastries, etc. I grieve still for the inability to bake with/for my daughter in the way that I envisioned when she was born. It just ain't gonna happen, even with the wheat allergy gone. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img] I also miss Asian food something awful sometimes, since DD is so allergic that we literally can't even take her near any of those places.
Ice cream has never been a big deal to me... I never developed much of a taste for it myself, having a milk allergy that only slowly faded around the time I was school-aged. I'd [i]much[/i] rather have a nice sorbet. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
DH? Oh, you [i]know[/i] its the ice cream, baby. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img] He's like a junkie. Then again, he misses pistachios about the same way, and I can remember him sitting in our living room in grad school with a bag of Hoody peanuts and shelling them into a paper sack while he watched a baseball game.
DD? I think that the thing that bothers her the most is the lack of "fun" or "kiddie" treats in general... so stuff like bakery birthday cakes at parties, ice cream treats, novelty cereals and cookies, the novelty candies (shaped like hamburgers and stuff) grabbing for stuff out of a pinata, etc. It isn't about the food itself for her, but about the kid-marketed aspects of it. Again, this is often about more than PA because of MFA. She also LOVES to eat in restaurants, but hates having to take her own food.
I think the person for whom DD's allergies was hardest on was my MIL... she never could adjust, and it is a huge reason why she isn't in DD's life anymore. She was [i]determined[/i] to find some food-treat that she could indulge DD in....

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 3:49am
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Joined: 05/28/2003 - 09:00

[b]* Obsessed * [/b]

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 4:21am
Naturemom's picture
Joined: 09/30/2004 - 09:00

Yes, the kid-marketed things that really are not as good as they appear.
A happy pinata story: my neighbor was having a pinata for her son's birthday and sent over her husband with all of the candy in their original bags so that ds could check the ingredients before she filled the pinata, so he would be able to participate and feel safe. What a wonderful family; we are so lucky!

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 5:07am
lmw's picture
Joined: 11/12/2005 - 09:00

For us, I think it's the 'treat' things when we're travelling, which we do a lot. The fancy ice-cream bars or ice-cream parlours were a favourite break. We also miss the bakery stops - cookies and such.
At home, it's not so bad, we can bake our own safe things, or buy safe ice-cream.

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 5:36am
my2boys's picture
Joined: 01/26/2005 - 09:00

I miss peanuts! When I had time to work out everyday, that was an easy source of protein. It also helped me get over the 3:00 hunger. Brownies with a lot of walnuts is another one. Bakery chocolate chip cookies. When I was a kid, my mom used to take us every Friday before she had her hair done. I can still taste them!

Posted on: Fri, 05/05/2006 - 5:51am
Going Nuts's picture
Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

Ice Cream - Oh Lord, how I love the stuff! And even though my own homemade is good, lets face it - it's not the same as stopping by the ice cream parlor on a hot day.
Bakery Goods - What needs to be said?
Chinese Food - Probably the biggest one. We live in an area with a large Asian population and have access to probably some of the best Chinese food outside of China, but can't eat it! This one really, really kills me.
Good thread Cindy!


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