Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Dairy; Rice and Lentil Casserole

When I wrote about all the wonderful, naturally gluten-free foods, I can't believe I missed one entire giant category: dairy. (A lot of people that can't tolerate gluten also can't tolerate dairy, however.)

Dairy is a huge part of my kids' diets. Cheese (of all kinds from string to cottage to cream), milk, yogurt, and occasionally ice cream. Actually, neither of them really took to solids until I introduced yogurt, at about nine months. Then, well watch out. The requests for "keeze!" are relentless.

Dinner Update
Rice and Lentil Casserole (est. less than $3.00)
corn (.33)
bananas -the kids begged me to serve these, so I did (.25)
Total: $3.58

As usual, the kids devoured their fruits and veggies (okay, the "vegetableness" of corn is debatable, I know) and picked at the meal. D (1) said, "Noooooooooo beans!" and pointed at the lentils. Oh. Okay.

Budget Update
+$30 from Avon
-$10 to gas
-$10 for pop (shame)
-$10 for food

Days until pay day: 6

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