I love to bake, but my no eggs, nuts, and dairy diet has put a hamper on my baking. You can make a fantastic brownie substituting applesauce for eggs, but applesauce oatmeal cookies simply don't cut it. I gave up all things K might be allergic to the first Monday in February and we haven't had a bloody diaper or a sign of an allergy since. PTL*.
At K's last doctor's appointment, I talked with our pediatrician about adding eggs back into my diet. I'm doing just fine without eggs (though an egg sandwich with D on a Saturday morning would be delightful), but I want K to get a flu shot in the fall and she can't if she's allergic to eggs. I figured I'd add eggs back into my diet and hope there's not a problem. If she is fine, then we'll go for the flu shot in the fall. The doctor thought my plan was sound so last week I slowly started to add eggs back into my diet. Wanting to ease back into egg-eating, I decided I'd start using eggs in baked goods. This afternoon I made a batch of blueberry muffins with fresh blueberries. They were delightful.
Recipe: 6 T oil, 1 1/2 C sugar. Cream. Add 2 eggs. Add 1/2 t salt, 2 t baking soda and 2 C flour. Mix in 1/2 C milk (rice milk). Fold in 1 pint blueberries. Sprinkle sugar on top of muffins before placing them in the oven. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.
Also on the domestic front, our new sofa arrived today. It is wonderful. It fits perfectly in our living room and is considerably longer than our old one (which is a really good thing). We just need to purchase a new area rug, another arm chair, and some throw pillows and our newly decorated living room will be complete. For now, we're enjoying our new sofa, which I am sitting on right now. So comfortable.
Pictured here is our old sofa in the foreground and the new one in the background. As you can see our old one was pretty beat up and rough around the edges. The new sofa has nice clean lines and the color blends wonderfully with our pussy willow painting on the wall. And, yes, that is K in the background banging on the coffee table. She's proudly wearing her Hawaiian print halter top and yellow diaper. So.stinking.cute.
We moved our old sofa to our basement. Dad, you now have somewhere to sit when you come to visit. We're looking for a footrest just for you.
* PTL - short for "praise the lord"