Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating.

Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating. I think my first thought was, "What does that mean?" You ask your doctor and he says just avoid that food. It's just a skin test. They aren't entirely accurate.

I am going to attempt to give you ideas and recipes on how to avoid corn. It can be quite the challenge.

Sorry that my blog is evolving into a little bit of everything in life.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Going on an overnighter with corn allergy!

What to pack?  My husband and I are going to pickup his father and bring him back to the house for a few days.  We are driving 5 hours to his house then staying overnight to bring him back to our house the next day.  What do I pack? 

Air mattress with pump, sheets, blankets and pillows so I won’t be contaminated by his laundry soap or fabric softener.  He will let us use his bed, but I am scared of that now. 

Food:  When I cook millet and quinoa I have been making extra and freezing it in quart size freezer bags, since it takes just as long to make one batch as it does to make a few.  I figure I am saving money on electric this way.  I took 1 of each, a home canned jar of pinto beans, small container of cottage cheese, 1 pack of chicken hot dogs, a bag of lettuce, a small container of Braggs vinegar, hard boiled eggs, salt, pepper, coffee, percolator, Stanley thermos filled with coffee for the trip up and back, a jug of water, coffee mug, and large glass for water.  I also took along an old pint size cottage cheese container with the lid for a food bowl, while we were on the road.  After I ate from it I could just put the lid on to toss or clean later.   Of course don’t forget a fork! 

For personal hygiene:  Bar soap in plastic container, shampoo, crystal deodorant, and razor, damp wash cloth in Ziploc bag, toothbrush, toothpaste, and towel.  Then there is a change of clothes and night clothes, and a pair of tennis shoes in case it’s cold.  Then I had to remember a baseball hat to keep my hair back with the window down and sunglasses. 

Basic Meal:  Lettuce, cold quinoa, or millet, 2 sliced hot dogs, cottage cheese, sliced or chopped egg, sprinkled with a little vinegar, and salt and pepper

I forgot the dog!  Don't forget the dog food and food and water bowls!



maubs said...

Roll up those windows! I couldn't stand to drive around at this time of the year blowing pollen in my face. Yikes!

River Glorious said...

I second the previous comment. Roll up the windows. I would never have thought of that.


Bubbles said...

You can have chicken hotdogs with a corn allergy? what brand?

Unknown said...

Shelton Hot Dogs, check out the products that I use page.

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