Asparagus and Goat Cheese

These were SO yummy!!!

Ingredients

  1. English muffins
  2. Fresh from the garden asparagus
  3. goat cheese
  4. fresh ground pepper

Directions

  1. par toasted the English muffins
  2. par broiled asparagus (fresh from my BIL’s garden)
  3. top the English Muffins with the asparagus and crumbled goat cheese
  4. pop in oven at 400 degrees until cheese is melted
  5. Top with a sprinkling of fresh ground pepper

I ate 5…..

Picture isn’t great but you get the idea.

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I wanted to add this to Eating Clean but the muffin ruined it.  I’m sure this would be delicious on any type of bread/cracker.

Special Plate

L thinks it’s so neat when we use special “plates” to fix her a meal or snack.
It’s hard sometimes when she can’t have dairy but when we use special plates and fill them with different treats she gets so excited.
She likes to fill each slot with something different.
I don’t push her to branch out which makes her feel confident doing it on her own.
She discovered spinach and cucumbers this way.

Below is a serving platter that she loves but she also enjoys when she gets to fill an ice cube tray.

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Pizza

Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza?  Just because my baby girl is dairy-free doesn’t mean she should be banned from one of the world’s greatest food pleasures.

Here we custom made our pizzas.

  • My half is goat cheese, plum tomatoes, sliced black olives, basil, red onion while her side is pizza sauce and goat cheese.
  • We par baked Pillsbury Artisan Crust for about 10 minutes at 400
  • We thin piled our pizza high minus the basil and baked for another 10 minutes
  • About a minute before the pizza was cooked we sprinkled with the basil so it wouldn’t burn.
  • After it came out we drizzled honey on the crust

YUM YUM YUM!  I ate my half.  L added more honey and ate half of her half.

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Pizza

Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza?  Just because my baby girl is dairy-free doesn’t mean she should be banned from one of the world’s greatest food pleasures.

Here we custom made our pizzas.

  • My half is goat cheese, plum tomatoes, sliced black olives, basil, red onion while her side is pizza sauce and goat cheese.
  • We par baked Pillsbury Artisan Crust for about 10 minutes at 400
  • We thin piled our pizza high minus the basil and baked for another 10 minutes
  • About a minute before the pizza was cooked we sprinkled with the basil so it wouldn’t burn.
  • After it came out we drizzled honey on the crust

YUM YUM YUM!  I ate my half.  L added more honey and ate half of her half.

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Jelly Roll

There are many reasons for Damn-it Steve and this is just one small thing.  While it seems like I’m just being nit-picky, it truly is time consuming and messy these jelly rolls.

I work on Wednesdays so that lovely day has been deemed “Daddy Fun Day” which simply means “little rules apply day.”

Once again my clever husband has entertained the kids with his new lunch invention of the Jelly Roll.  What is a Jelly Roll?

  1. Each girl gets 2 pieces of bread and a roll pin.  They roll their bread out super flat, however since they aren’t strong enough to get it Daddy flat, I have to step in and help.
  2. Then they cut off the crusts.  The girls with knifes doesn’t bother me- they are butter knifes and they have been spreading their toppings on toast for a year now- it’s that they end up cutting most of the bread off.  It leaves a mess and is wasteful.
  3. Next they spread jelly out.  This is uber messy; like purple syrup.  And in case you didn’t know this is a syrup free home.
  4. Finally…roll.

This is fine if time permits but usually it doesn’t so I am stuck with the task.  It is great because they always eat them and I’ve tweaked the recipe so we leave the crust on; I try to roll with the crust mostly inside so they don’t see.

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Let Me See That Jelly Roll

There are many reasons for Damn-it Steve and this is just one small thing.  While it seems like I’m just being nit-picky, it truly is time consuming and messy these jelly rolls.

I work on Wednesdays so that lovely day has been deemed “Daddy Fun Day” which simply means “little rules apply day.”

Once again my clever husband has entertained the kids with his new lunch invention of the Jelly Roll.  What is a Jelly Roll?

  1. Each girl gets 2 pieces of bread and a roll pin.  They roll their bread out super flat, however since they aren’t strong enough to get it Daddy flat, I have to step in and help.
  2. Then they cut off the crusts.  The girls with knifes doesn’t bother me- they are butter knifes and they have been spreading their toppings on toast for a year now- it’s that they end up cutting most of the bread off.  It leaves a mess and is wasteful.
  3. Next they spread jelly out.  This is uber messy; like purple syrup.  And in case you didn’t know this is a syrup free home.
  4. Finally…roll.

This is fine if time permits but usually it doesn’t so I am stuck with the task.  It is great because they always eat them and I’ve tweaked the recipe so we leave the crust on; I try to roll with the crust mostly inside so they don’t see.

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Goat Cheese For Me

When L had to cut out dairy I promised to join her.  It took the sting out a little.  It’s been tough because I do love yogurt and ice-cream so unfortunately this bad mommy will sneak (embarrassingly) to the laundry room for a treat!

L is kind though and will usually offer up her condolences if I want to have a treat which makes it that much worse that I’m a big liar!

Anyway now that she can have goat products life has eased up again.

Some of our favorites are:

  • homemade pizza with goat cheese and sauce
  • toast spread with goat cheese and one of the following on top- raspberries, avocado or tomatoes
  • crackers with goat cheese and craisins

They are all delicious treats and pretty healthy too!