Julie Bove <[email protected]> wrote:
: As it stands right now, we have to eat two nights a week at the dance
: studio. But that could change. They want to change the schedule on two
: There is a grocery store in the strip mall. In a pinch we could get
: something from them. They do on occasion have plain cooked chicken breast,
: but it seems like they never do on the days she is dancing. Then there is
: always canned chicken. And they do have things like baby carrots and cut up
: fruit. They even have some gluten free bread that Angela can eat, although
: I would have to purchase a whole loaf of it. I know that sounds weird to
: say it because most bread comes as a loaf But I mail order two slice
: packets for her. And perhaps it would be a good idea to keep one of those
: in my van.
: Last year we did have one meal a week at the dance studio. Most of the time
: I just made extra of whatever we were having for dinner one night and packed
: it up for later. Sometimes I put stuff in the freezer. Angela complained
: about that. She doesn't like the quality of stuff that has been frozen and
: reheated in the microwave.
: I know that a sandwich would be the obvious choice, but neither of us really
: like sandwiches. We certainly can eat them every once in a while just for
: convenience sake. I have some really good pre-cooked hamburger patties that
: I got from Costco. They heat in a minute in the microwave. We can take
: those with some raw veggies, but I will have to get her some gluten free
: buns. I don't normally keep those in the house. I can manage a small bun.
: Most of those are low enough in carbs for me. Not that I do low carb. Just
: lower than I used to eat.
: Thing is this year, I won't ever have any leftovers to bring. The two
: nights that we will be dining at home are days when we eat dairy. We're
: only allowed to have it twice a week and we eat it on set days. But I guess
: I could make extra of whatever it is I am going to make and we could eat it
: Whatever I make has to be free of wheat, soy protein, dairy, eggs, peas,
: lentils, peanuts, almonds and oysters due to our allergies and the
: soy/thyroid problem I have.
: Anyone have any ideas? There is a microwave and fridge/freezer. I also
: have plenty of insulated containers so I could take heated food from home in
: those as well. Thanks!
My thoughts would be a hearty soup, either home made or packaged that you
can use and a sandwich or salad, premade at home to maximize time for
eating and digesting a bit before starting the dance class. You could
also do a stew that could be used on two days, say Mon adn Wed, if you are
havign the dairy on Tues. and would only need some light salad or raw
veggies and fruit for dessert.
I know that when I was in high school and taking dance class 6 days a
week I couldn't eat more that a snack before classs. I would eat when I
got home, some years at 7:30 and others, closer to 9. On the very late
days, my mother would put my dinner on a plate and keep it warm over a pot
of simmering water. No microwaves in those days:-) On the 7:30 days I
would get home while my folks were stiill eating, so I would just eat
then. I know that Angela is in jr. HS, so younger, but the problem is the
same. How late do you get ome from the studio?
I alsos used to do homework in the afternoo as well as after I got home