We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature--trees, flowers, grass--grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...We need silence to be able to touch souls. --Mother Teresa

Friday, November 12, 2010

Food on Friday

After a recent round of allergy testing, it was discovered that my son......

is allergic to cantaloupe, bananas, corn, carrots, oats, bakers and brewers yeast, peanuts, and tree nuts.  All of these are new food allergies with the exception of peanuts--he has always been allergic to peanuts.  He also has a ton of environmental allergies. 

So in an effort to feed a 16 year old who cannot have bread or corn--I have had to come up with some new ways to serve old foods.  I have had some successes and some 'eh--not so much'. 

This one is a keeper.  We really enjoyed these bierocks.  They would work very well if you are in hurry or are going to a potluck. 

by The Hays Crew
1 pound of hamburger
1 onion, chopped
salt and pepper
1 bag of already chopped cabbage--it was on sale!
2-3 cups of mozzarella cheese, shredded
10 flour tortillas 

Brown beef and onion.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Add cabbage and cover skillet.  Let sit until cabbage is steamed to your family's taste.  We like ours a little crunchy--just a little. 

Remove from heat and stir in cheese.  Fill each tortilla with the mixture, roll and place in sprayed 9 x 13 dish. 

Mine made 9, but I could have easily gotten 10 because these were stuffed pretty full.

I covered them with foil and popped them in the oven at 350.  They are already cooked, so it was basically to warm them up.  I probably had them in the oven 20 minutes or so.  I served them with tater tots.  It was a great meal and a lot easier than rolling out bread dough.  Although, I still think that real live bierocks are the bomb. 

And this girl licked the bowl clean after I filled my tortillas.  She REALLY likes cabbage.  Won't eat meatballs, but likes cabbage.  She's weird. 

Just sayin'. 


The Rankins said...

I have to admit that I had to laugh when I read that list. It is such a ridiculously long and difficult list to work around! That's too bad... I will keep my eyes open for ideas. Can he have pasta?

On the other hand, I was excited to see "Food on Friday"!

Mary said...

My kids would die. Literally. Bierocks looks pretty good; I'll have to try it!

Hays Family 5 said...

Mary....he has had a joyful heart most of the time. The whole 'no mexican restaurant' thing is the clincher for him. It's his favorite place to eat.

Corn has been the real problem. I had no idea how many things were made from corn. Cheetos, for example. Who knew?

J said...

I am also allergic to corn. Instead of cornstarch, my mom uses arrowroot. I don't think she likes it as well as cornstarch, but we all survive.

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel. -Proverbs 11: 17