Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I spent last weekend nursing a cold (bummer) but this weekend is all about hitting the slopes. My husband and I are taking our two 4th grade nieces to Maine for some much needed skiing, sledding, and lazing about. Last night we had our boots and bindings fitted and we spent tonight planning the menu.

It will take us about 5 hours to get to the mountain and we leave at 3:00PM so dinner will be on the move. The non-SCDers will probably grab "something" on the way up. I will try and steer them towards the more healthy food choices but I can't make any promises! For myself I will bring some sliced all natural (no additive) roast beef and cheddar cheese roll-ups along with veggie crudite for Friday night dinner. For lunches on the slope I will dine on cheese and Cheddar Crackers from the Healing Foods cookbook (I am addicted to these) along with some hearty chicken, tomato, and spinach soup which I will store in my icy cold lunch bag and warm up in the ski lodge cafeteria. For dessert I'll bring along some Almond Raisin Biscotti (purchased from JK Gourmet) and green tea.

On Saturday and Monday breakfast will be yogurt and granola (SCD yogurt and granola from JK Gourmet for me) but on Sunday my husband is going to make bacon and SCD legal Jim's Fluffy Pancakes from Nomorecrohn's.com.

Saturday night dinner will be out on the town. We went to a neat little place last year that was very accommodating. I gave them my SCD Can Eat/Can't Eat card and they served me a scrumptious steak dinner. On Sunday night my husband insists that we are back to the condo for the big Patriots game. As such I have decided that Sunday morning I will slow cook an Italian Pot Roast made with a medley of spices (cinnamon stick, cloves, allspice, peppercorn), onions, garlic, celery, carrots, wine and tomatoes.

For the kids and my husband it is all about the snow but for me it is all about SCD to-go.

Breakfast- SCD yogurt with blueberries and honey
Snack- Biscotti from JK Gourmet with Green Tea
Lunch- Burger with spinach (leftover from last night)
Dinner- Roasted chicken with rosemary, spinach, and roasted carrots

PICTURE- Sauteing Chicken Fajitas with onions, peppers, lime juice, cumin, garlic, and oregano


NuttyMeatfruit said...

That sounds so great! Have fun and be safe!

Do you do decaf green? I'm finding I can't stomach green or black leaves (which is a shame since I got a lovely Tazo sampler from one of the boys at Christmas). I get all nervous and nauseous - I do drink lots of coffee, so it can't be a reaction to caffeine - ever hear of this?

The Adventure Begins.... said...

I do drink about a cup or two of green tea a day but I will say that I cannot drink ANY tea or coffee on an empty stomach. That is a big No No for me. I also read somewhere that the EGCG in green tea inhibits TNF Alpha (a major issue with Crohn's). Call me crazy but I am going to try the green tea TNF alpha inhibitor BEFORE I move onto the Remicade solution...

Mom of 3 Guys said...

A ha! Very smart. I know (sigh) drugs are a last resort ...