Saturday, March 13, 2010

Hard Day & Tonsil Post #2 & New Diet Recipe

Tonight we had our first official new "diet" dinner, which is honestly not all that new to us, but it's one of our standards. Alex has been really upset about how much of his favorite foods he can not have, well it is pretty much everything. Doing a bit more digging online I have found that he can have cheeses and some cream sauces but infrequently (no more then once a week for both the sauce and cheese). This new diet is very heavy in fresh veggies and fruits (that are not citrus) which is a good thing, but Alex has his Dad's anti-veggie outlook. :)

On to the recipe!

Applesauce Porkchops, wild rice with quinona and steamed green beans.

Applesauce Porkchops
3/4 C Applesauce unsweetened
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 finely diced garlic clove

Combine all the above ingredients together for the sauce. I just mixed mine in a 1 cup measuring cup and set aside.

Brown pork chops in a heavy bottomed skillet, with pepper on both sides. I added olive oil to the pan and a small bit of butter ( sorry I can't help it, butter in moderation is not a problem and it can add so much flavor). Brown both sides, lower heat and top with sauce. Cover and cook on medium low heat for 20 minutes.

I served with wildrice/quinona mix and steamed green beans. The chops have sauce on them, but don't miss out on the sauce that has browned in the bottom of the pan, it was yummy.

Alex didn't mind this dinner, but unfortunately his tummy is a bit upset so he didn't eat much more than the chop.

In the summer I can't wait to try a variation of this on the grill with grilled veggie kabobs!

On to the Tonsil part of the post. I just checked on Alex and he has a bit of a fever, which we have to get rid of ASAP since he can't go into surgery with a fever, they will rescheduled it. I dosed him with Tylenol and have popped him into the shower to steam it out. Ibuprofen and aspirin are a huge No-no right now since they are both blood thinners and Alex can't be on them before his surgery. Here's hoping the Tylenol will do the trick, it isn't as effective as Ibuprofen for Alex.

Today was even more of a hard day for Alex. We went over to my parents house for a little bit today so Alex could see his Poppa before his surgery and to play with the neighborhood kids. When I went across the street to get Alex to head home, I discovered that he had accidentally stepped on a baby bunny hiding in the yard. Alex was holding the bunny in a yugioh tin and the poor thing was barely able to breathe. All the kids were upset and Jenny the Mom was just trying to keep her 4 from hysterics. Alex and I told the kids we would bring the bunny home and take care of her.

Poor Alex was so upset that she was hurt, he felt it was his fault and was having a hard time looking at it as an accident. The bunny died on the way home which I figured was going to happen because of the way she was breathing. Casey met us at the door, his Daddy sense was on high alert and we immediately loved on Alex and hugged him up trying to cheer him up. Out behind our fence line Casey dug a hole and we have a small funeral for the bunny, said our prayers, and painted a rock with RIP and a cross.

Needless to say it has been a very hard day for Alex. I know he feels at fault for the bunnies death, but we just try to remind him if all the bunnies that the dogs catch in the yard each year and that accidents happen. He has become very attached to the idea of wild animal pets in the last couple months, I think it has been stemming from the books he has been reading.

Anyways, lots of bunny prayers were sent to heaven today. And more prayers for Alex too.


Sarah 10:13 PM  

Poor guy!! My heart goes out to him. And his parents, for that matter. You guys are doing a great job with him. I just spent three or so hours with my nephews, who have no sympathy for anything or anyone. Pork chops and applesauce... oh boy, I can hear Peter Brady saying that. (Remember that episode, if you even watched Brady Bunch?)

Lisa 1:41 AM  

Poor little guy. he is such a caring soul. you guys paid sweet respects to the bunny & gave him a final resting spot...more than most little bits get. Big Hugs to an awesome boy.

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