Wednesday, August 16, 2006


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Friday, June 16, 2006

Yoghurt with Fruits

Today’s lunch for Aditya was simple. I gave him yoghurt with rice, some strawberries and a goldfish snack. I don’t expect him to eat much from it today. His school has chicken taquitos for lunch. The breakfast snack was graham crackers and banana. I don’t remember what the evening snack is, but it was ok. No canned stuff today and a much happier Aditya went to school today, with a lunch box he might not have to eat.

I have to admit though, that I preferred when he ate his lunch from his lunch box. It gave me a sense of being more in touch with him and what he eats. I have his school lunch menus but that doesn’t mean I can monitor what he eats. All I would know is what he had been offered for the day.

I will still continue to send his lunch box, but the posts from now on might concentrate more on what I pack for Shilpi and me. I finally got my own lunch box and also the small lunch jars.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Fried Chicken

There was a garage sale in our neighborhood a couple of weeks ago and Shilpi found an unused deep fryer for three bucks there. Being gadget crazy as I am; I could not wait to try it out.

This is a very simple recipe and the chicken was !!


Buttermilk – 1 cup
Boneless chicken thighs– 1 lb
All-purpose flour – 1 cup, approx.
Salt to taste
Fresh cracked pepper to taste
Cornflakes – ½ cup, crushed (optional)


Cube the chicken and marinate in the buttermilk overnight.

Heat the fryer to recommended temperature (350 o F, approx.), If you are not using an electric fryer, do still try and use a cooking thermometer to get the oil hot to the right temperature.

Meanwhile season the flour with salt and pepper and add crushed cornflakes for extra crunch. Mix well.

Coat the marinated chicken with the flour mixture and fry in batches.

Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Mac ‘n Cheese

Today’s lunch was Mac and cheese for Aditya. He also got some of the banana bread and gold fish. Today’s vegetable was corn and fruits were strawberries and oranges.

We had a major ‘No Lunch Box’ tantrum today. I guess he feels a bit odd as he is one of the few kids who take a lunch box. I am reconsidering how to deal with the situation.

The strict monitoring of his diet for the past week has revealed that though he comes back less hungry from school, he still has bouts of scratch attacks. So it is just not food that is causing his allergies.

I talked to his teachers about this and we have reached an agreement. He gets to eat his lunch same as other kids, except when there is canned stuff. Those days he will be eating out of his lunchbox. I will be packing him fruits and veggies every day though.

No Pictures for today :( .