It is Saturday. It has been a bit on the humid side for here lately. I know I have nothing to really complain about, as I have been to the Midwest, and Northeast (NYC) in the middle of summer, so I have experienced much worse humidity, I just don’t care for it, when combined with heat.
Other than that, It has been a fairly normal day, helping clean the house, going to the grocery store, cooking dinner, and the like. For Dinner, we had Taco’s. After dinner my mom and I made hummus. So, yeah, even though I can’t eat dairy, and have to be careful about reading labels and such, I can still eat “normal” food. The past almost two years has been a huge learning experience for not only myself, but for my immediate family as well. I loved Thai food and Lebanese food before I couldn’t eat dairy, and those two have become my two favorite go to foods when going out. There are also two Mexican restaurants here that have a few dairy free options as well, and this restaurant is one that my family has gone to for years as well. My life is far from being “over” just because I can’t eat anything with diary in it. The first year was the hardest, The past 10 or so months has been a lot easier in dealing with it. It is definitely one of those things I have to think about, especially when planning to travel, but for my everyday life, it is not a big deal anymore. With Fall and thanksgiving right around the corner, I have been doing my research on recipes for dairy free pumpkin pies. There are two recipes I am going to try here in the near future, so that i (and my parents) can try them, and see which one worked the best, an tastes the most like the “normal” recipe. Which ever one I like the best will be the recipe I take with me up to Canada, for my cousin’s wedding, and use for our own American Thanksgiving. So if you have to go dairy free, it is totally doable, and you get used to it after a while, and like I said a bit ago it took me a year to really get the hang of it, and get over the cravings for regular dairy filled food. The only thing I really miss is a good cheese substitute. By good, I mean it has to taste and melt like Tillamook cheese, but be dairy free at the same time.
I just mentioned that my cousin is getting married in Canada. He, and is Fiancee are both Canadian citizen’s, so they are getting married up where they live. They have set the date for the weekend of their thanksgiving, allowing for easier travel for their Canadian family members. I am looking forward to seeing Canada in the Fall. I have been to Canada in the Summer and the Winter, but haven’t been there in the Spring or Fall, so it will be an interesting trip. We are planning on staying at my aunt’s house which will be nice, and make it easier for the food situation with me.
The (American) College Football season has kicked off its preseason games today. The team I am a fan of, totally walked all over their opponent today. Beings that my teams rivals walked all over the team that lost to my team last season, I knew today would be an easy win for my team.
I also got some knitting accomplished today. Nothing special or noteworthy.