We’re having a lovely time here at the Sushi Bar, being serenaded by Darling Daughter while she plays the ukulele – frankly, I’d never realized what a lovely instrument it is. (Does this count as my Spin, Gretchen?) We’re also busy planning what we’re taking with us to Hocking Hills next week, food-wise – in the past, I’ve found myself chained to the kitchen, short ordering for everyone. Something I’m desperately trying to avoid this trip.
But, as you also know, I don’t do “convenience” foods and the difficulties in planning on keeping things simple are compounded because Oldest Son does not tolerate eggs well. This makes breakfast and snacks a bit problematic, because I want to make sure everyone has plenty to eat (I just seem to be hardwired that way). Lunches can also be iffy, but I’ve found something that is going to help with that immensely.
Yeah, you read that right; Applegate Farms has come to my rescue with The Great Organic Beef Hot Dog – hot dogs made from 100% grass-fed beef with no fillers. They are gluten free, casein free, dairy free and contain 0 grams carbohydrate. And they taste like, well, HOT DOGS – seriously. Which means I’m a bit lukewarm about them (I’m only enthusiastic about hot dogs when they’re dipped in cornbread batter, deep fried and slathered in yellow mustard), but The Young One adores them with a deep and abiding passion usually reserved for a new Legend Of Zelda game.
Which makes them a winner in my book.
They’re not exactly cheap – a package of 8 is about $8 at the store where we buy them, but they’ve been a lifesaver as something quick and easy to feed the boy right before or right after work (he’s washing dishes and bussing tables at a little bistro down the street) when he’s ravenous and pressed for time, and they’re going to go a long way to helping me keep things simple – but still reasonably healthy – next week as we descend en masse on one of Ohio’s prettier tourist spots.
Applegate Farms Great Organic Beef Hot Dog – Sushi Bar and Young One Approved.
Have you found a great “convenience food” that works well in your Real Food diet? And does anyone have any breakfast/snack suggestions that don’t include eggs?