I’ve been cooking based on the low FODMAP diet (for IBS) for a while now but we got a little sloppy in the last month or so and added some ingredients back in (onion and garlic to name a few) that have caused problems. So this past week I tried to keep the menu as low FODMAP friendly as possible. So here’s what we came up with:
Ground Turkey Burgers
NOTES: David actually made the turkey burgers. He used ground turkey, oatmeal, an egg, chopped spinach, parmesan, salt and pepper. He cooked them on the stove in a cast iron skillet. You can cook the burgers any way you want but the cast iron skillet gives them a nice, crunchy coating on the outside.
We did accidentally set the meat thermometer on Celsius instead of Fahrenheit so it seemed to take forever for them to get the burgers to an internal temperature of 165. Fortunately we figured it out soon enough so we only cooked them a little bit too long.
Homemade Pizza on Gluten Free Crust
NOTES: Funny story. My son and daughter-in-law usually come over on Thursdays to pick up the kids and have dinner with us (or me since David usually teaches a class at the gym). Ashley and I had talked about it but then I promptly forgot. Because the schedule had changed a little bit, due to school starting, it slipped my mind. I was sitting at the table eating a bowl of cereal when they arrived. It took a minute for me to realize that they had come for dinner. “Oh, my gosh,” I said. “You guys came for dinner!” I was so embarrassed. It never crossed my mind that this was family dinner night. I still don’t know exactly what happened. Menopause brain?
In case you were wondering, I did offer to whip something up for them but they had been trying to figure out a good time to take the kids to McDonalds so they decided this was it.
David & Danny (our son) went out
Pizza for me and the grandkids
Corn on the Cob
NOTES: I invited Danny & Ashley to come on Saturday for dinner since I messed up Thursday. They were picking the kids up so it seemed a good idea. I usually serve fries or chips with burgers but I got onion rings instead. The frozen ones are actually pretty good.
I don’t make much dessert anymore so I like to keep different kinds of ice cream on hand. My family is perfectly content with ice cream for dessert. We’ve had butterfinger, moose tracks and doughnuts and coffee ice cream lately.
dinner at in-laws