Sunday, June 6, 2010

On the Road

Traveling has proven to be one of the more challenging aspects of avoiding dairy-laden meals. This weekend we headed up to Sacramento for my husband to take an exam and to visit some dear friends. We stopped at In-N-Out Burger on the way there, and I ordered my new standard: A Number 3 Protein style, add pickles, no onions. I have ordered it 3 times before with no objections from Warren, but this time I think my patty mingled with some cheese on the griddle and I had a fussy baby for the next two days. Farewell my sweet In & Out, I shall miss you! At least I can still eat the fries.

Surprisingly, I had a terrific meal with no problems at Swabbies, a crazy dive on the Sacramento River. Live music, rowdy crowd, margaritas, tri-tip, baked beans and coleslaw. Yum! I also had a great time dancing with Isaac, my little party animal.

I did come home with one exciting souvenir: my friend Britni's coveted carrot cake recipe, which is made with oil and no butter! Now I just need to come up with an alternative to the cream-cheese frosting, so I will get in the kitchen and start experimenting soon. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. I feel kind of silly about this, but when you said no dairy, I kind of forgot that meant no butter. NO BUTTER??? That makes me sad. But the good news is, you are getting lots of mommy points for taking care of your little guy. Also, not that you need another one, but my carrot cake recipe uses oil as well, as does my favorite chocolate cake recipe. I'll send those along so that you can take a look.