We have been casein free (no dairy) since just after Christmas. It has been working pretty well, once everyone made it though the "I want to gnaw off my own hand" craving stage. We have diligently removed all the milk products. This has been somewhat of a challenge as milk is in a LOT of bread, besides all the obvious culprits of cheese, sour cream, and butter. Now this has worked out, the kids are doing better and Marc too, but then today we, he and I, have been faced with a dilemma.
We want to go out on a date tomorrow night. You wouldn't think that that in and of itself would be an issue. It is the typical date fare consisting of dinner and a movie. The movie isn't to much of an issue but dinner has been presenting some ... how shall we say it? ... Challenges. How the heck are you supposed to go out and not eat dairy?!?
It is in everything! We have been looking up different establishments and looking at the pictures on the menus and just sigh .... We can eat meat and veggies, but so much is cooked in butter, seasoned with butter or smothered in cheese. How the heck are we supposed to eat out on a date and not eat stuff we have cut out?
We considered cheating and just eating the one meal but that puts us back at the whole hand gnawing phase, so what to do? I want to go out but we just aren't sure we are up to the temptations. Or I should say that I don't think I am up to the temptation. So how does one have a date without all the date trappings? Especially when what you really want is to go out with all the date trappings.