Friday, December 26, 2008

Nut Free Christmas, with a little bit of Candy on the side.

I have not had a lot of time for blogging, or much of anything extra, for the matter lately. Hopefully, things will slow down, and I will get back on my regular schedule. You also could check out Matters of the Heart, I update a little more often over there.

I wanted to share with you, a little about the kids excitement. I had ordered a box of Chocolates, from Vermont Nut free. If you have not tried these, I would recommend giving them a shot. The chocolate covered pretzels, are delicious.

This is the box of goodies we received, a few days before Christmas. I hid the box, along with everything else. Christmas morning when the kids dumped their stockings, they found the foil wrapped snowmen, and went crazy. Candy is a big treat in our house. It is something that we just do not have around. One, they don't really need it, two, my little guy has the allergy to peanuts and all tree nuts.

Needless to say, when they tasted the Chocolate, it was like heaven to them. It was so wonderful, to see the joy in their faces. I will post photos of that later.

I am working with my new camera. These photos were still on my old card.

It took them awhile, reveling in the Chocolate goodness, before they even moved on to their gifts.

They especially, loved these gold coins. I too, was excited for them, these are some of the things I use to get as a kid.

We had a wonderful holiday. Everything, in both homes that we visited, were nut free. We did not have one reaction, what so ever. My husbands family, purchased all of their baking goods, from a list I provided them, and made an order from Vermont Nut Free also.

It was so nice for me to relax, and know my two year old could touch, or eat, whatever he wanted. I did not have to search the house, move bowls, or cringe when anyone wanted to touch or kiss him. This was a big relief.

I had one visitor, that brought a plate of unsafe treats. I immediately, without hurting any one's feelings, took the plate out to the garage. Today, when we were taking out the trash, someone was digging through it, and we gave him the plate of goodies.

I hope you all had a wonderful Nut Free, none reactive Holiday also. (More Photos to come)


  1. Glad to hear you had a nice Christmas. Vermont Nut Free Chocolcate is great, isn't it?

    We stayed at home and cooked all our own food, so it was super easy and safe! On to New Year's!

  2. yea!! I'm glad everyone stayed safe & healthy this year! We, too, had a reaction free holiday as well. It was very comforting and so much fun to not have to worry about it this year. Happy New Year!

  3. So glad to hear you had a safe and happy holiday season! We're on a roll, here. No reactions in our family, either! Our youngest son has allergies to tree nuts. It was a great Christmas for us, too.

  4. I knew you'd love the Vermont Nut-Free Chocolate--those pretzels are unreal!

    My daughter was thrilled with our order too.

    I'm also glad to hear that relatives helped by ordering nut-free ingredients.

    We cooked at my home this year and it is a relief to know that your food is safe for your child. Cooking is a lot of work, but so worth it. Also, home cooking is a "lost art" that we're forced to rediscover as nut-free parents.

    All the best to you and keep up the good work!

  5. Your blog is beautiful! I just stopped by. I love your "about me" section. We're kindred souls!

  6. Glad that the holidays were safe. Those Vermont Nut Free goodies look delicious. We had 3 different people bring us cookie trays on Christmas eve. One person (who I thought new) brought us a plate with peanut butter balls and peanut butter cookies-among other things. All of the cookies were taken away quickly and politely. Luckily with all the unexpected visitors (with kids) our kids didn't even notice the goodies!