Saturday, July 11, 2009

Managed a birthday party without contamination

We had a 4 year old party to go to at the Magic Castle complete with rainbow colored princess cake. I thought for sure Lindsey would want a piece of cake and I would be hoping and praying I could scrape enough of the hot pink icing off to avoid problems. It ended up not being an issue. She didn't want any cake and helped me eat another piece of pizza instead. Nice when it's that easy.

We also avoided dyes at my husband's company picnic. I honestly think all the huge spread of food was dye free, except maybe the cheese crackers. That left us with fruit, veggies, chips, pretzels, salsa and chips, hot dogs, chicken, beans, pasta salad, etc etc. Two easies in one weekend. How about that.

Maybe that makes up for the temptation with the donuts I got this morning from Tim Hortons. I was getting them for a support group I run at the office so I didn't ask for dye-free (in a hurry). They put in this fabulous looking blueberry one with purple blueberry jelly and crumbles all over it. It smelled so good, but I had to remind myself I'd be a huge grump the rest of the weekend and convinced someone else to eat it.


helen said...

hi, its helen from oregon, i wanted to tell you about our mishap last week. i took hayden to A&W for rootbeer floats after finding out thier icecream doesnt have dye in it but i NEVER thought to ask if the rootbeer had it in it. after a wild ride at home for 2 days, i looked up the rootbeer on A&w's website and sure enough RED # 40 in the rootbeer, every other brand i bought was always safe so who knew? i was really angry, why the heck does rb need red 40? its carmel colored, anyway just wanted to give a heads up.

food dye diaries said...

Wow! I had no idea! Thanks for passing this one on.