Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Seventh Grade Sucks

Kira has FACS class this quarter (Family And Consumer Science (home ec.)).  She had the rotten luck of being put into a kitchen with three girls with food allergies.  One girl can't eat gluten, one can't eat eggs, and one is lactose intolerant.  She came up to my room the other day in a total huff and gave me a baggie with what looked like a couple of misshapen candles.  They were her pumpkin muffins.

They are as disgusting as they look.  She said she was so looking forward to pumpkin muffins and when they were cooking, she looked in an oven at a pan she thought was from her kitchen, but was from a kitchen with some kids who could safely eat eggs, flour and dairy.  She said they were puffy and golden with just a hint of crispness on the top.  Her mouth was watering.  You can imagine her disappointment.  No, actually you can't.  She was more disappointed than a person should be about bad muffins.  I don't think saying that she was outraged would be overstating.  She was outraged.  What really put her over the top was that the gluten girl (who never does the dishes!) wouldn't even try their muffins.  She had the gall to go and try one from another kitchen and then came back and raved about how good the other muffins were while Kira was doing the dishes, AGAIN.  


  1. Gluten, Egg, and Lactose, need to be slapped and so do their parents!!
    We never heard of such things when we were kids!
    I'd eat Kira's muffins!!

    1. I read Kira your comment and when I got to the part where you said you'd eat those muffins, she said, "...ew." We both agree, once you saw them, and smelled their waxiness, you'd pass.

  2. Lactose-girl needs to purchase some Lactaid chewables and call it a day. The teacher should be supplying egg-substitute (it's a friggen powder that you mix with water). And gluten... well, I got nothing on that one.

    Those muffins look like Cornish game hens.

  3. Speaking from gluten-free and once dairy-free, most food is disgusting. For reals.

    It's worth the digestive distress to at least eat dairy now and again, especially in baked goods. Gluten-free is joyless, so I plan when I am going to eat it (and plan to be sick afterwards). Full blown Celiac patients can't do that though, without damaging their bowels. I guess I'm lucky then?

    I am hopeless when it comes to baking, so I just look to Udi's at the store, or a fancy schmancy restaurant for palatable sweets.

    Now I'm depressed. Thanks. lol.


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