Thanks for all the replies. Should have told you that as well as BBD I have an egg intolerance so it makes it even MORE difficult to find anything I can eat in the shops!
My best advice to you is get yourself a pressure cooker (they are pretty cheap)
Thanks LR - well, I am not a fan of pressure cookers but I you have made me think about a slow-cooker. Because I'm here at home I could make casseroles in the slow cooker and freeze them for later use. Thanks for that idea.
Do you have a market that sells prepared foods? When my guy was little I bought pre-cooked rotissarie chickens, prepared salads and veggies.
AC I wish I could do more of this - it's hard as I'm true 100% coeliac! Even 200 parts per million of gluten in food cause a reaction so it's not just as easy as reading labels. I've to use an approved directory of food, and then there's the whole cross-contamination with gluten issue in the salad counters/rotisseries. Plainly put, being a coeliac greatly increases the amount of hassle in shopping for food, moreso than just a BBD'er.
Oh and the testing food on the wrist
poor son would be scalded if I did this! - I have burned my own foot getting in the bath a few times. I don't feel hot/cold as quickly as I should.
A friend noticed some spoons this weekend in our local baby store that change colour when they are too hot/cold, so that might solve that problem.
I just eat a lot of fruit and nuts.
Dave I'm shocked! - I eat all around me both on and off the BBD! There's no way I could go without some kind of bread. I'd be crawling the walls with hunger. That's really brilliant that you've been 3 years w/o symptoms, what an endorsement of the BBD.
ww do you put yourself to bed when baby goes down for nap?
JL believe me, I do. I try to get a 30 min doze too but sometimes I've just gone to the loo, had lunch and then he wakes up and I'm cheated of my nap!! Those are bad days!! He is walking everywhere and is a turbo-charged-toddler - a brilliant little lad, very happy nature.
spelt and sourdough...
also perhaps giving hubby the list of groceries to pick up on the way home from work would be a possibility, at least some of the time.
JL bad news, spelt/sourdough is out both have gluten in them. Hubby does main shop but I'm still left with things outstanding.
I'm sorry, I probably come across as intensely negative to all helpful suggestions but the coeliac & egg problems combined with BBD really make the whole thing 20 times more difficult than just pure BBD. I need to think about all this again because I'm not sure I can really do it at the moment. If I win the Lotto I'll hire a BBD chef