Perfect Bread Bowl Bouillabaisse

Tomorrow I will start 31 days on “Living with ADHD, Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder: What We Have Tried, What Has Worked, What Hasn’t Worked, and Never Giving Up”.  Stay tuned!

Today was a rainy day.  Thankfully I started some Overnight Rustic Bread last night before bed (it seriously takes less than 5 minutes to mix up the dough).  Also, surprisingly I remembered to take out chicken stock, fish and shrimp to thaw from the freezer.  This all added up to the perfect rainy day Bouillabaisse served in Homemade Bread Bowls.  This means a lot coming from me considering I am leery of all fish and typically don’t like soup.  I don’t know what even possessed me to put this on our meal plan for the week.  Having been to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco multiple times I can honestly say this turned out just as good.  Hubby thought it might even be better 😉

Overnight Rustic Bread used as a bread bowl for Bouilliabaise.
Overnight Rustic Bread used as a bread bowl for Bouillabaisse.

Even the kids enjoyed the soup.  Miss Princess LOVED the bread (it was the basic Overnight Rustic Bread plus I added a handful of shredded cheddar cheese and some chopped fresh thyme) and thought the “chicken” (tilapia) was yummy.

Mr Rockstar found every shrimp he could and Miss Tomboy ate all hers no questions asked.

The kids had small ramekins with soup and little rolls on the side.
The kids had small ramekins with soup and little rolls on the side.

This recipe would be great for the early stages in the elimination diet.  The only modification would be to leave out the orange zest.

Kids, Sleep & Behavior:

I have been experimenting with giving Mr Rockstar only half of his sleep medication and then 6 mg of melatonin before bed.  It worked the first night I tried it but last night he was up at 2am and hyper.  After trying to sooth him for over 2 hrs I gave up and gave him the other half of the sleep aid at 4 AM.  We listened to some more Sitting Still Like a Frog and after 20 min he was yawning and ready to go back to bed.

Behaviorally the day was pretty good.  By that I mean Mr Rockstar had 3-4 major angry meltdowns but he didn’t hurt anyone or try to destroy anything.  Between meltdowns there were periods when he was happy, calm and reasonable.  He was able to do his full Occupational Therapy session without major incident for the first time in three weeks.  Hallelujah for that.

Tomorrow Mr Rockstar has the first of three allergy testing appointments.  Have you done the skin prick allergy testing with your kids?  If so how did they take it?

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