As the concerned and perfect mother that I am I have been careful not to expose Madelyn to nuts in fear of the dreaded nut allergy. I made my sister in law make her a separate birthday cake without nuts, I refused my father to give her peanut butter, I wouldn't let her have a bite of icecream because it had pecans in it. I have preached the peanut allergy fear for weeks now because I just wasn't ready to watch her for a reaction, or to deal with the reaction if it happened. I am proud of how diligent I have been.
As Madelyn has started eating finger foods I like to share with her from my plate to expose her to new flavors as well as distract her so I can eat my own food. French fries have been one of her favorites for a while now and one of the best places to get fries (and a burger) is Five Guys and there was one 2 minutes from our house in Stafford so whenever family was in town or we wanted a good burger that's where we went.
Last week my parents and I went to the new Five Guys here in Asheville and I ordered Madelyn a grilled cheese sandwich and we got an order of fries to share. Madelyn was halfway through her sandwich and chowing down on fries when I looked up and saw a sign on the menu declaring that they cook only in peanut oil. Duh. On the way out the door I saw this sign...
Guess she isn't allergic to peanuts huh? I'm such an awesome mom.