I'm back! Makayla's feeling much better. The regular x ray and dye test both showed no kidney stones. She had antibiotics in her iv at the hospital, but they didn't send any home, so when she started feeling really bad again Sunday we figured she had an infection. Wasn't I surprised when early Monday morning she passed a stone WAY bigger than the little sandy stuff she passed at the hospital. I'm a little ticked we had 2 different kinds of x rays showing nothing... do you think that means we won't have to pay for them?!? She feels much, much, much better now :) The doctors say heredity plays a huge part in the reason she's a stone former. Her dad has gotten them every 2 - 3 years since he was 17 and they run in his family. My mother has had them several times also. Hopefully we can control them forming with diet and not medication. Picky pants will not be happy but I see a new way of eating in her horizon.
Here's a fun recipe I've been making since I was a teenager. I don't remember where I found the recipe, but recently saw it pop up on another blog and wanted to share it with you. The kids LOVE these chips. Enjoy :)
HOMEMADE MICROWAVE CHIPS
salt & pepper
Remove the glass tray from the bottom of your microwave oven (mine is circular and rotates) and clean well with soap and water. Spray entire surface of tray with cooking spray. Very thinly slice potatoes (You want them as thin and even as possible... thin enough to see through) and arrange them completely covering the glass tray. Sprinkle potatoes with a good coating of salt and pepper. Lightly spray the top of potatoes with cooking spray. Place in microwave and heat until the chips are lightly browned and crispy (mine takes about 13 minutes). Remove quickly so they don't stick and enjoy with your favorite dip, salsa or plain.
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