This weekend was all about hockey, hockey, hockey!
My boys were super excited that their cousin, Lukas’s hockey team was in town for the Silver Stick Tournament. My brother and nephew arrived Thursday night to be well rested for the first game on Friday.
As it is not every day that their cousin is in town for a hockey tournament…first one ever…the boys were picked up at school after their third period. They both scarfed down a quick-lunch before we headed over for the first game…Nana arrived just in time to head over along with us all.
What a game…they won!
With two games per day…revolving around lunch and dinner…a little bit of planning out our allergy friendly meals was in order.
Friday night’s dinner was Spaghetti With Ground Turkey Sauce with Dairy, Egg, Soy, Sesame and Peanut/Tree Nut Free French Stick…crowd favourites! Both were made Friday morning to leave me free to head to the first game. (The other half of the dough was made into 4 sub buns… Michael made a quick ham and lettuce sub to bring along to the game.)
After filling our bellies full of spaghetti, we all headed to the evening game. Another great game and a win…although Nana felt there were again, too many penalties.
Saturday morning had me walking in our first snow of the season to the grocery store. I had pre-ordered a boneless pork shoulder for Pulled-Pork Sandwiches on Dairy, Egg, Soy, Sesame and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Buns I had planned for Saturday night’s feast…another one of my boys’ favourites and a crowd pleaser!
I found the Slow-Cooker Pulled-Pork recipe from the December 2006 issue of Martha Stewart Everyday Food Magazine. Click here for the original recipe.
For this meal, I used a 5 lb boneless pork shoulder and doubled the rest of the recipe. When the meat was finished, I removed all the excess fat, as well as any fat from the cooking liquid. Sometimes I add the extra ketchup at the end…this time I only added 1/2 of the recommended amount…perfect!
I adapted the recipe for Dinner Rolls from my original Black and Decker All-In-One Deluxe Breadmaker recipe booklet. Matthew’s favourite for the Pulled Pork. Michael prefers his Dairy, Egg, Soy, Sesame and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Sub Buns.
Dairy, Egg, Soy, Sesame and Peanut/Tree Nut Free Dinner Rolls
1 2/3 cups Natura Enriched Rice Beverage
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tsp fine sea salt
4 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp yeast
Measure ingredients and add to bread maker in the order listed above.
Press for dough setting.
When complete, divide dough in to 12 balls.
Place in a 9 by 13 inch casserole dish which has been sprayed with canola oil.
Cover and let rise for at least 30 minutes.
Uncover and spray with canola oil.
Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.
Cool on cooling rack until ready to split open and fill with the Pulled Pork.
There was enough left over for sandwiches the next day for lunch!
Lukas’ team went on to win both games on Saturday! Semi-Finals here we come!
Everyone was up early Sunday morning for the big game…they won! Lukas’s Minor Atom Team made history…this is the first time since 1988 that their division had made it to the finals!
Team parents had hit the dollar store for all kinds of noise makers…the crowd was wild for this final game!
We were not disappointed…the team went on to win 6-1! Way to go Silver 7!
Congratulations Lukas! Bell Cup here we come!