I will admit to having secret fantasies of him going out of town for the weekend and my ‘lil one and I spending a leisurely afternoon making crunchy-topped macaroni and cheese or bubbling lasagna. In my fantasy we sit around the dinner table laughing, leisurely eating and vowing never to tell Papa what fun we had over a casserole dish of cheese.
No dairy essentially means no comfort food, but there are exceptions to the rule. One thing I frequently make when a soul needs soothed is chicken and dumplings. It is always a welcome surprise to the Professor that he can tuck into some fluffy little puffs of dough and thick bubbling stew without regret.
This version has soy milk and vegetable oil in the dumplings, but you could use regular milk and butter, or even some shredded cheese if you’d like.