credit the chicken and noodles.
You'd been sick most of the winter bouncing between eating sparingly, feeling slightly better, feeling well enough to fix a real meal and then BAM! It would start all over again. All I did was notice that you fixed something with pasta whenever you felt well enough to cook a real meal. That last time it was chicken and noodles. You were soooooooo looking forward to eating it - to finally feeling well enough to eat something that tasted and smelled like a home cooked meal. The next day you said it had hit you around 4:00am - the beginning of the next cycle. It had been a hard, hard night of misery.
I remember saying, "geez, what is it with you and pasta?" And it all kind of clicked from there. Within minutes we were researching the symptoms of celiac disease and its connection to crohns. I'm glad you've been able to sort through the various store shelves and find things you can eat. Gluten intolerance is getting more and more prevalent and food manufacturers jump on whatever bandwagon earns them a bigger buck so your choices will continue to grow.
The Chex cereals are a good choice for a fortified quick meal, especially in the summer heat. You can try rice milk or almond milk if you start having issues with dairy. I like rice crackers with almond butter as a snack, but I know you're not a big rice cracker fan.
The next time you want to make a big pot of soup (HA! winter is coming some day) use quinoa or barley in place of the noodles. joefromchicago posted a great tasting ham with barley soup recipe
on the soup thread. My jambalaya recipe
is also gluten free and will keep you with dinner ready to reheat for days.