Easter Dinner Help Needed
Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:05 PM
Easter is 4 days away and I still haven't come up with a plan for how to handle it. And now my DH is gluten-free as well. We leave on vacation Monday, so getting glutened just can't happen. I won't feel comfortable letting them eat the prepared food. There are 10 kids ranging in age from newborn - 13 and there is just NO way everything won't be CC'd. I want the holidays to feel special. I want DS to enjoy the day. How do I feed them? The meal is at 12:30 and 30 minutes drive away. The morning will be crazy with egg hunt, etc., so I won't have a ton of time to fix a "special" meal to eat beforehand. And I guess the food doesn't have to be super special. We are really getting better with accepting that food is for fuel and not to get too hung up on it, but I do have to feed them. I guess we could just have spaghetti and go fashionably late (allowing everyone else to get partially through their meal). I know this shouldn't be this hard, but the week has been crazy in every way possible and researching candy options and shopping and packing and, and, and, has left me a little...well...whiny I guess! Anyone have a magic wand to get me through what my DS says is his favorite holiday!!
Posted 19 March 2008 - 06:56 PM
Live your life each day
greet the tides my friend
we're all nomads; forever on our way
a journey to the end.
Posted 19 March 2008 - 07:16 PM
Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:30 PM
Don't do this meal thing twice. Do your best and anyone that sneers or complains can sit out on the porch.
Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:49 PM
Take some chips, (make sure no one sticks their hands in the bag), nuts, & fresh fruit.
for dessert make brownies or lemon squares or an ice box pie. For a crust I mix up some nut meal with a stick of butter, add any gluten-free cookie crumbs from the freezer or not, add some coconut flour if you have it, add some grated coconut, some chopped nuts & mush it all together, spread in buttered pie pan, bake at 350 degrees till slightly brown on edges - just a touch brown, cool, pour in ice box filling of choice or chocolate pudding - make with coconut milk if dairy free... If you are going to eat it all right away, you can slice bananas on top of cooled crust & then cover with chocolate filling or lemon ice box pie filling...
P.S. to everyone, the summer season is a good time to stock up on coolers & picnic gear!!!!
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