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"No, No Wheat In There, Just Bread."
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So, this is my first holiday season since being gluten-free. I just went to a neighborhood brunch, which we do every year. It's one of these very casual things so I wasn't concerned about eating or not. It's only three blocks from my house and I wasn't planning to stay long because I need to cook my turkey, etc. So I had some fruit, and was eying the egg/casserole things. I asked the host about her egg dish -- I said "is there any wheat in this?" She replied "no, no wheat, just eggs, cheese, and bread." um... :blink::lol::rolleyes:

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This is where I stare and say "and bread is made from.....?"

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This is where I stare and say "and bread is made from.....?"

Some people seem believe that if the bread isn't called "wheat bread," then it doesn't actually have bread. Like white and oatmeal breads. Kind of baffling.

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Funny. I think people believe that only wheat bread has wheat in it...maybe she used white! LOL :)

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I had a convo while in GA during my last visit with my Dad's sister (who is supposedly a nurse?) that went like this:

Me: I can't have ANY wheat

Her: So you can have white bread?

Me: No, white bread is just bleached wheat

Her: So you can have boxed mac and cheese?

Me: No, noodles are made from wheat

Her: But you can still have Betty Crocker boxed mixes right?!?

Me: *head palm* No

Needless to say I didn't let her cook for me ever....

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sounds alot like my thanksgiving with grandma. She saved some halloween candy for the kids and she wanted to give some to my 13 month old who is gluten intolerant. "Can she have a kit kat bar?"

Me "no, those have wheat in them"

Her "no, it has cookie in it not bread.."

Me "the cookie has wheat flour in it"

Her, "oh, can she have a twix bar, those are different"

Me, "no those have cookie too"

Her, "oh, well she can just lick the chocolate off then"

Me, "no that would still cause problems"

Her, "why?"

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I was just diagnosed on November 2nd. At the big family Thanksgiving dinner I was told I was being "too picky". Pretty sure I got some gluten at dinner. It was either from the shortening they used in the green beans (I had no idea some people put shortening in green beans) or the crumbs left by an uncle who used the same utensil for all of the food. :( He was unfortunately getting his food before I had a chance to set out serving spoons. Lesson learned next time I'll bring my own food and wait to set it out until after that uncle gets his plate.

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Reminds me of a story I overhead once on the subway. It went something like this:

So I'm trying to eat healthier these days. You know, whole wheat bread, and whole wheat rice. And there's this woman at work that is allergic to wheat. So she can't have any whole wheat bread. Only white bread.

Or the cafe I went to in England.

- Do you have anything gluten-free?

- Yes, we have soda bread!

ummmm, right, and thats made with soda flour?

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A Song of Thanksgiving It's Over

Oh beautiful for spacious pies

and amber fields of... bread

for purple mountain majesties

Above the loaves, she said

America, America,

We shed ingredients on thee

And crown thy food with sorghumdough

From casserole to casserole !

Oh beautiful for what to eat

Whose frantic impassioned stress

A thoroughfare for gluten free

Across the wilderness

America, America

God mend thy ev'ry flaw

Confirm thy soul in self control

And pass the cabbage slaw

O beautiful for party dream

That sees beyond this year's

Thine alabaster frostings gleam

Undimmed by human tears.

America! America!

We shed ingredients on thee,

And crown thy good with safe substitutes

From sea to shining sea.

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My first gluten-free Thanksgiving too and I was ready -- with my own serving spoon, and digging into the part of the plates that had not been touched. Then I stepped away from the table and when I came back, a relative next to me was so nice to serve my plate with all of the dishes passing by. Ug! Lesson learned - guard your plate!

Really - people are so well meaning. I've been there where I didn't get it.

But, so glad that event is over! Food-wise.

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A Song of Thanksgiving It's Over

Oh beautiful for spacious pies

and amber fields of... bread

for purple mountain majesties

Above the loaves, she said

America, America,

We shed ingredients on thee

And crown thy food with sorghumdough

From casserole to casserole !

Oh beautiful for what to eat

Whose frantic impassioned stress

A thoroughfare for gluten free

Across the wilderness

America, America

God mend thy ev'ry flaw

Confirm thy soul in self control

And pass the cabbage slaw

O beautiful for party dream

That sees beyond this year's

Thine alabaster frostings gleam

Undimmed by human tears.

America! America!

We shed ingredients on thee,

And crown thy good with safe substitutes

From sea to shining sea.

Excellent! Thank you!

I live in a state with wheat stalks on my liscense plate! We all had a good laugh about that last night. :)

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