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#674028 Was My Girlfriend Out Of Line?

Posted by on 09 February 2011 - 05:25 PM

This is brilliant advice. (The whole post was pretty brilliant, but this is a step you can take towards making things better between you two.) This would knock my socks off if someone did this for me.

I agree as well!

I also agree that this is difficult for family members as well as those afflicted. I'm also vegan, but if my hub really wants to get an amazing steak dinner, I'll eat a little before we go, enjoy some fabulous gourmet coffee while he eats his dinner, then he'll take me out for a yummy dessert. I've often taken my children to restaurants they love that I can't eat at and I don't get angry with them...

I do see both sides of the story, maybe you were both having an off morning, but a relationship is give and take :)
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#672945 School Absences

Posted by on 04 February 2011 - 12:07 PM

Both of my kids are super sensitive. Neither has missed any school due to gluten. My dd hasn't been glutened in 4 years though.
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#672941 Snickers Peanut Butter Squared

Posted by on 04 February 2011 - 12:04 PM

There's no gluten ingredients listed. Allergy statement says may contain almonds, milk, eggs, soy. Contains peanuts.

I'd let my kids eat them...
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#670508 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 25 January 2011 - 09:31 AM

My (limited) understanding of teen boys is that as long as it isn't green, it's predefined as edible.

I think it goes for any boy under 30... :rolleyes:

I made sloppy joes as requested by the 5yo and a huge tray of roasted veggies, requested by me ;)
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#669478 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 21 January 2011 - 08:27 AM

Red Robin ;)
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#666174 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 07 January 2011 - 02:25 PM

Lentil Pie-a'la my daughter

1c lentils
4c water
2 cans crushed or diced tomatoes
2 smaller pkgs of frozen green beans
salt, pepper, Italian seasoning

--throw it all in a big pot, bring to a boil

while it's boiling, make a pkg of natural mashed potatoes (Costco has good ones)

when most of the liquid is gone from the lentil mixture and lentils are soft (~20 minutes), spoon potatoes on top, spread out a bit, sprinkle with cheddar cheese

When the cheese is melted, eat it, it's yummy!
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#665590 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 05 January 2011 - 11:45 AM

I cooked some quinoa in a pesto sauce that I diluted with water-turned out AMAZING!! I will have with sauted green beans with chopped walnuts and garlic :)
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#663902 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 29 December 2010 - 04:42 PM

Trying to increase my vegetable content and decrease the crap content in my diet this week ;) So I made a very large dark leafy green salad with cabbage, onions, carrots, tomato, chopped raw almonds and walnuts tossed in a vinegrette :D
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#658044 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 03 December 2010 - 08:12 AM

I cooked last night! Not for me (still on the protein shakes....countdown to xmas party T-minus 9 hours :rolleyes: ) But the dinner was a hit with the fam:

Poached chicken thighs in chicken stock, with lots of garlic and seasonings
-deglazed the pan after I removed the chicken with a little water, added a pkt of mushroom gravy-to make gravy ;)

Served over mashed potatoes that I cooked in chicken stock, then added milk and butter.
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#657579 Do You Tell When Someone Makes You Sick?

Posted by on 01 December 2010 - 11:10 AM

Yes-every time. Nicely but firmly!
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#649261 TreSemme Gluten-Free Products

Posted by on 26 October 2010 - 09:47 AM

My kids frequently get shampoo in their mouths. If I use hair spray or gel with gluten in it, run my hands thru my hair-which I do frequently-then I put them at risk for CC. Lots of crazy things to think about :)
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#647880 Christmas Presents. Ugh!

Posted by on 20 October 2010 - 05:08 PM

I don't see how you can spoil someone without material goods. We live in a material world. Oh gawd. Now I sound like Madonna.

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I guess my philosophy towards my kids is that "I love you to pieces, you're the most important people in my life, but I don't owe you anything (other than all the basics-food, water, shelter :) )" The rest, to me, is a bonus, a privilage. Do my kids have a ton of stuff-yes. Do I buy them things or let them go places, do things-yes. I do it because I want to, they appreciate it and are thankful and greatful for it. The minute they get snotty or get that sense of entitlement, I'm done for a while. We start the "Christmas isn't about presents" talk at the beginning of November every year. If they start expecting things, I take them back to the store-and all of our gifts, immediate family and extended family, fit under the tree-no spillage! I take them each shopping for a child their own age who is needing of Christmas gifts and let them pick out something special, explaining why we're doing it and what it means. We fill December with lots of baking, crafts, music, etc because that's what I want them to remember and take with them into their own families.

I think that's what makes life so interesting, everyone is so different-I love learning from others!!
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#647815 Christmas Presents. Ugh!

Posted by on 20 October 2010 - 01:42 PM

As for as expecting presents under the tree, I think that's pretty much a given.

Not in my house, and my kids know it! Maybe I'm a 'mean' mom, but I prefer to spoil my kids without material goods....
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#645988 Christmas Presents. Ugh!

Posted by on 13 October 2010 - 08:11 AM

Gift cards meant for a day out, just the 2 of you? Then you can plan a day to go out, just the 2 of you, go to a nice lunch at her fav restaurant, a movie, museum, etc....

The following is not in any way meant to be offensive or rude, just my opinion and what I would do if I was in the same pickle with my dd:

Just because it's Christmas doesn't mean you have to buy her a darned thing. That's not what the holiday is about. IMHO, if my dd told me she 'expected' to have a pile of presents under the tree, she'd get a fat nothing. I'd spend more time teaching her about what Christmas is about and then I'd take her to volunteer at a soup kitchen downtown--which I will do anyway when she's a bit older. I only buy gifts when they are meaningful, not because I have to!
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#642720 Ww Pumpkin Muffins Question

Posted by on 28 September 2010 - 12:54 PM

I haven't tried it with a gluten-free cake mix, but I think it would be good with the Namaste spice cake!! Here's the recipe from the website:

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