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#714748 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 06 July 2011 - 06:36 PM

Today is my birthday, and our original plans had to be scrapped due to car problems, so ordered pizza from Chicago Connection for lunch, and had leftovers for dinner :). I got a gluten-free Hawiian(sp?) pizza... yum. And they also gave me a free gluten- free (pre- packaged) brownie--- i didn't even know they had them there! And a coupon for another free one the next time I order a gluten-free pizza :) the brownie was good!
Used Gluten- Free Pantry decadent chocolate cake mix to make my birthday cake. And coconut/ pecan frosting--- works for a german choc cake for me! :)
I wanted a 2- layer cake (love the frosting between the layers), but it's just me & DH here, didn't want a whole ton of left- over cake. So just baked one layer in a round cake pan, let it cool, cut it in half, frosted the bottom half, then put the top on & frosted it :). It may not have been super perfect, but I liked how it turned out!
And from what I've tasted of the cake (waiting till desert time for my big piece of the day. and of course, i will have ice cream, too!) it was yummy... would never have been able to tell it is gluten-free!!
On the back of the box is also a recipe for cupcakes (using the mix, of course) I think it would be a good idea to make up a batch of those & have in the freezer to grab to take to picnics, ect.
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#711101 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 22 June 2011 - 06:24 PM

it was a crazy evening at our house, so i picked up Wendy's... for me, i got the chili, then when I got home I added cheese to the chili, and also cooked up a baked red potato, to which i added margarin & cheese :)
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#703264 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 28 May 2011 - 09:29 AM

Last night for dinner i had Mrs. Leeper's beef Lasagne (gluten-free version of hamburger helper). My first time trying it... yum!!
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#699019 I'm Free!

Posted by on 12 May 2011 - 04:16 PM

that is awesome!!!
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#696973 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 04 May 2011 - 07:07 PM

Wendy's chili, and a leftover cornbread muffin that I'd had in the freezer since Easter.
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#686746 What Do You Miss?

Posted by on 25 March 2011 - 04:49 PM

I miss oreo double stuffs and butter finger candy bars

I totally hear ya on the Oreo's... but I think the gluten-free version I've had (KinniToos, by Kinnickinick) are just as good, of not better.... but they don't have a double stuffed version (yet...)

as far as butter fingers, are you referring to the candy bar? My understanding is that the Butterfinger candy bars are gluten-free... at least the regular size ones.
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#686493 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 24 March 2011 - 09:22 PM

you might want to check out this thread titled 'what are you cooking tonight' for some good, yummy sounding ideas! Hope that helps!

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#686444 What Do You Do?

Posted by on 24 March 2011 - 05:23 PM

Just now came across this thread!
(haven't read through the whole thread yet, but looks like I have things in common w/ a few of you)

as a teenager, I was a newspaper deliverer, and during school ran track/ cross country, and was in orchestra (played the viola). During the summers I got job working as a groundskeeper at either a local park or cemetary.

Spent five years in college trying to figure out 'what I wanted to do'--- I never did figure that out. I worked in the campus computer lab-- realized computers were not one of my talents!

When I had to leave school so we could move to Idaho, my DH & I had been married 1 1/2 years.

After moving to SE Idaho, I worked @ a thrift store as a cashier, & then as a clothing sorter. Given the right working conditions, I would do that again in a heartbeat. This job was a temp job, though- they are just a steeping stone for people who want/ need full time employment, and they often pay for training in whatever job the employee may want/ need (along w/ the training you get working for them!)-- With my husband having disabilities, they paid for my CNA training, in the hopes that that would allow me to be paid for taking care of my husband-- later we found out that most states don't allow spouses to be paid for caring for a chronically ill/disabled spouse. But I was able to use my CNA certification to work as a home health aide or at group homes for the developmentally disabled for about 5 years.
I had to quit a couple years ago, though. With caring for my husband and working, we weren't getting ahead, and my own health was beginning to suffer.
[Everything on 'my list' that you see in my signature, excluding my thyroid problems, has cropped up since I quit working]
So, now, I am an unpaid caregiver/ mini- chef/ taxi driver/ reader/ on-call gopher and sometimes nurse (and a few more things... I just can't think of them off the top of my head) for my husband ;) :blink: , and I also drive 6 days a week for a friend who also is visually impaired (usually only an hour or two a day).

I am also involved with a few disability/ caregiver related support groups.

I also enjoy crocheting. I like to buy yarn from thrift stores (cheaper for me that way, plus it's a good way of supporting a variety of good charities, plus it's kinda fun figuring out what to do with all sort of colors of yarn). I usually make baby blankets to give away to friends, but sometimes I will make other things. Right now I'm working on a few things to donate to our NFB (National Federation of the Blind) State convention in a couple weeks to be given out as door prizes.
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#685584 What Does Everyone Eat For Breakfast?

Posted by on 21 March 2011 - 06:19 PM

mmmm..... some great, yummy sounding ideas!!

2. Pumpkin waffles (homemade & frozen) with nut butter. maybe fruit, maybe not.

would you mind sharing the recipe for those (if possible)... they sound yummy, and I have LOTS of pumpkin taking up space in my freezer!!
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#685517 What Does Everyone Eat For Breakfast?

Posted by on 21 March 2011 - 03:05 PM

Protien is a must for me. It helps me keep from feeling hungry too fast.

For protien I will usually have 'fried'-- sometimes I will add cheese -- or hardboiled egg. Sometimes maybe a couple sausage links, or maybe yogurt or cottage cheese.

Cereal- wise, I go for either one of Bob's Red Mill's certified gluten-free cereals (oatmeal/ steel cut oats/ buckwheat/ quinoa) with a packet of Sun Crystals or Truvia in it. Will have to remember to try adding cinnamon next time(and see if I don't have problems w/ it)!
Sometime I will have Corn or cinnamon Chex, or one of the Envirokids' cereals (like Panda Puffs).

I have problems w/ fructose, so can't have much or any in the way of fruits, honey, agave nectar, maple, Splenda, HFCS, onion/ tomato, and anything that has brown rice in it (which a lot fo gluten-free products, including cereals, do).
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#682575 Trying Gluten-Free For Migraine Relief; Have A Question, Please.

Posted by on 11 March 2011 - 04:36 PM

Just to update, I have had exactly ONE headache since I started my gluten free diet (post-withdrawal, at least,) that interrupted my day-to-day activities. I was getting them several times each week before I went gluten free. Other neurological issues have also improved, but by far the most significant change is the lack of migraines. It is liberating!! :)

That is AWESOME!!! B) :D
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#680697 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 05 March 2011 - 06:00 PM

Let's see-- Thurs I had Caesar's gluten-free Lasagne, yesterday was Amy's gluten-free mac & cheese, today was Thai Kitchen Pad Thai... yes, there is a theme going here... my hubby had oral surgery (4 teeth taken out) on Thursday, so until he heals, it's easy meals all around at our house. We already have more than enough to deal with here!!
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#679862 New Food Allergies And Family Doesn't Understand

Posted by on 02 March 2011 - 07:08 PM

Nope, I don't think you are being unreasonable.

My situation is different than yours, but I can understand your frustration all too well. My husband has disability (see my sig), and a) my parents don't seem to understand that travelling, for him, is sometimes basicly impossible, and B) I needed to quit working in order to take care of him AND *MY* health--- if I knew I could both work outside the home AND care for him properly, I would!! (when I first quit a couple of years ago, my dad said to me, 'geez, I wish I could retire at 30!! (I have yet to figure out how becoming a caregiver 24/7 with no vacatons is in any way similar to retirement!) Every health issue I have, (incl gluten intol) has come up since I quit working, probably I am QUITE sure due to the stress I was under when I WAS working... and I am only 34.

anywho, I can definately understand your frustration with non- understanding family members...
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#678751 Gluten-Free Emergency/survival Kit

Posted by on 26 February 2011 - 05:51 PM

something else i forgot to mention earleir would be to have gluten-free medicatons (pain releivers, cough drops & syrup, Pepto, at least 3 days worth of any perscription) as wellas gluten-free soap, toothpaste, & other toiletires in your emergency kit.
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#678647 Gluten-Free Emergency/survival Kit

Posted by on 26 February 2011 - 10:15 AM

Kind bars are gluten-free as well.

and so are Sunkist fruit snacks-- it's a nice, ORANGE box--- says gluten- free on the back.

Dinty Moore Beef Stew is also labelled gluten- free.

cans or packets of tuna.

bags or boxes of gluten-free cookies/ animal crackers/ crackers/ pretzels/ would work.
some o this stuff you would probably want to rotate through every couple of months.

All of these would be great ideas to put in an emergency kit (if they last long enough for me to put them IN the kit! lol!)
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