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#928916 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Adalaide on 30 August 2014 - 08:22 PM

You can all come over for some! ^_^ My husband was poking fun at me because they didn't have "nooks and crannies" when I split them. But they're light and fluffy and ohmygawd! I don't know if it's that it's been so long or that they're simply wonderful but he even said they were really good so I'm going with option B. Better hurry if you're gonna get here before they're all gone!

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#928289 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Adalaide on 23 August 2014 - 06:03 PM


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#928281 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Adalaide on 23 August 2014 - 02:10 PM

Tonight is breakfast for supper. I'll slice off some ham, make eggs, hashbrowns and if I get ambitious there will be pancakes. If not, we'll be satisfied without.


I finally managed to find a pair of Rainbow Dash gala dress sandals today, and on sale for $5! Now I have my shoes for my dress and I just have to make my dress for comic con in the spring. I'm disappointed I didn't get it done for the fall but I'm so excited about my shoes I almost bounced out of the store. :D I've got a second retail store interested in my heating pads to sell in their local stores and I'm applying this weekend to the local craft vendor store too. Life really couldn't be any better unless the tomatoes in my garden started to get ripe. Apparently that's an issue this summer for some people around here and not just me. At least I'm not alone and I know I didn't screw up.


Hope the dog things works out. Dogs are loads of fun and I wish I could have one. :wub:

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#927506 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Adalaide on 14 August 2014 - 07:06 PM

Had a small spinach salad with left over chicken cubes.  I might have to thaw out a chocolate muffin  :lol:


Some of the major food groups are milk, cheese (yes, they're different food groups) bacon and chocolate. So if you have milk with your muffin you're covering two food groups for supper! Sounds good to me.


I had SO MUCH FOOD! Talked to lots of people, made new friends. (don't remember anyone's names :ph34r:) Had a blast and generally feel awesome for letting go and enjoying myself. And people really liked my cucumber salad. Which is weird to me because it's just cucumbers... with sauce. Hey, whatever makes people happy. I enjoy it, but then I enjoyed everything I had. ^_^ It's hard not to at a potluck when you can eat ALL the food.

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#927175 Gluten-Free For The Entire Famly? When Members Can't/don't Want To Be...

Posted by Adalaide on 12 August 2014 - 07:59 AM

There is no reason an 8 year old needs gluten in their diet. There is also nothing I can think of that she'll really be missing out on without it, especially if she can eat whatever she wants outside of home. I eat bread and cupcakes and brownies and whatever else I want to eat, mine just doesn't have gluten in it. There really doesn't seem to be any point at all (imo) to your husband being gluten free to be supportive and for your health to prevent you getting sick from accidental glutenings if you aren't simply removing it from the kitchen. There is plenty a kid that age can learn to do in a kitchen to get a snack or easy meal that doesn't have to involve bread and a butter knife.


An alternative, if you don't want to ban it entirely for her is to put HER gluten stuff (maybe a few things for sandwiches) in a bin and a special place in the fridge. You can buy parchment paper in flat sheets at cooking stores to put in there too. Teach her to get out a sheet of paper, put it on the dining room table and fix her sandwich there and then she can just throw everything away. You can even use plastic knives if you're so inclined. I have a sort of similar set up with my husband for his breakfast cereal. I absolutely won't allow it in my kitchen, but if he wants to pour it where he'll eat it in a disposable bowl that won't end up in my kitchen that's fine by me.

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#926911 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Adalaide on 09 August 2014 - 05:59 PM

Be safe, and most important... HAVE FUN! :D

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#926395 Are You Happy?

Posted by Adalaide on 04 August 2014 - 03:52 PM

I love that song! And as an added bonus it always makes me smile when I remember how much it irritated my mother. :lol:


After my entire life fell apart I was completely and utterly miserable. In a moment of perfect clarity I realized that I could choose to be happy. And so I did.


I don't sweat the small stuff. But I also make sure to value the small stuff because it's those little things that we forget about that can remind us we're happy. I noticed last week that somehow a marigold is growing in the middle of a row of my vegetables. I have no idea how, I've never planted flowers at all in my veggie garden but there it is with one little flower on it. And every night I go out to turn on the water it always makes me smile.

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#926083 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Sequel

Posted by Adalaide on 02 August 2014 - 12:06 AM

Because nothing is more educational than Bea Arthur and a unicorn.



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#923994 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Adalaide on 15 July 2014 - 08:54 PM

We stopped at the store today and I got a chicken for $3! Yay! I roasted it, filled the house with smoke (lol) and enjoyed a lovely dinner. I'm really enjoying my husband having the same two days off every week, it's positively great. Stayed up way too late last night, enjoying a lot of tv last night and tonight and some ice cream. Had some errands today to go pick up a bag of buckwheat, go to the bank and such. It's just plain too hot for me these days though. Ick. A person could melt out there.

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#923407 Dr. And Pharmacy Insanity

Posted by Adalaide on 10 July 2014 - 03:18 AM

There isn't anything a doctor can do about your meds. Yes, celiac is an important part of our medical record but it just isn't always something that is important or relevant to a situation. The doctor will prescribe what he needs to and that's all they can do. It is up to us, as individuals, to make sure we are getting gluten free medications. Some work with a pharmacist they feel they can have a good relationship with and let them check. There is approximately a snowball's chance in hell I'd trust my health to a Walmart employee. Pharmacist or not. When I get a prescription, 100% of the time, I either go to or call the pharmacy and ask for the name of the manufacturer that they would use to fill it. In general, you should also ask for the NDC number because most manufacturers will ask you for this. With Walmart, the NDC isn't correct and you'll instead need to ask them for the pill imprint information so you can describe the pill to the person on the phone. (I have no idea why Walmart doesn't have appropriate NDCs but I've learned to live with it.) I used to joke that I have more pharmaceutical company's contact information in my phone than friends. :lol: At any rate, I call the manufacturer and ask if the drug is gluten free. Nearly every time they say something to the effect of "we don't use any gluten containing ingredients in this drug but because we don't test the final product we don't make any gluten free claims blah blah blah" which is a CYA statement. They are just trying to make sure no one is going to sue them. Because of the strict guidelines in place and how serious it would be if CC did occur, I've never been worried about it. If there were CC happening it could kill people because of drug interactions, so it just isn't going to be a problem.


I'm not saying everything was handled for you was okay. You were treated poorly and that is never okay. But please remember that this is a disease that doctors really can't treat at all. All they can do is tell us to stop eating gluten and ship us off. Treatment is completely in our hands once we are diagnosed. Because of the seriousness of the disease, I don't place my trust in a group of people to simply told me to go home and google how to be gluten free. It seems very overwhelming at first, but it all becomes second nature and you'll shrug things like this off because we can't expect the world to conform to knowing enough to actually helpful.

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#921879 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Adalaide on 27 June 2014 - 07:37 PM

Hey, I almost forgot!!!



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#921838 Eating Gluten Free With Friends Visiting

Posted by Adalaide on 27 June 2014 - 01:53 PM

This is probably going to come off as a bit snappish and with more than a little attitude, and frankly, that is just fine.


It's your freaking birthday. And finally instead of visiting where there is nothing you know there are completely safe options. You've sat and had water and watched them eat and simply enjoyed the company. If they don't want to eat the food at a gluten free place because they're afraid it won't be good or of the prices, or who cares why frankly, it's still their turn to order water or a drink. If they have no desire to do what you've been doing so you can, finally, for once, and on your damned birthday, enjoy a good and safe meal out... then as other say, celiac is a good jerkometer. There is nothing stopping them from grabbing some fast food or bringing a cooler.


I compromise all the time on all sorts of things. I don't on my birthday. By the gods the world will revolve around me for 24 hours and people that can't get on board can be thrown overboard. (By the way, I totally am actually loads of fun and have friends... I haven't scared them all off with my attitude problem. Most of them actually love that I put up with no nonsense and tell it like it is. I'm not just a snarky witch who has driven off the whole world with this type of rant.)

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#921730 How Do You Work With This?

Posted by Adalaide on 26 June 2014 - 07:42 PM

Lots of us eat Talenti and don't have issues, and some that enjoy it (even regularly) are quite sensitive to trace CC. The issue that they had with labeling was similar to the one that a chip company had recently also (Lays I think?) where it mistakenly said gluten free but had an appropriate ingredient list. It simply reinforces the habit, never never never eat something without reading the label. Every label, every time. I don't look for a gluten-free stamp, I look for an ingredient list and if I don't see one, it doesn't go in me. Still, each of us should eat only what we are comfortable eating. Some people like sticking to certified products.


I just want to clarify, you say you had gelato. Do you mean you had a sorbeto? Because if you mistakenly brought home a gelato you could be incredibly sick from dairy. Now that you're gluten free, you may find that lactose will cause the same symptoms that gluten does. My lactose intolerant daughter has symptoms very similar to me being glutened if she has milk products. A lot of Glutino products have milk in them, which again could cause a reaction having nothing to do with gluten.


Vans puts oats in... everything? They use gluten free oats, which is fine, if you can do oats. It's possible that you don't tolerate them and they're part of the problem. It is suggested not to have oats of any sort of some length of time after your diagnosis and beginning the gluten-free diet before trying them. 6 months? a year? I forget now but I'm sure someone else knows.


I'm not arguing, just throwing out ideas to help you narrow things down so you can feel better.

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#921507 I Know, I'm Just Whining

Posted by Adalaide on 24 June 2014 - 11:51 PM

It sucks. It really does suck. And most of us totally get that. If you have a Wendy's in your area they're a much safer bet. None of us should ever even consider eating anything from a Subway ever because of risk of CC. It just isn't safe. I worked at one once, and when you get to the bottom of the meat and cheese containers they always have crumbs. Always. If you google Wendy's on the forum though you'll find lots of suggestions about how to order there safely. :) I've had success there, and since it's summer you'll be able to get Frostys too. Not sure where you are, but In N Out is also a great place to go. I've never had issues there. While we have to gently guide people at Wendy's, we can just tell the person at In N Out that it's a wheat allergy (I know it isn't but they list it as an "allergy burger" on the slip) and bam! just like that you get a safe meal. Maybe they're the reason I'm still fat and not my baking habit. :ph34r: :lol:


When this was all new I cried in grocery stores in the bakery aisle. I cried in parking lots in fast food places. I'd cry when my husband ate junk no one should be eating anyway that I couldn't have. It does get better. Today I stopped in a new gelato restaurant (seriously, 5 blocks away from my house... how cool is that!!!) to talk to them about what I could eat there. I didn't intend to get anything when I walked in because I'm sick as a dog right now but my husband decided to get a watermelon gelato that was not gluten free. Other than the smallest pang of jealousy that it was HOTHOTHOT and he had an icy treat that I couldn't even taste, it didn't bother me. And, the owner has a bunch of food allergies and was super helpful and they'll email me back with what I can eat soon. You'll find, that while it may not be fast food, you'll find lots of small business owners like this who are very accommodating and just want to help make sure that we can all have a safe experience. So when you're ready to have a sit down meal, take the time to talk to some of your local places you used to love and see if they can work for you.

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#921256 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by Adalaide on 23 June 2014 - 06:27 AM

Irish is easy, she likes bunnies! And I know Bartfull isn't here to speak for herself but she likes elephants. Both perfectly decent animals for people who aren't into giraffes. :P

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