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Hmmmm.....Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Jello Salad, Cookies, Green Salad,  Apple, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Salad, Grape Salad, fruit tray, veggie tray, dish of endaname (soybeans), cheese assortment & crackers, and chocolate flourless cake.

 

Outside of tri-tip and sausages, that's my Father's Day menu.  We've got tons of people coming.  

 

Enjoy your picnic!

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What dish would you take to a gluten-free picnic or BBQ?

Potato salad or baked beans - AFTER I remove my "safe" portion for me to eat, because they WILL cc it (assuming thers gluten).

If it is a gluten-free event, be prepared to tell everyone every ingredient in it :). Write down what you used.

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I've been debating this myself as I have a picnic/pot-luck to go to next month. It isn't like I haven't had lots of time to decide, but I'm still on the fence about so many things. Even though I probably shouldn't, I'm very tempted to make mac & cheese. (I shouldn't have that much cheese!) I'm also thinking mini apple muffins, or mini cupcakes (filled instead of frosted), or a cucumber salad or one of my favorite things in the whole world, my Grammy's marshmallow salad.

 

Even though my picnic is a gluten free picnic, I will have taken my serving out before I go because I expect it to get CC'd with other allergens. Just something to keep in mind at even the most aware places since many have additional intolerances. While I don't technically have "allergies" to anything, there are several foods and additives I have to treat as though I have allergies to them because they cause temporary blindness. A lot of people may not think of things like this at a gluten free picnic and the same old spoon swapping that happens everywhere will happen, leaving those with additional intolerances open to CC from sources unrelated to what they are actually eating.

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Hmmmm.....Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Jello Salad, Cookies, Green Salad, Apple, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Salad, Grape Salad, fruit tray, veggie tray, dish of endaname (soybeans), cheese assortment & crackers, and chocolate flourless cake.

Outside of tri-tip and sausages, that's my Father's Day menu. We've got tons of people coming.

Enjoy your picnic!

Mind sharing your flourless cake recipe? :) mine too is for Father's Day but they'll have to do without the sausages. Unless someone wants to prepare them before hand and bring them. Not sharing my grill! Lol!

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Potato salad or baked beans - AFTER I remove my "safe" portion for me to eat, because they WILL cc it (assuming thers gluten).

If it is a gluten-free event, be prepared to tell everyone every ingredient in it :). Write down what you used.

Haven't decided if I'm inviting the gluten eaters :-/ I know I should, I would want to be invited to theirs. It's just that I want to know everything is safe for me and my son and we can have this one day without having to worry about everything we put in our mouths!!! That's why I need lots of ideas I'm making ALL of the food.

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I've been debating this myself as I have a picnic/pot-luck to go to next month. It isn't like I haven't had lots of time to decide, but I'm still on the fence about so many things. Even though I probably shouldn't, I'm very tempted to make mac & cheese. (I shouldn't have that much cheese!) I'm also thinking mini apple muffins, or mini cupcakes (filled instead of frosted), or a cucumber salad or one of my favorite things in the whole world, my Grammy's marshmallow salad.

Even though my picnic is a gluten free picnic, I will have taken my serving out before I go because I expect it to get CC'd with other allergens. Just something to keep in mind at even the most aware places since many have additional intolerances. While I don't technically have "allergies" to anything, there are several foods and additives I have to treat as though I have allergies to them because they cause temporary blindness. A lot of people may not think of things like this at a gluten free picnic and the same old spoon swapping that happens everywhere will happen, leaving those with additional intolerances open to CC from sources unrelated to what they are actually eating.

I too want Mac-N-Cheese but my stomach doesn't like dairy. I can sometimes get away with a little with out too much problem. I know my son would really enjoy it.

Filling the cupcakes instead of frosted is a marvelous idea! And I've had my heart set on ambrosia salad!

Wonder if I should worry about bugs (I mean I know I'm going to be outside). Any anti bug suggestions?

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Haven't decided if I'm inviting the gluten eaters :-/ I know I should, I would want to be invited to theirs. It's just that I want to know everything is safe for me and my son and we can have this one day without having to worry about everything we put in our mouths!!! That's why I need lots of ideas I'm making ALL of the food.

 

 

I always have everyone over and I make everything.  I let my sis make a gluten dessert if we can keep the desserts separate and don't set them out until after all the food is done with.

 

And sausages - most in the US are gluten-free.  But it might be a matter of then you would need buns.  Buns are like $6 for 4.  I find it easier to grill things like pork chops, chicken tenders with BBQ sauces and some with Franks Hot wings sauce  and then make a bunch of cornbread (gluten-free pantry mix).  Or Chebe bread sticks with extra garlic, olive oil and salt on the outside.

 

These PB choc chip cookies are easy to make and you can freeze them so its a make ahead item. http://www.emerils.com/recipe/8264/I-Cant-Believe-Its-Gluten-free-Peanut-Butter-Cookies

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Haven't decided if I'm inviting the gluten eaters :-/ I know I should, I would want to be invited to theirs. It's just that I want to know everything is safe for me and my son and we can have this one day without having to worry about everything we put in our mouths!!! That's why I need lots of ideas I'm making ALL of the food.

 

Invite them, just make it perfectly clear that they are NOT to bring anything. Assuming of course you are okay with providing food for that many. I do this at my house, and people are always asking what to bring and I know lots of people after being told nothing bring something anyway. Just make it clear that they are truly to bring nothing, and if they do just hide it in the fridge somewhere or something and then explain later why it isn't out. You don't want them not to come because you told them on the phone it is a gluten free picnic...

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Invite them, just make it perfectly clear that they are NOT to bring anything. Assuming of course you are okay with providing food for that many. I do this at my house, and people are always asking what to bring and I know lots of people after being told nothing bring something anyway. Just make it clear that they are truly to bring nothing, and if they do just hide it in the fridge somewhere or something and then explain later why it isn't out. You don't want them not to come because you told them on the phone it is a gluten free picnic...

 

 

Or let them bring iced drinks in a cooler, paper plates and plastic utensils, wine, etc

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I always have everyone over and I make everything. I let my sis make a gluten dessert if we can keep the desserts separate and don't set them out until after all the food is done with.

And sausages - most in the US are gluten-free. But it might be a matter of then you would need buns. Buns are like $6 for 4. I find it easier to grill things like pork chops, chicken tenders with BBQ sauces and some with Franks Hot wings sauce and then make a bunch of cornbread (gluten-free pantry mix). Or Chebe bread sticks with extra garlic, olive oil and salt on the outside.

These PB choc chip cookies are easy to make and you can freeze them so its a make ahead item. http://www.emerils.com/recipe/8264/I-Cant-Believe-Its-Gluten-free-Peanut-Butter-Cookies

I'm vegan, is why I choose not to do the sausages and things. Most of the meat alternatives are glutenized.

Thanks for the cookie recipe :)

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Invite them, just make it perfectly clear that they are NOT to bring anything. Assuming of course you are okay with providing food for that many. I do this at my house, and people are always asking what to bring and I know lots of people after being told nothing bring something anyway. Just make it clear that they are truly to bring nothing, and if they do just hide it in the fridge somewhere or something and then explain later why it isn't out. You don't want them not to come because you told them on the phone it is a gluten free picnic...

I think I will try that, my family just isn't very supportive of my diet ( mostly the vegan part) and I just wanna have a good time. Maybe I can compromise and have meat available.

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Or let them bring iced drinks in a cooler, paper plates and plastic utensils, wine, etc

That's a good idea!

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I'm vegan, is why I choose not to do the sausages and things. Most of the meat alternatives are glutenized.

Thanks for the cookie recipe :)

 

 

Well.. that makes it harder.  I'm afraid the cookies aren't vegan.

 

I think my family doesn't mind that all the food is gluten-free but if it was all vegan....I don't think they would come over.  :unsure:

 

However, I would be happy to come to your vegan BBQ and you can send them to the one for my hub's dad that will have steaks and lots of gluten.  If only we could all trade around.

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Mind sharing your flourless cake recipe? :) mine too is for Father's Day but they'll have to do without the sausages. Unless someone wants to prepare them before hand and bring them. Not sharing my grill! Lol!

 

I don't mind sharing.  I've been using this recipe from Bon Appetit since the 1990's well before I was gluten-free.  They even have it online!  

 

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2006/09/la_bete_noire

 

 

But....it's not vegan.

 

Sorry!  And to make it comfortable for your guests, I would let them bring a prepared meat dish you can warm up.  Then they can savor your vegan side dishes!  

 

Edit:  I do think this would be hard to do as "vegan".  

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Haven't decided if I'm inviting the gluten eaters :-/ I know I should, I would want to be invited to theirs. It's just that I want to know everything is safe for me and my son and we can have this one day without having to worry about everything we put in our mouths!!! That's why I need lots of ideas I'm making ALL of the food.

 

Invite them.  I'm not serving any gluten at my party.  They can eat their steak and sausage bread free and  can fill up on plenty of side dishes.   I would have them bring a prepared meat that you can heat up.  It would be hard to give up gluten and meat!

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Well.. that makes it harder.  I'm afraid the cookies aren't vegan.

 

I think my family doesn't mind that all the food is gluten-free but if it was all vegan....I don't think they would come over.  :unsure:

 

However, I would be happy to come to your vegan BBQ and you can send them to the one for my hub's dad that will have steaks and lots of gluten.  If only we could all trade around.

Make the cookies vegan.  Just use an egg replacer.  They'll turn out yummy!  

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Well.. that makes it harder. I'm afraid the cookies aren't vegan.

I think my family doesn't mind that all the food is gluten-free but if it was all vegan....I don't think they would come over. :unsure:

However, I would be happy to come to your vegan BBQ and you can send them to the one for my hub's dad that will have steaks and lots of gluten. If only we could all trade around.

Haha! Yes! That would be wonderful :)

And I have my tricks of converting recipes to make them vegan. I hope I get as good at gluten-free cooking/baking!

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I don't mind sharing. I've been using this recipe from Bon Appetit since the 1990's well before I was gluten-free. They even have it online!

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2006/09/la_bete_noire

But....it's not vegan.

Sorry! And to make it comfortable for your guests, I would let them bring a prepared meat dish you can warm up. Then they can savor your vegan side dishes!

Edit: I do think this would be hard to do as "vegan".

No I don't think so. I make whipped topping with coconut milk and confectioners sugar. You can replace egg with bananas, tofu, or Ener-G egg replacer. I think Bob's Red Mill also makes a replacer.

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Invite them. I'm not serving any gluten at my party. They can eat their steak and sausage bread free and can fill up on plenty of side dishes. I would have them bring a prepared meat that you can heat up. It would be hard to give up gluten and meat!

I really would want them to bring their own meat. I don't want to have to buy it.

Thanks every one you've all been a great help! Now everyone meet up at my house Saturday night and help me cook! ;)

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