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So my husband and I go to my parents' house pretty regularly on the spur of the moment these days. Often, dinnertime will come around while we are there, and Mom will fix something or they will decide get a pizza. Of course, I usually can't eat it.

 

Rather than finding myself stuck watching everyone else eat, I bought a few gluten free frozen dinners and asked Mom if I could store them in her freezer. Now, when they decide to order a pizza or something, I can just pop one out of the freezer and eat along with everyone else. I would love to leave some snacks there too, but I know that in her house if the package is open, they are likely to be cc'd (she bakes a LOT and she doesn't really get the whole cc thing). I feel comfortable with the sealed frozen dinners, though.

 

Thought I'd post this here in case this might be a solution for someone else...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sounds like a great idea.

For snacks - could you leave a little plastic box with a tight lid? And a big " Across's stuff! Eat at the risk of death or dismemberment"? Put some individual packs of Fritos or fruit snacks or nuts or whatever? Or just always have a little snack in your purse or car when you go over? Maybe she has something you could have like microwave popcorn or Popsicles.

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Sounds like a great idea.

For snacks - could you leave a little plastic box with a tight lid? And a big " Across's stuff! Eat at the risk of death or dismemberment"? Put some individual packs of Fritos or fruit snacks or nuts or whatever? Or just always have a little snack in your purse or car when you go over? Maybe she has something you could have like microwave popcorn or Popsicles.

She is a super messy baker -- clouds of flour absolutely everywhere, and she bakes several times a week. And she doesn't get the cc thing. I took over some gluten free rice Chex the other day, and she reached into the box and grabbed some after recently wiping up with a flour-laden sponge. I told her that wasn't a good thing to be doing, but I don't think she got it. She is definitely well-intentioned, but I think really doesn't understand how little gluten it takes to cause problems -- even though I have been working at educating her.

 

Sealed snacks should be fine, though. That's a great idea, thank you!

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This is a great example of how to overcome those sticky situations.  Thanks for sharing it!  Karen's ideas about the sealed snacks are a good idea, too.  Of course, if it is something good like chips, it might get eaten before you get to it!  LOL... I always keep a Van's granola bar in my purse for when I am stuck and hungry.  They are pretty smash resistant.   I also do the frozen dinner thing at other people's houses.  If someone really wants to make me something to eat, but I feel that it just won't work out, I will tell them to get me a frozen dinner so they feel like they still helped me out a bit.  Amy's mac and cheese is addictive- I can't keep it in my freezer, LOL!

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Maybe put a skull and crossbones on your food?  :D

i actually do that - the little kids think it's a symbol for 'gluten free' hahahaa (they can't read yet)  

 

across:  my bff does that hand in my snack bag thing allllll the time.  my solution is to get one for her, too.  if i buy chips, i get 2 bags.  if i buy lunchmeat, i have them divide it in half and mark my bag (yes, skull & crossbones :D)  before i started doing that, she would make a beeline for whatever i had that was 'safe' - not on purpose - but it got to be a joke.  i would buy a bag of (something) open it and eat some, and then we would watch her stick her hand into it lolz my bro-in-law used to bet on how long it would take her!  lolz :)

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     I always keep a Van's granola bar in my purse for when I am stuck and hungry.  They are pretty smash resistant.  

I thought I would pass this on for anyone else who carries granola type bars in their purse/bags, I live in a hot state and keep complaining about mine getting soft, melting etc.  Someone suggested I store it in a eyeglass case.  This prevents it from getting smashed, not so much the melting, but at least if it gets warm now it holds it's shape. 

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I thought I would pass this on for anyone else who carries granola type bars in their purse/bags, I live in a hot state and keep complaining about mine getting soft, melting etc.  Someone suggested I store it in a eyeglass case.  This prevents it from getting smashed, not so much the melting, but at least if it gets warm now it holds it's shape. 

 

Great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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I thought I would pass this on for anyone else who carries granola type bars in their purse/bags, I live in a hot state and keep complaining about mine getting soft, melting etc.  Someone suggested I store it in a eyeglass case.  This prevents it from getting smashed, not so much the melting, but at least if it gets warm now it holds it's shape. 

 

 

Genius!!!!!! :D

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i actually do that - the little kids think it's a symbol for 'gluten free' hahahaa (they can't read yet)  

 

across:  my bff does that hand in my snack bag thing allllll the time.  my solution is to get one for her, too.  if i buy chips, i get 2 bags.  if i buy lunchmeat, i have them divide it in half and mark my bag (yes, skull & crossbones :D)  before i started doing that, she would make a beeline for whatever i had that was 'safe' - not on purpose - but it got to be a joke.  i would buy a bag of (something) open it and eat some, and then we would watch her stick her hand into it lolz my bro-in-law used to bet on how long it would take her!  lolz :)

How do you do this? Are you a good artist or do you use skull and crossbone stickers? If it's the latter, where do you buy the stickers? :D

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