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DD is turning 3 in a few weeks and we're having a small party for immediate family. Although DD is the only one gluten-free in our family, I'd like to make her party gluten free if I can figure out something easy to make for everyone. I'd prefer not to do deli meats, but I am open to any other suggestions....especially easy ideas for dinner. Thank you!

Appetizers:

-Spinach artichoke dip with gluten free corn chips

Any other ideas?

Dessert:

-DD's Minnie Mouse birthday cake

-gluten-free strawberry pretzel salad

-Fresh fruit

Dinner:

Any ideas???


Holly

DD5: juveline rheumatoid arthritis 8/07; celiac 3/08

DS3: negative blood tests

Me and DH: negative blood tests

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DD is turning 3 in a few weeks and we're having a small party for immediate family. Although DD is the only one gluten-free in our family, I'd like to make her party gluten free if I can figure out something easy to make for everyone. I'd prefer not to do deli meats, but I am open to any other suggestions....especially easy ideas for dinner. Thank you!

Appetizers:

-Spinach artichoke dip with gluten free corn chips

Any other ideas?

Dessert:

-DD's Minnie Mouse birthday cake

-gluten-free strawberry pretzel salad

-Fresh fruit

Dinner:

Any ideas???

When I was growing up the person whose birthday it was got to choose what was for dinner because it was our special day. I don't remember what I picked (my birthday is too close to Thanksgiving) but my brother always chose spaghetti and my dad always chose lutefisk! :ph34r::blink:

So I gotta ask - what does your daughter like? What is her favorite dinner? Is that do-able?


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

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quesadillas made with corn tortillas are yummy and kid friendly for appetizers, as are veggies and homemade dip. Dinner ideas: gluten-free lasagna (super easy and yummy), homemade chicke nuggets


Gluten Free since 10/07

Mildly Lactose Intolerant, slight intestinal symptoms after eating milk products, but easily corrected with lactase enzyme

Endometriosis- DX'd 5/07

Gluten Antibodies- "negative"...don't know exact numbers, am highly suspicious...

DXed celiac 12-19-07 via genetics/elimination diet- DQ2 allele

Brother with Celiac, aspergers...his tests were all negative (he didn't have genetics done), including endoscopy, but he definitely is at the least gluten intolerant...highly suspect my mother has it as well- she has hyperthyroid, fibromyalgia, hemochromatosis, and now colon cancer, and she has been weak and exhausted and just generally sick. She's going to get tested.

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I actually asked DD what we should have for dinner at her party and she said peaches and pears. She definitely eats more than she used to eat (prior to March when she was diagnosed), but her diet is still pretty limited. Her favorite meals are diced chicken mixed with rice and Velveeta, scrambled eggs, blueberry waffles, and pancakes...not really party food :) Lasagna sounds like a good idea...any good recipes for that, or any other ideas??


Holly

DD5: juveline rheumatoid arthritis 8/07; celiac 3/08

DS3: negative blood tests

Me and DH: negative blood tests

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:lol: peaches and pears

Collette

Positive Bloodwork Oct 1st 2007. Gluten-free 3 YEARS Oct 1st!

Dairy & Soy free since Dec 1st 2007.

Potato free since January 3rd 2008.

Remaining Nightshades since April 1st 2008. Back on September 2010. :)

Developed Rice & Tapioca & Corn Intolerances...

NO Carageenan.

In a constant state of evolution... sending love! :)

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I too was going to suggest tacos, or you could always do a naturally gluten free meat and potatoes type dinner. Although that may give you less time to enjoy the party.


Jenny

Son 6 yrs old, Positive blood work, Outstanding dietary response, no biopsy.

Household mostly gluten free since 3/07

Me: HLA-DQ 02 & 0302 (DQ 08), which I ran & analyzed myself!Currently gluten lite, negative tTG, asymptomatic

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How about buying enough Kinnickinnik pizza crusts for everybody and have them make their own pizzas.

Just lay out toppings and shred some cheese. Piece of cake! You can get organic pepperoni...or ham slices

Have each child put their crust on a piece of foil so it saves on mess and makes to put in and out of oven easy.

:P


Collette

Positive Bloodwork Oct 1st 2007. Gluten-free 3 YEARS Oct 1st!

Dairy & Soy free since Dec 1st 2007.

Potato free since January 3rd 2008.

Remaining Nightshades since April 1st 2008. Back on September 2010. :)

Developed Rice & Tapioca & Corn Intolerances...

NO Carageenan.

In a constant state of evolution... sending love! :)

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I second the tacos idea...or a pasta bar, where you could put several types of gluten-free cooked pasta out and several choices of sauce (an alfredo, a marinara, some cheese sauce etc.). They you could put out some cooked chicken, peas, bits of broccoli, bacon bits, chopped onion, chopped olive etc in bowls for toppings. Put out a big green salad for a side. We've done baked potatoes that way too...bake a bunch, put them out with a big pot of chili and different toppings, you can include things like chopped chicken and bacon and sour cream, cheese sauce and grated cheeses, vegetables...

Hope it's a great party!


RissaRoo...used to be Anerissara before my computer crashed ;o)

gluten-free since 2004

DH, eczema, dairy intolerance and lymphocytic colitis

Son has it too, plus GERD and an allergy to dairy and soy :o(

"And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is LOVE"

....1 Corinthians 13:13

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Forgot to add...

appetizers....if she likes velveeta, you could do a dip where you melt Velveeta and mix in salsa. It's so yummy with chips (but addictive!). For grown-ups, stuffed mushrooms are fun. I get some large mushrooms (15-20 work for this recipe, depending on size and how full you stuff them) and wash and stem them. Then chop the stems finely. Soften a cube of cream cheese in the microwave, add the chopped mushroom stems and about a cup of grated parmisan cheese. Then add a dash of Worchestersire (no hope of spelling that right, hopefully you know what I mean) and a couple of shakes of garlic powder. Mix it up, stuff the mushroom tops with it, and bake at 350 until the cheese is brown and bubbly.


RissaRoo...used to be Anerissara before my computer crashed ;o)

gluten-free since 2004

DH, eczema, dairy intolerance and lymphocytic colitis

Son has it too, plus GERD and an allergy to dairy and soy :o(

"And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is LOVE"

....1 Corinthians 13:13

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