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They Didn'T Poison Me!

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We went for a field trip to Medieval Times with our homeschool group today. They assured me that they could accomodate my gluten free meal but I was so stressed. I was dizzy on the way there because I was anxious about it and fighting a panic attack. I was asking the manager a lot of questions to be sure and he was so reassuring. He said they were all trained in food safety and they knew exactly what a gluten free meal needed to be.

Yay for them! They did not poison me. My meal was great and we had an amazing time. They even gave me a nice plate of fruit for dessert since everyone else got cookies. Healthier anyways right?

I do hate having fun things marred by anxiety over what I can eat though. I guess over time I will experience more things and feel more comfortable. I know this place is safe, so that can be added to my list of places to go in the future. For about 20 minutes I was sitting there fretting as I ate wondering if there was hidden gluten on my chicken and worrying about what I would do if I got violently ill with my 2 small children there next to me. No way could I have dragged my son out of that show to run to the bathroom.

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Be sure to email them to let them know how wonderful it was to have them understand how to prepare something gluten free.

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Be sure to email them to let them know how wonderful it was to have them understand how to prepare something gluten free.

I already did!! I hadn't checked their website, but actually it's all on there with ingredient lists and allergen info. So that's even more amazing. We will definitely go back.

Plus it's always nice to watch gorgeous men on horses with weapons. ;)

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I already did!! I hadn't checked their website, but actually it's all on there with ingredient lists and allergen info. So that's even more amazing. We will definitely go back.

Plus it's always nice to watch gorgeous men on horses with weapons. ;)

that is great!!!! I have been gluten-free for two months and it's scary the thought of eating any food that I didn't prepare.. Glad it worked out for you!!!!

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Yay, that's awesome, I like Medieval Times, it's a lot of fun! Although last time I went, we had a food fight, chicken and rolls flying all over the place. I'd have to wear battle gear. ;)

It's nice to go out to eat, I went out for a business lunch yesterday afternoon, and my companions sat watching me eat the whole time, waiting to see if I would explode or something! It was almost comical. :lol:

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Yay, that's awesome, I like Medieval Times, it's a lot of fun! Although last time I went, we had a food fight, chicken and rolls flying all over the place. I'd have to wear battle gear. ;)

It's nice to go out to eat, I went out for a business lunch yesterday afternoon, and my companions sat watching me eat the whole time, waiting to see if I would explode or something! It was almost comical. :lol:

For what it cost to go there, no way would I throw my chicken! :lol:

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We don't eat out that often but when we do I obtain a menu ahead of time - usually on line, sometimes by dropping by in advance. Then I study the menu ahead of time, looking for things that probably are inherently gluten free. Then I call and ask about whether any ingredients used in these entrees contain gluten or not.

I have had very good luck with this approach. First of all, I can get a sense right up front how knowledgeable they are about gluten sensitivity (or whether they are just paying lip service to my inquiry). With the knowledgeable places I have had very good experiences and have kept their menus for future reference. With the ones that seemed less knowledgable and/or understanding or accomodating, I have tried to steer my fellow dinnermates to another direction.... or ended up ordering the plainest salad I could.

Yes, its a lot of homework ahead of time. but the payback is, I know when and where I have to be very careful.. and also where I can truly relax and have a good time!

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Sounds like we may need to do a Gluten Free group day at Medieval Times!

Awesome idea!

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it was a company function, I wasn't paying. ;)

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Awesome! I got a vegetarian meal there before I was gluten-free, and it was actually pretty decent. I'm glad to know I'll be able to eat *something* there when I go back. I've been planning to simply not eat next time (I enjoyed the show :)), but eating would definitely be a plus!

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