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I'm thinking about ham or lamb for the meat, and maybe new potatoes ans asparagus. What are you all making?

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My son and DIL are hosting Easter dinner...just got the menu as follows:

Baked ham

Baked pineapple

Sweet potatoes

Grilled pineapple slices (you can eat those...no gluten!)

Green bean casserole

Deviled eggs

I can't eat the baked pineapple or green bean casserole and don't care for deviled eggs. No problem. I'll bring a serving of fresh green beans for myself. My son loves 5-cup salad so I'll make that and I'll also bring my flourless chocolate cake for dessert. They're always accommodating of my diet but no reason others should be restricted from eating things they enjoy.

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Another holiday = another family argument for me. My Mom is having Easter dinner at her house. My sister and hub and kids will be coming. For some reason, the kids have to shovel crackers in their mouth pre-dinner. Then she is making a ham with a rub in the smoker outside. A baked potato and cheese gluteny thing and some green beans that she insists on baking with mushroom soup and fried onion things. So the only thing that I could possibly eat there is the salad. Every get together, I just say don't worry about me, i'll bring my own food. That causes my Mom to get all bent out of shape and pissy about everything calling me difficult and saying why can't you just eat the meat..I checked, the rub is gluten free....I checked myself and it most def. is not gluten free. SO okay..no biggie, I offer to bring a gluten free pineapple upside down cake, my Mom said sure bring that and that she would just make some choc chip cookies that morning for my sister who doesn't like pineapple upside down cake and for the kids...I can imagine flour flying all over the place....Just makes me so mad b/c it's pretty much a loose loose situation. I go and eat the salad and pray that I dont get zinged, or I bring my own food and my Mom gives me attitude all day and wont speak to me or I stay home and miss out seeing everyone.

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I can't believe how some families are so unaccommodating. It sounds like a no-win situation. I'd be pissed, too. Unless you really, really want to see everyone, I think I'd be tempted to stay home (just my personal opinion).

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I would stay home and have a nice relaxing day. Maybe work on the yard and grill steaks. Oh wait! That is what I'm doing! :lol:

I have gotten tired of the last 18 years having to have every holiday at my house. Even before my gluten-free issue. We could go to my sister's and I could bring my own food. I don't mind. Christmas & Thanksgiving the last 2 years were such an ordeal to get her daughter and kids to tell me a definite time because of her bad relationship with the kids' dad. They are all only too happy to come to my house and eat up all the gluten-free food I make. Enjoy the house I have to extra clean because of a 1 year old. The extra yard work so the kids can go out. My kids extra cleaning the basement and putting the big kid stuff away for the little ones.

Thanks for the whine! Cheers! B)

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Another holiday = another family argument for me. My Mom is having Easter dinner at her house. My sister and hub and kids will be coming. For some reason, the kids have to shovel crackers in their mouth pre-dinner. Then she is making a ham with a rub in the smoker outside. A baked potato and cheese gluteny thing and some green beans that she insists on baking with mushroom soup and fried onion things. So the only thing that I could possibly eat there is the salad. Every get together, I just say don't worry about me, i'll bring my own food. That causes my Mom to get all bent out of shape and pissy about everything calling me difficult and saying why can't you just eat the meat..I checked, the rub is gluten free....I checked myself and it most def. is not gluten free. SO okay..no biggie, I offer to bring a gluten free pineapple upside down cake, my Mom said sure bring that and that she would just make some choc chip cookies that morning for my sister who doesn't like pineapple upside down cake and for the kids...I can imagine flour flying all over the place....Just makes me so mad b/c it's pretty much a loose loose situation. I go and eat the salad and pray that I dont get zinged, or I bring my own food and my Mom gives me attitude all day and wont speak to me or I stay home and miss out seeing everyone.

I have a similar situation going on with the inlaws. My husband and I have opted to stay home this year. I don't know what I'll be making for our private little Easter dinner yet. We might just go out, although I hate the risk and expense of dining out too...we really can't win sometimes.

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My husband and I live several hours away from family so it's just the two of us. Plus he is a chartered accountant and never gets Easter off, anyway! And no CC issues as we're eating at home so we're fortunate. So, I plan to make:

- Seared Duck Breast with Chanterlle, Black Garlic and Foie Gras Sauce

- Fresh Herb Risotto with Pink Peppercorn Creme Fraiche

- Jicama Ginger Slaw

- Individual Pavlovas with Blackberries and Lemongrass Syrup

Happy Easter, Everyone! :D

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My husband and I live several hours away from family so it's just the two of us. Plus he is a chartered accountant and never gets Easter off, anyway! And no CC issues as we're eating at home so we're fortunate. So, I plan to make:

- Seared Duck Breast with Chanterlle, Black Garlic and Foie Gras Sauce

- Fresh Herb Risotto with Pink Peppercorn Creme Fraiche

- Jicama Ginger Slaw

- Individual Pavlovas with Blackberries and Lemongrass Syrup

Happy Easter, Everyone! :D

Wow! What time should we all be there? ;)

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Wow! What time should we all be there? ;)

By the time everyone flies to Alberta it would be fairly late - how about 8 PM? Dress fairly warm - we still have some snowbanks that are taking their time melting! :P

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My mom is doing ham. I won't eat that. And deviled eggs. I'm allergic. So I won't be having those. There will be dessert that I can't eat. And probably some other things that I can't or won't eat. But there are always raw veggies and perhaps a lettuce salad. I will have those things. I'm bringing baked beans with bacon. Might bring some cheeses. And gluten-free muffins for daughter for dessert.

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I go to my sisters house for my kids. My family does not feel they can cook safely for me, so whatever I bring...I eat. No sure what I want..perhaps some chicken. My daughter wants me to make gluten-free mac and cheese. I made greenbean cass. for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not really want that right now.....maybe I'll get an idea to make something awesome and not feel so left out like at Christmas when they had the "tour of italy" So many yummy pasta dishes in one room...plus the garlic bread...I was being very grain free at the time andI'm allergic to tomatoes.

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.....maybe I'll get an idea to make something awesome and not feel so left out like at Christmas when they had the "tour of italy" .

Prosciutto wrapped shrimp, bacon Gruyere mac and cheese, sausage stuffed portobellos, and barbecued pork.

It'll be the tour de piggery :P

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We'll be having a traditional Easter dinner of . . . lasagne . . . :P

I'm lousy at baking ham (I always overcook it . . . I'm afraid of underdone pork) and I don't want to buy a Honey Baked ham for just the four (possibly five) of us. Plus I'm gonna try my hand at that flourless chocolate cake that Sylvia posted on another thread.

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Another holiday = another family argument for me. My Mom is having Easter dinner at her house. My sister and hub and kids will be coming. For some reason, the kids have to shovel crackers in their mouth pre-dinner. Then she is making a ham with a rub in the smoker outside. A baked potato and cheese gluteny thing and some green beans that she insists on baking with mushroom soup and fried onion things. So the only thing that I could possibly eat there is the salad. Every get together, I just say don't worry about me, i'll bring my own food. That causes my Mom to get all bent out of shape and pissy about everything calling me difficult and saying why can't you just eat the meat..I checked, the rub is gluten free....I checked myself and it most def. is not gluten free. SO okay..no biggie, I offer to bring a gluten free pineapple upside down cake, my Mom said sure bring that and that she would just make some choc chip cookies that morning for my sister who doesn't like pineapple upside down cake and for the kids...I can imagine flour flying all over the place....Just makes me so mad b/c it's pretty much a loose loose situation. I go and eat the salad and pray that I dont get zinged, or I bring my own food and my Mom gives me attitude all day and wont speak to me or I stay home and miss out seeing everyone.

I'm so sorry that your mom isn't more supportive. She must be a very insecure person to get so offended that you can't eat what she cooks. I think it's better you go and try to maintain your relationships with the rest of your family, maybe she'll come around someday?

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Prosciutto wrapped shrimp, bacon Gruyere mac and cheese, sausage stuffed portobellos, and barbecued pork.

It'll be the tour de piggery :P

I LOVE it!!!!! ;) Thank you!

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The past two holidays I've eaten at home and gone to my inlaws when they are done eating. Even though we're taking a gluten free ham, I may do the same this holiday. I can just cut off a few hunks for me and have my husband take the rest of it over there.

It is hard for me to watch everyone else pig out on foods I can't eat. I don't think anyone misses my presence at the meal. They are more concerned stuffing their faces.

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We are having crockpot venison shanks in red wine with onions, mushrooms and carrots with sprigs of thyme and rosemary. (Did it last Sunday and loved it so much it's worth doing again).

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