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Easter Dinner Sure Is Easier Than Thanksgiving And Christmas!

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Easter dinner:

1. ham (ingredients: ham, brown sugar glaze)

2. asparagus (ingredients: asparagus)

3. scalloped potatoes (ingredients: potatoes, cream, cheese, salt, pepper)

4. roasted cauliflower (ingredients: cauliflower, Italian seasoning)

5. glass of wine (ingredients: grapes)

6. dessert -- strawberries and raspberries (ingredients: strawberries and raspberries)

lol..

No stuffing, no pumpkin pie, no cinnamon rolls, no green bean casserole, nothing gluteny. woot! B)

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NO dinner is easier at our house. Aside from my gluten intolerance, we have a diabetic, milk allergy and peanut allergy in our near relatives.

However, I go out of my way to try to have enough options, so everybody can get what they like and can eat. After all, I know what its like to have a restricted diet, so I make sure people at my house always feel welcomed no matter what their restrictions.

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Nice. We went to my mom's house and had:

Roast leg of lamb (we brought)

Roasted cauliflower (in duck fat) (we brought)

Spring green salad (my sister in law brought, we talked about prep with them before-hand)

Lemon curd (we brought)

The rest of the family also had crackers and cheese, roasted potatoes, and lemon meringue pie. They also put dressing on their salad which we skipped because of vegetable oil.

None of us felt deprived, though, and I think it was our most successful gluten-free holiday so far.

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I should have added one more thing to the dessert list -- chocolate! lol.. That Easter Bunny sure was smart, he brought only gluten free chocolate for the kids' baskets. And, he left the leftovers hidden for me! He even knew where my best hiding place was! ;)

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I was very apprehensive about Easter at my in-law's house. I ended up taking a yummy appetizer that I could eat and my own meal (grilled chicken and fresh salad made just the way picky me likes it). Doesn't sound very exciting, but my husband's family are not renowned for their cooking skills and so my dish looked better than the actual meal (dried out roast and goopy sides). Dessert was slightly depressing, but since it was all store bought I didn't feel too bad - I rewarded myself with some Coconut Bliss dark chocolate ice cream when I got home. tongue.gif

I fared well, other than taking a sip of vodka before realizing it was distilled from wheat (and I was trying to avoid potential casein problems by skipping the wine)! I had some minor stomach pain and didn't sleep great, but didn't experience most of my other symptoms, so I seem to have lucked out.

The family was very cool - maybe because they're not a "foodie" family they were just fine about me bringing my food. Won't be so easy with my own family, but I've got time to train my mother before Thanksgiving!

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I fared well, other than taking a sip of vodka before realizing it was distilled from wheat (and I was trying to avoid potential casein problems by skipping the wine)! I had some minor stomach pain and didn't sleep great, but didn't experience most of my other symptoms, so I seem to have lucked out.

Glad you had a successful Easter! I've never heard of any wine that has casein in it though...I like Chardonnay and haven't had a problem with it.

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I was very apprehensive about Easter at my in-law's house. I ended up taking a yummy appetizer that I could eat and my own meal (grilled chicken and fresh salad made just the way picky me likes it). Doesn't sound very exciting, but my husband's family are not renowned for their cooking skills and so my dish looked better than the actual meal (dried out roast and goopy sides). Dessert was slightly depressing, but since it was all store bought I didn't feel too bad - I rewarded myself with some Coconut Bliss dark chocolate ice cream when I got home. tongue.gif

I fared well, other than taking a sip of vodka before realizing it was distilled from wheat (and I was trying to avoid potential casein problems by skipping the wine)! I had some minor stomach pain and didn't sleep great, but didn't experience most of my other symptoms, so I seem to have lucked out.

The family was very cool - maybe because they're not a "foodie" family they were just fine about me bringing my food. Won't be so easy with my own family, but I've got time to train my mother before Thanksgiving!

Can someone please explain the above statement in bold to me? I can't have casein either and now I can't have WINE because of it???

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Can someone please explain the above statement in bold to me? I can't have casein either and now I can't have WINE because of it???

I have never heard of wine having casein in it. Period.

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I brought my own food and felt alright yesterday. There were crumbs everywhere however. I was going to eat the ham, but my sis had the rolls beside them. There were gluten-free food there, but not knowing how it was prepared...I just ate my own stuff. I felt iffy today, not sure why. I found Easter dinner easier to go without. I think with Thanksgiving and Christmas there are more traditional foods I have to go without. I think with each hoiliday it will get better!

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There are some wines that are "fined" with casein. This is process by which wine is filtered to remove the impurities. Wine can be fined with all kinds of things, including egg, casein, or gelatin.

Here is one link that talks about it:

http://www.wisegeek.com/contest/is-your-wine-fined.htm

If you really are concerned you need to check with the winery or purchase vegan wines. For the record, I still drink white wine (usually rieslings or spanish albarinos) and I've been fine. A couple weeks ago I got sick after drinking italian white wine and that's all they had at dinner yesterday so that's why I was cautious. I don't think it's super common, but still a minor risk.

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