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I do most of the grocery shopping and all the cooking in our house and I refuse to cook 2 separate meals, so hubby and son are stuck with gluten free dinners. Luckily my husband isn't too picky about what he eats. My son is 5 and he's much harder to please. But I don't really give him much of a choice. I do keep some gluten food in the house for them - bread for sandwiches, cereal, etc. But it's not really much. Most of what we have in the house is gluten free. While it's a pain to be responsible for all the meals, it's really easier in that I can control what is cooked in my house.

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As far as the pasta everyone in my house hates any of the rice based pastas. I buy Sams Mill corn pasta and everyone likes it a lot. I have found though that the corn pasta is better for hot dishes rather than cold ones. When cold it can be a bit chewey. I can get a 16 oz. package for around $2.00-$2.25. I usually buy it from a local Mennonite store, but have found it and Millers Finest corn pasta(haven't tried this one yet) at Big Lots. Price wise I find it a lot cheeper than other brands too.

Aside from eating Udis bread, we like to warm corn tortillas up and make wraps. I will also make a huge batch of crepes and use them as wraps also. They freeze very well.

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I really love the Chebe pizza mix, and it's easy to throw together. They sell it on Amazon for about $3 a mix. My niece told me you can be a "Prime" member for $35 a year and get free second day air shipping with every order. I've benn pondering it.

I've also enjoyed the buns from Chebe, and you don't need any special equipment. So I guess I'd ask DH for a Amazon Prime membership for my birthday, and $50 5o spend as you wish on Amazon.

P.S. I don't work for Amazon or Chebe.

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That's a great idea!! Thanks! My mom got me a stand mixer. I'm thinking I need a George foreman grill also.

We LOVE our Foreman grill! I've had a baby one for years and when my husband and I got married earlier this year, we went out and got the big one. It's great for burgers, chicken, salmon, or anything else you'd put on the grill.

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The only thing I have found so far that is extremely inconvenient about going gluten free is the need to plan ahead so that I can eat without worries. My son is not gluten free (I am a single mom). I am able to keep him from "suffering" from my gluten free diet by keeping bread (in a separate place so that I don't have to worry about crumbs getting into my food), some snacky type foods that can be kept separate (like cookies he keeps in his room, frozen snacks that he can reheat in the microwave, etc) and serving delicious gluten free meals that he doesn't even think about what is missing. A great example is last night we had steak, baked potatoes and salad. Who misses gluten :)

If he craves pizza, I just buy it for him and eat some left overs. I know I would be irritated if I couldn't have pizza because of someone else's dietary restrictions (I barely tolerate it now, I love pizza, but I try to deal with the gluten free stuff-not the same!!). Since I have gotten used to having gluten free options readily available (heck I even have yogurt and fruit or cereal in a pinch), then he is happy and I don't stress.

My bf is not here every day, but I don't make him eat gluten free. Now with a meal like the steak dinner I was talking about, I am sure he doesn't notice. I know it can get hectic but I feel like it is my problem that I have to be gluten free. It means I am cooking ahead more. For instance, I use my crockpot a lot more now. And in those last minute, oops I didn't cook anything situations, I have made do with whatever, even eggs and corn tortillas or rice cakes and lunch meat.

Just trying to suggest a few things. Yes it would be nice to have a husband who is always understanding but at the same time it is OK if he expresses frustration.

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Got up early this morning. Realied now why I don't feel like I'm getting better.... My mil had toast in my toaster!! I have a separate one, but I guess she never noticed...... Ugh

Any chance you can get her out? She doesn't respect your illness. I can't imagine having a new baby & 2 little ones & a hub that isn't helpful (actually tries not to be). That would be hard enough. Add his mother who feels the same way he does & that is impossible for you to live there.

Try hiding your toaster. Keep the gluten one on the counter & put yours in the cabinet or the laundry room. Put red or pink tape with your name on it all over your butter, PB, etc. Put them in the back of the fridge or cabinet. Then if she still uses it.....

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If you like onion, I whipped up some fabulous patty melts on my brother's gluten-free Grill when I visited him. He asked his wife if they could have them once a week. They're great in lettuce wraps if you don't feel like dealing with buns, and neither of them are gluten-free.

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