Sunday, May 22, 2011

Family, Fireworks and Gluten Free Fun All Around

One of the things that we strive to achieve is making gluten and dairy free eating a normal part of our life o that we're not preparing separate meals for ourselves and our son.  Sometimes we'll add some cheese to a dish after cooking, but we never eat separate meals.  This doesn't change when people come to visit. 

Today my Aunt and Uncle, my cousin and her almost 3 year old son stopped in for a visit.  My parents, sister and her 3 year old came over too, and it was the first time that all the little ones were together. 

What did we feed everyone?

BBQ Chicken and Ribs
Creamy Potato Salad
Oil and Vinegar Coleslaw
Corn and Black Bean Salad
Chickpea Salad
Mixed Greens Salad 
Gluten Free Pasta
Gluten and Dairy Free Garbanzo Cake and Chocolate Orange Cake

Does that sound like a deprivation diet to you?  Going gluten free is not something I apologize for, because with a little forethought no one even misses it.  In fact, our guests frequently ask us if our son can eat something we've put out, because they can't believe that gluten and dairy free items like the chocolate orange cake we had today can taste so good!

It was fun to watch the next generation of cousins run around and play together today, and I got to catch up with some relatives that I really only see every few years.  To top it off, we had a front row seat to the fireworks! 

Tomorrow it's back to reality and back to thesis writing.  The Weekly Menu Plan will go up tomorrow.  Happy Gluten Free May 2-4!

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