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Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 10

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Day 10 feature

Plugging along.  My order for Sister’s Baking Co granola arrived today (!!! Hello?  Super speedy!).  The package arrived at the same time my husband arrived home from work.  We all sat around the kitchen table snacking on granola, white peaches and drinking some water.  Needless to say my order is down one package (servings for 6….and 3 of us (mostly 2 of us) had *no* problem polishing it off.  The rest of the packs have been stowed away or they would have been in jeopardy too.  I have one set aside to put in the car console.  I’m hoping it will last.  :D

 
GFEveryday  My meals were pretty typical today (minus the polished off bag of granola with the family….).  You can see I really need to work on getting the fruit and veg into my meals.  I think I’m a produce snob.  If it tastes great, you can’t stop me from eating it.  If it is even slightly not-great?  Meh.  I’ll pass.  Seriously, I need to get over this.  :D

 

Breakfast today for everyone was cereal.  I had Cinnamon Chex.  Weirdly enough, when I eat this cereal I find myself hungry within an hour or two for some bizarre reason.  So even though I love it, it doesn’t hit my breakfast rotation often.

Day 10 Breakfast

Lunch:  Egg and veg scramble:  Sugar snap peas, onions, garlic, red pepper strips and some eggs.  Served with two Rudi’s tortillas (charred just the way we love them) and water.  I also ate some grapes and blueberries -but just a couple handfuls.

Day 10 Lunch

Snack:  Granola!  Water and a couple slice of a white peach I cut up for the kids.  A couple more grapes and blueberries.

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Dinner:  3 Spam Musubi (or at least what this girl makes at home and calls “Spam Musubi” – I’ve never been to Hawaii but I have eaten it here (with wheat-free tamari) in a few restaurants.  Hard to find the gluten free version, so I make it at home.  It tastes so good!  I also ate some “salad” (chopped up Romaine lettuce really) and a few grapes.  Water all around.

Day 10 Dinner

Tomorrow we are off to pick up the girls new eyeglasses.  I’ve never been more astounded by someone’s joy in all my life.  I remember getting glasses and being teased as a kid.  Now both of my girls will be wearing glasses.  The youngest gets the pleasure of being one week away from her third birthday and sick to boot.  But they are both rather curious and excited.  I hope their generation is kinder than mine.  It’s a little heartbreaking to know they need glasses but at the same time, what a relief, right?  Now I know they will be seeing even better and if that is all we face?  Eye glasses?  Good grief!  What a ridiculous worry in light of what others face daily.

After the eye doctor?  We have some party planning.  It’s My Love’s birthday tomorrow.  No cake in sight nor even on the horizon.  At least I bought some heavy whipping cream today.  I will be able to do something with the million blueberries in the refrigerator?  Maybe a blueberry pie for his party cake?  Guess I will have to wait and see what I work out.  

Happy Wednesday, All!

-Kate

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 9

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Well… I’m posting this on the morning of Day 10.  I knew this would happen at some point.  The littlest peanut just about drove me up a wall yesterday and now I know why:  she’s sick.  Poor thing.  I read their new book to them (“Listen Buddy” – the story of why listening is important because…well…one of them could use the lesson.  LOL) and then I promptly fell asleep with the girls.  Lights out.  9:45PM.  Yes, I am a party animal. :D

Yesterday we stuffed ourselves silly.  I also ordered some of that granola that I mentioned on Day 8.  Apparently polishing off what I had on hand was not enough when you wake up and you are still thinking about it.  LOL

It was an average day.  Nothing to wax poetic about but we did end up eating out last night.  Our hair cuts took a little longer because I asked for the stylist to please try to cover my “Elvira gray patch/streaks” otherwise known as “kid-scars”.  :D  As a result, I spent more money than I had originally planned, but I’m also happier with my new haircut and coloring.  The girls both got their hair cut (5 inches off for Zoe and 3 inches off for Rory) as did My Love.  It was a family affair because that was the only time available.  Next time, we are not going as a group.  The kids have to wait far too long (thus my gray hair).  

 

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Anywho…here’s what was on the menu for yesterday:

Breakfast:  2 eggs scrambled with parmesan cheese and garlic, a handful of gluten free crackers, a large serving of cut cantaloupe and a banana.  And yes, coffee.   

Day 9 - part of breakfast   Day 9 - last part of breakfast

 

Lunch:  Leftovers from the Thai restaurant (no rice..the kids gobbled that up!), a white peach and water.

Day 9 lunch

Dinner:  (Oh my… let’s see….)  An overly dressed Caesar Salad (sans croutons), gluten free “flatbread” (really just a gf pizza crust brushed with garlic oil) with marinara sauce (the kids at this mostly), and 3 slices of sausage and extra cheese pizza.  Water to drink.

          Day 9 Dinner salad

Day 9 pizza

And today?  Well…so far it’s Chex Cinnamon cereal (to die for…but it has a downside too for me…more on that tonight) and coffee.

Hope your day is starting off marvelously!  I’m off to care for the munchkins. 
-Kate

Gluten Free Everyday Eats: Day 8

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Today we had major play dates, my eldest had more physical therapy (every Monday…all summer long), and we were out of the house for 2 of our three meals.   Blech. I packed some granola in the car and water – so I was good to go for the meal that I knew would be the most difficult (lunch).

Do you pack or prep anything special for days like this?

On Friday, I’m bringing the girls up north for a swim/play date.  We will have to pack two snacks and lunch.  Give me strength.  LOL    Actually, I know I will be using a bit of money from our weekly grocery budget to get some more granola from the store in town.  It’s gluten free (for those of you who, like me, eat certified gluten free oats).  And more importantly, it’s delicious.  If I can’t get the time or figure out that it’s not in our budget, I will make some granola bars of my own.  I’ve already got the fresh hummus, carrot sticks, etc ready.  Now I want the sweet-salty delectable granola for the drive. 

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Today….. this is what I ended up with:  

Breakfast:  2 scrambled eggs (of which I ate half…just after this photo, the littlest member of the family helped herself to momma’s breakfast), four goat cheese crackers, cantaloupe and coffee.

Day 8 breakfast

Lunch:  Not pictured, the burger patty (sans bun, of course) I ate while out with kids.  (I was so hungry!)  But here is that delectable granola and my water bottle).  (PS.  I have absolutely no affiliation with this company… I just wish I lived near them so I could munch on their boo-boos.  LOL)

Day 8:  granola lunch

Dinner:  Out at a local Thai restaurant that is fairly responsive to gluten free eaters.  I ordered Gluten Free Garden stir-fry with lemongrass.  Holy beans.  SO FREAKING good!  For dessert, I had their house-made coconut ice cream.  Quite yummy!

Day 8 Dinner:  Lemongrass stir-fry     Housemade Coconut Ice Cream

 

And you?

Did you eat anything you regret eating today?

I wish I hadn’t eaten the ice cream or the burger patty.  Not calorically worth it.  The ice cream was delicious.  Totally free of concern for gluten free issues.  But the burger patty?  Not calorically worth it and a tad more risky.  

Do you have a better plan for tomorrow?

I do!  It’s a stay-home, run only the necessary errands tomorrow.  Woot! :D  Oh yes – and hair cuts (finally)!

Happy Gluten Free Eats, all!
Kate