Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 19

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So these two posts (Day 19 and 20) are late.  Sorry about that.  I had a doozy of an ending to the week.  :D  Not only did this website get “attacked”  (really, people?  Nothing better to do??  B!) but on Saturday morning, I had the joy of fishing my cell phone out of a full cup of coffee.  Oh yes, technology + me has not been working.

On Friday – Day 19 – we took the kids to see Despicable Me 2.  Our littlest one was unimpressed but the biggest child is completely baffled by the fact that someone would give all the minions shots to make them “meanies”.  It has been rattling around in her head since the movie let out and she is filled with questions.  I think it’s the only movie she’s seen that she has announced that she doesn’t want to see again.  I wonder if her sense of reality and imagination are colliding?  

Missing from my pictures from Friday is the box of junior mints and water that I had while watching the movie.  Something about snapping a photo with my cell phone in a dark theater did NOT seem like a plan – even BEFORE the movie started (as we shut our phones off during the film…unlike the man in front of me….grrrr).  I will leave the idea of a chocolate treat to your imaginations.  :D

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Breakfast:  water.  I woke up late and wasn’t hungry.

Lunch: Cucumber slices (for my sandwich) with a dab of cream cheese and roasted chicken.  I could not get this out of my head!  I had a friend over with her son for a playdate – she had a piece of my “sandwich” and was hooked too.  YUM!  NOT pictured:  a half of a peach and water.

Day 19 lunch

 

Dinner:  Teriyaki Chicken and veggies/rice.  Here’s my recipe for teriyaki sauce that is delicious and easy to make!  I make a batch of this and then put it in the fridge for 7-10 days to use.  When I’m really organized, I make a larger batch and “can” some of it for longer storage.  

Day 19 dinner

 

Hope you are all having a great weekend!
-Kate

Gluten Free Everyday Eats: Day 18

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Day 18 lunch

Today we were up and out of the house early!  (Well…early for summer when I am not teaching.)  I had a doctor appointment. We had to run to Costco and then another stop…and home.  Breakfast was on the run.  I had to get the kids up and out of the house much earlier than they had to be in the most recent days.  By the time I got them fed and their snack packed, we had to go!  So breakfast?  Yeah.  That was more like a large cup of coffee. :D

What do you do for breakfast to go when you are late?  

Do you have two different breakfast plans?  

I do!  One for quick-grab and go breakfasts and the others for more leisurely mornings.   During the school year, I have a list of things that I tend to grab for breakfast.  I honestly am not a breakfast kind of person at 5:00AM – so I tend to take something I can eat at my desk at 7:00AM when I get to work.  As for the weekends or later mornings?  This is the list of breakfast foods I like.

Today…I kind of blew it on all breakfast fronts.  :D  

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Breakfast:  Water and a cup of coffee on the go.  

Snack:  Gluten free beef jerky and a glass of water.  NOT PICTURED:  handfuls of raspberries and a couple of strawberries from my Costco run. :D

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Lunch:  Seriously, I am eating this tomorrow.  Don’t be annoyed with the repetitive meal plan but MAN this was tasty!  I had roasted chicken with a tiny dab (seriously – a little bit!) of cream cheese between two cucumber slices.  The huge red grapes hit the spot too.  Water to drink.

Day 18 lunch

 

Dinner:  I had a huge salad, a 1/2 cup of steamed sticky rice and 1 grilled chicken thigh (not pictured).  Water to drink. 

Day 18 dinner

Are you getting sick of my meals yet?
Got any  inspiration for me?
:D

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This was taken during my favorite part of the day.  Well…second favorite.  I loved watching my imps play with their doll house for over an hour together.

Happy GF Days, All – 
Kate

 

 

Gluten Free Everyday Eats – Day 17

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Today was busy but fun.  Between morning errands and whatnot, I had a plan for lunch, etc.  None of which worked out.  Ha!  Typical for my planning some days. :D  When we got to where we were going to eat lunch/play date, the cafe had run out of all gluten free options (seriously… they had carrot sticks left).  I was hungry!  Ah well.  

I had better get myself to the market tomorrow.  I am craving a huge salad and we only had a head of broccoli in the house.  :D  I saved some to make some broccoli slaw for lunch tomorrow – *just in case* my brilliant plan for tomorrow also fails me.  

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Breakfast:  I thought I’d try a boxed mix for gluten free scones before.  While I scoffed at the ingredients list, the “Meyer Lemon Scones” had my taste buds,so I totally splurged.  ($6.79/box!)  I whipped up the scores this morning.  They were decent (but not a lot of flavor to them….I would have been very hard pressed to call them “lemon scones”) when they were hot.  However, once cool?  I was bummed.  (PS.  My DH saw them on the counter when he got home for lunch and sent me a text.  He wondered why I had made “vanilla cupcakes in blotches”  Ha!)

Thank goodness for raspberry jam.  Now if only I had some clotted cream.  Breakfast (with the warm version of the scone) would have been decadent.  The coffee was perfect. :D

Day 17 breakfast

Lunch was a total bust.  My girls at the carrot sticks I was offered because they were hungry.  I knew I could make some scrambled eggs when we got home.  So that’s what my lunch (at 2PM) ended up being: scrambled eggs with parmesan and garlic, a yellow peach (it was sour!) and water.

Day 17 lunch

 

Dinner:  steamed brown rice, steamed broccoli and a little tilapia.  (All made in the rice cooker again…. I think I’m liking this trick of cooking in the rice cooker!).  Honestly, the fish I made the other day was better.  This one didn’t marinate long enough to fully develop much flavor and I think I used a little too much lemon.  DH ate several servings so it was at least decent enough for that.  Quite likely, though, he was just hungry.  LOL

Day 17 dinner

 

Snack:  Tonight I am munching on some tortilla chips (the ones I love to eat with my scrambled eggs) and some water.  

Hope you had a great day as well.  

-Happy Gluten Free Eats!
-Kate