Menu Choices, More Reviews

Well I’m in a bit of a funk right now to be honest. It’s been so well, BLAH this winter. It was beautiful well into October (the Boy was running through the sprinkler October 1 – Unheard of in these parts!) but then november hit and it’s been downhill from there. I’m really in need of some spring though our temperatures for the week certainly don’t indicate that’s happening any time soon.

I’m having surgery March 27 on my back so I’m trying to get some things in order before then – some meals prepared ahead of time so our temporary nanny or The Husband can heat them up easily, the house cleaned (that’s a losing battle these days), books set up to read during recovery, and an exercise plan for afterwards. So far the plan consists of: walk as much as I can and when given the okay, start running again.

I also go towards the end of the month for my first set of blood tests since diagnosis – I’m anxious to see the bad levels come down and the good nutrient levels go up. I think I had a “stupid” moment on Sunday and ate hot dogs which made me rather ill.. they didn’t say they contained wheat – only that they might so really, I should have known better.

The Girl is just finished her 6th round of antibiotics after another ear infection. She’s having tubes put in her ears in April.

And now:
Riceworks Chips Thai Curry flavour – I just don’t like them. I think other people will but I just didn’t. I like the Salsa ones and that Chili ones though!

Nearly Normal Flour – I think we’ve found a winner here. We’ve used it as a substitution and also in Jules Shepherd’s own recipe. It’s been wonderful.

Glutino Pretzels – Holy Hannah. These are better than any pretzel I’ve ever tasted. WOW.

I have a couple of other new products I’ve tried and loved that I’ll have to review on when I’m downstairs and can see the labels which I’ve saved.

And the Gluten-Free Menu Swap people always intrigue me with their menu plans so the HUsband and I decided to give menu planning a bit of a try.

Tonight: Artichoke Parmesean Chicken with leftover spaghetti squash, corn and leek risotto.

Other nights this week:
– Steak & Onions with Rice & grilled veggies
– Potato & Chickpea curry (stolen from Celiacs in the House) but I will add chicken or pork to it served on rice.
– And reheats. Our fridge is way too full of leftovers right now and we’re just wastign too much food.

Now if anyone has tips on potty training a rather stubborn 3 year old who can go for days without an accident and then decide he just doesn’t FEEL like using the potty anymore, that’d be great. Speaking of the almost-3 year old – I registered him for preschool yesterday and soccer! How is my baby boy so grown up already???


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chrissy
    Mar 04, 2009 @ 14:05:00

    I love Nearly Normal Flour too! There’s a new name and website: Jules Gluten Free ( and I use it for everything. The graham cracker mix is out now too–S’mores are now back in my life!!


  2. celiacmama
    Mar 05, 2009 @ 04:50:00

    I just found that new website too! Thanks for posting it! Graham cracker mix? I must seek this out.. I am trying the KinnickKinnick one this weekend for a trifle.. I shall post results.


  3. Neil
    Mar 06, 2009 @ 22:30:00

    KinnickKinnick – Their Chocolate Sandwich and Vanilla Sandwich cookies are the next best thing to Oreos. I think that their cookies are the best.


  4. Shelley
    Mar 07, 2009 @ 11:18:00

    Have you tried Snicker doodles? They are great. About training the 3 year old, I found that if I just left them alone a little more, they trained themselves. The pediatrician told me that if they weren’t trained by they got married, just by the bride a new diaper bag and a dozen new diapers!


  5. celiacmama
    Mar 08, 2009 @ 23:13:00

    Oo.. I’ll have to try their chocolate/vanilla sandwich cookies. I am a huge oreo fan! Their bakery is only 20 minutes from me too so I never have to look far for their products!I have not tried Snicker doodles but I’ll add them to my list! And thank you Shelley for your training advice.. that makes me feel a LOT better!!


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