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Monday, October 4, 2010

Gluten-Free Cooking Update

So far, so good.  I'm in the facination stage of cooking gluten-free.  Still learning the brands and what to substitute for things that I'm used to using when I cook.  So far, the gluten free things I've made are brownies, Sugar Cookies, Chicken Pot Pie(w/o traditional crust, mashed potatoes were the crust), Brisket, Meatballs and Spaghetti, and a Quinoa Black Bean and Corn Salad.  Delicious!  So far, no complaints from the family, as in, the family I work for.  My husband tried the Chicken Pot Pie and liked it.
This week the menu includes Dairy Free and GF lasagna, Pot Roast, Tacos and Fettucine Alfredo.  This will be my first time cooking without REAL cheese.  Not sure what to expect; have read mixed reviews on the dairy free cheese.  That just seems like an oxy moron to me.  Have you ever cooked with Dairy Free Dairy products?

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Where in the Blog World are you

It seems I've fallen off the "blog world" lately.  Many times I've thought of things to post on here, but then the time evaporates. 
Just a little of what's been going on in my life...
New job finally got going...by "going" I mean I'm actually working and not just getting a paycheck.  :)  You know, as in showing up on site at 8:00 and going home several hours later.
I have another job that I was working until my new one started, but I haven't quit that one either.  Essentially, I'm working both jobs.  Call me crazy, but I love to work.  Why do I love to work?!!!
Then there are the church activities that we MUST plan, attend and clean up after.  Ladies Retreat is coming up, really looking forward to that.  The Fun Fair was last Saturday. Perfect weather, lots of people, etc.  The Tulsa State Fair is in session and we put in our time at the booth our church is running.
And there's Scrapbooking that I love to do in my spare time.  I'll be attending a three day conference this weekend and teaching an Advanced Scrapbooking class with a couple of friends.  This event is like a retreat and you feel so pampered you don't want to leave...even though I'm essentially working there, it doesn't feel like it.
Until next time....