Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Gluten Free Christmas, Ev-e-ry-bo-deeee!

We had a wonderful Christmas. Lots of family, lots of fun, lots of great gifts. Enough pajamas to last at least another year. More toys than any child really needs. And, oh my gosh, I never thought I'd say this, but TOO MANY BOOKS! :) Or, maybe it's a matter of not enough bookshelves. Hm.

I made Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free brownie mix. YUM.

I made Hobo Dinner for nine.

I made Fruit Salad:
3 apples, diced
1 pear, diced (which I then picked out of my portion, because, ew pear)
1 can of pineapple, drained (juice reserved for my children who never get juice and think this is an awesome treat!)
1 orange, peeled, sectioned, and diced
Or whatever fruit you have.

Mix all fruit in a bowl.

In a jar or other small container with lid, mix:
1 T of oil (I used canola)
1 1/2 t of poppy seeds
2 T of lemon juice

Shake well. Pour over fruit and mix. Mix before serving. Enjoy.
This recipe is from the Betty Crocker Cooking Basics cookbook, which is awesome.

I also made Deviled Eggs. Here are my deviled egg "secrets":
1. Start with old eggs. They should be in your fridge a week or more. New eggs don't peel. Trust me.
2. Start with cold water when you hard boil your eggs.
3. After hard boiling, cool the eggs in ice water.
4. You've got to use Miracle Whip. Mayo just doesn't do it.
5. I know you know this, but maybe you don't know this. I set up a baggie inside a heavy glass. I put the yolk filling into the baggie. I cut off the corner of the baggie. I use this to fill the eggs. This is much prettier than trying to use a spoon and your finger and getting mad and yelling at your husband when he was really just walking by. Or something.
6. My kids don't really like deviled eggs. Even though they are awesome and also gluten free.

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