Thursday, August 30, 2012
Imagine me singing Neil Diamond to you. Is that entertaining?
I haven't talked in a while, so today we'll just have a foodie chat. Ya know, I hate word (foodie) so I won't use it again. But I am not editing today so we are stuck with it for now.
I am blogging on my Kindle which means typing in the html option. No editing. I love my Kindle for everything except blogging.
So...let's chat. I decided to go off wheat again.
Not to the degree I did before. If my family wants to go to Skyline for a rare treat, I won't not eat. Or if I am at an event, I don't need to check if there is wheat in my meal. But I don't need it. It's not a nutritious food. If I choose toast for snack, it replaces a more nutritious (and more satisfying in the long run) food. I ate better without wheat.
I don't intend to bake gluten free. If I want to bake cookies and I really want to eat one, I will. But, I am the kind of person that just needs to cut it entirely to avoid it. Otherwise I am faced with too many choices all day. I over-think everything. Should I have pumpernickel toast for snack or an apple with a few almonds. A biscuit with honey (I have such a weakness) or yogurt and blueberries?
I really didn't miss it once I found some good alternatives. And I had much better food in the house without wheat.
I am starting after the weekend. There are good meals coming this weekend. On Sunday, my aunt and uncle are coming from Cincinnati and I am making fresh mozarella and a big antipasto (no wheat!), Steak with Pebre Sauce and avocado, crash hot potatoes, roasted veggies and Hot Fudge cake. On Monday, we are celebrating my father-in-law's 75th birthday with Jamie's Wicked Kabobs and Texas Sheet cake with homemade ice cream. My husband's family is filling in the gaps there. I am planning to put 75 candles on the cake! Such fun.
(Sorry not to link to those recipes but I don't have time to write code. You can plug them into my search box in the sidebar and you'll find them all here.).
On a different note, I told my mom "all I want for Christmas is a pot." I want to replace my cookware (a mishmash of brands) with Le Creuset. Not all at once, it's very expensive. Maybe over five years. I think I like the green. (Sorry again I can't link). I have never had a "set" of cookware. Mostly I use All-Clad, but I have lots of other pieces from other manufacturers. What do you use? Or do you have a mishmash too?
By the way, I figured out how to change my blog title color. It wasn't me at all. Or Blogger for that matter. It was Google Chrome. When I went to the customize options on my Kindle they were all there (on my Kindle I use Dolphin to browse). When I went to my Mac and used Chrome, there are no options to customize my design. Which is absurd because Google does both Chrome and Blogger. Stupid Google.