1st Milestone of my Gluten Free Journey




4 weeks ago today I started to go gluten free.  I did weigh myself this morning, and had not loss any weight, HOWEVER, my pants are starting to fit looser, so I did measure myself and will continue to do so and see what happens.

Today is also Christmas so Merry Christmas to all.  We are going over to my inlaws for a early dinner and gifts for the kid, so I am going to try a biscuit recipe to take with us.  My Daughter in gave me a recipe that she uses.  She has recently found out that she has a celiac condition, and has been one of my support people through all of this.  Her recipe was easy… 1 cup gluten free flour, 1 tsp Baking Powder, 1/2 tsp salt, (I used half of that), 1/2 cup milk, 2 Tablespoon Mayo… bake at 375 until tops are brown.  It makes about 6 biscuits.  I doubled the recipe and it made 12 with no problem…. I had to cook them for about 20 minutes, (see above photo of left over biscuits)  but I did have them on the lower rake, so they may cook faster on a middle rake.  I had to try one before I took them over and they were good, a little dry, but that can sure be adjusted.

All who tried them liked them, I thought they were good, we had roast beef, 3 types of fresh vegetables, cooked , salad, applesauce, cottage cheese rolls ( mine and regular rolls) …. for dessert we had sweets and sherbet.  My mother in law purchased a gluten free double chocolate brownies for me, and it was good, she was also wonderful as she did check the sherbet and it was gluten free.   So I was able to eat gluten free for the whole meal!  My daughter had brought scallop  cheesy potatoes, but they were made with cream of chicken soup, which had flour, so I could not have them, but had plenty of food to eat.

Been checking Mexican food to see what I can eat, and it is confusing.  Some brands of the food I can, some I can not. If it is made of corn yes, if flour is added no. Of course home made makes it easier to figure out.  Thomas, my husband found some chicken/Mexican mix in the freezer section that is gluten free, picked that up, some refried beans and gluten free soft shell to use.  So maybe tomorrow night we will have that. I am going to have to search this some more.

I think it is time for me to have my afternoon coffee, with a few chocolate candies… gluten free, and enjoy the rest of the day.

One thought on “1st Milestone of my Gluten Free Journey”

  1. I loved reading your last few posts, Jolene! Your meal at Ponderosa seemed like the perfect choice- the salmon, beets, carrots, wild rice. I’m so glad to read how fabulous your Christmas meal was, even gluten free. (I nearly drooled 🙂 It was sweet to see how thoughtful your mother-in-law was to make sure you had a great Christmas meal and dessert.


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