Monday, June 27, 2011

What'd You Eat?

Keeping in mind my intention when I started this blog, I'm starting a series called "What'd You Eat?"
I'll be the first to admit that typing out a product review for every thing I eat is a bit daunting ...and may be a bit daunting to you the reader as well... I mean that's A LOT of reading. There are days I just want to know WHAT I can eat...give me the skinny, a bulleted list...just something to give me an idea.
So here goes...

In no specific order I'll have a post per week listing several things that were on my menu the week before. Some may be repeats, some may be newbies that become a product review, but it's a good jumping off point ... a place where you can say "ooh I saw that on sale at the store this week" and get ideas for YOUR grocery list.

In return? comment and leave me some ideas too...Lord knows I get tired of the same old same old too!
Listed items in blue are links to the actual product website (or a link back to one of my product reviews)


Nutty Rice with Yoplait Banana Creme yogurt
Udi's Plain Bagel
Peter Pan Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
Egg Beaters Egg Whites
Van's Gluten Free Waffles
Colby jack cheese
Mozarella Cheese sticks
Progresso Soups
Bananas, Apples, Oranges, Grapes and mmmm Nectarines!
Amy's Frozen Meals  (I personally love the Mexican and Indian flavors!)
Chicken on the grill
Corn on the Cob
Sauteed Asparagus
Steamed Broccoli
Tinkyada Spaghetti
Pork roast (rubbed in fresh parsley, rosemary, olive oil and lemon juice)
BLT's on Udi's
Curried Chicken and peppers

hrmm...just looking over my list I see that I count on "gluten free" products for breakfast (which needs to be quick) and lunch which is usually at work. I bring dinner leftovers several times a week which is a treat but it's nice to have some quick options in the freezer.

So, What'd YOU eat this week?

Be a Kid Again!

The hub and I were kid free on of the blessings of teenaged children, they have plans.
A day with no kids you say? Well of course you had some elegant, the-kids-would-never-eat-it dinner? Nope, we had Chicken Nuggets!
We both agreed they taste much better when the kids don't know you're eating them (grin)

I must preface all of this by letting you know that "nuggets and tots" nights were an institution in our house until just recently. Typically a Thursday night because 1) mom was in school and they were easy to make and 2) mom was in school and didn't have to worry about being glutened.

What a gip! Mom likes nuggets too so it should come as no surprise that when our grocer mentioned she just stocked a new GF item that just happened to be Chicken Nuggets...yup, it's what's for dinner!

I love Applegate Farms products! Not only do they have a great variety of allergen friendly products, they are committed to whole you don't have to feel badly about imbibing in a's REAL :)

We paired these with Ore-Ida Mini Tots and had a great kid-friendly, gluten-free meal...sans kids.

These nuggets may seem a bit pricey, $4.79 for a box of 20, but remember...they are allergen friendly, made with antibiotic and hormone free chicken!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Old Spanish Sugar Mill

This Sunday, in honor of Father's day AND my birthday...the fam is headed out to a local adventure. The hubs said he'd like to go canoeing or snorkeling for the day.

I've heard great things about DeLeon Springs State Park...especially the "make your own pancakes" at the Old Spanish Sugar Mill.
Not only do they have famous pancakes, the park is absolutely gorgeous from the trails to the springs and the canoe runs so it promises to be a great day.

I called them last week to see what gluten free offerings they have...not fair for my fam to miss out on great pancakes just because I can't eat them...and to my surprise...THEY OFFER GLUTEN FREE PANCAKE BATTER!

We're going tomorrow...
I'll update you after the weekend!