Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gluten-Free Christmas

I made a turkey dinner from scratch. All gluten-free. This is far off from a store-roasted chicken and stove-top that made for Thanksgiving a few years back. My challenge was going to be tasty stuffing. I followed a recipe from a small gluten-free recipe magazine with great success.

The Cole's notes version: I made gluten-free corn bread and cubed it. After sauteing onion and celery, adding fresh parsley and sage, I mixed the cornbread with the spice and drizzled enough chicken stock to make the bread moist. The stuffing baked for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. It complimented the turkey, potatoes and green and yellow beans perfectly.

The house is still standing and no one suffered food poisoning, in fact a few people went for seconds = proud gluten-free kitchen moment for me. The gluten-free sugar cookies and M&M blondies turned out "delicious" too (Rylyn's new word for when she enjoying food).

And because gluten-free stuffing is not as cute as these are some recent pictures from a winter visit to the park.

Rylyn looking for the Downy Woodpecker we saw the day before.
Addisyn giggling at mommy.
Wide shot.

Bible Reflections:
Isaiah 42:8-9
New King James Version (NKJV)
am the Lord, that is My name;
And My glory I will not give to another,
Nor My praise to carved images.
Behold, the former things have come to pass,
And new things I declare;
Before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

-Every day is new. God knows the new before I do. Just like I can trust Him with my mistakes, I can trust Him to guide me in my new endeavours. I was dreading looking for a gluten-free stuffing recipe and unknowingly, a friend placed one right in my hands!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

I received a comment that I was nominated for a Liebster Blog Award, an online chain letter of sorts for bloggers. To my nominator...thank you for including me.  I will receive the nomination but pass on accepting the award. *wink, wink* I will fulfill parts 1 and 2 of the rules below to honour the nomination, but as I do with most forwards, will not pass it on. I thought it would be fun to answer the questions as I have not written anything in a few weeks.

The rules for the Liebster Blog Award are:
1. You must post 11 random things about yourself.
2. Answer the question that the nominator set for you.
3. Create 11 questions for the people you nominate.
4. Choose 11 other blogs with under 200 followers to nominate and link them in your post.
5. You cannot "tag back" the other blog, but leave a comment on this post with the URL of your Liebster post so I can learn more about you and see who you nominate.

    11 Random Things About "I'm I Mom Now What":
  1. I have kept a diary since I was 14. Blogging seemed like a natural progression after discarding my teenage "letters" of woe.
  2. I used to tell people I did not plan on having children to close any conversations that included, "So when are you going to have kids?"
  3. I am enjoying learning to cook and bake gluten free.
  4. My youngest daughter Addisyn has now been out as long as she was in. lol.
  5. My husband named both our daughters.
  6. I am going to be an Aunt soon and I can't wait!!!
  7. I have a cat with shifty blue eyes.
  8. I have never mowed a lawn in my life.
  9. I just finished reading Celiac Disease for Dummies and was glad I had a university education while reading is not for dummies.
  10. I believe in a relationship with Jesus not religion.
  11. I save at least $10/week using coupons.
Questions from 2peasandadog:

1. What is your favourite article of clothing? My Volcom t-shirt. First it was my BIL's, then my husband's and now it is mine.

2. Name one thing that always makes you happy. Baby giggles.

3. What is your fave restaurant? Gluten-restricted, two under two...what is a restaurant again? Right now Boston Pizza as it is one place we can eat out.

4. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and during what time period? Cliche, but I would want to see Jesus and His miracles.

5. What bill do you hate paying the most? Car insurance. Ugh!

6. What would you be if not a teacher? Midwife.

7. If you had to choose a TV character to be your friend who would it be? Gordan Ramsay

8. What is something "quirky" about you? I used to have socks with the days of the week printed on them...I wore them on the wrong days.

9. Which category do you fall in: "MAC" or "Other" when it comes to computers? Other presently...hopefully MAC after Christmas.

10. When teaching do you like tables or desks? Tables

11. What is your favourite subject to teach? DRAMA!!!

Check out my friend's teaching blog
Thanks for the nomination.