Monthly Archives: February 2011

Croissants for 2B

Yeah, it’s February of 2011, and is it really(?) any surprise that I am just now getting to read the 2010 Holiday recipes? nah. It’s true- I am *just* that busy.  We have been looking for a suitable replacement for croissants.. and waaaaaay at the back of the magazine is a recipe. It looks complicated, so we started early.

The pile of ingredients just seemed endless. Oh well. I hope they turn out even close to “real” croissants. So far so good. I will keep you posted.

looks sticky

Holiday 2010 GF recipes

...for the lovely elderly couple in 2B

GF baking is not for the faint of heart








…. and here they are, all baked up.

All golden and delicious.

The chickpea flour in this recipe is *overwhelming*. I will make this recipe again, and adjust the flour ratios to something more like what I am used to.




On the road, again


Travelling while gluten free?  It can be done. The prep work is worth the travel without incident. The horror stories of travel without the gluten free prep work are dreadful. You probably don’t want to know about the “incidents”. Not really. Trust me. Take your own snacks.

We could fly, and be there faster, but driving is easier because we can pack more of our own snacks. Must. have. snacks.

In the snack bag for this trip, so far:

  • Glutino’s Pretzel Twists
  • TraderJoes carmel corn
  • gummy bears
  • Chocolate Chex
  • EnviroKids Crispy Chocolate Rice bars
  • cocoa mix and mini marshmallows
  • Trail mix, GORP (good old raisins and peanuts)
  • fruit snacks

We will have a cooler with our lunch sandwiches and some fruit, we also have a case of bottled water, a roll of papertowels. Throw in some last minute gear and we are good to go!

Snack on!




Chex cereal saved my life

Chocolate Chex gave me back “breakfast”. And saved my life. Seriously.

If you have not tried all the new Chex cereals then go get some. I cannot begin to tell you how much easier it is just to grab something off the REGULAR grocery shelf. *whew*

It is a great breakfast, makes fabulous snacks, works with melted marshmallows as a cookie and is just darn tasty. What’s not to love.

C H O C O L A T E   C H E X.

Corn and Rice chex are also lovely. Boring, but lovely.




What’s for dinner?

What is for dinner? I don’t know.  So tired of never-ending tacos and pizza decisions….. decided to “cook” tonight. I have no idea what this is … but here’s what I did, if throwing stuff in a pan is considered cooking, then I COOKED!!  Thought about  making mashed potatoes instead of throwing them in the same roaster.. but that would be more work.  Maybe next time.

Golden Chicken

  • 5 Yukon potatoes, chunked/sliced
  • 1 lb. baby carrots
  • 1 yellow onion sliced
  • chicken thighs, boneless/skinless
  • 1 box Pacific Foods, Condensed Cream of chicken soup
  • 1/2 C Pacific Foods, Chicken Stock
  • 1 T tumeric (for golden color)
  • 1 T Herbs Provence
  • Monterey Steak Pepper
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Salt

Scatter carrots, onion in roaster. Sliced potatoes on top of that in a layer. Add chicken and sprinkle salt to taste. Add lemon pepper and Steak pepper to taste.

Mix soups with tumeric and herbs. Pour over the top of the chicken/veggies layers.

Bake at 375 for 90 minutes, or until done to your liking. I stirred the chicken down into the sauce and baked it for another 30 minutes. Super tasty.