Going to have taco's for dinner. Mission corn tortillas, 505 Green Chile, hamb, avocado mash, cheese and tomato. Everything is gluten free and oh so YUMMY.
OH SO YUMMY TACO'S
I found stew meat at Sprouts and split it into 3 packages. I can get 6 meals from the stew meat.
I can't wait to make beef and noodles.
I thawed a udi's hot dog bun and here are my favorite gluten free noodles.
Just add a large container of organic beef broth with the stew meat. Cook approx 5 hours and add water as needed. When meat is soft add noodles and cook 10-12 min. While noodles are cooking spread hot dog bun with butter and grate some cheese on them. Broil for a min or so until you have wonderful garlic bread.
Enjoy your beef and noodles. These make great leftover's so make extra.
Cornish Game Hens. My first attempt at ever cooking them. My nephew wanted them for New Year's Eve.
GREAT cornish game hen with mashed potatoes. OK there is a chunk missing. It had to be tested, Right?
I went out the next day and bought 6 frozen cornish game hens because they were OH SO GOOD. They were also so cheap only $3.00 each. I can get 2 or 3 meals from each hen. Stay tuned for how I use the cornish game hens.
I made my gluten free dry rub for the ribs. I cooked the ribs at 200 degrees for hours after rubbing them with my dry rub mixture. These were for a party at work.
Ribs before cooking them
Fully cooked ribs. These are TO DIE FOR - the best tasty ribs ever.
I will work on the recipe to put on the blog in 2012.
The 4 items above I always buy when I go to Sprouts in Ft Collins. I love these cookies. The peas replace the washibi peas I used to eat before going gluten free. The PUNJAB EGGPLANT I always keep in a drawer at my office. From my office I have to drive 30 min away to get gluten free food (and this is a local gas station).
Stay tuned for what I keep at work so I can eat gluten free and still have energy for work.
Also I will feature my favorite gluten free items for your pantry.
I got these 2 cookbooks for Christmas (I bought them for myself)
I will be making recipes for them over the next couple months and posting about them.
I will be doing meatless monday recipes as well.
I am going to honor my dad and move forward with the blog in 2012. My dad passed on 6/4/2011, I still miss him every day.
LYNON (my niece) with RASCAL (my foster dog)
LYNON reading to the dogs at bed time
LYNON coloring and making funny faces
I love when my niece comes and visits. She has such a good energy with the dogs.
My nephew wanted cornish game hens. These are the first I have every cooked.
YUMMY cornish game hens with mashed potatoes. All gluten free.
Not bad for my first attempt.
SEVIN (my nephew) after my great cornish hens. He is watching Captain America Movie
My dogs and foster dog and former foster dog all enjoying the couch
HAVE A GREAT 2012
I went wild and bought me a new sewing machine for Christmas
New fancy sewing machine and old sewing machine (l-r)
I found these neat chihuahua panels on ebay and I have had this chihuahua fabric several years ago. So I decided to make a quilt with them and try out my new sewing machine.
The dogs hanging out while I sew
Top row of quilt down. It's looking good.
Quilt top - I'm really starting to like this quilt.
Stay turned for the final quilt top.
My MOM, LYNON and STACY (my sister)
I got these 2 great cookbooks for Christmas. I can't wait to cook from them.
My MOM and SEVIN (my nephew) and his Christmas presents
My MOM, LYNON getting her Miss Kitty blanket and STACY
MY WONDERFUL GIFT from my SECRET SANTA. I got lunchbags, my own set of knife, fork and spoon, gluten free body lotion and the MOST BEAUTIFUL WHITE SCARF
My New Sewing Machine
My new Sewing Machine (right) My old Sewing Machine (stopped working)
I really splurged and used my Xmas money and bought a new sewing machine. My old sewing machine lasted 9 years. This new one is computerized as is a long arm one for quilting. I just LOVE my new sewing machine.
Rubs with my homemade dry rub mix. Made 3 racks for the last day of work before Christmas.
Dry Rubbed Ribs before being cooked.
Gluten Free Dry Rubbed Ribs - cooked. They are ohh so YUMMY. They went so fast at the company Christmas Lunch.
I don't really have any good excuses for why I haven't updated the BLOG in the past year. I just haven't been in to it. I can't believe that a whole year has gone by since I posted. I do miss the writing and a lot has gone on in my life this past year. Some good, some ugly and some bad ones.
What I'm going to do on the blog is work on separating it into two or three parts.
One part is living gluten, dairy and other food allergies free. This includes weekly recipes.
The other will be living in Northern Colorado with my family and friends.
The third part will be my Dog Rescue Work - go to www.smalldogrescuenc.org
I LOST MY DAD ON JUNE 4TH 2011. I WAS SO BLESSED TO HAVE HIM IN MY LIFE FOR THE PAST 53 YEARS, BUT MISS HIM EVERY DAY. MY HEART IS STILL HEALING FROM THIS LOSS.
Below are pictures of my life in the past year.
CHRISTMAS EVE 2010 - Was at my house. We had spinach artichoke dip and ham salad. It was a wonderful evening.
Jackie and LYNON - Christmas 2010
SEVIN with the dogs - Christmas 2010
My DAD's last Christmas - 2010
MOM with her Chihuahua slippers!
LYNON ready for the Colorado Winters
Homemade Green Chili with Burrito - All Gluten Free
What you need for Gluten-Free Valentine Day's Cupcakes
LYNON puts on the mint candies on top
EASY PEASY GLUTEN FREE CUPCAKES
Precooked Potato Chip Chicken Tenders - All Gluten Free
Gluten Free Potato Chip Chicken Tenders with Beet Salad and Ranch dressing
Homemade Salsa in the Canner - March 2011
Dog T-shirts for New QUILT
DOG TSHIRT QUILT TOP
HAM for EASTER - Gluten Free
PEEPS EASTER CUPCAKES - Gluten Free
LYNON's 3rd Birthday Party. This is the last picture of my DAD.
He passed away 4 weeks later from cancer.
ANGEL - foster dog who got adopted in August 2011
Rental Cabin in Glenwood Springs - August 2011 - 4 day vacation with my Nephew SEVIN
View from our cabin - Glenwood Springs Colorado
SEVIN horseback riding Glenwood Springs Colorado
Traffice Sign in Glenwood Springs - My Nephew and I laughed our butts off at this!!!
Canning Season - 2011
50 lbs of peaches and 12 dozen ears of corn and jars for canning
Peaches are canned for the year
Gluten Free Tomato Pie - first tomatoes of the season
Tomatoes are canned for the year
I made Tomato Jam this year. OH SO YUMMY
The first snow storm of the year took out my fence and back gate - Oct 2011
Lucky - the tree missed my shed - Oct 2011
JOHNNIE - new foster dog - Oct 2011
My MOM with DOLLY - who is turning white at 18+ years old - Nov 2011
LYNON decorating Christmas Tree - Nov 26, 2011
LYNON and Jackie - Christmas 2011
LYNON sleeping after helping Aunt Kathy decorate the Christmas Tree - Nov 26, 2011
STAY TURNED FOR A NEW AND BETTER GF DINER BLOG!!!
WHERE HAVE I BEEN?
1 – Working 55+ hours for the past three months.
2 – Canning the past two months.
3 – Taking care of 7 dogs (5 of my own and 2 foster dogs)
4 – Spending time with my family and friends.
5 – Cooking and eating gluten-free.
6 – Meeting Gluten Free Girl and getting her new cookbook signed.
7 – Went to a Gluten Free Potluck in Boulder – WAS HEAVEN.
Work is finally slowing down and canning season is over with.
Below are pictures of my life the past two months.
I am going to get back into BLOGGING and QUILTING.
HOPE EVERYONE HAD A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
This is part of Alphabe Thursday – go to this great blog to read about
THE COLORS OF CANNING
I love this time of year. Fall is in the air at night but during the day it is still summer here. I’m ready to let summer go and get ready for winter.
Last year I had a canning share from Grant Farms (www.grantfarms.com). I had never canned before but thought I would give it a try. My grandmother and mom have canned so I wanted to carry on the tradition. I loved canning but more importantly loved eating my canned goodies all winter long. I canned beets, tomatoes, pears, peaches and applesauce. The past few months I have even gotten brave and canned salsa verde. My nephew loves it so I will be making a batch every few months.
This year I also signed up again for a canning share from Grant Farms (www.grantfarms.com). I will be canning 25 lbs of beets, 40 lbs of peaches, 40 lbs of pears and 50 lbs of tomatoes in the next month. Grant Farm grows and provides me with organic fruit and veggies. I also get a dozen eggs every week from them. It is so nice have eggs from happy chickens.
So here are my pictures showing the COLORS OF CANNING.
Be Brave – there is still time.
Go to your local farm or farmer’s market and get fruit and veggies and CAN them.
You CAN do it.
If I can CAN you CAN too.
Where have I been? This past month has flown by, no it jetted by. I’ve been working a lot and doing a few other things as well. My niece spent one Saturday evening with me and my nephew has stayed over two nights in the past few weeks. He starts school next week so his summer is almost over with. Below is where and what I’ve been doing the past several weeks. I will try and get back into blogging soon. I promise.
QUILT I AM WORKING ON - THE DOGS LOVE IT
ROSY RED QUILT - HAVE 30 MORE HOURS OF HAND QUILTING LEFT TO FINISH IT
MADE SALSA VERDE - MY NEPHEW LOVED IT
I HAD A GREAT BIRTHDAY AND MY OWN BIRTHDAY CHEESECAKE
I GOT A RICE COOKER FOR MY BIRTHDAY - I CAN'T WAIT TO USE IT
ROSEBUD ENJOYING HER LIFE
TUNA STUFFED ZUCHINNI AND MY CANNED BEETS
GLUTEN FREE MAC AND CHEESE - THIS IS OH SO YUMMY
BACON, TOMATO AND LETTUCE WRAP WITH THE FIRST SWEET CORN OF THE SEASON
GLUTEN FREE HARD TACO - THESE ARE BETTER THAN TACO BELL OR TACO JOHNS
GLUTEN FREE RICE CHIP NACHOS WITH YOGURT - NO NEED FOR SOUR CREAM
LYNON MY NIECE WITH THE EGGPLANT - WE HAD EGGPLANT PIZZA FOR DINNER
WE MADE CARROT CUPCAKES FOR DESERT
MY MOM AND LYNON WITH HER CARROT CUPCAKES - THESE WERE GLUTEN FREE AND VERY TASTY
MY NEPHEW ENJOYING HIS DESERT AT PF CHANG'S
ME ENJOYING MY WINE AND MY GLUTEN FREE MEAL FROM P.F. CHANG'S
I've had a busy past month but I've enjoyed living it.
See you soon.
Go give your loved ones a BIG HUG.