I know, I know — you’re waiting for one of these posts to be a recipe, right?
I’ve got some things up my sleeve. Don’t you worry. But for now, let’s catch up on what’s happening around the web and the gluten-free community.
Snacking on: Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest TJ’s and buy them. They are $3.99 at the one here in Glendale, WI.
I have been waiting six Christmases for these. (and they are on my list for Santa)
Road trip find: Erbert & Gerbert’s gluten free subs. I first had them in Sioux Falls, SD last summer. (bread was softer there, better made sammie) But they also have them at their other locations and have a separate area in the back where they make the subs, store separate GF ingredients, and totally avoid cross contamination.
New-to-me product: BFree wraps. I first met the BFree team in Chicago at the GF Expo last year and was a big fan of their breads. I found these wraps at Sentry in Delafield — which you should check out, their GF section is insane — and have been using them for breakfast burritos. They stay together, even full of ingredients. They aren’t your typical flour-like tortilla, they are wraps, pliable and a great vehicle for holding all the goods.
Have you made my Jalawhoppers yet? They are just like the ones at Jose’s Blue Sombrero. When you have leftover taco meat, they are a no-brainer. (and Lincoln approved.)
Thanksgiving menu: it’s underway! I’ll be at home in Minnesota with my family for a whole week, hanging with my mamasita as she recovers from surgery. That means I’m teaming up with my celiac sista to make a feast. (and it also means I’ll be spending the week in yoga pants sipping tea and watching the entire DVD collection of Downton with my mama!) 🙂
Gift to give: Woolfred Cannot Eat Dandelions – A Tale of Being True to Your Tummy by my blogger friend Claudine Crangle of Gluten Free Gift.
From the publisher…
“Most sheep will eat almost anything they come across, whether it’s good for them or not.
Woolfred, however, has a delicate system. He cannot eat dandelions. It i isn’t fair — the other sheep can eat whatever they want. He knows what will happen if he eats them, but still all Woolfred can think about is dandelions, dandelions, dandelions!
Eventually, Woolfred discovers that focusing on what’s missing can mean not seeing the good things in life…even when they are right in front of you.”
I will be giving one to my GF nephew for Christmas, and many more might find this in their stocking.
Gluten Free in Milwaukee Happenings
- Our friends from Sweet Ali’s bakery will be doing tastings at all of their Metro Market locations on Friday, November 14th: 9-12 at the Bluemound store, 9:30-12 in Mequon, and 1-3:30 in Milwaukee. Note that the times may vary slightly depending on traffic times. If I were you, I would go to them all. We’ll be up north, but please go for me and eat no less than three cupcakes. 😉
- The November GF Get Together will be at P.F. Chang’s on Wednesday, November 19th — RSVP now via the Facebook invite. (and start thinking of cookie recipes for our holiday cookie exchange party in December, it will be the week before Christmas.) Remember to use hashtags #glutenfreeinMKE when posting to social media so others will see the posts and the options in our area when they go looking for Gluten Free in Milwaukee.
Today kicks off birthday week for me — yes, at this age, you get a week to celebrate. Our friends at Transfer spoiled me with a brownie yesterday, heated to perfection. When you go in, make sure to check it Danielle is working, she has been our favorite server for years and she will always take good care of you. I think 29 (again) is going to be a great year!
EnJOY your weekend!