It's been a crazy week. I was doing so much better at the beginning of the week. The gluten-free diet has really helped. I've not been nearly as bloated, achy, or had as many itchy rashes. So naturally just as things seem to be going well I get step throat. For the fifth time this year. You read that right, fifth. I don't even have tonsils!
I've learned this week that gluten free takes tons of planning. I want to be prepared for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow so I'm making some safe stuff to eat.
First up my all time favorite side dish, baked mac and cheese! I used gluten free pasta obviously. Then I melted 2 TB butter in a sauce pan, added 1 TB gluten free flour mix, and 1 cup milk. Heat until bubbly. Then I stired in 8oz. of shredded Kroger casserole blend cheese until melted. Add 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream and mix with pasta. Pour into pan, top with sharp cheddar and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
For dessert I have made a flourless chocolate cake. I got the recipe from All Recipes. I made it last week for an office party and it was really good. Very, very rich!!! I followed the directions except I make it in a springform pan with no water bath.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! I will be eating around Noon and then hitting the road to D.C. Big weekend ahead. I'm so nervous!