So today was our first day of going completely gluten-free, and I am calling it a success.
I gave away all the "wheaty" foods we hadn't managed to eat, and my pantry is actually looking pretty cool right now. I've spent most of the day working on a huge stockpot of beef broth, so my house smells wonderful and the dogs are VERY interested in what I'm up to. :)
We've tried a few new products today, and I don't want to turn this into a commercial, but I do have a few recommendations. The first is The Gluten Free Pantry's Favorite Sandwich Bread. Nathan is not ready to give up his PB&J, so I had to come up with an alternative for the bread he was used to. Well, I baked a loaf of it last night and I'm baking another one right now so he'll have some for his lunch tomorrow! Everyone loved it and it was gone at breakfast this morning! It's really good, though it's a bit denser than the bread I used to make, and it's a bit more expensive too. But it's a good and quick way to make sure we have bread when I don't have time to make it from scratch.
Tonight for dinner I made rice spaghetti with my Dawnie's sauce. Now, it was pretty good, but I have to also state that ANYTHING would be good with that sauce! I am going to have to get better at cooking it, as the package didn't really tell me how to prepare it and I'm pretty sure I didn't do it right. The texture is going to take a little getting used to as well, so I think I'll probably try something completely different with it next time - maybe put it with shrimp scampi on Thursday!
BUT, one thing that turned out perfectly and amazingly? Our special dessert - BROWNIES!! Ohhh my gosh, those were awesome!! Everyone says that when you go gluten-free you're gonna lose a lot of weight, but I am NOT going to lose weight if I keep stuffing myself full of these babies LOL
Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Brownie Mix, 21-Ounce Packages (Pack of 4)
All in all, I am pleasantly surprised so far at the quality of the GF foods we've tried. I really thought things might be a little less satisfying or taste "weird", but most of this has been delicious and I feel really good about giving it to my family!