When I read my last post this morning I thought, "Geez, Emilie!" I really did need a cup of coffee...and maybe some Sudafed! I came down later that day with the bug that the rest of my family has been passing around (how generous of them, huh!). I am usually fairly optimistic, and not usually prone to complaining, so when I do, it is a clue that something is up. I could barely get up off the couch on Thursday night, and Friday was painful, but by Saturday morning I was feeling considerably better! I still seel like I am breathing in ammonia when I inhale through my nose, and am still pretty stuffed up, but all in all, I am able to function.
Last week I discovered a new little health food store in Medford. Of course, I had to pop in and see what kind of gluten free goodies they offered. The couple that owns it is super nice, and they had the new Glutino Pretzel Sticks!!
They taste SO MUCH like regular pretzel stick, but are stronger than typical pretzels, so they are great for dipping. The down side...$6.99/bag. Yup, they are not cheap, but it isn't common that I find something gf that Parker and I instantly fall in love with. I figure they are OK for a treat every now and then. I have to limit Parker though. He would eat the whole bag in one day if I let him (He is a pretzel boy like his Papa. Since M&M's and Tootsie Rolls are out, be will have to fall to the pull of Diet Coke next! :))
I am committed to saving all our receipts and document our spending on GF/CF food this year, so that we have it for tax write-offs next year. Plus, I think that it will be interesting to see how much we are spending on "special diet foods". I am pretty good about not buying TOO many prepackaged gf foods. It just adds up too quickly. Speaking of which, I have been attempting to make a gf sourdough bread. I think that my starter is ready, so tonight I shall bake! We will see how it turns out.