I get so frustrated!

Nancy - posted on 12/02/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )

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So, this Thanksgiving, I make a GF Turkey that my GF 9 year old didn't even like. I made regular stuffings and a small dish of GF stuffing for her, which she didn't like. We made a GF apple pie (none of us liked) and my mil made a crustless GFcheesecake. Surprise, my daughter didn't like it. My mil also made a gluten pumpkin pie. Time for desert and my precious little one starts crying that she wants pumpkin pie. Now, last year, we made a GF Pumpkin pie and she didn't like it. I looked at my husband and just wanted to cry. As I am trying to remind her that she didn't like the pumpkin, my heart is breaking. I tried so hard to make her happy and I still failed. I just sometimes hate the emotional roller coaster that CD puts me and my family on. What kills me is that I know that these issue will go away, but that there will just be new ones coming. I dread her in the rebellious years! That's all I'll say for now. But, believe me, there is alot more from where that came from. Truly, 99% of the time we are "good" with the food challenges. It is the 1% that drives me nuts! Holidays that seem to be centered around food don't help.

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Sussie - posted on 01/12/2009

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Nancy: I totally feel your frustration. My husband & son both have CD, and I feel like I go out of my way to learn new dishes that are GF ... (for variety purposes) and after spending 2 hours in the kitchen, I get alot of "this is disgusting" and not enough of "thanks for the try"... I feel your pain..........

Abbie - posted on 12/12/2008

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For Thanksgiving this year we had a French Silk Pie that was AWESOME!! In fact, we are making two for Christmas because all of the gluten eaters loved it too! It is just a normal french silk recipe, but instead of their crust we used GF "oreo" cookies--I'm pretty sure the brand is Mellin. Crushed them down, added some butter and pressed it into a pie dish--baked for about 10 min. and then added the rest of the pie to it--seriously fabulous!! You daughter wouldn't even know it is GF!! Good luck with the Holidays. When I first went GF this time of year was the hardest for sure!

Jenna - posted on 12/03/2008

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All my local store carries is tapoica bread so I had to go with that,I am sure other bread would taste even better. We were feeding 12 so I took 2 loaves and baked them in the oven sprinkling first with italian seasoning until crisp. I then cubed them and placed them in a casserole pan. I used the drippings from the turkey and put enough liquid to make it really wet and mushy. I sauted onions and placed them in the dish with two egss and mixed well. I then baked it for 30 minutes at 350. It was so yummy!

Nancy - posted on 12/03/2008

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Jenna, I'll take your stuffing recipe! Kelly, how easy are your recipes? I am NOT a good cook or baker. I have tried making my own crusts in the past and they were not worth it in the end? That was the problem when she was diagnosed. I HATE cooking and am all about convenience and found that very few GF foods are "easy". I think in the beginning I tried making stuff and after many failed attempts, gave up. Maybe I need to try again. Bring on the recipes!

Jenna - posted on 12/03/2008

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I am so sorry your attempt didn't go over well with her. We are a gluten free house here, my son and I are gluten free and it is just easier with my husband being GF around us. I am not sure how you made the turkey or stuffing but I have a recipe for both that everyone in my family loved this year. One guest didn't even realize the stuffing was gluten free till he saw me eating it.

Kelly - posted on 12/02/2008

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Hey there! I have 3 celiac boys ages 10, 7 and 3 and my husband is also celiac too. I have some tried and true recipes that my boys actually like. I have an easy pie crust recipe too. GF pumpkin pie, cookies, you name it. We have been Gf for 5 long years now. Oh course with all but me being celiac we don't even make gluten foods anymore.

Good Luck! Hope Christmas goes better for you guys. :) Hang in there.

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