Thursday, December 30, 2010

Trader Joe's Corn Cracker

I have found my new favorite cracker and of course it's only at Trader Joes. Lucky for me my parents live near the one in Des Moines, so I can get them fairly frequently. They are $2 a box. They are flavored with onion. They are amazing little crackers are good with dip or just alone by themselves. They are listed on the gluten free list that Trader Joe's has readily available. If you get there and don't know what to look for, ask an employee they are awesome with gluten free patrons! I think it's even worth a road trip, but that could be the two buck chuck (wine) calling for the road trip.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Trader Joe's Gluten Free Brownies

I was so excited to try these brownies. I love the Betty Crocker GF brownies, so I assumed they would be similar. I was wrong. I was severely disappointed! They smelled good, but fell flat in taste. They are definitely much so, you can taste it. YUCK! I hate it when I can taste that a product is gluten free. It leaves a funky after taste. My 5 year old didn't mind them, but he will eat anything, they are edible, but beware, there is the aftertaste we have all grown to hate left behind!  I will skip buying this next time I'm at Trader Joes and keep on buying the good ones at my local Hy-Vee. Thank God for Betty Crocker!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

My new best friend

Spending much of the holidays surrounded by glutenous goodness, I have found a new friend. Alka Seltzer, the simple little discs dropped into water deliver an almost instant release after their plop plop fizz fizz routine. I have found if I accidentally ingest some gluten and it gives me the normal stomach ache, I can find some relief by taking Alka Seltzer, realize I am not celiac. I still get very sick, but I have found this at least makes the whole process of the gluten moving through my system easier. It eases the stomach ache a bit and help coat my stomach making the rest of the uncomfortable elimination of gluten easier. I have found it tastes best dissolved in cool water, not warm or cold. I keep them in my purse at all times. They are cheap. I don't know why I never tried them til the last month. I highly recommend trying them if only for minor relief!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mj's Has Sushi!!

MJ's in Davenport has awesome sushi. They still have all their full Asian food menu too. I love sushi. I have found I prefer MJ's to the other local sushi joints because they use pieces of fish in the spicy tuna/salmon rolls instead of a "fish paste". They do put a dark colored sauce on top, I am fairly certain its made with soy sauce, but its so tasty, I usually just suffer through, but I'm not Celiac. I just suffer for a few days and I'm over it. They have lots of specialty rolls too, we have yet to find a roll we don't like. I wouldn't say they are a gluten free restaurant, but you can definitely find something to suit your needs. They are located on West Locust near Happy Joes. I find there is a language barrier most of the time, but the people who own/work it are very nice and just want to please their customers!! If all else fails, you could always get sashami.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tasty Bites

The company, Tasty Bite sent me several items to taste test and blog about! All of the food is indian cuisine, which is cool since I have never really tried indian food. I made the Rice in the microwave by following directions. It was flavorful and tasted like rice. No big surprise there! The entree of choice tonight was Jaipur Vegetables. It was easy to make. I left it in the sealed package and put it in boiling water for 5 minutes. It wasn't quite as piping hot as I like it so I microwaved it for another 30 seconds. It wasn't bad. It was a tiny bit spicy, but not overwhelming. It looks like stew. I liked it. I would probably try to find ways to put meat in it, I am a meat eater! My gluten eating son tried and said it wasn't bad. For a fast meal it was decent. It has the ability to be made all in the microwave and the calorie count isn't too high, 320 calories per package.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Buffalo Chicken Soup

I made this recipe to take to my work Christmas party today. It was fabulous. I used Newman's Own Ranch since they don't add msg to their dressing. I used Louisiana Hot Sauce. I used Bette Hagman's version of gluten free cream of chicken soup. I added shredded cheese and additional sour cream to my bowl when I ate, it was so good. It's spicy, give it a try!!!

Buffalo Chicken Soup

Gluten Free Cream Soup mix

Easiest Dessert EVER!

I had these once at work and couldn't believe how much they tasted just like salted nut rolls. I found that all the peanuts at the store have MSG in them to help with "flavor". That isn't helpful those of us who are sensitive to MSG. I found that Trader Joe's has them without MSG. I bought 3 bags when I went to the Trader Joe's in West Des Moines a few weeks ago. Here is the recipe. It's fast and easy!!

Salted Nut Roll Bars

3 cups (1lb jar) dry roasted peanuts
2 cups peanut butter chips (more than a 12 oz pkg)
1 can eagle sweetened condensed milk
3 cups mini marshmallows

Butter a 9X13 pan - line with 1 1/2 cups nuts

Melt other ingredients in a double boiler and spread over nuts.  Top with the rest of the nuts and lightly press nuts into top of mixture.  Chill and keep in a cool place or in the refrigerator.

When ready - cut and eat.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Holiday Parties are upon us...

I thought I had prepared myself for the holiday parties I knew I would be attending. I had no problems at a wine party on Friday night, but everyone there was very aware of my issues and made big efforts to make sure I had food to eat. I went to my husband's work party last night that was catered and wasn't so lucky. I ate what I thought "looked" ok and found out the hard way that looks are deceiving. I was very sick. We had to leave the party earlier than we planned, which was a bummer. The next party I have to go to is on Tuesday, I will be taking my own food. I can't take the risk this time of year due to my bodies reactions to gluten this is a rough time of year for me. I get rosacea on my face which gets worse during the winter when its aggravated.

Hope you are finding ways to deal with parties that don't conform or even try to ease your dining needs. I want to hear from you, how do you deal with it?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Flatbread and hummus

I made flatbread to take to work today! It was so easy. It was a recipe that was brought to the Celiac Thanksgiving. I made a few adjustments of my own.

1 Cup Brown Rice Flour
1/2 Cup cornstarch
1 TBS Sugar
2 TSP Xanthan Gum
1/8tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt

3/4 Cup Water
1tsp Cider Vinegar
2 TBS Canola Oil
2 Eggs

Mix all dry ingredients well in a bowl. Then add wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Grease two 8inch square pans and dust with brown rice flour.  Spread half the batter into each pan and smooth out with the back of a wet spoon. Bake 15 minutes at 350 until the bread pulls away from the side.

*I added garlic powder and oregano to mine and Parmesan cheese to one of them.

I used the flat bread to dip into Margaritaville Foods Island Chipolte hummus. It was so tasty. Plenty of kick and gluten free. I tried the one with roasted garlic hummus by Athenos, but wasn't fond of the over powering garlic flavor.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Way To Go Hy-Vee

I ate the salad bar today at West Kimberly Hy-Vee and was pleased to see that they took a suggestion and ran with it. I had a fabulous salad complete with Gluten Free Dressing. I had 3 flavors to choose from that were packets placed in a basket above the other dressings. I also had a bunch of fresh fruit to go along with my salad. The food was fantastic! A great healthy alternative to eating "fast food" or other gluten containing foods when you are out and about!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

QC Celiac Group GF Christmas Cookie Exchange/Lunch December 18th

QC Celiac Group GF Christmas Cookie Exchange/Lunch
Saturday, December 18th
Happy Joe’s Pizza
201 W. 50th St., Davenport

This year our annual GF cookie exchange will be Happy Joe’s Pizza on Welcome Way in Davenport.  I will take GF pizza orders ahead of time so I can call Happy Joe’s a few days ahead of time so they can have our GF pizzas ready when we arrive.

Happy Joe’s GF Pizzas are small size pizzas (serves 1-2 people) and all toppings, except Chicken and Meatballs are GF.  To view Happy Joe’s menu online go to:

I need to know what toppings you want on your GF pizza.  Non-GF attendees can get buffet or order their own pizza the day of the cookie exchange.

I anticipate a good turnout (30 or more) so plan on making about 5 or more dozen of your gluten-free cookie to exchange.  If you are bringing a special GF treat, 1 or 2 per person will be o.k.  Please bring the recipe for your cookie or treat.  I will be collecting the recipes to type up.  Don't forget to bring an empty container to take home your goodies (I use an empty gift box).  

Please RSVP to me if you plan on participating.  I need to get your pizza order by Tuesday December 14th.  You will pay for your pizza and any beverage at the time of the cookie exchange.    Any questions call or email me:   563-391-2968 or

Cookie Exchange/Pizza Lunch


# attending_____  # GF Small Pizza _________________

GF Pizza toppings_______________________________________________________


Please mail to:
Becky Wentworth
6130 N. Hancock Ave
Davenport, IA 52806

Tiger's Milk Bars

I was reluctant to try these bars since I do not like Larabars. I do not like power bars. I basically struggle with any kind of protein bar more texturally than taste, but most of the time if I like the taste the texture is a no-go for me. Tiger's Milk Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter with Honey are both good. They toe the line texturally with me, they are chewy and somewhat "thick" that's the only way to describe it. They are good though for the days when I need an extra snack to get me through the day. They can be purchased in the Health Market at Hy-Vee West Kimberly in the isle with all the other protein bars, they are on the bottom shelf. They are about $1.29 each, they aren't in the same category as KIND bars, but are a good "protein type" bar.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

WOW - Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was leery about trying this cookie. I haven't had much luck with pre-packaged GF cookies. They are too dry for my liking. I like a soft chewy cookie. I was given this to sample at the Celiac Thanksgiving. I was pleasantly surprised. There is no way to pass this off as a gluten cookie - it has the gluten free after taste but the taste of the cookie its self is very good. It reminds me of eating raw cookie dough. It is great with a cup of coffee. Will I run right out and buy more? No. They are bad for my waistline at 170 calories per HALF a cookie, since I don't eat HALF a cookie it cost me 340 calories. OUCH! However, for the occasional treat I will definitely eat them. They are located in the freezer section at Hy-Vee, I have seen them, but never purchased any. They cost about the same as a cookie would cost at Starbucks and is about the same size.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with delightful dishes and surrounded by loved ones. I must admit that so far this has been my best gluten free Thanksgiving. I got some fantastic recipes at the Celiac Thanksgiving on Monday. My husband made me crock pot sage dressing. It was fabulous to have my own stuffing to go along with my own turkey thighs that I cooked in the crock pot so I didn't take a chance with bird that had been stuffed with bread stuffing and had the potential to have a basting solution injection. I also made my first gluten free pie crust to fill with pecan pie filling. AMAZING! I am so full, but I think I have room for one more piece of pie. The Recipes I'm sharing below were shared at the Celiac Thanksgiving. I do not know who/where the recipes come from, I just know they are fantastic!

Crock Pot Sage Stuffing  by Sue Miller

1 C Margarine                                         1 tsp Sage
1 C Chopped Onion                                1/2 tsp pepper
2 C Chopped Celery                               3 1/2-4 1/2 C Broth
12-13 C slightly dry gf bread cubes          2 well beaten eggs
1 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning                       1 tsp salt

Melt margarine in a skillet and saute onion and celery. Pour over bread cubes in a very large bowl. Add all seasonings and toss and mix together well. Pack lightly in slow cooker. Cover and set on high for 45 minutes, then reduce to low for 4-8hrs. Do not remove lid while cooking.



2 1/2 cups flour  (I used Domata Living flour)
1 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup cold water

1) Cut Butter into the flour and salt. 2) Add cold water and mix well. 3) Roll out on a floured surface. 4) add to pie plate then pour in fillings and bake based on Pie filling needs.

I learned a couple tricks. One - put a pan down below the pie  - the leak all over the oven creating an oooey gooey mess to clean up. Also prick the pie crust with a fork several times and possibly bake for a few minutes without filling so it doesn't stick to the pie plate.

I used the Pecan Pie Recipe on the back of the Dark Karo Syrup bottle, its fantastic. I will only cook it 60 minutes next time, but it was still really good.

Hope everyone's Thanksgiving was as good and tasty as mine. Thanks to my husband who made my stuffing for me while I was at work, he did a fabulous job!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

President Reagan's Pumpkin Pecan Pie - Gluten Free Version

President Reagan's Pumpkin-Pecan Pie

Gluten Free Crust:  2 Cups crushed gluten free cereal (I used Honey Chex) 3 TBS melted butter,  3 TBS of sugar...mix well. Press into a 9" pie plate.

4 eggs
2 cups pumpkin (canned or fresh)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Break eggs into large bowl. Beat with wire whip. Add pumpkin, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. Stir until sugar is dissolved and ingredients are well blended. Pour into pie shell and sprinkle with pecans. Bake for 45 minutes  (knife inserted in center of pie comes out clean).

Monday, November 22, 2010

QC Celiac Group's Thanksgiving Dinner

Tonight is the QC Celiac Group's Thanksgiving dinner at Hy-Vee in Rock Island. I can't wait. I have my date. I have my dish and I cannot wait to feast on gluten free food this evening. Hope to see some of my gf friends there tonight.

This is what I'm bringing to share:

Cornbread Corn

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes
1 can Whole Kernel Corn - drained
1 can Cream style Corn
1 stick of butter - melted
1 ½ cup Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Cornbread
8oz Sour Cream

Friday, November 19, 2010

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken is quite possibly my least favorite food. I cook it mostly because my husband would eat it often enough to start clucking at the end of each sentence. He could eat it every day. I couldn't even think about eating it at all when I was pregnant because the thought of the texture of chicken made me gag.

Unfortunately our freezer is low on beef and high on chicken, how the heck that happened, I am not sure! I got home from work today and had no idea how I was going to prepare the defrosted chicken breasts I had laid out. I searched a couple of GF cookbooks and come up empty, nothing sounded good. So I searched online and found this recipe! It was fabulous!

Chicken Parmesan was so good and gluten free! Check out this recipe. It took about 35 minutes total to prepare from Start to the Table. Even my 5 year old son really liked it.

I plated it with a side of gluten free fettuccine noodles topped with Classico sauce. FANTASTIC! So easy, I had everything on hand too. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

Food Should Taste Good...Why Yes it should!!

I love the company Food Should Taste Good. I love their chips. I eat the Jalapeno ones regularly! I am actually eating them as I type this at 8:53 a.m.  They are red chips with Jalapeno pieces in them. They are addictive. I get them at Hy-Vee. I have also tried the Multi-grain chips - they too are excellent. They are sturdy chips that hold up to dip. An excellent addition to any holiday party.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Rice Paper = Mandy's Rice Paper Rolls

I went to the Oriental Foods store today in Davenport. I have been wanting to try to make my own "rolls" to eat with filling - similar to an egg roll but without frying.

I found online where I could bake the rolls. So I decided to give it a try. That meant two more trips to two different Hy-Vee's to get exactly what I needed. My ingredients included: rice paper, julienne carrots, bean sprouts, red cabbage, green onions, vermicelli, minced garlic and medium spiced pork sausage.

I cooked the sausage and then drained it. I used the same skillet and sauteed the carrots, bean sprouts, green onions and garlic with the lid on to soften up the veggies.

 I then put the sausage and veggie mix in a bowl.  I put the vermicelli in a bowl of hot water until softened, then I drained the water off it. I then placed one piece of rice paper in the warm water until it softened then laid it out flat on the cutting board and put the filling inside. I then layered the vermicelli and red cabbage on top and rolled up the rice paper (looked like a see thru egg roll). I put them on a cookie sheet and brushed a bit of olive oil on top and browned at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. They didn't really brown, but did get a harder shell, just not very hard.

They were awesome!! My 5 year son liked them too. I made him a little one with peanut butter and jelly and it was good too.

I swear I ate like 10 of them. Will definately make these again!!

Hy-Vee West Kimberly Gluten Free Tasting on 11/17/10

They are doing it again!! The HyVee on West Kimberly will be having a gluten free tasting. They will also be having a special guest earlier in the day. You should definitely try to stop by if you are in Davenport at all that day.

The Special Guest is the CEO from Apple's Bakery, Mary Ardapple. She is coming because the store is adding her fresh baked goods and other products like stuffing mix to their gluten free section. Mary will be there from 9 a.m -12 p.m on 11/17/10.

The Store will be having a tasting from 3:30 -7 p.m.  also on 11/17/10. They will have lots of different gluten free products to try. They already have a holiday table set up to showcase some products to make your gluten free eating easier this holiday season.

Stop by and check it out. I can't wait. It's also 10% off day on all Health Market products!!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sausage & Potato Soup

It's freezing cold in Iowa today! OK - so its not quite freezing, but its a huge change when the high is only 40 degrees. BRRRR! Perfect day for soup!!

I was trying to use up the rest of a bag of potatoes and some chicken sausage links. I wasn't sure how it was going to all come together since I had no recipe. I got out my new crock pot bags and lined a 4 quart crock pot. I peeled 6 red potatoes and sliced them about 1/4 inch thick. I then layered them in the bottom of the crock pot. I then sliced a pack of Bistro Sensations Three Cheese with Roasted Tomato Chicken Sausages in to 1/2 inch pieces and layered them on top of the potatoes, continuing to layer until I was out of both potatoes and sausage. I then places several round thin slices of yellow onion on top.

I then mixed up a GF Cream Soup Mix to pour over top. I used 1/2 cup mix, 1/2 cup water and 1.5 cups of chicken broth and heated it until it started to thicken (I used the microwave, which is totally cheating for a cream soup mix, but it worked okay as long as I stirred it often). I got it to the thickness I wanted and poured it over top the layers and then put the lid on the crock pot. I cooked it on high for about 4 hours until the potatoes were tender. We tasted it and my glutenous hubby thought it could use some red pepper flakes...he was right! I also added just a sprinkle of tapioca flour to thicken the liquid a bit more as I added a few heavy shakes of crushed red pepper (like my measuring?) and stirred it in to mix the spices up well. I then put the crock pot on low for another 30 minutes or so.

I loved how spicy it was, but doesn't have to be it all depends on the person eating it. You can use any flavor of chicken sausages too. I added some shredded Swiss to my first bowl (yea I had two) and then Mexican mix cheese to my 2nd bowl...both were fantastic!!! It was easy and cooked all day without me doing anything except stir it - my kind of meal!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Crustless Pizza

Easiest Dinner EVER!! I made a pizza tonight without a crust. I used Italian sausage as my crust (thanks to Mitch from the QC Celiac Dinner).  I pressed it out flat in a 9" round dark metal pan. Then cooked it at 375 degrees in the oven for 10 minutes. I took it out and dumped the grease out of the pan, but left the sausage in, cooked it becomes the "crust".

Then I put on sauce, turkey pepperoni and lots of cheese. I baked for another 13 minutes. I was a little nervous it wouldn't be very good, my glutenous husband LOVES his pizza and it shouldn't be messed with especially by not making a crust. I must say the first bite I was converted! LOVE IT!!!

My glutenous family also loved it. Next time we will add some veggies and perhaps some other kinds of cheese, but there will absolutely be a NEXT time!!

I used 1lb of Hy-Vee Brand Italian Sausage (gluten free and comes in a roll). Contandina Pizza sauce is always in our fridge because its easy to use and tastes pretty good. Hormel Turkey Pepperoni is my favorite choice for pepperoni, it's yummy. Topped off with lots of Pizza/Mozzarella Cheese - - perfect!! Add a small glass of Sweet Red Wine and it was as good as it could get in 25 minutes.

Impossible Coconut Pie

My friend Patti at work got one of these Coconut Pie mixes from Mixes from the Heartland and made it last night. She brought me over a piece to try, it was my breakfast. If you like coconut - it is amazing. The texture is wonderful, it tasted like coconut cream pie! She got the mix at the local Farmer's Market over the summer. The company was from Texas, but opening a site in Tipton. You can order them online at a reasonable price. Patti told me she also tried the chicken casserole one as well and it was great.
Hopefully they will become more available locally, but until then I might just have to get a couple things on hand to have for a fast fix.

Holiday Gluten Free List

I was given a wonderful link by Becky at the QC Celiac Group. It gives you a list of items that are gluten free that are commonly used in holiday cooking. Hope this helps ease every one's holiday eating fears! Hy-Vee is so good about making sure they have excellent lists at our disposal to ease our gluten free eating. Thank you Becky and Hy-Vee!
Gluten Free Holiday List

Here is a list from Hy-Vee on some holiday recipes too.
Holiday Recipes

Thursday, November 11, 2010

To Drink or Not to Drink?...oh what a question!

With the Holidays coming up I figure now is a good time to touch on this topic and give a few reviews of some YUMMY adult beverages to help out my fellow GI/Celiac suffers. Alcohol is not something I thought I would miss. I am was not a big drinker, except in college when that was "the thing" to do. Parties aren't the same in college without a little underage drinking...I know shame shame, so I suffered and drank beer or the "malt" bottled drinks not knowing that I was GI. I did shots of red fruity schnapps (ugh what was I thinking) and I paid dearly for it.

Once I turned 21 (the legal drinking age in Iowa) it didn't really appeal to me any longer. The people around me all drank, but it wasn't something that made me "feel good" and I'm not a particularly fun drinker, it makes my brain/mouth filter (what little of one I have) malfunction. So I spent 10 years after that not really drinking, the occasional "taste" to see if it had gotten any didn't, so I just didn't bother.

Last year in July I went gluten free. I decided I should try some of the GF beers that are out there. I tried Redbridge and Bards. One of my friends was excited when she saw that Woodchuck Cider/Beer is naturally Gluten free, so I tried several of the flavors they offered.

Redbridge is made by Anheuser Busch. I thought it tasted very similar to what I remembered full leaded Budweiser had tasted like back in my college days. I liked it, but it's heavy, too heavy for me to drink consistently. I did use it in making homemade corn dogs - it was good there. Hy-Vee on W Kimberly has this product on the bottom shelf in the gf section of their Health Market. It's on the back wall.

Bard's makes gluten free beer too. Again this was pretty heavy for my taste. If you like a heavy beer - give it a shot. You can get it in most grocery stores that carry gf products. I have only seen it in 6 packs, but you might be able to get it in bigger packs if you like it.

Woodchuck Cider was really good. The only flavor I didn't like was their Spring Cider Flavor - YUCK! It tasted like Cotton Candy mixed with Beer - Gross! I did like all the other flavors, but they leave a sweet/sour taste in your mouth after a couple, so it's not something to drink a lot of at one time. I really like the Amber and Granny Smith flavors.

Over the summer my sister got hooked on Vodka Lemon Water (wow that makes her sound like an alcoholic - she's not). It tastes like Lemon Water - the lemon juice cancels out any alcohol flavor. She searched for a vodka I felt comfortable drinking with my belly issues. We went camping in July and she proudly came out of her camper carrying a bottle of Opulent Vodka - its made from Corn. We enjoyed quite a few Vodka Lemon Waters on that camping weekend :). I still have a bottle in my fridge that has about 3 shots left in it (I should just finish it since it's probably costing me more to refrigerate the bottle than it cost to buy the whole bottle). The vodka water I will admit was very refreshing and perfect while camping in 106 degree temperatures.

Fast forward to today and I am enjoying wine. I blame two of my best girlfriends for it. They had me try Moscato and I liked it. I am slowly branching out. I have found a sweet red wine (Serena) that I like too. I have tried many kinds of wine and even went to a wine tasting. I am not a Port Wine drinker, holy brandy spirits in there. I'm a little too weak for Brandy in any form and it did not lift my spirits in any way.  I have recently tried Rieslings and White Merlot as well as a little Mogan David Concord (referred to as gutter punk punch by Wikipedia). I like all but the White Merlot, had to sweeten it up with a little diet 7-up, but it worked out alright.

Even being GI, I have found I have a lot more options when it comes to alcohol than I realized. When people hear you can't have wheat/gluten they say, "OMG you can't have beer". That's okay with me...I can have lots of other kinds of drinks as long as I'm careful I don't usually have any ill effects. When in doubt don't drink it.

Also - always drink responsibly, do not drink and drive!! Hope this helps someone realize that if they once enjoyed Adult Beverages before they were gluten free that not all is lost being gluten free. Here is a Link to a site that has more options than I have listed: Gluten Free Alcohol Options.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Jimmy John's

Freakishly Fast and Gluten Free Friendly (if you want to take a chance on cross contamination - it is a sub shop after all). They allow you to "unwich" any of their sandwiches which make it easy since BREAD is the key offender at their shop. So tasty!

 Love the #11 unwich and I can take off all kinds of high calorie things like mayo and cheese and add veggies and mustard instead which makes it about 200 calories and its filling. Give it a try at a local jimmy johns!! Just be sure to order your sandwich # as an unwich!! Oh, and they deliver!! Jimmy Johns -- you can customize any sandwich!

They also offer "kettle cooked" potato chips, but I'd check the BBQ ones to be sure of the ingredients before I bought them, I love the Jalapeno and Regular versions of the chips. I am also getting a big dill pickle today, but obviously skipping the cookies since they are not gluten free!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Monster of a Meal...YUM!

I was given Apple's Bakery Gluten Free Stuffing to try from Hy-Vee last week. I couldn't wait to to try it. We bought a turkey yesterday and I planned a whole big meal. I used the package for directions and recipe to make the stuffing. I made garlic baked potatoes and apple dumplings in the crock pot using the "Make it Fast Cook It Slow" cookbook for gluten free crock pot recipes.

The turkey I had under control - I can cook a mean turkey - well a moist one at least. The stuffing recipe made be a bit had an apple in it. I don't think I have ever had stuffing with an apple in it. It was easy enough, the only problem was it said to moisten with chicken broth and I really didn't know how much was too much so I didn't really soak it. I stuffed the bird and put it in the bag and into the oven it went.

The garlic baked potatoes were fabulous. I took two large baking potatoes - washed them, cut 1/2 inch slits cross wise but not all the way through. Then I put thinly sliced pieces of garlic inside the slits, put them in the slow cooker and poured melted butter/olive oil over top and let it cook for 6 hours on low. They were amazing!! We didn't use sour cream on top as a garnish, we love turkey gravy a bit too much.

The apple dumplings were easy enough to make, my crock pot isn't as big as I needed and part of the "sauce" burned,but the majority were salvageable and bordered on awesome with some ice cream after dinner. So tasty.
Dumplings without sauce

Dumplings with Sauce and Ready to cook!

The stuffing was good, even my gluten eating family liked the stuffing that was gf. It was good as teh recipe suggested, but next time I plan to jazz it up in my own way like stuffing we normally make. It was definitely worth it. You will soon be able to find the bags of Apple's Bakery Stuffing at Hy-Vee on West Kimberly Rd in Davenport, IA.

So here are the links to two crock pot recipes I used today - they have a whole section on gf cooking w/the crock pot. Check it out: Apple Dumplings  and Garlic Baked Potatoes

Saturday, November 6, 2010

It's Turkey Time...

Did you know not all turkeys are created equally? Did you know some of them are injected with a basting solution that may contain gluten? It doesn't specifically say...which makes me want to scream, why can't they just tell me whats in that "natural" flavoring they add?

So today while shopping with my family I decide I'm going to try Apple's Bakery gluten free stuffing tomorrow inside a turkey. So I must find a turkey at my Hy-Vee (W Kimberly). I went back to the meat section and found them. I got the Hy-Vee Brand all natural Young Turkey - it says right on the package no artificial additives.

I wandered over to another section near the cheese that had another big freezer full of turkeys and it looked like every single one including the Butterball's that were in there had the tidbit on their labels saying it was injected with a basting solution. I read an article recently that said Butterball is now going to be putting "gluten free" on the turkeys to make sure we know which ones are safe. But until those turkeys are the only ones on the shelves you should check the turkey you buy to make sure it's safe.

Here is a link to an article on that gives you info on what turkeys are safe: Gluten Free TURKEYS. Good luck in your turkey hunt this holiday season. 

Friday, November 5, 2010

Apple's Gluten Free Bakery - Poppyseed Bread

Another product from Apple's I got to try was the Poppy seed cake. It was very tasty. It comes in a cute little tin with a lid. It has a sort of sweet frosting on top, but so good. I did eat it in parts, I didn't eat it all in one sitting, but I definitely could have!

Hy-Vee (W Kimberly) will be carrying this line of products soon!! I can't wait to try all of them.

Exotic Thai 11-5-10

I tried Exotic Thai today again - I have to say I was very excited to leave the "comment/suggestion" card that I finally got this week. It tells them that a gluten free patron has eaten at their restaurant and gives them suggestions on how to improve for future gluten free patron. I also try to leave a positive comment especially if they try hard to accommodate me.

Today our waitress at Exotic Thai was awesome. I requested my "drunken" noodles without soy sauce and she didn't bring me the soup that was supposed to accompany my salad  because it contained soy sauce too. So grateful! The food was delicious and about $8 for lunch. My experience was much better today at Exotic Thai.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Reiga Cheese Sauce Mix

I was given this sauce mix to try by Hy-Vee (W. Kimberly). I was excited - mac n cheese could taste like the Kraft kind I used to love - in theory. I used Schar penne pasta - the sauce wasn't enough to really cover the pasta. There wasn't enough to make it really cheesy. The pasta I tried with the cheese sauce on it was tasty. It didn't taste like Kraft Mac N Cheese. It wasn't bad at all. I had to add shredded cheese to it to make it cheesier like I like it. It was $1.29 at the store which was affordable if you want an easy mac n cheese.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Eatsmart - Snyder's Naturals Garden Veggie Crisp

Have you ever eaten a mildly flavored packing peanut? Me either, but if I am to imagine what that would taste like I would immediately think of this chip. The flavor is not much of anything...its light and the texture reminds me of a squished packing peanut. I bought the 100 calorie bag for $.50 at Hy-Vee on W. Kimberly Road. I had this weird need to continue to eat them even though the thought that they might secretly be flavored packing peanuts was in my head...they were good...just odd. They would probably be an excellent choice to use with dip.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Apple's Gluten Free Kitchen it's coming...

Apple's Gluten Free Kitchen is a bakery in Peoria, IL. They make all kinds of baked goodies and their founder says she is "confident you will be able to taste what you've been missing."

 I tried one of the Raspberry Muffins today and I tried it on the drive home from the store. I didn't actually make it home with any part of it left...I barely made it two blocks before it was gone. It was very tasty. It made me crave a cup of coffee.

I have a couple more items to try since they are bringing these fresh baked products to "my Hy-Vee" (W Kimberly) soon. I can't wait to try the "stuffing" yes -- they have real cubed bread for stuffing. I was also given  Poppyseed bread to try, but haven't done so yet, I think tomorrow with coffee that will be breakfast! So far I am impressed and cannot wait to have the products readily available. I got to read a "brochure" about all their products and they seem to have a great selection of items to try, they are even being served in New York, Chicago and St. Louis.

Check out their website to see all their products: Apple's

Baked Mac n Cheese

I tried the Baked Mac N Cheese recipe from the book "You Won't Believe It's Gluten Free" and it turned out well. I was pleasantly surprised.

I used Schar's Penne pasta and regular cheddar cheese. It stuck to the pan, but was tasty.

8oz GF elbow or penne pasta
8oz Cheddar cheese

3/4 c milk
2 eggs
1 TBS corn or potato starch
3/4 tsp salt
4oz Monterey jack cheese

2 oz Cheddar Cheese

Preheat the oven to 350. Cook the pasta according to the package, rinse and drain well. Set aside.
Shred the 8oz of cheese and set aside. Separately, shred the 2 oz of cheese for the topping as well.
In a microwave safe bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Microwave and stir in 20 second intervals until the cheese has melted and the sauce thickens. The frequent stirring is necessary to avoid a scrambled-egg effect.  Combine the pasta, sauce and 8 oz shredded cheese. Mix Well.
Place in an oven safe casserole dish. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 15 minutes longer until the top begins to brown. Serve Hot.

Realize I made this because I love mac n cheese, but not enough to actually shred my own cheese - I am lazy busy and that's why Hy-Vee carries shredded cheese in convenient 8oz bags. I used shredded cheese and had no problems (not that I expected any). Next time I might try to add some cayenne pepper or something to spice it up, but it was still good!! Give it a shot.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cherrybrook Kitchen Chocolate Cake

This chocolate cake is fantastic. It's moist and very chocolaty. I didn't even frost it, so good! I am going to have a hard time not eating the rest of the pan! I might try one more piece tonight with ice cream and hot fudge, I bet it will be amazing!!

I was given this cake mix to try by Hy-Vee West Kimberly! I would buy this mix! I will definitely be using it again. I made a round 9" cake. My gluten eating son thought it was very tasty as well!

Gluten Free Sensations Brown Rice Cereal

I have had this a while and hadn't really had a chance to try it. I was given this to try from Hy-Vee several weeks ago. I rarely make hot cereal in the morning and when I do its usually the stuff from Bob's Red Mill. I made it with milk instead of water. I did not like it. I didn't like the flavor even after adding sugar/brown sugar and syrup. I wasn't crazy about the texture but the flavor was the biggest turn off for me. I will probably try it again making it with water. I plan to cut down the water as well because it was too much like soup for my liking. I followed the instructions on the box. I was disappointed. If anyone has tried it an has some suggestions I am open to trying anything!!

I will give it a try again because I did like the two other products I have tried by this company, but suggestions are welcomed!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Excellent Customer Service Week

I am beginning to think I missed the memo for Excellent Customer Service Week. I received an email today from Nestle responding to a question I asked several days ago about chocolate chips and which ones were safe for us to eat.  I was shocked, not only did I get an answer, but I got a link to "all" their gluten free products, three different recipe links and a link to a $1 off coupon on any of the Nestle baking products. THANK YOU NESTLE :)

Here is the links to the list of all their gf products  Nestle and Crustless Pumpkin Pie 

~Happy Baking~

Monday, October 25, 2010

Domata Living Flour's The Very Best Batter Bread

Let me get this out of my system now...OMG OMG OMG - I just ate a piece of  bread and it tasted glutenous!! It was warm with melted margarine - heaven...heaven I say!! Okay, I think I'm good!

I was given the Domata Living Flour to try by Hy-Vee (West Kimberly) to test the product to see how I felt it performed. Well let me tell you - it is fantastic. I was a little skeptical when the package claims it can be exchanged "cup for cup" in regular recipes.
I tried to make a loaf of bread in my bread machine last night and it was a complete failure! The loaf was literally white and two inches tall and HARD. Even my dog wouldn't eat it (always a bad sign).

I emailed Domata Living flour today to see if I could get some guidance. I got not one email, but several emails asking me questions and giving me guidance. They weren't automated or sent from some random person, they were sent from the CEO of the Company!! I was shocked. She offered to call me and help me figure out the problem, unfortunately I was at work, but I have never experienced the awesome level of customer service I received from Iris at Domata Living Flour. Even if I didn't like their product (but I do) I would patronize them for the fantastic service.

I made a new loaf of bread tonight from their site. She told me none of the recipes started out GF on their site. She suggested I try the  Batter Bread recipe on their site. I was skeptical, but said well I have to do a review on this flour anyway I might as well give the bread a shot.

I love it!! I actually took pics of it, not because of the blog, but because its the first loaf of bread I have ever made from scratch!!! No mix! Yea -- that's how I loaf?

I got the 4lb Bag of Domata All Purpose Flour at "my Hy-Vee". It sells for $12.59 for a 4lb bag, which seemed really high to me, however it already has xathan gum added to it, so you don't have to buy it separate. At this price I'd normally cringe, but if I can have fabulous baked goods that tastes "real" I will pay it! So worth it!!

Thank you to Hy-Vee for allowing me the chance to try the product and a huge Thank you to Iris at Domata Living flour for all your guidance and help.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Hodgson Mills Yellow Cake Mix (GF)

Tonight my friend's husband made me Gooey Butter Cookies using the Hodgson Mills Yellow Cake Mix instead of a gluten filled cake mix. I had never tried this brand of cake mix. I have previous used Hodgson Mills soy flour and had no issues with using it since it was always in a flour blend.

I have to say I was slightly disappointed. The cookies were good, but the gluten free "aftertaste" was there. So annoying to get a yummy cookie rolled in powdered sugar and yet still able to taste that it is not like the other yummy cookies that are filled with gluten. I just was just hoping it would taste normal. I have definitely had better yellow cake mixes that are gluten free and will continue to buy those, but we learned the hard way that this one isn't a keeper.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Let's Eat Gluten Free Cookbook

I got this cookbook at the QC Celiac Dinner on Tuesday night. I am in love with it so far!! I tried yet another recipe on my family tonight. We had the hash brown pizza crust - it was TASTY!

The recipe was submitted by Betty Bast of Waverly, IA.

I let the hash browns thaw on their own for a while. Then you mix together: 2 cups of raw shredded hash browns, 1 rounded TBS of minced onion, 1/8tsp salt, 1 T melted butter, 3/4 C mozzarella cheese and 1 egg, beaten. That's it.

In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together and spread out on well greased medium sized pizza pan. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes. Take out and cover with pizza sauce and your favorite toppings, heat until cheese is done.

We added turkey pepperoni and Italian pork sausage and the remaining 1 1/4 c of cheese  and I cooked it at 400 for another 7 minutes. It was awesome. The crust wasn't as crispy as a true pizza crust, but the flavor was great. I am going to try it on my pizza stone next time instead of a pan - but there will be a next time!!

While I am having good luck so far with this cookbook, I did run into a recipe I didn't like. I tried to make an English Muffin in a coffee mug in the microwave - it was NASTY. I will not be attempting that again! It was a waste of expensive ingredients!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Pepperoni Bread - WOW!!

I got a new GLUTEN FREE cookbook at the Celiac Dinner the other night, Becky got it the State Celiac Conference a couple weeks ago. The book sells for $15. I combed through the entire book two times at work. I marked all kinds of things to try. Pepperoni Bread was a recipe that stood out - not pizza, but a bread roll type of thing.

The recipe uses at Chebe Pizza crust mix. This was my first time using this mix. I had to add a little bit more milk than it called for maybe 1/2 tsp more so that it was a dough and not crumbly. The recipe is from the "Let's Eat Gluten free" cookbook that was published by the New Hampton & Waverly Celiac Support Groups.

Thank you Bonnie Knapp, I don't know you but this submission to the cookbook is awesome!! My son and I finished the entire thing. He is a gluten eater and loved the pepperoni bread.

Here is the recipe:

Pepperoni Bread

1 Chebe Pizza Crust mix                     2 T. Oil
2 Eggs                                                4 T. Milk

Mix above according to the pkg directions. Knead dough and roll to 9x13 size.

1 egg
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic salt

Whisk above three ingredients together and brush over rolled out dough, reserving a small amount.

4oz Cheddar Cheese

Lay Pepperoni over the top to cover and sprinkle 4 oz shredded cheddar cheese. Roll up lengthwise tightly and seal ends. Brush with remaining egg mixture and lay seam side down on the cookie sheet. Bake the bread at 375 for 25 minutes. Slice and eat while warm.

I ate mine with a side of warm pizza sauce. So tasty! Highly recommend.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Comment Cards

I have just ordered "comment" cards to leave at restaurants after I have eaten there to assist them with improving their service/menus for Gluten Free Patrons. This idea came from a friend who is not required to be gluten free, but likes the blog and the idea that with education more people can benefit from having the options. Thank You Emily for the fantastic idea, I am sure it will help many people in the future!!
I cannot wait to get the cards and start using them. I have been trying to come up with a way to let the restaurants know who I am and that I blog on my eating experiences, hopefully this will help!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog I am over 600 visits. I appreciate everyone taking time to read my blog, I hope it provides you with helpful information. I enjoy trying new things and love that I can share it with others.  So thank you again for keeping up with my blog!

O'Melia's Supper Club 10/19/10

Tonight was the QC Celiac Group's dinner at O'Melia's Supper Club in Rock Island, IL - it was fantastic! They made a huge effort to make it gluten free for all of us by making sure all the kitchen appliances and areas were sanitized so that our foods weren't cross contaminated, it was appreciated by all of us!!

They gave us a full meal for a reasonable price. The service was good. The food was tasty and to be with other people who suffer from foods like I do is priceless!! The meal they prepared is something I haven't had in a long time - true fried foods, not just french fries - but real fried food. They prepared fried chicken, fried cat fish, french fries, mashed potatoes, Italian wedding style soup and finished off the entire meal with Chocolate Mousse. Everything was tasty. The fried foods were great. The soup was amazing with pasta, meatballs and veggies. The dessert was so good that as I sit here watching Biggest Loser with my belly hanging over my pants a bit, I want another serving of that Mousse, so rich and smooth!

The Chef said they are working on getting a separate fryer and keeping it away from the other fryers so they can offer the fried gluten free foods on the menu permanently, they are not quite there yet. They do offer other items on their menu that are gluten free and are very accommodating to gluten free dining. If you have the chance to call ahead that gives them even more time to prepare for a gluten free guest. 

I will definitely be back to O'Melia's! It is located in Rock Island at 2900 Blackhawk Rd.  A big Thanks to the Staff at O'Melia's as well as Becky Wentworth, the leader of the QC Celiac Group #79 for organizing and making this delicious meal a success!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Uncle Buck's Fishbowl & Grill 10-16-10

Uncle Buck's Fishbowl & Grill is located inside the Bass Pro Shop store in Altoona, IA (Just east of Des Moines, IA). We were shopping and decided to just grab dinner at the restaurant because you can bowl while you eat which is a big attraction for my 5 year old son. We were bummed to find out all the lanes were taken, but the hostess was happy to sit us close to a TV that had the Hawkeye Game on (Go Hawks) to appease us. I asked the hostess if they had a gluten free menu and she said yes we do, your server will be able to handle that for you. I looked at my hubby and gave him my shocked grin that happens every time I am pleasantly surprised by gluten free options.

The waitress shows up and I ask for the gluten free menu and she looks at me dumbfounded and says we don't have that. She grabs the regular menu to try to "help". I appreciate the offer to "help" but since you have NO CLUE please do not try to help, I can navigate a gluten menu just fine without assistance at this point...I will have a cheeseburger no bun. UGH! I was frustrated and my hubby felt bad, I ended up getting sick from the fries which were breaded in something -seriously people they are FRIES, there is no need to mess with them by breading them before frying...just fry them (preferably in a clean non contaminated fryer).

You'd think I would be used to the disappointment by now since its almost a daily occurrence, but I was still bummed and side lined by a belly ache while my family enjoyed the pool at the hotel.  We will probably go back sometime when we are staying in town again, only because the atmosphere is great and my son loved the place. I think next time I will just stick with a salad to prevent any issues.  The prices were normal for bar food.

Bennigan's 10-17-10

We ate at Bennigan's today after cheering on my brother-in-law at the Des Moines IMT Marathon. We were seated promptly and I asked our server if they had a gluten free menu, I was told No. So I looked at the menu and nothing really appealed to me since I am tired of getting a bun less cheeseburger at every restaurant I go to that doesn't offer a gluten free menu. I opted for Cheeseburger Potato chips. They offer a large portion of homemade potato chips topped with ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and cheese sauce. The waitress was more than happy to put in my order with shredded cheese instead of cheese sauce. She also came back later and asked if it was OK if they put Ketchup and Mustard on it. This got her kudos from my hubby for at least double checking. It was tasty. I didn't get full blown sick, but had a "bloaty" feeling for two and a half hours on a long car ride home. I would still order it again because it was good, but would probably only do it closer to home so I didn't have to feel yucky on the way home.

I will admit I was disappointed they have not jumped on the gf bandwagon. A lot of Chain restaurants are at least attempting to create something for those of us with food allergies to have a guide. I hate going off the "gluten" menu and hoping for the best.

Better than Bouillon soup bases

These products are awesome! I have used the Chicken and Beef base since I couldn't use the regular bouillon I used previously in my cooking. I have used almost a entire jar of each flavor. I use the chicken base any time I need to use chicken broth I just add water. The jar provides excellent instructions.

 I love using the beef base in with roast. I dissolve it in water and then put the roast in the crock pot along with minced onion, salt and pepper. Let the roast cook for 8-10 hours and its PERFECT! We just had it the other night it was the best roast ever (my first time using the base for this purpose). My husband could not get over how tasty the roast was and moist. So tonight for dinner I made "shit on a shingle" or chipped beef gravy with left over roast; I again used the better than bouillon as my "broth" since our milk was a little "iffy". Mixed it in and made it like gravy with melted butter, cornstarch, salt/pepper and roast beef pieces. I served mine over Schar pasta, my family ate theirs over was fantastic!

The bases can be found in the Hy-Vee Health Markets for about $5 a jar, it has to be kept refrigerated and is worth every cent.

Superior Touch is the company that makes them - check out their website for all the flavors they offer for the bases.

Popcorn, Indiana

Let me just start by saying, mmmmmmmmmmmm! This popcorn is GOOD! We got the Original Movie Theater Popcorn, and it tastes like the real thing. It's salty and hard to stop eating after the first handful. I find I even shovel it in by the handful just like at the movie, as if eating a kernel at a time just isn't the way it should be eaten. It can be found in the Health Market at "my" Hy-Vee (W Kimberly) and at a few other stores in the "chip" isle. It comes in a potato chip style bag. It's worth every penny. Even my gluten eating family enjoys it. So pick some up for your next dinner movie night.  They have a variety of choices check out their website here (The pic of the bag is from their site).

Sunday, October 10, 2010


We enjoyed the warm evening today by grilling some Kabobs for dinner. They are completely gluten free, they are a lot of work, but they are soooo good!! My brother-in-law gave us the recipe for the marinade, its easy and we always have everything on hand.

We put the marinade into gallon plastic bags and then put the meat in those bags to sit for about 15 minutes while the grill heats up. We use chicken and shrimp. Don't put the shrimp in the bag yet, there is lemon juice in the marinade and it starts to cook the shrimp. We add onions and bell peppers to the kabobs along with half cooked bacon (it finishes cooking on the grill).

We use the wood skewers (make sure you soak them in water). The most time consuming part of the kabobs is the assembly process. It takes us about 15 minutes to make several with two of us working together on it.

Check out the recipe here: kabobs - we use chicken & shrimp both

Friday, October 8, 2010

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Scratch!!

I love Chocolate Chip cookies. I love the dough. I love the chocolate chips. I love everything about a chocolate chip cookie...except the gluten. When I was a kid my Aunt Deanna used to make fabulous cookie bars from scratch, they were one of the first foods I looked for at cookouts or family reunions. So good!

 I was putzing around on the Internet the other day and came across a recipe from Alton Brown, a Food Network Chef, that had created a gluten free cookie recipe. He uses a scale to measure things...there are estimates on the recipe. I used the estimates because I am lazy on a time crunch most of the time.

It is an easy recipe to follow. I did not have a kitchen aid mixer so I used my hand mixer, it worked fine. I did not refrigerate the dough. I spread it out in a jelly roll pan and made cookie bars. I had to cook them 19 minutes instead of 14 like cookie recipe calls. My house smelled so good, I couldn't wait to try them. I was able to hold off about 4 minutes after they came out of the oven. My mouth was watering just waiting to try these cookie bars.

My hubby happened to be home as I juggled hot cookie bar in my mouth and tried to tell him they were good. He asked for a bite...I gave him a tiny one :) I asked what he thought he said they were good up until they burnt his taste buds off.  They were very very crumbly but they were still PIPING hot.

I let them cool for about 20 more minutes and tried another one, they had firmed up significantly, but not hard. They were so good. They have a gritty after thought to them, I don't know how to put it into words other than to say gritty. They are fantastic. My son and three gluten eating friends stopped by and took some home, they all loved them. They are so easy I will definitely make them again. They taste very close to my aunts, so close I am sure she would approve. I don't need the extra pounds these cookie bars are sure to add, but its so worth it to find an awesome gluten free cookie. that I have rambled on and on about these bars here is the recipe:  Chocolate Chip Heaven

QC Celiac's Dinner at O'Melia's Supper Club

I was given this information by Becky, the leader of the QC Celiac Group. I cannot wait to attend this dinner! I will be there and am looking forward to a safe eating night out with fried foods!!  If you want to join us on this night out - the cost is below and you must contact Becky (her info is at the bottom of this post) no later than October 14th. Hope to see everyone there.

QC Celiac Group Dinner
O’Melia’s Supper Club
2900 Blackhawk Rd., Rock Island
Tuesday, October 19th

Starting off with soup:

Italian Wedding Soup
featuring little gf meatballs and quinoa pasta

Follow by your choice of:

Fish & Chips
 GF Tempura battered Fried Catfish and homemade steak fries
 fried in a clean fryer.


Chicken & Chips
GF Tempura battered Fried chicken and homemade steak fries
 fried in a clean fryer.

A sweet ending:

Chocolate Mousse
A rich chocolate mousse with strawberries and raspberries.

Coffee, iced tea, lemonade & water included. Pop or alcohol extra

Price for the dinner is $17.95 per person                                                                                      (does not include tax & gratuity)
Reservations required by October 14th.  Please contact Becky ASAP to make your reservation.   You will pay for your meal the night of the dinner. 
Name____________________ Phone#________________
 #attending_____                                   email____________________________
Please mark your choice of one entrĂ©e   
Fried Fish & Chips________   Fried Chicken & Chips_____
Becky Wentworth- email: 
phone: 563-391-2968 or mail: 6130 N. Hancock Ave, Davenport, IA 52806