Monthly Archives: April 2008

Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger Event: Gluten Free Mommy: Chicken Salad

Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger Event

This month I adopted Natalie of Gluten Free Mommy!  Her blog is filled with many recipes that look delicious, her photos are gorgeous, and she seems really friendly and sweet.  We purchased the ingredients to make both the Chocolate Truffles and Chicken Salad Sandwiches, but only had the time and energy to make the Chicken salad.  

The chicken salad was wonderful, and we plan to serve it this weekend at a tea party we’re hosting.  The sweetness of the grapes really added a lovely touch.  We ate it as a salad rather than a sandwich and it is the kind of dish that you can enjoy throughout the day.  I’m sure we’ll be making it again and again.  (I’ll take some pictures this weekend to add to the post after we make it.  We ate it all up before I had a chance to take a picture last time!)

I had hoped to make the truffles as well, but both my Mom and I were too tired to attempt it.  It was quite disappointing, but if we have time this weekend we will be making them for the tea party.

I can’t wait until we have an oven so I can try her baked recipes… she has so many cookies, cakes, and breads that look really wonderful.

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Birthday Jello?

I’m really tired tonight, so I’ll try to make this clear, but I’m afraid I will fail miserably… just a warning. 😉

In my last post I mentioned looking for a gluten-free no-bake cheesecake recipe for my brothers birthday. Well, I didn’t really find anything that didn’t require a baked crust or things like coolwhip as the main filling ingredient, which I wanted to avoid, because that is not cheesecake to me. After a long brainstorming session, my brother finally suggested our Mom’s (Famous) Strawberry Jello (since we recently found out that Jello is gluten free) and it was perfect. We brought it to our weekly Bible study for dessert and they enjoyed it. 🙂

My Mom makes this recipe for most dish-to-pass events and special occasions like Christmas. Mom drains the strawberry and pineapple juices into a bowl and saves it for us as a special treat.

Strawberry Jello

1 pkg. (6-oz.) strawberry gelatin

1 c. boiling water

2 (10-oz.) pkgs. frozen strawberries, thawed

2 (20-oz.) cans crushed pineapple, drained

6 bananas, mashed

1 (16-oz.) sour cream

In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in water. Stir in strawberries, pineapple, an bananas. Poor half of the mixture into Jello mold. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour. Spread sour cream over the Jello. Spoon remaining gelatin mixture over top. Refrigerate until set.

Note: I am sensing that there is a step missing from the directions. I’ll speak with my Mom about it in the morning. We’re making it tomorrow for a tea party we’re having this weekend.

Also, I’ve edited my about me page to include a miniaturized version of my gluten-free tale to date and a little bit more about me in general.

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