Oh hello there. Since the last time I blogged, I’ve gone from NYC to Franklin Lakes to Margate and back to Franklin Lakes and finally back to NYC.
A friend lost her grandmother during the hurricane, so a few of us went to the memorial in Margate today, but first, we went to Franklin Lakes so I could get my car and drop off Bailey.
And clearly none of us could turn down a home-cooked meal by my mom. Shannon is gluten-free, so I asked my mom if we could prepare plenty of food she could eat, rather than leaving her to have to eke out a weird meal based on the few gluten-free options.
We had some roasted vegetables in this grill basket, or veggie jail, as I called it. (The top keeps the veggies in so you can flip the whole basket.)
We grilled them along with some chicken. (By we, I mean Lacey. She is a veggie-grilling pro, so she kept an eye on the veggies.)
I made a quick spinach salad with goat cheese, walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette.
Roasted potatoes. These were delish!
There were also a few gluten-full options, like this eggplant parmesan.
And asparagus with bread crumbs and eggs. (Shannon’s husband was very excited about all of the gluten-full options.)
Bailey offered to help with the cleanup.
Lacey brought Baked by Melissa cupcakes, which we all inhaled before they could even get to the table for dessert. Oops?
I love this little guy.
I’m usually pretty adventurous in trying stuff like gluten-free or vegan food, but these cookies were kind of lame. But Shannon liked them, which is all that mattered, since she’s the one who can’t eat gluten, not me.
Strawberries for everyone!
Question: what do you do when you have guests that have a food allergy or sensitivity, or just eat totally different from you?