Foodie Friday…Back to School with GFCF Bread!


I can’t believe it but it’s back to school time in our house!  My oldest starts Kindergarten on Monday, and I swear I’m having heart palpitations!  Well, not really but this is an exciting time with a lot of changes to our routine!  Both our boys are on the autism spectrum and have had them on a gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diet for the last two years or so and have notices really positive results.  With back to school time comes the dilemma of what to do about lunches.  Most hot lunches don’t offer much in the way of GFCF choices so my kiddo will be packing.  Finding GFCF stuff can be hard but I have come up with some tried-and-true faves that I wanted to share.  Usually I’ll make him a sandwich, include some kind of fruit and veggie, a GF granola bar (Glutino is our favorite brand), something crunchy (veggie straws, GF pretzels, etc…), water and a fruit snack.  My guy has a pretty good appetite so I’m thankful for that.  When it comes to making his sandwich, I’ve had great luck using our bread maker and various mixes that our out there.

breadmaker

Ours is a Sensio brand, and I got it off Craigslist for $20, and it had barely been used. It’s so easy, and I love that I can give him fresh, yummy bread for his sandwich.

Here’s one of the mixes I like:

:gf bread mix

I just follow the directions on the back of the box for bread makers.  You can use the oven and a bread pan as well, but I find this to be easier and I don’t have to heat up my whole kitchen.  The box has everything you need except the wet ingredients, even the yeast!

baking directions

Just mix all the wet ingredients together (I use rice milk, 2 eggs plus 1 egg white, melted dairy-free spread, and apple cider vinegar) and put them in the bread pan in the machine.  Put the dry mix on top and make a little hole in the top to empty the yeast packet, almost so it looks like a little volcano:

bread ingredients

Then just select the 1.5 pound, white loaf, medium setting and that’s it!  The machine does the mixing, lets the bread rise, and the baking, all in about three hours!

finished bread

Yum!  Time to make some sandwiches!  Have a great weekend!  🙂

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31 Days of Geocaching – WE CAN DO THIS!


It is a emphatic “WE CAN DO THIS”, I scream.  And I am already shaking my head laughing that we probably wont. But lets be positive now!

31 days of geocaching - aug2013

 

31 one days seems like a lot. But I bet we can do it. Right? So let the planning begin. Tell me about your adventures as you take the 31 Day Geocache Challenge with me.

As a mother of three, I plan on working them into my day as we do errands. At times it can seem impossible trying to find a easy one with kids in tow. But remember that list I created of caches to do with kids?! Now, it can come in handy. And as a added selfie bonus – Bug starts back to school Aug. 19. Which means I’m down a kid! That new ratio will come in super handy, especially when Diva is a preschool and its just me and SB.

So I say- Challenge accepted!