Gluten free “On The Cheap!”

We all know that getting delicious gluten free prepared meals are few and far between.  My mom did find these amazing cinnamon rolls!! Thank you mom for sharing.  When you do happen to find something really delicious its usually really expensive until NOW!!

Aldi’s in my town finally has gluten free items and I couldn’t be more excited to try them out!! The price is right!!

The first item I tried was the LiveGfree pretzel sticks.  Now I know that there have been GF pretzels out there but everyone that I have found have soy product in them and I am supposed to stay away from soy also.  So when I looked at the ingredients and found that there was no soy in it I nearly jumped up and down at the store!! LOL!!  They are delicious too!! Crunchy, light and airy just how you want a pretzel to taste.  Try them out for yourself!!

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The 2nd product I tried was the cheese ravioliphoto 1Gluten free on the cheap

Now with this one I was a real skeptic because I mean really the gluten filled frozen ravioli aren’t really that good.  But much to my surprise it was delicious!! Gluten free for the cheap

gluten free on the cheap

Lots of flavor in the sauce and the pasta was tender and not too chewy.  I would definitely recommend it.

3rd one was a cheese lasagna gluten free on the cheap gluten free on the cheap

This was pretty similar to the ravioli in taste and flavor. I did add a little more cheese to this because well I love cheese!!  Very excited about having these options!!

Check out LiveGfree website to see everything they carry in stores. Tell me what you think.  What have you tried and loved/disliked?!

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10 things I love about my husband

All the kids are in full time school!! I have an empty house from 7:30-3:30.  It’s a little bit of sadness and little bit of bliss.  I almost can’t believe that I have been a mom for over 11 years.  It seems like yesterday when my husband and I got married.  Today is our 14th anniversary.  I do have to say that I do love my husband even more than I did 14 years ago.

Not to take away from the love I had for him back then but now I see the love and care he has for our children and anyone who knows Scott knows how much he cares for me.  He would do absolutely anything for me and to keep me safe.  If he had to choose anyone to hang out with he would pick me over anyone else.  Thank you for always being there for me through everything.  I am such a blessed wife.

I am so glad I get to spend my life with you!!

Happy 14th Anniversary Babe!!

10 things I love about my husband

1. I am his best friend

2. He is a hard worker

3. He shows his love for our kids by spending time with them

4. He gives me sweet little gifts every so often

5. He understands my closeness with my Deedo

6. He still wants me and is still passionately in love with me

7. He does over half of the household work

8. He tolerates my moodiness

9. He makes me laugh

10. He really wants the best for me

This picture is from the day before we told each other we loved each other.

So as of Today I have loved you 16 years 5 months and 19 days!!  Aka 6016 DAYS!!

10 things I love about my husband

 

So much has changed but one thing has remained the same, I still love you with all my heart!! Love T.

New Beginnings

It’s been awhile since I posted anything.  My time has been occupied by the new job, summer and now my son is in pre-k.  We decided it was time to start putting some more money in the budget.  It has been amazing how much less stress it is when you have more money for bills.  It has been hard to be away from the family on nights.  I am looking forward to the time when I won’t have to work so much!!

So here’s to new beginnings!!

Here is a new recipe for your files!! Yay!!

Blueberry peanut butter smoothie

Blueberry Peanut Butter Smoothie

Serves 2-4
Prep time 15 minutes
Allergy Wheat
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Beverage, Breakfast, Lunch, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Cold
The blueberry peanut butter smoothie can be alternated by taste very easily. Try some different fruits added or try an almond butter. The options are endless!!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 Medium Banana (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon Peanut butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons oat flour (GF oats ground)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4-5 pieces ice
  • 2 teaspoons sweetener (e.g. sugar, honey, stevia)

Directions

Step 1 Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth

Note

This blueberry peanut butter smoothie is a great breakfast option. The cinnamon tantalizes your taste buds!!

I know it sounds a little different but it is so good!!

 

 

Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Brownies

Trader Joe’s Gluten Free Brownies

I am testing out these Trader Joe’s Brownies today and I have to say they are gooey chewy chocolate goodness!! If that isn’t enough I topped it with a chocolate frosting. These were easy to prepare just as the package says.  It only takes an egg, oil, and water.  So easy!! Try them for yourself!!

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is tomorrow. I have always believed that Mother’s Day is more important than any moms birthday because I mean really we didn’t do anything on our own birthdays right?!? I love my mama dearly. She is the reason I’m the woman I am.  She has taught me so much and I am eternally grateful to her for that.  So if you have a moment to express your love for your mom, any mom, mom-to-be, or a mom wanna be this Mother’s Day do it because it is the greatest gift you can give her.

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Here’s a little recipe for you.  Something that will get you through eating that mushy cereal or over salted eggs from your morning breakfast in bed from those fabulous kids of yours. :-)

Mother’s Day Smoothie

1 frozen banana

2 Tablespoons peanut butter

1/2 cup yogurt

1 cup almond milk

lots of Spinach