We had an amazing weekend, so I took a few days off from updating our menu and posting recipes. We had our annual reunion on Sean’s side of the family. Honestly, I could not ask for a better extended family. They have always welcomed me with open arms, and they love, love, love my children. Anyone who loves my children has an extremely special place in my heart forever.
I am happy to report that Ethan and I remained gluten, dairy, and peanut free. Summer, Gabriel, and Sean had a little bit of gluten here and there, but, overall, I thought that we ate really well. The family did an amazing job of accommodating our new diet, and all of the bigger cousins were so helpful in making sure that Ethan stayed away from all of the foods that he cannot eat right now. We all took turns cooking meals, and, I must say, we have some spectacular chefs in the family!
We had a baby shower for my dear sister-in-law on Saturday night, and I was responsible for the dessert bar. I so enjoyed every moment of baking the treats and sharing them with the family. Sean was my sampler because I vowed not to eat any of the foods that Ethan cannot eat. When I explained that to Ethan, he put his hand on my head to see how I was feeling. Since I told him that the food might be making him sick, he was checking to see if I am sick, too. Bless his sweet little heart!
Anyway, I did not want Ethan to miss out on any of the fun, so I made him some special chocolate chip cookies. Gluten Free Girl and the Chef are quite amazing, and the cookies that they created were spectacular. I made them plain the first night, and the second night, I made them into little cookies cups and put dairy free frosting in them. Ethan really liked that!
These cookies were truly delicious. Ethan loved them, especially with the dairy free frosting.
It was a wonderful weekend – food, family, and fun. Who can ask for anything else?!