Monday, September 13, 2010

I just want to crash!!!!

I just returned home to the Hills and I am really tired. Punkin's party was outside yesterday it was perfect weather and we enjoyed the time of relaxing and catching up with family and friends. I didn't think about allergies at the time and I'm glad that I did not, I'd probably have gone inside and set alone. But I did think about them at four this morning when I woke up with a pounding headache. At about the same time I got up to take something Ash texted me (which always wakes me up by the way) to tell me not to leave until we talked. Apparently Punkin had too much excitement for one day and was up all night.

We started celebrating when I arrived on the farm Friday, Punkin was really good, she acted like she knew that it was a special weekend! After lunch we went shopping to buy Punkin a baby swing for her new swing set her Dad and Mom bought her for her birthday. You know how it is you set off to do a quick run and it takes all afternoon. While we were picking out the swing Dad called that they needed parts from John Deere so after our two stops we went back to Punkin's house to get ready for supper. We always enjoy going out to eat at a local restaurant when we are in town because not only is the food good but we are able to see many of our friends while there.

On Saturday I cleaned the camp house, the party was to be held in it's back yard. Then I ran to the local grocery store and bought some items for Honey and I and the party so that we could settle down and watch nothing else but football. We have a family tradition when there are football games on tv we eat football food so Saturday afternoon I made gluten free chocolate chip cookies and they were fantastic. I used a Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookies mix, added 1 Tbls of corn starch and 1/2 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips. I've found the if you make the mix exactly as directions state then the cookies are thin and crumbly with not many chips but this way they are ggrrrrrrreat!

Saturday night Ash grilled hot dogs, now this is how their hot dogs looked. Yes, we always have grilled onions on our hot dogs, we like grilled onions on just about anything. Well, some of us do, Honey is allergic to onions!!!

Don't laugh.......
this is my hot dog. I just can't find a way to eat a hot dog gluten free and it taste this good. This is made with "My Favorite Sandwich Bread". I love the bread, the onions were caramelized and very sweet and that made my hot dog wonderful. It ran a close race with the cookies.

Call me doctor love.....
We also had these little Dr. Pepper's that Ash had picked up for Saturday night football! They seemed small but they were just right I actually had some left over after the meal.

The party was a success and we had loads of fun spending the weekend with Punkin and I'm already looking forward to next weekend. Sorry I videoed for Ash so I have no photos of the actual party. Ash is supposed to send me some via e-mail so I can share them.

Just a peep, here were her cupcakes.
I was able to sneak this photo before the party actually started.

Stay tuned in to see photos of our two celebrations and the way I continue to live gracefully gluten free.

Thank you friend for stopping by you are the absolute best!


Alea said...

It sounds like a wonderful day! Love your improvise hot dog. You just do what tastes good!