Sunday, December 10, 2006

Gluten Free Corn Dog

well, i just have to share this with you because i felt pretty cool. the other day for dinner i made these gluten-free corndogs for the boys for dinner. because, as all you savvy gluten-detectives know, corn dogs are normally NOT gluten free.....either the batter will have wheat flour in it, or the oil that they are fried in will be used to fry other gluteny things like chicken fingers or something.

it's not that the kids have had corn dogs all that often, it's just that its one of those fun kid-things that they would get to have when we were out somewhere, and it's those little things that kill me sometimes. if we end up staying with this diet for the long haul, there are going to be many many things that daniel will have to forgo, things that most kids don't think twice about...and that is hard to take (more for me than for him at this point--he's only 2 after all.) i know, i know, it's only food, but the truth is that food plays a big part in our lives, in our social interactions, and it is a big way that people nurture each other, for better or for worse. and the thought of daniel being left out of those things makes me sad sometimes.

and then, i saw on another blog where a woman made vegan corndogs for her little boy (check out the vegan lunchbox link to the left if you are interested), and i thought if she can do it, so can i! so, i got a gluten-free cornbread mix, and a special pan (really for twinkies, but it was close enough), and then just trimmed the little doggies a little bit to fit--voila! the boys had fun, and so did the mama. score one for outsmarting the gluten, at least this time!


Anonymous said...

So cool!!!! You are such a good mama!!!

be_a_Mary said...

Christy, my very good friend Crystal has a little boy allergic to all things dairy. Her blog link is on my blog. you and her could definitely swap 'tips'!


Anonymous said...

The Vegan Lunch Box Rocks! I just got the book from the Three little
Figs vegan shop in Boulder. I had to support her somehow for being so inspiring!

Craig said...

I love that your boys are eating corndogs shaped like Twinkies! Too Fun! And nice job throwing a salad in the are definately a great mom!

christy said...

hey craig, thanks for noticing the salad! i actually thought about it after the picture was taken...nothing like strategically placed vegetables to make things look healthy. :)