Today we celebrated my mother-in-law's 78th birthday with a family dinner. This was the first BIG 'feast' type meal we've hosted since Nikki's Celiac diagnosis. It was delicious and stress free. We had homemade mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, veggies, olives, and ham. Nikki cooked all the desserts -- chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Every bit of it was gluten free and amazingly tasty. It's a good feeling to know that neither T1 or Celiac has defeated our treasured family feasts; or the spirit of my wonderful daughter. Her blood sugar was 139 before lunch. As of this evening (and after a few too many chocolate chip cookies) she is 166.....not too bad.
Here's looking forward to a thousand more gluten free and blood sugar friendly family feasts.