Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rock Out

So you know those times when your kids are on the verge of a meltdown and it could go either way...they could totally lose it or there could be something that would reel them back to earth??  Well today in the car ride home from the suburbs we were there.  They were hungry, tired and feeling stir crazy...the perfect storm.  This is when I had my moment of triumph.  (Cue the Chariots of Fire Music).

I turned on the radio and taught my kids how to ROCK OUT.  I put on the Loop. (for those not familar, I encourage you to check out the website) and we jammed on the air guitar and air drums to Bruce Springstein-Glory Days, Led Zepplin-Ramble On, and then Fleetwood Mac-You Can Go Your Own Way. 

I couldn't believe it...I had talked them off the ledge and was able to listen to some good music to boot.  Hold on, let me take off my Supermom cape and continue finishing up my application for Mother of the Year.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Gluten Free Blues

I recently had a friend whose daughter was diagnosed with Celiac.  She was really upset, rightfully so, and is really intent on focusing on what her daughter can't eat.  I think it is incredibly important to be vigilent, especially when there is a health concern.  That being said, I think you should focus on what you CAN eat.  This week, I was reading Gluten Free Girl and she posted the most amazing salad.  I especially loved the colors in it, given it is winter and everything is sooo drab.  I knew the moment I read the recipe I would love it and indeed I did. 

Even though there is so much I can eat and usually I am not down it...I LOVE challah.  I am Jewish and this is a weekly staple in my diet.  I mean this WAS a weekly staple in my diet.  I always thought that as a Jewish mom, I would perfect the art of making a good challah.  So today, while working at home and multi-tasking on a conference call, I kneaded the dough, let it rise and popped it in the oven.  It really did look fantastic, only I couldn't eat it.  Maybe, somewhere the GF gods and goddess will invent a GF challah that doesn't taste gritty or make me sick.