Friday, January 28, 2011

This and That

At Canadian Tire we found a large raw hide bone. The kids could not wait to bring it home for Ranger. Ranger thought he hit the jackpot!! He did not want anyone touching it for fear it might be taken away.
Look at how possessive he is when then kids are sitting by him.
One end is already chewed off. I think his mouth is sore because he has taken a little break from chewing. It's been a while since he's had some bones so I think he is out of shape.
This is the design Russell made with popcorn. How sweet. Russell decided to spend some of his Christmas money and bought himself a John Deere skid steer. For a few years now Russell augers, grades, loads and what ever else he can think of. Yesterday and today he has been doing lots of using the bucket of the skid steer to load the popcorn into the grainery.
This was Chloe's design. In the top left corner of the picture it is I, a heart and U. Very cute. I love it when they come up with little ways to to show their love to me. They are to the age where they write little notes and draw cute pictures for me. It made my day.
Russell has always had problems with grains. The last little while things have been getting worse again so we decided to put him on a cleanse and and take him off of grains totally for a month. Well the month is over now. I have been creative with my cooking. Today I made gluten free blueberry muffins. The recipie only made 12 so I didn't taste them but he said they were very good (I made regular blueberry muffins for the rest of us). So while I was in the "trying new things mood" I made gluten free pizza crust. I bought Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Flour. I had been reading reviews about gluten free pizza crusts and how good they are. So I found a recipe from Bob's Red Mill web site for pizza crust. I have to get use to the texture of the dough. I caved a little and added a tiny bit of wheat flour.
This is the pizza ready for the oven. I got a recipe from Angie Letniak that makes the best pizza. You put all the toppings on the dough and place in a cold oven, than turn the oven on to 500 degrees F and let it bake. Not sure if it would work for this but....
Ooohh la la!! What fantastic pizza. Curtis and I like it better then the regular crust. The kids thought it was great as well. Russell loves being able to have bread type foods. The flour is very expensive so I will only be making it for him. So we will all be having waffles for breakfast in the morning. Russell has had perogies, pasta and a piece of garlic bread this week and seems to be OK. I know if his system gets saturated, we will be back the square one. We are just limiting his grains to a few times a week or when we are not eating at home.


Linda said...

The pizza looks great. I would like to try it some time.

The Letniaks said...

Ooohh la la is right! :) Great talking to you - thanks for the tips! Always great to get new ideas! Especially when they look so yummy :)