Let’s Eat Gluten Free!


Meet my beautiful daughter, Sarah Mae.  Sarah was diagnosed with Celiac disease about 6 years ago before gluten free recipes were to be found.  Since then many restaurants offer gluten free foods, and the food you buy in the stores is much better now than it was then.

Sarah and I have found a meatloaf recipe that we all love and no one would ever know it’s gluten free and we would like to share it with you.

You will need:

2 lbs. ground beef; 1 can gluten free tomato soup (we use Dr. McDougalls); 3/4 C oats; 2 eggs; 1/2tsp salt, pepper, Italian seasoning (more-or-less to taste).

GLAZE:  ketchup, brown sugar, left over tomato soup.

MIX all ingredients together (put some soup to the side for glaze).  Put in meatloaf pan.   MIX glaze, spread on top of meatloaf.  Cook 375 for about 1.5 hours.   When it is completely cooked, (check with meat thermometer), take out of oven and let it sit for about 15 minutes before eating it.

After you make it the first time, tweak it to your liking.  My daughter loves the glaze and always wants extra.

It is delicious with a fresh salad and mashed potatoes.



HGTV High Low Project / My Finds

Am I the only one crazy enough to get excited when my new HGTV magazine arrives so I can challenge Sabrina Soto’s “low” finds to see if I can do better than she does?  I cannot imagine other people spend time doing that.  I find it SO CHALLENGING to try to beat her low prices and am so proud of myself when I make those finds.  I, obviously, have too much time on my hands!

Take for instance the July/August 2013 issue.   Starting on Page 85, you will find The High/Low List.  She starts off with a high $60 geometric patterned pillow and a low $20 pillow almost identical.  Well, I found a 16×16 yellow pillow, very similar in color and design, at WoodnDoodads for $9.50!  Then we go to the red lacquered wood bookcase, high $1,645; low red steel frame bookcase for $509.  Check out Ikea red bookcase for $89.99.  Moving on to the blue plates, $80 for a set of four is the high, $40 for a set of four is the low.  Yes, I did it again, a set of four blue and white dinner plates at Target.com, $23.99.

I could keep going as I turn the page, but I will save that for tomorrow as it is late and I am dragging.

Move over Sabrina!

Nite everyone from Midlife Modern!