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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Attending Social Events Gluten-Free

With all the special arrangements I make when cooking, I still know to other people it seems very, very hard. I even pack up food for the baby to send to my mom's house when he stays over there because it's confusing. Tonight we are going to my cousin's graduation party, where there will definitely be food. And we've come so far with the baby that I don't want to backtrack. Thank God it's my family. I just called my aunt and explained that my family is weird and asked if I could bring something. She's so sweet, she offered to accommodate, but I just thought that sounded like to much. I did wonder what we'll do down the road with other people. I guess I'll think about that tomorrow, after all, tomorrow is another day. And I have TODAY to tackle.

So while making breakfast this morning, I still had to make a dinner that would feed at least the baby and my husband, if not all of us. It sounded like time for the crockpot. And while I won't bore you with what I literally THREW in the crockpot, I did half 1/2 a pound of ground turkey leftover that I needed to do something with. So I, quite randomly, decided to whip up some breakfast sausage. Now, we don't buy much sausage for two reasons: 1) my husband doesn't eat pork, and 2) a lot of turkey and chicken sausages have gluten in them. So I haven't had sausage recently enough to quite mimic the flavor in my mind. But I did come up with a lovely mild sausage that my kids loved. To be frank, my husband and I need a bit more zip to it. If you like milder flavors, this is for you:

Turkey Breakfast Sausage
1/2 lb. ground turkey
1 tsp. sage
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

In a small bowl, add the seasonings to the ground turkey. Mix it up with your hands. Raw ground turkey is too mushy to really do this well any other way. Wash your hands. Heat a skillet on the stove with either oil or cooking spray. I don't use cooking spray often, but I did for this. Take about a heaping tablespoon of the meat mix and form into a patty, repeating until you have as many as your pan can comfortable handle. Flip once the bloody looking juices (doesn't that sound gross?) start to rise to the top. Repeat, until all of the sausage patties are done. This made 6 sausage patties, which fed 4 people when served with my Ultimate Eggs.

Next time, I think I'll add some coriander and more cayenne.....


  1. At least your family tries to accomodate and understand. My mother always says, "One bite won't kill you." Yeah, Mom, but it WILL make me wish I was dead for a week or so.

  2. Well I get different reactions from different people. Some are more accommodating than others. I think it helps that this all started because of the baby. Everyone feels for the cute baby that can't have whatever.