Monday, July 21, 2014

Little Happies (1)

Apologies to all my gluten-free friends, but this week's Little Happies features quite a few gluten containing foods (feel free to skip this post!). Since I have returned to eating gluten, Husbandido has been eager to treat me to many of the foods I missed.

1) Sarris Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Before going gf, chocolate covered pretzels were my absolute favorite candy; they have the perfect mix of salty and sweet, and Sarris chocolate is wonderful. (They do make a gf version, but the pretzels were just a hair too crispy and not salty enough. Plus, they're $17.)

2) Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza

This picture isn't actually of the pizza Husbandido surprised me with last Tuesday; ours was pepperoni and sausage. Beside making a yummy dinner, I had leftover pizza for lunch most of the week! (Husbandido had tried repeatedly to make me a stuffed crust pizza, but the cheese usually leaked out a little. The best pizza crust recipe or mixture we found that was gluten-free was Cup 4 Cup, which is pricey, but worth it for a special treat.)

3) Saturday morning I woke up to breakfast in bed... of Chik-Fil-A Spicy Chicken Biscuit and Hash Browns. Husbandido thought I might be super hungry, so he got me two. The second one reheated really well, and we split it for a fast breakfast on Sunday. Previously he had tried to make a gluten-free version, but the problem was getting the chicken right. 

4) I don't remember exactly which day it was (might have been the weekend before the one just past), we went out to eat at Red Lobster. We hadn't been there since I went gluten-free. Those biscuits are so good! (And again, I had plenty of leftovers to make lunch for both of us the next day. Yay for easy meals!)

I will now cease taunting you all with gluten containing foods that you can't have. (And I'll get my final GF product review post up soon!)

5) Synthroid - I know there are some people who think that Armour is the only way to treat hypothyroidism, but Synthroid has been a miracle drug for me. I have the energy to do things again (including deal with a downed tree), and I've lost 5 pounds in the approximately 2 weeks I've been taking it. I'm keeping a close eye on the weight loss, especially since losing too much too fast is problematic. I also have a definite idea of how much is too much to lose, though it is fun seeing my Wii Fit Mii shrink.

6) Free stuff! Who doesn't love a good giveaway? In honor of NFP awareness week, Simcha Fisher is hosting major giveaways, including a copy of her book. Here's the post for today's giveaways. (I know, I know... we may all be a lift too aware of our fertility or lack thereof, but not all of the items are fertility related.)


  1. everything looks so yummy! My Mouth is watering, I'm so glad your hubby is taking such good care of you!!!!

  2. mmm... i started eating gluten again a couple weeks ago, and i keep thinking about how soon i can get some pizza hut :)

  3. How sweet of Husbandido to treat you. I won't lie and tell you I wasn't a little jealous at all these yummy things you are eating, but I also know that if I didn't actually feel better being GF, there is no way I could have kept it up as long as you did.

  4. Salivating. Tummy grumbling. DROOOLS.

    All of that looks so stinkin' good!! And even better: most of the meals produced leftovers. WIN!! It's my favorite when a yummy meal turns into two or three yummy meals!

    Glad to hear Synthroid is treating you well.

    Thanks for Little Happying!! :) Great post!