Where in the world did this weekend go? It went way too fast, that's for sure! We had something going on all weekend. I'm not complaining since Saturday was an incredible day spent with all of our family here and then time at the lake with my boys. The illustrator
and I cooked lunch that day for everyone. It was a great day that I never wanted to end.
Then Sunday was another family day celebrating two birthdays in the family. First though, we had some family business to deal with...
My oldest, Jay (who will be 13 in a month from tomorrow) decided he wanted to cut his hair off. This is a shot of him just about a year ago (on his birthday)...
(his hair was actually longer than this at the start of yesterday)
This is the new Jay! I loved the longer hair, but as a parent, you have to let your kids have control of some things...his hair, his style. I think he looks good this way too! He looks so long and tall now. I don't know why, but he does! It freaks me out a bit (in a good way) because he looks just like the illustrator
at this age...cute as a button!
Now, dinner...also known as lunch here, was a huge fish fry with fresh catfish caught by my father-in-law and gluten free hush puppies made by my mother-in-law and myself. Sunday ended with a late night swim with the boys at the lake. Another great day!
(I like how the illustrator put the obligatory piece of cucumber on his plate! Ya gotta get those veggies in too!)
My mother-in-law asked if I would help her out with the hush puppies since she wanted to make a gluten free option for the illustrator
and his sister, both of which have celiac and haven't had hush puppies in years!
My mother-in-law picked up a bag of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Cornbread Mix so we decided to play with it! These came out perfectly!
They are crispy on the outside...
dense and moist on the inside with a hint of onion and sweetness from the mix!
Gluten Free Hush Puppies
(makes about 20-25)
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup dried onions
oil for frying
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until everything is evenly mixed together. The mixture will be thick (you can roll it in a ball). Drop a scoop about 3 TBSP in size into the hot oil and fry until golden brown turning occasionally to make sure they brown evenly. Drain on paper towels before serving.
Tomorrow...we talk dessert!
What do you call it...dinner or lunch? I call dinner the meal at the end of the day, but my in-laws call it the meal in the middle of the day. Apparently both are right though...
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