I am in a hurry.
I have volunteered to create a salad and salad dressing for tonight’s bunco game.
Ten years ago or so, I had almost grimaced at the idea of playing bunco. I had heard older ladies exclaiming how much fun they have getting together with the girls and playing the game. I didn’t understand the strategy of throwing dice over and over again. . . count the ones, then the twos, and so forth.
Although, there was the time in my drinking days when I would fill in as a sub for some acquaintances. Ah, they had the best wine as I recall . . . and the game was lame. But it was okay because I was the only alcoholic there (that I knew of) and I could drink as much wine as was opened. I would try to be social to these women that I barely knew, making the best of the situation. BUNCO! was when the round of #’s to be thrown came up on all three dice. Prizes would be awarded for the most buncos, wins and losses. I could meander over to the counter where the wine sat as the winners were being called out.
For some unknown reason, they stopped calling me to be a sub.
Tonight, I am looking forward to meeting my best friends for bunco. I have become one of those old ladies. . . BUNCO!!
Now back to the salad. . .
Of course, I still have my wonderful in-tolerances to most foods that I have to consider so making my own salad and dressing will ensure that I will have something to eat.
I visited a yard sale this morning, spying two glass pie dishes. Score!
As I browse the farmer’s market today for my salad fixins, I decide a gluten free peach cobbler is in order for tonight’s dessert. Why should I be the only one not eating dessert tonight, right?
Wait a minute. . . peach salad dressing. Is it possible? I usually create a salad dressing from oil and vinegar, but adding a peach might be quite flavorful!
I am on a mission, in a hurry because I have two hours to get this done, and I have a long haul of getting ready to do since I haven’t showered today. Today is one of those days where I roll out of bed, put a hat on (or not, as in today’s case-just walking around with bedhead), and start moving – running errands and getting to appointments (luckily only appointments with friends that don’t mind the bedhead).
And why not throw in a blog while I am at it? If I don’t do it now, the words will just whirl around my head, never reaching this site.
So, online now looking up recipes. I have a general idea because I have created similar recipes in the past; however, sometimes when I go from memory, it doesn’t turn out as well as I had hoped.
Oh, look at this – the Gluten Free Goddess has one!! I just love her. I am a little apprehensive because I have never used this recipe. Perhaps I was also picturing a peach crumble instead of cobbler, but this is what I typed in and this is what I got. Her recipes are usually pretty satisfying if I pay attention. Then, there is the problem with which ingredients I have on hand.
I have dishes to do. How much time do I have?
I’ll start with cutting/pealing the peaches. As I am rinsing my hands I can wash a few dishes in the sink. How do I have so many dishes when I am rarely home??? I notice the ramekins that I use to mix my Ener-G egg replacer. That will be next.
Meanwhile, my dog is being a tard as he wags his tail, hitting everything around him and confused as to why it is hitting something that he won’t move away from. Distraction. I have to laugh. I have ADD just like him and am easily entertained.
I get out my magic bullet. A few of the sliced peaches will be fine, along with oil and vinegar. Did I mention I have ADD? Diagnosed by myself, I move on to the salad dressing. Maybe a little basil, oregano, and cayenne pepper would be good to add.
My timer is going off for the peaches that are boiling. I notice I have not made enough salad dressing. One more peach to be pealed. One more turn of the magic bullet.
I gaze at the list of dry ingredients. I hope the science experiment works.
Brown rice flour, check
Almond Meal, check
Tapioca Starch, salt, baking powder, baking soda, xanthum gum
I have all the ingredients needed – whoo hoo!! that’s promising!
Why do I have a need to add coconut flour just because I have some? okay, just a smidgen. Last time I used this flour, it soaked up all the wet ingredients and made paste.
Oh my goodness!! this might actually work. I frantically put all the ingredients together. I am running out of time and haven’t even made my salad. Into my new pie plate, I pour the peaches. Spoon the batter on top. This might create a spillage in the oven – I take a little out into a small baking cup. Still feel like there might be some spilling over into the oven, but I put the pie pan in and cross my fingers there is not a fire~
Into the shower I go. I will have to make the salad when I get out. I have a half hour till I have to leave. Maybe I can work with 40 minutes.
I am looking forward to bunco. It really is a lot of fun. Especially with the new group of girls I have grown to love as my sisters. No alcohol, just pure laughter and joy!