As you know, the past week has been intensely busy for me. We ended up starting a number of painting projects in the house that I hadn’t really planned on doing before the graduation party. Once started, however, they had to be completed. That meant lots of easy dinners for us.
I have become quite good at putting together quick dinners and making do with what we have in the refrigerator, freezer, and pantry. Sometimes, though, I don’t feel like cooking at all. On those days, I turn to grocery store fast food and purchase my stand-by no-cook meal. It includes a rotisserie chicken, potato salad, and bagged green salad.
Of course, when you’re on a gluten-free diet, you have to be careful about purchasing these products. The most important thing is to read labels. Sometimes that’s tricky with the rotisserie chickens, because the ingredients can be on the bottom of the container, but do whatever you have to in order to check the ingredients. I usually stick with a plain, unflavored chicken. Some of the flavored ones are okay, but they are much more likely to contain gluten than the plain ones.
Potato salad is often gluten-free. Remember, any wheat has to be declared and that’s the most likely offending ingredient. I don’t think you would find rye, but always keep an eye out for barley.
A green salad is pretty easy, but remember some bags come with croutons, and make sure you grab a gluten-free salad dressing.
I’m sorry I don’t have a picture for you this week. I was too busy for that. Now, I need some yummy dinner ideas for this week.