First off, major kudos to Hannaford for having a whole gluten-free section. Thanks for making my life easy.
Entree 1: Lasagna
Easy. I picked up some rice noodles, made one pan of lasagna with meat sauce, and one pan with marinara sauce. Hannaford carries DeBoles noodles; I don't know if they're the Rolls Royce of gluten-free noodles or what, but use enough cheese and sauce and anything will taste fine.
Entree 2: Chicken Parmesan
I had fun with this. The store sold bags of readymade gluten-free bread crumbs, but they were really expensive for such a small bag. In a rare flash of brilliance, I bought two loaves of sliced white gluten-free bread and decided to make my own.
- Get toasty. Throw the slices right on the rack at 250 degrees. Bake for 10, then flip and bake for another 10.
I was glad to do this because I tasted a "raw" slice, and honestly? Yuck. Burn, nasty bread, burn!
- Pulverize! Throw those slices into the food processor and process the shit out of it.
- Spice it up. Add parsley, oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Just eyeball it until it looks like the stuff you buy in a can.
That nasty bread doesn't taste so nasty now!
- Follow your favorite chicken parm recipe.
Entree 3: Sausage and Peppers
No gluten to avoid, and stupidly easy to make.
Of course, I didn't take any pictures of the finished products. But everyone ate it, everyone LIKED it, and most importantly, it didn't kill Karen. Mission accomplished!