For the past few years, Parrish’s brother Morgan and his wife Liz have been gracious enough (and brave enough) to host friends and family at their house for Christmas supper. I look forward to it all week because BOTH of Parrish’s brothers are AMAZING in the kitchen. Remember too much pork?
This year the Collinis decided to go Italian, and I’ll admit I was disappointed. Italian means pasta, bread, meatballs…all of which aren’t typically gluten free. Hesitant, I asked Parrish to breach the subject, and see if I should just bring my own food. With a house full of mouths to feed, that last thing I wanted to do was be a bother.
Do you ever feel like that? I mean my gluten free diet is definitely high maintenance, and while I appreciate my family and friends making adjustments for me, I get scared that I’m a HUGE hassle.
So Parrish asked his brother if I should plan on my own, and he said absolutely not. He had bought gluten free noodles, and he was fully prepared.
Was he ever. I had my own individual bowl of gluten free noodles with FRESHLY MADE pasta sauce. Nothing like fresh made pasta sauce that had been cooking for 6 hours. Served with GLUTEN FREE buffalo MEATBALLS!! The meatballs were amazing. I wanted to crawl inside and live there. forever. they were delicious.
I thought about licking my plate….several times.
And I’ll be honest with you guys, it really touched me. My family had a house FULL of folks, and they took the time to make food that was safe for me to eat. But it shouldn’t surprise me. Parrish’s family has always been accommodating to me being gluten free. :) Can you tell I love my in-laws?
My vote is Italian every year!
After Christmas supper, Parrish and I did something…CRAZY! We went to our neighborhood bar and played pool.
We were literally a block away from our house when I suggested it. I figured, that as a newlywed couple, we’re only going to have a few Christmases without kids…so why not!
The bar was surprisingly busy, but we played a few games and had a great time! By the time we left around 9:30, it was just starting to snow. So we took Max on a snow walk.
White Christmas in NC!
Little did we know, it was just the BEGINNING. You may have heard about the snowstorm that hit the east coast. We go off pretty easy compared to others, with only around 5-6 inches.
Tonight we’re getting gluten free Mellow Mushroom to have with our New Planet Beer! Look for a review tomorrow! :)