A Very Nice Surprise

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So…y’all know that I’ve been dreaming of Cream of Wheat for months.  And looking for a gluten – free alternative just as long.  Yesterday I received a delivery from UPS and since I wasn’t expecting anything…I was more than a little concerned that maybe I’d started sleep shopping. 😉

Nope.  Papa Lupiac’s cousin, B sent me these boxes of Cream of Rice. 🙂 It was such a lovely surprise and really really touched me.

Thank you so much, B.  Your thoughtfulness is appreciated more than I can express here. 🙂

(I don’t know if she’d appreciate being named on the blog but everyone in our family will know who I’m talking about.)

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Of course I had to try it out for supper. (I like my hot cereal super thick.)   A little butter.  A little sugar.  A couple pieces of gluten-free toast rounds for dipping.

It was everything I’d hoped it would be…creamy…smooth…no off taste at all…just perfect comfort food. 🙂  I was worried it was going to taste like baby rice cereal…which I admit to trying…but this is nothing close to the vitamin-y taste of the baby food.  It’s just creamy neutral.  Yea…I’m so happy. 🙂

Let’s see.  What else from the last few days…

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Restocked the spinach juice.

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Made some Monster Cookies.  These are still one of the most requested cookies by my family.

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Used the rest of the Buttermilk dough to make this small loaf of cinnamon / raisin bread.  I got a smidge too much brown sugar in there and it made caramel. Yum. 🙂

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Made Mama L a batch of messy looking but delicious chocolate covered (Glutino) pretzels. I’ve got the fam requesting gluten-free stuff.  🙂  

I don’t usually blog on the weekend but I’ll have at least one post up this weekend.  We’re going heavy on the Cajun / Mardi Gras around here for the next few days. 🙂

Hope y’all had a great week and have an even better weekend.  See you soon with some spice and some sweets.  🙂


“Seems like only yesterday I’d get a blank cassette. Record the country count down ’cause I couldn’t buy it yet.”

Oh Miranda, you sing my life. 🙂


6 responses to “A Very Nice Surprise

  1. That was very sweet of B! And I’m so glad it tasted good to you! I want some of those cookies please! 🙂 Love you!

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