Both of these were made from mixes sent to me by Mixes From The Heartland so I could write reviews of their products. See what I think of them at FabGrandma Reviews.
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When the FabGrandpa picked up our mail at the lodge on Friday, there was the box we had been waiting for. It contained a package of lasagna from Food Matters. I had read about Food Matters over at Celiac Chicks, and again in a Celiac Disease group on Facebook, and was debating on whether or not to order some, when Vanessa emailed me and asked if it would be okay for her to send me one. Honey, y’all have got to get some of this stuff!
It arrived in a styrofoam cooler inside the cardboard mailing carton, and was still cold when I got it. It’s not frozen, but fresh and ready to heat up in your oven. As I am a curious old lady, I put it on my digital scales (Yes, I do just happen to have a digital postal scale just sitting around the house, thank you very much. I use it to measure my ingredients for my home made soaps). It weighed in at a hefty 2.o8 lbs, more than enough for two people to have a very filling dinner, or for one person to eat four servings.
The version Vanessa sent me was the meat and vegetable lasagna. It does have cows milk in it, but I do not have a problem with milk products, so it was good for me. If you can’t do dairy, she makes a version that is casein free. To see the ingredients better, just click on the picture below to make it bigger.
This is what the lasagna looked like out of the box. All I had to do was turn on the oven, put the package on a baking sheet, and set the timer for 40 minutes. (I always start with the least time the first time I cook something because my tiny little oven has strange temps sometimes.) I made some of those yummy garlic cheese biscuits to go with, and if I had had some salad fixings I would have had that too, but I am out in the country miles from a store…
Which brings me to another thing I want to point out: If Vanessa can deliver this stuff to ME, out here in a travel trailer at a state park on top of a mountain in Georgia, she can deliver it anywhere.Ok, so about an hour later, I took it out of the oven, and served. See how delish this looks? I was very good, and the only clean-up I had to do was toss the pan in the trash.
FabGrandpa, who has no dietary restrictions other than the ones I impose on him because I am the cook and I only cook gluten free, enjoyed this dinner very much. He told me to e-mail Vanessa and tell her she didn’t send enough!
Oh, and (hint, hint) all you FabChildren out there: This would make a great birthday present or Mother’s Day Gift for your FabMother. Just click here to order.
Today was laundry day, so I went out by myself. Usually when I am out by myself, I go to the places I really shouldn’t go.The place that grabbed my attention last week when we were driving around town was the Four Seasons Bakery and Cafe. When I saw it I made a mental note to myself of its location. (I know those of you who know me well know that any note to myself is mental!) So, that is the first place I headed before going to the laundromat.
The Four Seasons Bakery and Café is located at 100 Chambersburg Street in Gettysburg. The menu includes soups, sandwiches, pastries, coffee and tea. There is a wide variety of cookies, pastries, pies, and cakes for sale as well as bread and foccacia of the day. It was hard for me to choose, but I finally settled on a cheese danish. I was not disappointed! The pastry was crisp and light, with a generous amount of a cream cheese filling. The price for the danish was $1.85.
The service was quick and the staff friendly and they smiled a lot. I did not have time to stay for lunch, but based on the yummy treat I had today I know I will be back.I think I can get Fabgrandpa to go in there too, because they have his favorite, Reuben Sandwiches. Oh, and I was going to take a picture of the danish, but I forgot to do it before I ate it!
Scratch Reuben $8.50
Grilled Marinated Portobello Mushroom Sandwich $7.95
Cream of Leek and Potato Soup Bowl $4.75
Caramelized Local Pear Salad $5.25
They had cannolis today, and I love them, but I just walked away! But don’t you know if they had had some cream puffs, I would still be there.
Four Seasons Bakery and Café is open Tuesday through Saturday 6:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 8:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. If you are ever in Gettysburg, this would be a good place to stop for lunch.