I was exhausted last night by the time we got Home and I hadn't even started cooking for Shabbos. I figured I'd be up early and that I could start then. Funnily enough - I was so zonked that I slept until just about 8:30 this morning. (When's the last time I slept that late?)
It's been a week since I really taxed my system with any dairy - and since I've been holding relatively steady on the fructose-front I decided that it would be safe enough to chance having some butter on my oat-flour pancakes this morning. They were delicious with a smear of butter and some extra sugar sprinkled over the top. I actually think the pancakes tasted better the second day.
Cooking didn't really take too much time. Chicken soup sans-matzah-balls with just a potato and a teeny-tiny whole onion (to avoid fructan contamination), 1/2 a head of roasted garlic, meatballs, peas and of course some plain plain rice (hooray for the part of the meal that I can eat too!) For lunch we'll be enjoying; teriyaki salmon (which Z made), carrot kugel (from the freezer), tossed salad (or sliced veggies depending on how lazy I am in the morning) and potato gratin (which I'm praying turned out well this time - instead of too salty to be eaten or raw or tasteless - all of which have happened in the past.)
As for desserts - because Shabbos isn't the same without baked goods... I pulled 5 Amaretto Mini-Bundt Cakes out of the freezer and drizzled them with a glaze for the company tomorrow. I also experimented with my very first gluten-free baking. Oat-flour peanut butter chocolate chip cookies! The good news is they taste awesome! (Ok - they're a little crumb-y and probably won't age well - but for today and tomorrow they're these awesomely nutty cookies that make me really happy.) I'm willing to bet that the guests won't even know that the cookies are wheat-less.
The bit of butter at breakfast didn't seem to do anything overly bad to my system - so I decided to take a risk for lunch and (liberally) sprinkled my rice with grated mozzarella cheese. So far so good - I ate about an hour and a half ago and am still feeling alright. I'll give it 12 hours or so - but hopefully this is a good sign.
The house is all ready for Shabbos and there's still another hour and a bit until candle-lighting time. I guess that means that now I can relax properly.
Have a great weekend everybody!