However, you might say we had one or two or three last hurrahs with our friend wheat before we started.
First up was my mother's birthday. We actually celebrated several weeks late because snow and funerals kept us apart on the actual day. For her birthday meal, she chose bombushka (a meal with lots of wheat in the form of bread rolls). Instead of cake, I chose to make something I'd been wanting to try for quite some time--whoopie pies. These had mint filling because I used some of the leftover frosting from a birthday for party mixed with marshmallow fluff.
Somewhere in there was butchering and the accompanying pies.
Next up was Fat Tuesday. It's been our family tradition to make doughnuts the day before Lent begins. This year I really wanted to try a filled doughnut. I attempted maple long-johns with maple cream filling and maple glaze.
|Rising and slightly wrong in shape|
|Frying. The hard part.|
You will notice no completed doughnuts pictures because the camera had been put away by then and the finished product wasn't so amazingly stunning to require a picture. They were yummy, but I won't make that recipe again.
To top it off, this was to be our last day before gluten-free, and we'd just done butchering and had pon haus in the fridge, so we decided to see how it was deep-fried since the oil was hot.
|New deep-fried fair food?|
And now we are gluten-free with potluck looming (tomorrow). I'm not positive how we're going to handle that, but we'll make it through!