Thursday, November 26, 2009

I have needs people, pie needs.

Hey, it's thanksgiving in Australia! Happy Thanksgiving! Of course they don't celebrate thanksgiving. So when I suddenly decided yesterday that I needed to make a pumpkin pie or my life was not going to be complete and went booking it down to the grocery store to find some canned pumpkin...well, they didn't have any AND they looked at me funny. "Canned pumpkin?" the sales girl asked incredulously, "It's in the produce section..." I was like "you keep the canned pumpkin the produce aisle?" and she looked at me blankly and then said, "oh, canned pumpkin, I've never heard of that..." Awesome. But a pumpkin pie will be made, even though I am going to have to puree it without a blender or a food processor. Show me your worst pumpkin...

Anyway, while I was in the area, I decided to go pick up a package waiting for me at the post office. It was from my mother and contained a potpourri of items such as a Sundance Catalogue (pretty jewellery!), a book, a CD set, and then...I pulled out the best gluten free brownie mix in the entire world. nom nom nom...

AND THEN I pulled out a gluten free chocolate chip cookie mix. One of the hardest parts of being gluten free is the lack of chocolate chip cookies in my life. I've tried all the mixes. I've tried making them from scratch. I've tried making them from scratch again and praying to the gluten free gods of corn flour and xantham gum but alas, nary an edible chocolate chip cookie is to be had. But apparently these lovely Betty Crocker ones are actually edible - and it comes from a reliable source! I can't wait to try them.

Clearly I am a bit excited.


  1. Betty Crocker makes gluten free now?!!! Thats crazy talk.

    But what is this tag "Why I dont have a fella?" This is just sarcasm, right?

  2. I think perhaps the pumpkin soup made by Campbells might have been thick enough for your pie? Anyway, I guess it's best made from a real pumpkin.
    We don't have Thanksgiving here either!

  3. Couldn't agree more.

    Happy 'someone else is having a party and you're not invited, you total pariah' day.

    Now - pass me a drumstick, would you?

  4. YUM! I've been dying for a good cookie lately, but I think I'm allergic to chocolate too. *SOB* You think I would have realized that before, but no.

    Happy Thanksgiving. It's Thanksgiving in Chile today.

  5. I can eat gluten, but I still want to try those!

  6. Ev Rev - I KNOW right? The tag is more of a joke for when I am being overly silly :)

    The Sagittarian - Yes, definitely better with real pumpkin! I never thought of pumpkin soup - I wonder if that would work?

    Matthew - I can pass the mashed potatoes, but my thanksgiving lacked anything with drumsticks :)

    oh no, allergic to chocolate - have you tried carob?

    Susan - I highly recommend the brownie mix, seriously they're orgasmic-ly good.

    Petty Witter - Thank you!

  7. Lady, you live in Melbourne - you didn't try the USA shop?

    Or... puree your own pumpykin :)

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