BEST dinner party ever

We recently made friends with another couple – the husband is a celiac, like myself. His wife is an awesome cook so they have been inviting us over for incredible gluten free meals time and again. (We always get take out when they come to us!) One day we were there and she asked if we wanted to just have toasted cheese sandwiches. I must have pulled a face – I haven’t had any kind of sandwich in YEARS. I hate. HATE gluten free bread.

Phil said "c’mon, you haven’t had MY toasted cheese AND we use Udi’s bread". I had no idea what they were talking about, but I agreed – I hadn’t had a bad meal there yet. I made sure to nibble on lots of carrots and apples while I watched Phil slice up the delicious coastal cheddar. Before I knew it I had an open face toasted cheese in my hand and three sets of eyes watching for my reaction. I took a deep breath, thinking "at least it’s a small slice of bread" and took a bite. I couldn’t believe how delicious it was. The four of us consumed an entire loaf of bread that night.

My husband, the non-celiac, said he forgot at some point the bread was gluten free. He usually makes a point of telling me the differences between "my" food and "real" food. I now have to buy two loaves of Udi’s bread at a time. I’ve rediscovered peanut butter and jelly, toast with eggs, and … actually do I have to list what one does with bread? A friend of mine keeps a loaf around just in case she feels like making fish and chips. (I’m not a cook … in case you missed that … so I’m not sure how that all works!) We don’t have any photos from that first night. The food didn’t sit still long enough.

Name: Nancy K.
City: Scottsdale
State: Arizona

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