I am having a crappy day today. No pun intended.
Last night I glutenated myself, inadvertently. So today I am all kinds of out of sorts, plus I'm itchy and scratchy and all kinds of cartoon characters. In fact, I look kind of like this:
So here's how it happened. My friend/former student Aerial is here for training this week, and she's staying at my house. Last night I was hungry for some Chili Mac, so I boiled some GF pasta and got out what I THOUGHT was a can of GF chili. I also made some delicious GF brownies for dessert (and yes, I checked them out. They were indeed GF Pantry brand.)
But in minutes, literally, I felt a bloat coming on. I felt awful. By 9 p.m. I was sick as a dog. I checked the label and YIKES the chili had wheat in it. Tell me why chili needs wheat in it? especially no bean chili. But more importantly, HOW COULD I HAVE MADE THAT MISTAKE?
I mean, look at this label!
INGREDIENTS: WATER, BEEF, CEREAL (OATMEAL, YELLOW CORN FLOUR), CHILI POWDER (CHILI PEPPERS, FLAVORING), TOMATOES (WATER, TOMATO PASTE), SUGAR, SALT, HYDROLYZED CORN, SOY, AND WHEAT PROTEIN, MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, FLAVORING, AUTOLYZED YEAST, MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE, SPICE
String of curse words out loud!
So I took some Pepto and some Reglan and went to bed with great distress. I woke at 6 with a migraine. ACK. AACK! And now I have to go teach in an hour. BLEAH. I don't think this day will ever end.
Much love from Blimp Land!