Sin In A Bowl: How Eating Gluten Free Caused Me To Stumble

By | October 13, 2011

“A recipe that when all types of wrong” is what I am going to tell you about today. But first, know this: right and wrong sometimes dance pretty close together.

Can I get an amen?

So. This recipe started with good intentions. I needed a quick pot-luck dish. It needed to be “harvesty.” Most of my neighbors brought wholesome harvest food. Like butternut squash and asparagus.

Alas. I knew I should have bought that butternut squash! All I had that was harvesty was some candy corn. And an imagination. And an illegal love for sugar. And a need for something gluten free. Don’t ask! I promise I’ll inform you one of these days…

The recipe went wrong as soon as I started making it. Oh, I should probably tell you what I made. Um, Snickerdoodle Chex Mix.

Here’s what went wrong: I started eating it as soon as I began the “creating” process. Those little cinnamon chex thingies are murderous sons of witches.

It really went downhill when I drizzled the butter, cinnamon, and sugar on the popcorn. Lord have mercy.

And then I added candy corn. And I was done for.

Sin In A Bowl: How Eating Gluten Free Caused Me To Stumble

 I took it to my potluck. But I made way too much. Even though my kindly neighbors devoured over half of the giant bowl, I still came home with some…Half if you’re a math person.

And I there I was. Alone with my solitude…and a giant bowl of all that is unholy.

I didn’t eat all of it. The stomach ache came in at a timely moment, and prevented further damage.

Have you ever had a recipe go downhill like that? I mean, some wouldn’t say that. No, they would measure the success by how quick you start dipping your fingers into it. Maybe I’m just a sick mind, and cannot help such thinking.

Sin In A Bowl: How Eating Gluten Free Caused Me To Stumble

All I know is, I am NOT going to be alone with a bowl like that EVER again. Did you hear me?? However, I will also say this, you have GOT to try it! It’ll knock your socks off and bloat your belly out faster than you could question Nancy Grace’s expiration date on Dancing With The Stars.

I just don’t like to see her dance. She’s better behind a desk. Yelling. 

But don’t worry. At the end of the day, it’s gluten free. And still terrible for you. [We’re not talking about Nancy Grace anymore btw]. But just focus on the fact that it’s gluten free. Mkay?

Sin In A Bowl: How Eating Gluten Free Caused Me To Stumble
I’m sorry. Or, you’re welcome. Take your pick.

17 thoughts on “Sin In A Bowl: How Eating Gluten Free Caused Me To Stumble

  1. hilljean

    I had a huge tub-a-ware container of that same stuff (minus the candy corn) last december and boy howdy did I get sick off of it. You seriously cannot put it down it is so good. I was pregnant at the time and so all of the sugar and crumbs were on my belly after I ate it, which made me feel even worse lol. Such good/bad stuff!

  2. hilljean

    Aww yay! I’m glad you found this then. But just know—you were warned. Don’t hold me responsible if you gain five pounds overnight.

  3. hilljean

    Okay, so I just sat down at the computer thinking “I need to find some more good, gluten-free recipes” and stumbled on this post. Oh, but it does look yummy….

  4. hilljean

    Looks so awesome! Chex mix, my waist’s mortal enemy!

  5. hilljean

    Mmmmmmm!!! That sounds good! Well, sure I have had recipes go downhill. My most recent downhill experience was buying cupcakes for my son’s party tomorrow and eating one already. Shame on me!

  6. hilljean

    Yah, cookies and cookie dough are just as problematic for me. Never cook when hungry! I’ve heard that it helps to drink a huge glass of water before cooking…but I usually forget or ignore that bit of advice.

  7. hilljean

    Minus the candy corn, it looks awesome (and I am printing out the snickerdoodle chex recipe now!).

  8. hilljean

    Holy Mother, that looks insane! And definitely not something I should have seen seeing as I’m on a diet! OY VEY! This is also coming from the person who made Muddy Buddies for the first time a week ago and started her diet the day after. :/ It’s all there. Just sitting in the fridge… tempting me with it’s evilness!!!

  9. hilljean

    Bahaha! I can totally see you getting all depressed about the crumbs on the belly. So funny. That is something I would do (did).

  10. hilljean

    Key word there: “one.” At least it wasn’t five. Or something.

  11. hilljean

    Oh my gosh, I HAVE to try that!!!! Yum! Okay- going to go make it now!

  12. hilljean

    Ouch. Muddy Buddies in your fridge? How ever are you going to stay on your diet?? I still have some of my stuff sitting on the counter and I’m tempted to just throw it away. I probably should. IT was so so so good!

  13. hilljean

    oh yes, that happens to me all the time. especially if i am making dinner while starving. when i make cookies, only half the batch makes it into a storage jar. :/


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