Naomi Devlin from Straight into Bed Cakefree and Dried adopted me for the Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger event (hosted by Sea Maiden of the Book of Yum blog). I was firstly honored to be “adopted” by such a caring and wonderful person and secondly was thrilled to participate in an event which brings other bloggers into our homes, culinarily speaking. (Apparently “culinarily” is not a word as my spell check is going crazy, so I just had to write it again out of spite.) What better way to get to know a person than by eating their food?
I choose as my adoptee Carrie from Ginger Lemon Girl. I choose Carrie for a number of reasons. Firstly, she was one of the first gluten free bloggers to reach out to me when I initially started my blog. I love her sense of community. Even though the community takes place across cyberspace, it is no less real than the traditional neighborhood. I just know that if I lived next door to her, she would bring me chicken soup if I was sick (gluten free of course!). And every time I click on her blog, her banner makes me feel happy and as if I were bathed in sunshine.
Carrie has an amazing collection of gluten free baked goods and I originally thought I would attempt something like her Ginger Lemon Muffins or her gluten free Red Velvet Valentine Hearts. But in all honesty I had a hell of a week and was too exhausted to bake.
I am an event planner and had two events this weekend. Because I am an aesthesis nazi, too OCD to delegate and too vain to wear comfortable shoes, I am exhausted, every bone in my body aches, my blisters have blisters on them and even my lips are chapped (I had a near miss with catastrophe as I almost applied crazy glue to my lips instead of lip balm).
I need a little comfort food to set me back to right. And Carrie’s Ginger Lemon Girl’s Cheddar Baked Hominy was just the ticket. So ingenious! Instead of using gluten free pasta to make a GF mac and cheese, Carrie uses hominy! Brilliant and totally befitting my philosophy of gluten free eating.
I followed her recipe with the two slight exceptions. I forgot to buy cheddar cheese but as I always have pre-shredded 4 blend Mexican cheese on hand for those late night quesadilla cravings, I just used that and I toasted the bread crumbs in some butter before topping the dish. After all, I have had a rough week and a little extra butter just seemed that much more comforting.
This Cheddar Baked Hominy is divine! Total and complete comfort by the forkful. Check out Carrie’s recipe and while there, peruse her blog for many other tasty treats.
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