Things Are Not Always What They Seem

April 8, 2008

OK, it’s been way too long since my last post … much going on, but this post will be short and about something else!

I was shopping at Sam’s Club the other day and in the freezer section, I came across a “seafood mixture” … ideal for Paella!  Yum!

So, what’s the problem?  GF Paella should be pretty easy, right (yellow rice + chicken (in our version) + seafood + some GF safe flavoring sauces) … nothing illegal there.  If you are doing CF, make sure you don’t add any butter or any other flavoring agent that would be illegal.

Here’s the problem – out of habit, I checked the ingredients list.  Yeah, the ingredients list on a bag of mixed seafood … how exciting could that be?  INCLUDES WHEAT!  What???  Yep, nearly made something deadly for my grandmother (86, frail, and a Celiac).  <sigh>

Anyway, today’s lesson is READ THE INGREDIENTS ON EVERYTHING.  No matter how trivial it may seem.