Tuesday, December 19, 2006

The night before gluten-free Christmas is near.

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Rang the noise of the mixer, the cause of my rouse;
The only creature stirring, it seems, is my spouse.
The recipe notes, jotted down with great care,
The next winning formula - something with flare?

Could it be yet another one of those breads,
An awesome addition to holiday spreads?
Will this new recipe be considered "a wrap",
or may it turn out that something else is on tap.

Baking gluten-free foods, a serious matter,
especially great ones, worthy of some chatter.
Burn through ingredients and piles of cash,
Making recipes for the holiday bash.

The gluten-eaters among us just won't know,
The "fun" it has been creating this new dough.
Through trial and error, what should appear,
pumpernickel bread with spinach dip near.

Although a bit challenging, with the right trick,
This new GF bread is ready for St. Nick.
Anyone else that can not eat wheat grain,
is sure to enjoy this one all the same.

No barley, no gluten, no wheat in our mixin',
This recipe is done - no need for more fixin'!
Once again my wife has heeded the baking call,
When it comes to glutenfree, she's in for the long haul.

More recipes are coming in 2007,
Some bound to make you think you've gone to heaven.

Thanks for reading, and enjoy the gluten-free recipes published over on our book site's recipe page. It is time for me to take a break from blogging for a few days, and focus a bit more on some things I need to wrap up before the holidays. (quite literally in some cases.) I'll be back to posting on the blog before I know it, since time flies, especially around this time of year.

I hope everyone has a wonderfully enjoyable Christmas and holiday season!


Lynn Barry said...

What a lovely sentiment encased in a thoughtful well written poem.

Freckled Face Mama said...

I made it to your blog(s)and WOW on some of your recipes. I am a definite foodie and love looking at photos of food and then attempting to make them. I love the poem! I was laughing because it is ALL so true! Merry Christmas!

Mike Eberhart said...

Lauren (aka FrFacedMama), welcome to my blog. Glad you like the recipes, picture, and poem.

Lynn, thanks. Needless to say, I didn't finish mirroring all the stanzas of the original (which is quite a bit longer), even though I set out with such ambitions. It was taking just a bit too much effort :)

Happy holidays to both of you!

Janice said...

What is glutinous rice flour? Is it the same as sweet rice flour?

Dianne said...

Merry Christmas Mike!
The poem is brilliant!


Sheri said...

Cute poem!

Just got your book - i am already salivating, just looking at the photos. Beautiful job! I can't wait to try some of the recipes.

Mike Eberhart said...

Janice. Yes, Sweet-Rice flour is the same as Glutinous-Rice flour. It may also be referred to as sticky-rice or soft-rice flour I believe. It's the flour of short-grained rice, a rice variety which holds more moisture than standard long-grained rice when cooked.

Sheri, glad the book arrived, and my gosh, it made it there before Christmas! Thank the USPS. I hope you have all the ingredients ready and waiting :)

Dianne, thanks. And, Merry Christmas to you and everyone!