A long time ago I had a party at my home. Yall know how I get down...I cook and set it out big time when I give a party. I remember someone new kept walking around asking me if this, that or the other was vegetarian even though it was obvious there were many dishes which didn't have meat or broth in it.
While I was entertaining guests.
After about three times I gave her a look she obviously recognized because she stopped in mid-sentence. SIP was right at the surface thinking:
SIP: Know what else is vegetarian? The door.
Wisely...she kept it moving, stopped following me and enjoyed what she could safely enjoy.
I ended up broiling a couple of vegetarian burgers for her to go with the pasta salad, veggies, grilled portobella mushroom caps and grilled shrimp kabobs.
Whenever I go to a party, I always bring fruit, bars, etc. that I could snack on in a corner if need be in the event nothing is available without gluten. I don't bother the hostess even though, most of them know my issues and generally lead off telling me exactly what is safe for me to eat. The last time I was in Houston, Weezy and CeCe had a full gluten-free barbecue and that touched my evil heart. LOL! Had he called me one mo' gin, however, and asked me if something was gluten-free or not while at the grocery store...I was gonna cuss him. But yeah...I was touched they were looking out for their sister.
I was at TravelDiva's son's graduation party and she had the event catered. There were so many gluten-free options like prime rib, corn, green beans, etc. the kid got seconds. LOL! I was sooooooooooooo happy. I had plenty of finger foods in my bag just in case mind you...but I was happy I could eat some of that delicious looking beef!
Those of you with food issues...do you make sure you have options in your bag if you go somewhere knowing you'll only be there a couple of hours at most and you'll live if there isn't anything you can eat?