One day Rob was teasing me because I was gaining a bit of weight. I was eating gluten free doughnuts with lots and lots of frosting like they were going out of style. And every meal I’d overeat a little bit. Apparently concerned that I’d soon need a new wardrobe he suggested that I might want to slow down :)
But the thing is I knew I was about to be out of town for 2 weeks. Since I’m a Celiac I can’t have gluten (things like wheat flour, barley and oats in even trace amounts in my food can cause a reaction) so eating out at restaurants tends to be, more often than not, a very bad experience for me. So when everybody eats out, I sometimes will too but then I get sick or I pass and don’t eat at all meaning I wait until dinner made at home and I might only get that one meal a day. I keep gluten free convenience foods like crackers and whatnot available but when a gluten-y hand reaches in and grabs a bite, that small amount is enough to make me sick, too. Heck, I can even eat a banana, which is totally gluten free, sitting at a table that somebody ate a sandwich with regular bread at earlier and get sick just from the contact from the table. Nuts, right?
So before I head out of town I often load up and eat more and worse food than I normally would to compensate. I don’t know that it technically works and I doubt it’s the best way to handle my issue, and this is not a doctor approved method, but it’s the way I’ve done it for a while now. And while the munching that made Rob nervous helped to tighten the waistband of my pants a little before I headed out, I still came back from vacation 17 pounds lighter. Oh, and I was pretty desperate for a really good meal that would be 100% safe from any concerns of being sick as a dog for, like, ever. :)
And so when I got home to Houston my dad was all prepared. You see, when I have a hard time eating, which sometimes happens and results in unexpected weight loss, and when I’ve lost weight because I’ve been out of travelling and unable to eat as well as I should, my dad often prepares one of my favorite things in the world… a perfectly cooked, thick and juicy medium steak that’s so good I overeat for a totally different reason. :)
My recent trip was no exception. I got sick over and over and as the trip was coming to a close, he purchased the steaks and sent me a text teaser to let me know that I was in for a great meal when I finally got home. I know I’ve said it before, but he’s a really, really good dad :) And though he wound up cooking our steaks indoors instead of on the grill due to some tropical rainstorms, he did manage to throw on this Serial Griller Apron I made for him in between bouts of downpour so I could take some snaps for this post. Having researched for ages and ages he is truly an amazing griller, but the man could turn a piece of steak into heaven with just a hot plate if he had to :) And if you’re wondering, that steak was ah-mazing.
Do you have somebody who grills like the dickens? Download the Silhouette cut file below and get on making them this fabulous serial griller apron they’re sure to love. Heck, they just might be inspired to grill supper for you :)
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