Paul’s parents stayed with us from Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. For Saturday night’s dinner I made a double batch of Penne with Sausage in Tomato Cream Sauce and served homemade brownies that I’d made earlier in the day.
About the brownies: I made them using a childhood recipe that my sister Elissa posted on her blog last week (not gluten-free). I didn’t know she had the recipe and immediately decided to make them since I was expecting guests. They were a huge hit with Paul and his parents — most of the pan was gone by the next day (I ate one and a half). Chewy and delicious. (Note: Like Elissa, I used organic cane sugar instead of regular granulated sugar.)
I could have searched for a gluten-free dessert, but honestly, since I stopped eating gluten in March I haven’t baked any desserts. I didn’t want my first try to be an experiment, so I went with what I knew would work. However, last week I ordered some almond and coconut flour online (I found it cheaper on Amazon than what I’ve seen in local stores) and I plan to do some experimental baking with that soon.
On Sunday, we went to Paul’s softball game and afterward his parents left for a week-long trip to Williamsburg, VA. (Truth: Although I was only a 45-minute drive from Colonial Williamsburg for the 8 years I lived in Richmond, I never visited! I don’t think I’d make a special trip to do it now, but I wish I’d done so in the past.)
Sunday night, Paul and I watched a few episodes of The Daily Show that we’d saved on the DVR and then we came across The Exorcist. We got sucked in (I hadn’t seen it all the way through in 15 years, so much of it was new to me) and ended up watching the entire thing.
Downside? Since I don’t like scary movies, I was pretty freaked out until I finally fell asleep later that night. Every time I closed my eyes I kept picturing little demon Linda Blair jumping out of my closet.