Not sure if anyone else shares my same feelings about this but I have found holidays give me a little anxiety when it comes to food and going to someone’s house.
My hubby has been in retail management for almost 30 years and holidays are always work, work, work and we couldn’t go anywhere for the holidays. But this year my hubby started a new job still in retail but different and waaay better. Weekends off, all holidays, really was a huge blessing to our family.
As happy as it makes me he was always our reason we couldn’t go anywhere, this year he’s is not so alllllll the family is asking for us to come here, come there. Now I’m feeling anxious because none of them know how to prepare food for Celiacs. My adult children also have wheat, soy, and potato allergy so throw all that in and it’s just really difficult and people get aggravated when you say “No I can’t have that, No, we can’t eat that, or that either.” You can just see their eyes rolling.
So I’m thinking do I have to prepare a whole meal to take with me and drive a few hours away? Which I guess is a solution it still stresses me out. Lol😂 People just don’t understand and sometimes honestly don’t care to know.
I’ve have a handful of friends who have learned to do gluten free and soy free, all the cross contamination precautions, etc. and truly blessed my socks off. It showed me how much they loved me and my family when our own family wouldn’t.
So how do you cope with the holidays? Would love to hear some of your advice or solutions you’ve tried.