July 30, 2014

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Soup's on!

While I was away this weekend, my hubby went above and beyond the call of duty! Not only did he host a party for 3 of his buddies and all of their kids, he also made his first "intentional" gluten-free meal! Apparently, M had requested gluten-free soup! My hubby picked a new recipe, took both kids to the grocery store, assisted M in the cooking process and he was sweet enough to take pictures of the whole thing! 


He even set it all out and took a picture for me to share on the blog!

M cooling off a bite to sample!

The finished product- complete with gluten-free crackers and a carrot garnish!

I am so lucky to have a hubby that is 100% on board with M's GF diet. 
Thanks Babe!


Who wears the chef's hat in your family?

136 comments:

  1. I love that he staged the ingredients! And the kids loved it, didn't they?

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  2. I do't have one as i've never been kid free. I'm usually the one babysitting so others can go off. looks like the kids had a great time

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  3. I just watched that Jake TV show, pretty cute

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  4. Really digging the nicknames. Also, you lucky son of a gun, you have a fantastically considerate man there.

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  5. That sounds like a fun idea. The kids seemed to have been having just as much fun as mom.

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  6. Love this recipe. The garden vegetables make it healthy, and the bacon makes it DELICIOUS!

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  7. This sounds really good.I will try this at some point,I have not long ago made mushroom soup.

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  8. What time is dinner going to be ready? I'll be right there - that looks awesome.

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  9. Yum!!


    How is the gluten free diet going for you guys?

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  10. I am glad for those that need GF foods, that there are options. The food choices sound delicious.

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  11. I must say, if he sets things up and takes pictures for a blog - he is a keeper! Looks like so much fun.

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  12. That is just so delish looking. Love a good tomato soup.

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  13. I'll take a little of everything on that gluten free list. It all sounds good to me!

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  14. It's great when you can get the whole family on board with gluten free! My husband has been great about it since we found out my daughter has celiac, but he's never made anything this fancy! I love the carrot garnish. :)

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  15. Amazingly well! M is a different kid!

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  16. My husband and I both cook in our home. It's awesome that your husband totally stepped up and cooked to order! :)

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  17. Good for you- I would so love to do this!

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  18. He is adorable. I just want to hug him.

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  19. We haven't gone gluten free yet but many friends have. They would love this cookbook!

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  20. The mall or even the spa would be my favorite, I totally need some sort of girls time.

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  21. You are lucky! The diner knows my hubby better than the kitchen in our house does! And yours is smart to involve the kids that much!

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  22. That looks and sounds delicious! I would love to try the Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese recipe!

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  23. songbirdsandbuttonsJuly 30, 2014 at 6:07 PM

    So cute! I love going to Target by myself! Is that weird? LOL

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  24. That's awesome they offer a gluten free cookbook like that. I would love to try some of the desserts

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  25. I love it when girls get time to themselves! For me kid free is a place where I can have a great night sleep, it doesn't matter where!

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  26. What a great idea! Sounds like both the women & men were having fun weekends ;)

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  27. that is cute. I love those photos. Always nice to go shopping by myself!

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  28. I don't have kids yet.. so everywhere I go is generally a kid free vacay spot. :P i love going to big sur!

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  29. Looks like they are good daddies! Right now any spot is kid-free, because we don't have kids yet LOL But hopefully that's soon to change!

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  30. Wow this recipe looks delish, Carly! Love to see your little one cooking. I wear the chef hat here :)

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  31. Looks like the daddies had it all under control! Glad you had a chance to get away!

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  32. I love Tomato Soup! Glad your hubby discovered a yummy gluten-free recipe for you to enjoy!

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  33. Love tomato soup! Sounds like a yummy gluten free recipe!

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  34. QuestionableChoicesJuly 30, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    I'd love to try a few of these yummy treats! What a great resource for GF families!

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  35. such sweet and fun photos carly, love your little notes!

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  36. That is awesome that you all got to getaway and just enjoy some girl time.

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  37. Constanza Oller de MooreJuly 30, 2014 at 10:49 PM

    My hubby grills but that all, my son does a GF diet and for him, my hubby will eat it, not happy but he still eats

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  38. This is so cute. I have this stage in my life all to come, it's a little way off yet, but can't wait!


    Katie <3

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  39. I have never had corn salsa before, but this makes me want to try it.

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  40. That is so sweet of your husbands!!

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  41. Danielle StewartJuly 31, 2014 at 3:16 AM

    Everything there looks amazing, the food and the atmosphere. I love place that have a really nice atmosphere.

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  42. Tomato soup is a classic and it's so neat that you let your daughter be the chef! I tend to wear the chef's hat in my house.

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  43. That places looks really nice and the food looks tasty.Never seen shuffleboard before.

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  44. Great post. Sidewalk chalk art encourages the development of fine motor skills, color recognition, and imagination.

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  45. I really love this idea! It's such a great way to help kids work on motor skills while having a ton of fun too!

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  46. We don't have one of them here, at least I don't think so but I would have so loved to take advantage of that coupon so I could eat there. Food looks delicious.

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  47. This is a fun "therapy session." My son loves sidewalk chalk and really likes drawing outside or on his easel indoors.

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  48. Oh wow those gluten free pies look amazing. We're cutting back on gluten in our house so this would be awesome.

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  49. This soup looks so delicious! My husband and I wear the chef's hat pretty equally, luckily. He cooks a lot more than me, though.

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  50. Drawing is one of those kid activities that's underrated. Drawing is great for the imagination and to get little hands more used to fine movements.

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  51. What a great fun idea. I have sidewalk chalk but never thought of doing things like this, so now you've given me idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  52. I love making a vegetable soup like this. The garden is slowly coming around. Storms damaged a lot. I hope to have some soup soon!

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  53. Love that he put it out in a pic for you! So awesome that he's so supportive!

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  54. that looks so yummy. Bacon in soup? Sign me up!

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  55. We've been using sidewalk chalk for years. Sadly, our driveway is rather short. We are on two acres and only the small area in front of the garage is sidewalk and the rest is gravel. Kiddo doesnt seem to mind though. She will use every inch.

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  56. My niece loves to draw with sidewalk chalk. Our problem with her is that she likes to take it into the road when there aren't cars around so when the cars do come down the road they're paying attention to all her drawings.

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  57. what a great time! Our kid free spot is usually out to dinner or something. We do not have "a village" to really help when we need a break, so when we do get a break it's dinner and maybe some shopping.

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  58. Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.comJuly 31, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    My hubby and it both cool at our house, and the kids love helping too! This looks great!

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  59. Aw. You are lucky. I love when those around us get all-in on a mission. Big kudos to him. :)

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  60. That's so nice that you have a gluten-free dining option. It sounds like a wonderful place to eat. We have no restaurants around here that make it easy to stick to a gluten-free diet.

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  61. I love that everyone got to create their own. Such a colorful soup!

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  62. Shop with Me Mama (Kim)July 31, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    My kids love playing hopscotch! Forgot about this game, so now we must get outside today and draw us up one and play!! Thanks!

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  63. Domestic MommyhoodJuly 31, 2014 at 11:19 AM

    My kids love sidewalk chalk. I have one that is 3 and another is 14 and they play so well together with the chalk

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  64. I would have enjoyed the shuffle board too!
    your salmon looked amazing

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  65. Oh boy! Thanks for the coupon, your pictures speak volumes and they are eye candy for Pinterest lovers like myself.

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  66. What a great time for all! How awesome of your husband to plan this!

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  67. YUM this would be great for #kidsinthekitchen this week. Come by tomorrow morning www.lookwhatmomfound.com

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  68. My son sticks his head just like that on his basketball hoop. It's so cute!

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  69. wow what a great place and thanks for the coupon off to see if there is one near me.

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  70. I think this is a sweet post start to finish. My kid-free vacation spot is the library.

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  71. Looks like a great time! I love having soup for easy meals.

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  72. That pot pie looks soooo good - and I"m a crust-lover and that crust looks GOOD!! I'll have to check out this book for sure.

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  73. Aw this is too cute. My favorite kid-free vacation spot is this little hotel in the mountains where my husband and I go occasionally.

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  74. I used to love sidewalk chalk when my son was younger. And I did not realize this extra benefit!

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  75. This is super cute, I never taken more than 48 hrs away from my little one but those little breaks are just amazing for refreshing you :-)

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  76. That does look like pretty unique seating. And the food looks delicious too.

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  77. Oh how I wish they had more gluten free eateries around here! We have such an issue finding any!

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  78. Oh my, that looks so good!! I love soup.

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  79. How odd I'd run across your post after just having a memorable experience at Zeal in Marietta only last Friday night. I posted my review of it on Yelp I was so upset with them.

    The place definitely has a great atmosphere. I really liked that about it.

    I'm not going to list everything that was wrong with my food, because that wouldn't be nice of me. And, even with all the bad luck I with my experience, I've decided to give them a chance at redemption and I'll be there on the 5th. I always give a place 2 tries before my final decision. Bad nights happen to all of them.

    I'll be doing my review on them too. I sure hope my experience is a good one. My sister and her husband have talked about Zeal forever! They always loved it.

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  80. My grandkids love using sidewalk chalk. I never thought about it improving their motor skills. That's cool.

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  81. Those photos made me full. I love the sweet tea in the mini cups. Perfect little tea party :)

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  82. Looks yummy! I love that the kids help too.

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  83. I love getting the kids in the kitchen but I definitely wear the chef's hat in our family!

    Love the new header by the way. Great choice!

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  84. Ooh, I want to go there! It looks amazing!

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  85. Liz @ A Nut in a NutshellJuly 31, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    She looks so delighted with the tiny tea cups! That was very nice of them. It sounds like the place to go for GF OR non-GF meals!

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  86. We love sidewalk chalk! My son likes to color everywhere!

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  87. This looks like a great place to go. Nice atmosphere!

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  88. Great ideas. I love activities that help your kids out while still being fun!

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  89. This is a great way to think about this. We love chalk

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  90. Oh now that's awesome!! I love that he cooked with them AND took photos for the blog!

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  91. My kids love playing with chalk. I never really thought about it improving their motor skills, but it's so true.

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  92. This looks really yummy. Looks like the kids had a great time helping out.

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  93. I never thought of chalk as a way to improve motor skills. Thanks for all of these great ideas!

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  94. What a great experience for you and your daughter. It is really nice to find a restaurant that serves quality gluten free food. I love the shuffle board tables too.

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  95. We all need a little break at times! Looks like your kids had fun too(:

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  96. Veronica SolomonJuly 31, 2014 at 8:24 PM

    Looks like yummy soup. I love when kids get in the kitchen and help mommy out

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  97. Great ideas! One of my best friends has a son with Aspergers, so I'll share this with her.

    Your children are beautiful. :)

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  98. I see that they're watching Jake & the Neverland Pirates. My son loves that show!

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  99. Aw, how sweet! Cute photos of the kids too :)

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  100. Those are great ideas that all kids could benefit. You are a great mom to work so hard to help her.

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  101. Veronica SolomonJuly 31, 2014 at 9:20 PM

    Don't they? How nice of the hubbies to do that

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  102. I love vegetable soup. I need to make some soon in the crockpot. Thanks for the recipe. I am bookmarking to come back later.

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  103. OurOrdinaryLife®July 31, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Oh how fun!!! Such great ideas here, my kiddos love chalk too!

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  104. We love it too! When my daughter was younger, she would spend hours outside drawing with sidewalk chalk!

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  105. You guys deserved the break! Glad the dad's were able to spend quality time with the kids.

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  106. We need to have a chalk play day! Such a fun way to spend an afternoon.

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  107. That is awesome! I need this in my kitchen - especially now that we are gluten free!

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  108. Great way to make helping fun. The kids love playing with chalk - I will reintroduce hopscotch to them.

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  109. This is a great post! Awesome way to spend a warm day outside with the kids.

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  110. So sweet that you got a mammas weekend!

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  111. My daughter loves playing with sidewalk chalk! I forgot about having her do hop scotch... I know what we'll be doing this weekend! :)

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  112. This is such a great idea to keep kids active and learning. I'm always looking for fun things to out doors with my toddler twins and this is perfect!

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  113. Kristen @ kristenioneAugust 1, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    I love how modern it looks there and your dish looked amazing!

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  114. Ahhh, the classic favorite sidewalk chalk! So simple and so messy! We love it

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  115. Chef John &amp; AnneAugust 1, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Awww ... that is so sweet!! What great husbands! I got to take a "kid-free" vacation when I went on my church's student ministry camp trip to the beach. It was awesome. Really helps you be a better parent when you get a little time like that every now and then!

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  116. I love this. We have a huge paved courtyard at school and the children love it when we go outside for some chalk fun. We write letters, do sums, play games. Fun and educational...two of my favourite words when it comes to teaching.

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  117. Liz @ A Nut in a NutshellAugust 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Isn't it a great idea! It makes total sense now that I think about it!

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  118. Sounds like a good break! :)

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  119. Sidewalk chalk is always a great summer activity for my kids. We like to build railroads and streets and then take out our Thomas trains and our Cars.

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  120. Looks like you had a fun getaway weekend!

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  121. Jessica Fasano FormicolaAugust 1, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    I've been trying to prepare GF dishes at least twice a week just to be healthier. I'm amazed at how many fabulous dishes, included desserts can be made GF!

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  122. What a great activity. We love sidewalk chalk around here. I need to draw out a game of hopscotch for my girls. They're dying to play.

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  123. I loved played hopscotch when I was a kid. My kids loved playing with sidewalk chalk when they were younger. So fun and inexpensive.

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  124. Oh my! the kid's GF macaroni and cheese looks awesome. YUM to Zeal!

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  125. Wow, that looks amazing! mMy family would love to eat there.

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  126. The head in the basketball net is the cutest pic!

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  127. Oh, so funny! My husband and I haven't been kid free in years. But we'd love to go to the Wisconsin Dells alone.

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  128. OOhh... Salmon - looking great! The food and photo itself makes me want to grab a bite!

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  129. This is great! I know I have had a hard time finding gluten free that tastes good, I really want to try to remove some (preferably all) gluten from my son's diet, but then I looked and realized that most of what I do cook, is gluten free :) I would love more recipe ideas though, thank you for sharing this!

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  130. Great recipe, and love that the whole family is willing to be gluten-free together. Love the crackers for dipping!

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  131. Okay, how cute is this?! I love the photo of all the babies and daddies!

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  132. Are all of you on some kind of drugs?! This place is terrible. Food uneatable, service of Chilis or worse and they are always slow(says something). Were you paid to write this or did the restaurant staff themselves post all these comments. What a joke

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