June 16, 2011 5:15 AM Subscribe
I need some picnic food ideas for someone with celiac disease. I have plenty of ideas for side dishes and dessert, but I am coming up short on what to serve for the entree. We will not have access to a grill or any form of cooking, so the food has to be served cold, right from the cooler. Help!
posted by MorningPerson to Food & Drink (27 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
My dad was diagnosed with celiac disease last fall. Every year for Father's Day, we go on a father-daughter hike, followed by a huge picnic that I prepare. In the past, I would always bring fried chicken, gourmet sandwiches or a hearty pasta salad with meat/cheese as the entree for the post-hike picnic. Now that my dad can't have anything with wheat in it, I'm sort of stumped about what to serve for the entree.
I want to avoid sandwiches on gluten-free bread, because he will only eat gluten-free bread if it's toasted or grilled. He doesn't like gluten-free pasta unless it's served hot/fresh, because apparently, it gets hard or mushy (depending on the brand) in cold dishes.
I'm stumped! Any ideas?