risotto or sausage and mash or someotherkind of sausage dish and then fruit salad or a glutenfree chcoloate cake (lots of eggs and even almond flour). In Nigella's feast book there is a lovely gluten free apple cake - YUMMY!
eton mess for pud... dvine... smash up some shop bought meringues... whip some cream... throw in meringues and chopped strawberries or raspberries -- I usually puree some of the fruit to make a sauce to marble thru... make just before you serve so meringues don't go soft.
Also, nigella does a divine chocolate cloud cake that is flourless...
Be careful - most sausages are not gluten free. Waitrose do some nice ones that are, though. As cazzybabs says, read all your labels carefully, wheat is hidden in the most unlikely places! (like stock cubes, for example).
If in doubt, please check with your friend beforehand. Nothing worse than them turning up and uncovering wheat where you weren't expecting it. This has happened to us before now, I forget that 'normal' people don't obsessively think about wheat the way I have to
Twiglett - yup, some certainly do. More obvious contenders being your cookie dough Haagen-Dasz type thing, but wheat, and modified maize starch (which may have been modified with wheat) is always lurking .. waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting
Labelling in Sainsburys and Tescos of their own-brand stuff is excellent though, and M&S do a scrummy chocolate and orange cake in case of doubt!
Marks and spencers also do gluten free sausages. all fresh veg,fruit,meat, are naturally gluten free. Sainsburys do some excellent gluten free pasta. £1.99 for a bag.(thats quite cheap for GF) it tastes lovely. You'd have to be careful about sauce for the pasta, but again sainsburys label their own brand stuff that is gluten free. what did you want to cook? could you adapt it for gluten free? My dd has been on a gf diet for the past 6yrs. I'll be online for a while if i can help, do ask
Don't think I've had the M&S sausages, toomanypushchairs, must have a look out for those, cheers!
One basic thing we do when we go round to other people's houses is suggest a 'make your own pizza' night. They can buy in the toppings and normal pizza bases (bearing in mind pre-grated cheese may have flour residue on) and we can rock up with a gf pizza base for dh.
Ditto with pasta, provided the pasta sauce is okay (e.g. made from scratch or has good labelling) - although we did this once at my parents' house and think that my step-dad accidentally gave him the wrong portion of spaghetti as he was sick as a dog afterwards I will remember next time to observe the process more carefully.