Monday, October 20, 2008

Gluten-free Thanksgiving


Our First 100% Gluten-free Thanksgiving
Kitchens can get messy and crowded during the holidays, with serving spoons being switched, crumbs falling and flour flying. With guests arriving who are not completely
clear on what "gluten-free" means or the seriousness of
Let's be honest ALOT of people are not aware of what
"Gluten Free" means, so this year I will host my first GLUTEN FREE Thanksgiving.

If guests ask to bring something I'm going to suggest

To help clean- up after dinner

Many "traditional" Thanksgiving foods are already gluten-free
*Mashed potatoes
*Sweet Potatoes (check the marshmallows if you use them!)
*Glazed Carrots
*mixed vegetables
*Tossed Salad w/ choice of gluten-free dressings

Dishes that Require Some Altering
Some recipes require some changes to become gluten-free

*Turkey- Some turkeys are injected with fillers that could potentially contain gluten. That means you need to check the ingredients even when buying a fresh or frozen whole turkey.
If you are using a convenient "oven bag" to cook your turkey, be sure not to add the flour to coat the inside of the bag. Use a gluten-free flour instead.

I'm still researching "stuffing" and haven't decided on how I will make mine yet. However here are a few recipes

Gluten Free Rice Stuffing
Source: CDKitchen
Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing Recipe
Nutty Rice Stuffing
Source: Gluten Free/Casein Free Recipes

* Gravy

This was always one of Grandpa Gene's specialties. Hopefully with his help and a few changes I can make it gluten free

Here are a few recipes

Turkey Gravy
Source: In the Kitchen
Lazy Man's Gravy
Source: RecipieZaar

*Apple pie

I believe I will use this first recipe.
We really enjoyBob's Red Mill products.

Gluten Free Apple Pie With Crumble Topping
Source: RecipieZaar
Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipe

*Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin Pie Gluten Free Recipe
Source: Gluten free Recipes


Still researching, we enjoy Bob's Red Mill products so I might use one of the recipe's on his site

Gluten-Free rolls
Source: Book of Yum
Chebe Gluten-Free Cheese Bread Rolls PREMADE
1-2-3 Gluten-Free Rolls Mix Mix
Source: The Gluten free Mall

Thinking I will order a few treats from Good Eatz as well to complete our Gluten free Thanksgiving.

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