This week in the Gluten-Free Menu Plan I’m planning meals from the simplest pasta and sauce dinner to a full table, Thanksgiving feast.
I’ve tried to keep it simple and also include healthier options when I can, like low carb veggies to replace most of my serving of pasta with that meat sauce I mentioned.
I hope you can find some dinners here that suit you during this holiday week. On the day set aside (in the U.S.) to give thanks for the abundance we have, I hope you have some time to remember what you are most thankful for. Personally, I don’t want to focus on just the food that we have to eat, although that’s certainly important, but also on the family, friends and neighbors we can share it with.
When I lay out a plan to seat my guests at a dinner, I want to balance the personalities at each table. I want each group to have some who are gentle and mature, some who are a little outspoken and some who maybe are energetic with a few good stories to share.
Similarly, when I’m looking for a completing touch to a gluten-free holiday menu, I can add this tangy, saucy, sweet and spicy choice that is already gluten-free — Spiced Cranberry Pear Sauce.
One of the deepest, most important, truly fundamental questions of the gluten-free universe is “are marshmallows gluten-free?” That question is “Smore” important than any other question known to Man, Woman or Child… Especially during summer camping, camp fire months or holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas or Easter when marshmallow filled and based treats like Smores, campfire marshmallows, chocolate covered treats and confectioners delights are the norm… and the list is almost endless much to the delight of children of any age!
Just the right mix of herbs combined with celery, mushrooms and onion, then tossed with the cornbread and cooked a bit more. On your plate it mingles with the gravy for an ideal side dish for chicken or turkey. We sometimes try other herbs and seasonings, but this is our traditional favorite. You can also stuff your favorite…
Apples and spice go together so well! Just about all they need is a little something to wrap around them while they bake…like some pastry crust. I’ve made a lot of gluten-free apple pies, but none of them were any better than this galette.
While I wouldn’t call a crock pot meal “quick,” this one certainly is easy compared to some other ways to cook turkey.
It’s such an easy gluten-free turkey recipe that I’ve cooked it for Thanksgiving dinner for several years, and I plan to cook it again soon.
While I like this way to serve turkey dinner with all the trimmings for guests, it’s also wonderful to have some turkey for dinner and leftovers for great lunch and freezer options.
Maybe it’s because I grew up in south Texas — where we had pecan trees in our yard — that pecan pie is one of my favorite desserts. Maybe it’s just because pecans in any form are among my favorite flavors. Whatever the reason, these Pecan Pie Minis are the best combination I have found of pie, candy and bite-size dessert.
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