Can you believe it is Thanksgiving already? Where did this year go? Short week for the kids…no school Weds – Fri. Little do they know that they are hopefully getting their H1N1 vaccines on Wednesday. That will make them really, really happy.
We are hosting Thanksgiving dinner again this year. I love to host. I love to roast the turkey and make all the trimmings to go along with it. If you are unsure about which turkeys are gluten-free, please check out my Examiner post for more info. Also, Butterball’s gravy packet is now gluten-free! How exciting! Here is my menu plan for turkey day:
- Veggie Tray with Dip
- Buffalo chicken dip
- Turkey & Gravy (made with cornstarch to thicken)
- Cornbread Stuffing (GF, of course. Recipe to come this year)
- Catholic Potatoes (recipe to come this week)
- Cranberry Glazed Carrots
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce (will also have the jellied kind)
- Crescent Rolls (for the gluten eating peeps)
- Rios of Austin Cheese Bread Rolls (GF – review to come soon)
- Pumpkin Pie (GF and non-GF)
- Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars
- Pecan Pie (non-GF)
My favorite is the cornbread stuffing and the pumpkin pie. I love my Grandmother’s pumpkin pie recipe! It is the best!
Here is the rest of the plan:
Sunday- Rotisserie Chicken, Roasted Klondike Potatoes (white, red & purple), steamed green beans & salad
Monday – Thai Chile Salmon, Brown Rice Couscous, Roasted Asparagus & Salad
Tuesday- Spaghetti, roasted veggies & salad
Wednesday – Burgers, sweet potato fries & salad
Thursday – Feast
Friday – Leftovers or Nachos & salad
Saturday – Leftovers or breakfast for dinner
Cheryl at Gluten-free Goodness is hosting this week’s gluten-free menu swap. The theme is Thanksgiving favorites. I listed my favorites above….pumpkin pie & the cornbread stuffing (which is technically dressing, because it doesn’t go inside the turkey). Thanks for hosting, Cheryl!
I hope you all have a safe & happy Thanksgiving. Please check out Orgjunkie for lots more menu ideas.