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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Please

(updated Nov. 2013)

With Thanksgiving less than a week away, I thought it would be in my best interest to start thinking of a menu!! Unfortunately, Jack may not try anything, but I want to get in the practice of making a gluten-free Thanksgiving Dinner because one day, Jack won't be so picky, right?! Let's hope...
                                                 
So, what does this entail? Welllll, let's take a look at some favorite traditional Thanksgiving dishes and see if we can find yummy alternatives!
                                                                                   
First, Thanksgiving traditional dishes that ARE gluten-free:
                                                                                    
Turkey
Mashed Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce
Sweet Potato Casserole
                                                                                        
Now for traditional dishes that AREN'T gluten-free, BUT will be by the time we are done :)
                                                                                                                               
Stuffing                                                          
GF Alternative: From Traditional Stuffing to Cornbread Stuffing w/ Apples and Bacon, try Pamela's Products Stuffing Recipes.
                                                                                                      
Photo courtesy of Pamela's Products

Rolls
GF Alternative: Instead of the traditional rolls, make cornbread muffins! Try Pamela's Products Cornbread - from Cranberry Orange Muffins to Kernel Cornbread muffins, there are some delicious cornbread recipes to choose from.  
                                                                                                    
Gravy
GF Alternative: Here's a Traditional Turkey Gravy recipe from Pamela's Products - what doesn't this woman do?! If the traditional gravy is not what you are looking for and need something quicker, try Pamela's Easy Tasty Gravy recipe.
                                                                    
Green Bean Cassorole
GF Alternative:  check out this delicious gluten-free Greenbean Casserole from gfreelife with Jen Cafferty (Jen's the founder of the Gluten & Allergen Free Expos).
                                                                        
Ahhh, Pumpkin Pie
GF Alternative: Pamela's Pumpkin Pie recipe. Nothing I make with Pamela's products ever fails me...so I know this will be delicious!
                                                                                        
So there you have it - A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving in the making!
                                                                                        
From our family to yours - Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
                                                                                        

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