Is anyone as surprised as I am that we’re only a few days away from Thanksgiving? This Fall seems to have just flown by, but I for one am super excited for all of the holiday festivities. For us the holiday family get togethers really commence with the November birthdays, these are only the start of what will be a number of family events of the season. This past weekend we rang in my dad’s belated 60th birthday and my nephew’s 8th birthday, a number I’m still having a hard time grasping. It’s like I blinked and he become an eight year old, much like how I’m in the midst of planning my daughter’s 2nd birthday party that’s rapidly approaching right behind Thanksgiving. Stay tuned to learn more about her Snow White 2nd Birthday!
For now, our holiday celebrations continue with the big Thanksgiving dinner this week. With only a few days to go, I have yet to even go buy my ingredients, so needless to say I’m not quite ready yet. This year is a bit different than the past few since we’re celebrating with my family rather than Dan’s. Unfortunately my severe cat allergy gets in the way of joining in with their fun. As much as I’m a lover of all of God’s creatures, these darn cats make it really tough by making breathing an impossible task. So needless to say in an attempt to enjoy a Thanksgiving full of clean air and breathing and free of cat dander, it’s onto my cat-free family’s house this year. But even though we’re not sharing the dinner table with Dan’s side, I’ll still try to bring a little of their family love to our table too. So do you want to see what’s in store for our gluten free, and really dairy free too thanks to my nephew, Thanksgiving dinner?
- Turkey and Gravy
- Gluten Free Stuffing
- Mashed Potatoes
- Canned Asparagus (I love how soft the asparagus gets like this, even though I do enjoy fresh asparagus too this is a staple for our Thanksgiving dinner)
- Mashed Cauliflower
- Sweet Potatoes with Apples and Marshmallows
- Deviled Eggs
- Cherry Jello with Whole Cherries
- A little surprise for Dan, his mom’s Crab Dip
- Non-gluten free rolls
- Pies galore, gluten free and non-gluten free thanks to my Dad
- Chocolate Pudding
- Thanks to Katz, tons of gluten free/dairy free/nut free/soy free Pumpkin Pie
So that’s what our menu is shaping up to look like so far, what about yours? Share any of your favorite gluten free family recipes, I’m always looking to add to my gluten free table!