Have you ever hosted a dinner party for friends or family members that have food restrictions you aren’t used to you and you can’t think of what to make? Most people have been there as I have and if you said no to this question don’t think it won’t happen as Gluten Free diets and allergies are on the rise.
Take my Aunt Nancy’s Thanksgiving challenge this year. Please two men who like meat, a vegetarian daughter, a daughter with Celiacs who is strictly gluten free and isn’t a huge meat eater and her own cravings. Sounds like a lot; I agree. The good thing is she owns a ton of cook books, is well read and loves to explore new recipes which means her meal will still rock the house! Her menu will inspire you to think outside the box for your holiday meal this year and remind you to include everyone, even those with food restrictions.
The Reeves/Postorino Gluten Free Thanksgiving Menu
For the Vegetarian
- Triple-Corn Spoon Bread -A Cornbread Casserole that you can make with gluten free cornbread (a tradition in the Reeves household) Source: Cooking Light November 1997
- Gravy: Using gluten free baking mix (see below pie recipe for this) to make a roux. Once that’s cooked, add vegetable broth and season appropriately to finish it. This will likely be a little thinner that gravy made with flour
- Gluten Free Stuffing- My AUnt plans to make one of the rice recipes from this link: 5 Gluten Free Stuffing Recipes from the NY Times
- Mashed Sweet and White Potatoes (mixed together- a great combination for those who haven’t tried it)
- Roasted Parsnips, Carrots and Onions
- Brussel Sprouts
- Pumpkin Pie with Gluten free pie crust (see recipe below)
For the Gluten Free
- Same as above + Turkey
For the rest
- All of the above + Rolls