Thanksgiving has once again snuck up on me. The beautiful, gentle Fall we’ve experienced in the Midwest has lulled me into thinking that winter was far away. Or maybe it was spending last week basking in the sunshine and walking in the surf with family and friends in Florida. So I’m slightly alarmed to wake-up this morning and realize that Turkey Day is a mere 4 days away, and we will be getting an 18+ pound turkey tomorrow, for which I have no specific plans. Yikes!
But don’t let my lack of holiday planning get you down. Below are a few of my holiday favorites, and be sure to check out Shauna’s amazing round up of gluten-free Thanksgiving dishes over at Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef…some amazing bloggers have all chipped in their own gluten-free dishes to create a tasty holiday for us all.
And if this is your very first gluten-free Thanksgiving – congratulations! Take the holiday as an opportunity to give thanks for your diagnosis and explore how to make all the dishes you love, gluten-free. Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday – and why not?! It’s about comfort food and family, no pressure, no gifts. If you’re attending a gluten-full Thanksgiving, don’t let yourself feel deprived – make one side dish of your own that you adore and a gluten-free dessert, and enjoy the holiday meal.
I’ll be cooking a turkey at some point this week. Gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberries and dessert will definitely be on the table. Join me in giving thanks for a healthy gluten-free life.
Watching pellicans gracelessly careen into the water and gulp fish is one of my favorite Florida activities.
What are your holiday favorites? What gluten-free dishes are you going to serve at your table? If you’re newly gluten-free, let me know if you have questions, I’m happy to help. Share it all in the comments below…