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Hi there! Did American readers have a good Thanksgiving weekend? Mine was fantastic, spent with family and friends eating wonderful food, laughing a lot, and crocheting my brains out.
Our family Thanksgiving feast was quite incredible this year, boasting 25 people. My mom is now avoiding gluten and dairy as well (GO MOM!!!!), and we wanted to make sure that we had plenty of great stuff to eat that others would enjoy too. Between what we cooked and what everyone else brought, the quantity of food that sat upon the two buffet tables is almost embarassing in its bounty. Rather than listing everything present that day, I'll share the allergy-friendly, gluten-free foods that made an appearance and had everyone smiling...
- Cashew Pumpkin Seed "Cheese" with Apple-Cranberry Sauce and Sesmark Brown Rice Crackers
- crudités with red pepper hummus
- smoked turkey from Neuske's
- roasted turkey with flourless gravy (gravy made the same way as this one)
- beef tenderloin with mushrooms and onions
- mashed rutabaga and parsnips
- Rutabaga Apple Salad
- umeboshi plum vinegar quick-pickled beets
- pan-seared green beans with lemon oil
- wild rice and vegetable pilaf
- more Apple-Cranberry Sauce (I love cranberry sauce....)
- Sweet Potato Crumble Bars
Are we lucky, or what? My plate was bursting. I haven't eaten this well at Thanksgiving in YEARS. Even before I went gluten-free I didn't enjoy Thanksgiving this much. The meal was almost as awesome as my Thanksgiving dinner headpiece. I think it is rather like Carmen Miranda gone harvest-time, don't you?