Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Dinner in the evening since the boys won't get up till lunch - that's okay; means I can enjoy a lie-in too.

Turkey and ham - both small, but make sure there's space in the oven for them, and for other things too. Cornbread casserole with black beans and goat's cheese for example, since one of the sons is vegetarian.

Candied yams - one day I'll find a recipe that everyone likes, but I fell in love them our first American Thanksgiving. Potatoes and carrots too. And cranberry sauce.

Vegetarian sausages with apples; not for me 'cause they have wheat in them, but I know the guys will eat 'em.

Gluten-free bread for me; real bread for them. Careful separation of crumbs. And the dressing made with mine - hope it doesn't dissolve.

Gluten-free apple pie because we're English - haven't quite acquired a taste for pumpkin yet. But I'm wondering how the pastry will work - it usually turns out kind of brick-like, made with gluten-free cement. Maybe cream will soften it.

Movies. Board games. Good books. A glass of wine. And the table set for dinner...

Yes, I'm planning and looking forward to tomorrow, and wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

5 comments:

Helen Ginger said...

Good gracious, Sheila. You're preparing two separate meals to meet all the different needs!

Hope you're able to put your feet up and enjoy the day. Happy Thanksgiving!

Helen
Straight From Hel

Bearman said...

Hope you had a great Turkey day

Linda Kage said...

I had a full, event-filled Thanksgiving, complete with family, family, family and food, food, food. Hope yours went well.

Kathryn Magendie said...

My brother eats gluten free -- my mom tries to make bread for him that isn't so heavy or hard or whatever -and pie crusts from ground rice!

You can make cornbread without flour if you find a finely ground cornmeal! I think you can have cornmeal?

Hope your day was happy and fun!

Sheila Deeth said...

Amazingly, everyone liked my gluten-free pastry this year! And my gluten-free cornbread. Now I'm just worried that I won't know how to do it again.