Tuesday, November 30, 2010

That Gluten-Free Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner

I'm the one that's gluten-free. The son that lives with us is vegetarian. And with only three of us at home this Thanksgiving, only two of whom are carnivores, we decided to try for a gluten-free vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner menu.

High point: This time I didn't make a black bean casserole that looked like a loaf of cornbread piled on top of a can of beans.

Even higher point: Today--Tuesday--the son announced, while studying at his computer, that...
  1. He liked my cornbread (A first. Gluten-free baking, at least my gluten-free baking, is often boring and dry, but I added salsa to the dough this time and, apparently, it worked!)
  2. He doesn't like squash, and had serious doubts when I triumphantly carried my stuffed acorn squash to the table, but it was really good
  3. As was the rice stuffing with bits of cranberry in it (so now I know what stuffing to do for Christmas).
  4. Oh, and that Indian thing I did last week apparently tasted nice too.
I think my son just made my day! And I'm definitely feeling thankful.

No compliments for the pie though; it wasn't a brick, and it didn't collapse in a heap, but gluten-free pastry still leaves something to be desired--gluten perhaps?


Carol Kilgore said...

I'm happy that all worked out for you. I think I'm thankful that our dinner was just a regular one.

Cherie Reich said...

I'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving. The rice stuffing sounds good. :) I'm a vegetarian too.

Laura Eno said...

Stuffed acorn squash sounds delishious! I'm glad it all worked out for you...except for the pie. ;)

abitosunshine said...

Hands up for the squash! And the rice and cranberry stuffing sounds great, too!