It’s early! I know. Thanksgiving isn’t due for weeks and weeks. But it’s the Food Olympics. And when you’re competing in the Olympics, you don’t just show up for the opening ceremonies and hope to compete, do you? Stop looking at me like that. You know I’m right. Anyway, this is a call to arms. That’s right. I need YOU. Believe it or not, the blog is a little light on the gluten free Thanksgiving dish recipes. So please have a look at the recipe collage below, poke around and see what’s there. Then, a favor:
Tell me what other Thanksgiving side dish recipes you’d like me to post on the blog.
We’re not talking pies (yet). This is just for side dishes. Okay, and appetizers. First, please do look around so you know what’s here already. Then, tell me what other Thanksgiving side dish recipes you’d like me to post on the blog. I’ll go first: I’m gonna post a recipe for Sweet Potato Soufflé. And Puffed Pastry Cheese Straws. Oh oh and Biscuits and Gravy! And some more crackers (here are a few already: “wheat” thins, Parmesan cornmeal crackers, Ritz-style crackers).
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Here’s a 10¢ tour of these 6 classic Thanksgiving gluten free side dish recipes, and a few words to say what I love about each of them (remember—all the links are above):
Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies: This is admittedly a kind of silly one, and it’s not technically a side dish. But these turkey cookies are so cute. And if you make them, they demand to be a display item on your holiday table long before dessert is served. And they’re made with the best gluten free soft frosted sugar cookies ever.
Popovers, from my First Cookbook: These are mandatory. Make the batter ahead of time, and 30 minutes before you sit down to the Big Meal, pop them in the oven. Piping hot, puffy and golden, these popovers are the best you’ve had—gluten free or not. They’re pudding-like on the bottom, airy toward the top. Like me.
Gluten Free Brown Butter Butternut Squash Stuffing: Or do you call it dressing? Either way, with fresh roasted butternut squash and brown butter, this is my current favorite stuffing (until another favorite comes along, ‘course). And since Bakes Bread should ship riiiiight before Thanksgiving, gluten free bread should not be a problem.
Classic Gluten Free Thanksgiving Stuffing: This is your basic stuffing recipe, and it does not disappoint. Start letting that gluten free bread go stale! Okay, fine, not yet. But you know what I mean.
Gluten Free Sour Cream Scallion Biscuits: Follow the roll and fold method and your super flaky gluten free biscuits will be the talk of the meal. The best part? Make them ahead of time, shape them, and then freeze them raw in a single layer on a baking sheet. Then pile the unbaked biscuits into a freezer bag, and you can bake them right from frozen right before the meal is served.
Gluten Free Cauliflower Cheese Mini Hand Pies: These are not quick & easy, but they are so. worth. the. bother. The gluten free pie crust has Parmigiano-Reggiano added right in, and the roasted cauliflower with cheese sauce is just not to be missed. True dat.
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