Merry Almost Christmas, everybody! Are you all stocked up and ready to cook and/or armed with takeout menus? Me? Well, I’m getting excited about making entirely too much food and hoping it all goes well since I’ll probably start drinking about an hour before the guests arrive to combat that anxiety I have when serving up gluten-free food to people who can totally eat gluten. So let’s roll the dice and see how it goes, shall we?
Instead of sticking with family tradition, I’ve been stalking some recipes that I’d like to try. More like, 50–100 recipes, because I’m a dreamer. Hence, the reason this is a gluten-free fantasy menu: I have no idea what I’m making yet for Christmas dinner. I do know what I’d like to make, so let’s see what my guests may or may not enjoy on December 25.
‘Cuz I know they are good, and how to make ‘em.
Pumpkin Hummus with GF Bagel Chips
A variety of cheeses and crackers
This should be simple, but I’m having an internal debate. I’m the ONLY person at this dinner who is actually gluten-free. While I can’t have people dipping gluten-filled bagel chips into the hummus willy-nilly, why not put out normal crackers for everyone else to enjoy with a slice of cheese? It feels so wrong, but honestly, do I want friends coming over to my house and smuggling gluten in their purses? Let me know what you think I should do on this one in comments, please. And thank you.
While this requires a punch bowl, I’m shopping this weekend and I will know if I find the perfect punch bowl it will be my destiny to serve champagne punch.
With a delicious thick baguette from my fave g-free bakery, I do believe this could rock.
Roasted Vegetable Salad
This is a delicious salad my husband always gets at Tender Greens. It seems an easy way to go with lovely roasted winter vegetables, on a nice bed of butter lettuce and a pomegranate vinaigrette, yes?
I have no idea. Send me your suggestions.
Gluten-Free Honey Glazed Ham
Okay, I do know one thing I’m making for sure, and that is ham. Because ham is delicious and the one I made last year knocked my Christmas socks off. So there’s one. Of course, I’ve misplaced my recipe from last year so I’ll be winging it in 2012.
I’ve been thinking about those ribs for MONTHS. It’s on.
Christmas Cupcakes for the shorties
Because kids love cupcakes, that’s a fact.
Coffee Ice Cream with Wet Walnut Sauce
I’m sorry, no one can talk me out of trying my hand at wet walnut sauce. No one.
This is a maybe. But doesn’t everyone love lemon bars? Martha certainly thinks so.
All right people, here it is, minus side dishes. Whaddya’ think? Any side winners? Should I buy crackers for the norms? What’s your fantasy GF Christmas dish?
Happy freaking holidays! I love you guys!