Well, well, well, Thanksgiving just snuck right up on me! I spent the last week visiting my dad in TN and while there I worked on some recipes for the upcoming holidays. There are so many wonderful recipes out there to fill your table this week. I hope that you enjoy this week’s meal plan, which includes our family’s plan for our Thanksgiving dinner. Happy Thanksgiving!
Sunday: Three Pepper Butternut Squash Soup from our blog.
Monday:Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps from our blog with baked sweet potato fries on the side.
Tuesday:Broccoli Soup from pauladeen.com. Super fast! I’m going to use coconut milk in place of the heavy cream this time to make it dairy free.
Wednesday: Tonight we want flavors that won’t be in tomorrow’s big meal, so we’ll have Grilled Pepper Crusted Steak from marthastewart.com with a side salad.
Thursday: Thanksgiving Dinner!
photograph from marthastewart.com
Turkey Gravy – I love the simplicity of this one from shewearsmanyhats.com. Just ensure your stock is gluten free and that you use gluten free flour. Bob’s Red Mill works wonderfully here. I often add 1/2 cup of the same white wine I’m serving with dinner to the broth to add extra depth of flavor.
Mashed Potatoes – we use garlic, cream cheese, sour cream and butter to make ours super yummy. I’m going to have to try a little dairy free version on the side for myself – if the results are good, will post soon!
Cornbread ‘Sourdough’ Stuffing from marthastewart.com. We’ll use two loaves of multigrain gluten free bread from Udi’s in place of the sourdough. We’ll make a batch of Bob’s Red Mill Cornbread for the cornbread in the recipe.
1/2 cup of Emily G’s Cranberry Port Jam mixed with a can of organic whole cranberry sauce.
Grandma Rylski’s Apple Pie (look for recipe early next week!)
Bourbon Sweet Potatoes (from Every Day Food, Nov ’09) naturally gluten free.
Green Bean Casserole (from Every Day Food, Nov ’09) (we’ll substitute Bob’s Red Mill AP Flour to make the crispy shallot topping.) Again make sure you check your broth to ensure it is gluten free.
Friday: Leftovers – I can’t wait for a turkey sandwich with Emily G’s Cranberry Port jam on top!!
Saturday: Cauliflower Crust Hawaiian Pizza from recipegirl.com .