Thursday, November 17, 2011


I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week!! I love Thanksgiving. My whole family is gluten sensitive so we have a gluten-free Thanksgiving meal. We try to do as much of the prep work as possible the day before. While we do the finishing touches on the big day, the kids make turkey place holders filled with candy for everyone. After we've eaten and the dishes are done we head to the movies. Then we come home, eat pie, and watch a video or play games. It is a pretty laid back day. I love it! What do you guys do?


Marsha Ward said...

Since more and more of my family members are discovering they are also sensitive or allergic to gluten, I'm interested to know what's on your menu. Thanks!

Lani Woodland said...

Hi Marsha! For rolls we use
Gluten Free Crescent Rolls
(originally from the Better Batter website)

1/2 stick (1/4 cup) butter, frozen and grated
3/4 cup small curd cottage cheese (DO NOT USE FAT FREE!)
1/3 cup sorghum flour
1/3 cup millet flour
1/3 cup brown rice flour or soy flour
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla (optional -- use only if you're making a sweet roll)

Mix together grated butter and cottage cheese, either in your mixer or by hand. In another medium sized bowl, mix all dry ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to butter and mix until a ball of dough forms.

At this point you can wrap the dough in plastic wrap or chill or two hours, -OR- if you are already using frozen grated butter you can proceed with baking. I did this and they plumped up perfectly!

Preheat your oven to 350. Sprinkle rice flour on parchment paper or plastic wrap and roll ball of dough in a large circle (14"). (I also like to place an additional piece of plastic wrap on TOP of the dough and roll out the dough under the plastic wrap -- this keeps your roller from getting sticky!)

Cut into 8 triangles with a pizza cutter. Roll each triangle up starting with the wide end continuing to the tip (at this point you can fill the dough with whatever you like!). Place rolled crescents on a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake 18-20 minutes. Serve immediately while hot!! Enjoy!

And then for stuffing we make it like you would normal stuffing. We substitute normal bread for gluten free bread. We have an amazing French bread recipe we use for the bread. Do you want that?

My friend makes the pies so I'm nit sure how she makes the crusts.