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We carry gluten-free food everywhere & no one seems to mind. I'd rather be safe than make one of us four be sick.....I always make way to much that way everyone can have some & they don't feel like anyone is being left out..... We have been doing this for several years now & actually some ask me to make a certain food dish because they liked it so well....... gluten-free foods do not have to taste or be yucky...... I alway make pumpkin rolls & pies gluten-free. I'll be adding one new dessert this year....

I always thank the hostess for having us & enjoying our gluten-free flair with them!!!

mamaw

I think this takes the burden off of the reg. eaters by taking gluten-free with us....

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I would bring your own food. Even if your family cooks a gluten-free meal, if they aren't celiac themselves they probably don't realize all the potential places for CC. I've spent years learning this diet and getting it right - I don't expect a family member to figure it out in a few days. Nor do I want them going through the learning curve with me.

I was going to suggest making a cornish game hen, too. It's like having your own mini-turkey!

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French Fried Onions

These make a great substitute for French's Fried Onions and are super quick and easy to make.

3 large white onions, slices super thin (1/16th of an inch thick) with a food processor or mandolyn slicing machine

2c milk

2 c cup-for-cup gluten free flour, OR cornstarch OR tapioca starch

salt to taste

Oil for frying

Soak the onions in milk for 8 minutes. This takes the 'bite' out of them. Alternately, simmer them on very low heat for 4 minutes and then rinse under cool water, very well. Drain.

Heat the oil to about 375 degrees in an electric skillet or over medium high heat on the stove. Heat for at least 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, toss the onions with the flour and separate on a parchment paper. Let sit while oil heats.

Working quickly, place a spoonful of onions in the hot oil and fry till golden brown. Drain on a cake rack. When cool transfer to a super-airtight container.

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We use a farm raised capon instead of a turkey, and we use gluten-free flour in the bag. We don't do any of the stuffing in the turkey or anything like that.

All of our mashed potatoes and veggies are naturally gluten-free

I am making gluten-free stuffing with gluten-free bread crumbs that I got from the grainless baker.

The only thing I cannot eat is the green bean casserole.

I have 2 pies, 1 gluten-free free and 1 normal.

I have been gluten free for 4 yrs or so now.

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We use a farm raised capon instead of a turkey, and we use gluten-free flour in the bag. We don't do any of the stuffing in the turkey or anything like that.

All of our mashed potatoes and veggies are naturally gluten-free

I am making gluten-free stuffing with gluten-free bread crumbs that I got from the grainless baker.

The only thing I cannot eat is the green bean casserole.

I have 2 pies, 1 gluten-free free and 1 normal.

I have been gluten free for 4 yrs or so now.

We will be 18 for dinner on Thanksgivning and the whole meal will be gluten free---I just invite people and they seem to continue to return year after year. If they offer to bring something I have a guest bring the wine and other brings fresh fruit and yet another a veggie tray--everything else is gluten-free...I dont even think some of my guest realize it!!Turkey, two types of stuffing, mashed potatoes, swet potatoes with stusel topping, roasted fresh veggies, ...i have one freind who waits all year for chebe bread---she thinks its some sort of special delicacy!! pumpkin pie, apple crisp and chocolate mousse are all favorite desserts...add some whipped cream and or vanilla hagen daz and everything tastes yummy!!

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I am cooking my a** tonight! I knew there wouldn't be anything for me to eat tomorrow, so i planned on cooking my own sides and doing the best i could with the meat. I a making a gluten free stuffing, a pea/bacon/potato dish, a a flourless chocolate cake. My meal may be better than my non-gluten-free family members(which has been the case lately!) :D

I only found out a month ago, so my family and my boyfriend's family is totally unprepared. My poor grandma, was like, "well i can make the pie for you with a graham cracker crust then." :rolleyes:

It is because of her, though, that i am a good cook and am finding it relatively easy to adapt.

There is a recipe for gluten free greenbean cassarole here: gluten-free Green Bean Casserole

It looks good. I have always made my sauce from scratch, so it's time to take it up a notch! :D

Good luck! And Happy Thanksgiving!

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We just got invited to dh's mother's home for Thanksgiving tomorrow at 3:00pm. I think we will be declining the invite. We are already going to my grandmother's house anyway. How does MIL expect to coordinate food with me for ds at 11:00pm the night before? :huh:

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