Hi everyone! I hope you have all survived work the past couple days in the week after Thanksgiving. Last year my friends and I decided to have a Friendsgiving (Thanksgiving with Friends) and that was so successful that we decided to hold another one!
|Photo courtesy of Mary Ryan|
This year I made the turkey and stuffing once again, while everyone else brought something to the potluck (including a delicious gluten free pumpkin pie!) We had a wide assortment from jello salad,Â delicious brussel sprouts, corn pudding, green bean casserole, and so much more!
|Another of Mary Ryan’s photos…delicious!|
Also, thank you to Mary Ryan for 90% of these photos. They are all amazing photographs that I had to use for this post!
|Mac and Cheese Recipe (not gluten free)|
Here is a photo from Mary’s macaroni and cheese, it looked delicious, and I am determined to figure out how to make it gluten free…as well as Oren’s sweet potato hash dish. I could eat the entire dish of them, soooo delicious!
|Such a tasty salad. And quite colorful.|
As for my contribution, I wanted to share the recipe for my gluten free stuffing. It’s easy to prepare, absolutely delicious when stuffed in a turkey (I know there’s possible health risks, but you just cannot beat stuffed stuffing. #BestThanksgivingSideEVER). However, you can just as easily bake the stuffing inside of a dish as well. If you have fresh herbs available, I recommend using fresh herbs. Something about the aromatics of fresh herbs elevates the vibrant delicious taste of stuffing.
Prep TimeÂ 15 minutes
Cook TimeÂ Stuffed, duration of the turkey or chicken it is stuffed within. Dish, 30 minutes
1 loaf of your favorite gluten free white bread. I recommend Whole Foods brand if available, cubed
3 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 stalks celery, diced
1 Pink Lady apple, diced
2 tbsp rosemary, diced
1 tbsp sage, diced
2 tsp thyme, diced
Preheat an oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and lay the bread out in a single layer. Coat with the oil and oregano, and toast for 7 minutes.
While the bread toasts, sautee the onions and garlic over medium heat until the onions are translucent. Add the celery and cook for another 3 minutes.
Once the bread is out of the oven, place them into a bowl and combine with the onion, garlic, celery, apple, and herbs. Season with salt and pepper.
For a stuffed preparation, stuff the prepared turkey or chicken, and cook the bird as intended, adding another 5-10 minutes cooking time per pound due to the stuffing. Alternatively, bake the stuffing in a greased baking dish for 30 minutes.
I hope you enjoy, and happy December!