We’re getting ready for a zillion holiday festivities here in Qwerty land. Brie and I went out to fetch the tree (her name is Norma) and put up some decorations this week. Clearly, the most important stocking is Cheeto’s. Now we just need to finish cleaning and plan the menu for our holiday movie party. The feature last year was DieHard, but this year we’re going with something a little older. (Holiday Inn, which was made in 1942.) In terms of food, we’re thinking…
You heard me right. Gluten-free Thanksgiving. (With the exception of those Hawaiian sweet rolls, everything on this table is gluten-free). And to redeem my table decorating skills, here’s what it looked like when I actually served dinner: I dove into this adventure because a dear, dear friend ended up joining us for turkey day last year and they have a pretty rough time with gluten. I resolved to make sure they could have as yummy a day as the rest of us. To be clear, gluten-free basically means nothing that might have gluten in it — that’s wheat, barley, rye. It’s in most flours, and it’s often used as a thickening agent in other foods. A LOT of foods, actually. Going into a gluten-free Thanksgiving had me kind of freaked out, if I’m super honest. I wanted to make absolutely certain that I didn’t accidentally poison my friend. This lead to hours of Googling and researching the bajesus out of all these new recipes I could try out. In the end, it wasn’t hard. I eventually threw out those new recipes and returned to what I had already been making. That’s right. A gluten-free Thanksgiving required minimal changes from what I was already doing.
Here’s your gift guide for this holiday season. Whether you’re buying for someone you love or for your office’s white elephant exchange, I’ve rounded up some great nerdy options.
This week’s rodeo is hosted by grrravy.
This week’s rodeo is hosted by cake, because my birthday is coming up. WOO!