It’s that time of the year! Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving is just around the corner…
You’re starting to humm Christmas songs, you can smell the eggnog and you have to resist the urge to bring the 27 boxes of Christmas decorations out of the basement for a couple of more weeks…Because, let’s face it, you love the holiday season!
Thanksgiving in our home is very noisy. There is always football in the background. Friends are chatting, kids are playing and dogs are barking with excitement. Someone has already made an inappropriate joke and your non-stop chatty aunty is packing up her whole year worth of stories in just one night.
Sometime you even feel like the turkey is talking to you too…but we all love it! Because even if it is total mental chaos, we are so very grateful to have it all in our lives and we enjoy to celebrate it.
Let’s start planning thanksgiving dinner with time. Here’s some essentials you need to know!
- Calculate one pound of turkey per person or more if you are a leftover fan
- If any vegetarians are coming make a main dish the day before like a veggie lasagna, stuffed peppers or stuffed squash
- If you are not having thanksgiving at your house remember your host that you are gluten free! Offer to make the stuffing and help cook the dinner, you can even bring your own gluten free pie…that way you can make sure you won’t get sick.
- Everyone loves variety! Delight your family and friends with the all-time favorites but also surprise them with new and colorful side dishes. You can do this by adding some lively crisp delicious salad to your menu!
- Make a detailed shopping list and reserve the turkey with time! Last minute shopping might live you without some essential ingredients. Having to use package or less quality ingredients will affect the flavor and result of your dinner. It makes a huge difference!
Looking for an amazingly flavorful gluten free stuffing recipe? Here’s my family’s all time favorite!
Best Gluten Free Stuffing Recipe Ever!
This delightful recipe is perfect for stuffing your turkey. The cooking juices of the bird mixed with this recipe will give the final flavor touch to your favorite thanksgiving side dish!
- 10 cups of stale gluten-free bread cubes
- 1 cup of minced onions
- 1 minced shallot
- 2 cups of finely chopped celery
- 2 tablespoons fresh sage chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon of fresh chopped rosemary
- 1/2 tablespoon of fresh thyme
- 1 cup of butter
- 1/4 cup of finely grated parmesan cheese
- Fresh parsley
- Salt & pepper
- Melt butter in saucepan at medium heat. Add Onions, shallot and celery. Cook for 3 minutes until soft.
- Add the fresh sage, rosemary and thyme and cook a couple of minutes. You should have a beautiful fragrant smell coming out of the saucepan…
- Transfer to a bowl with the bread. Toss and mix well until bread is coated evenly.
- Stuff and cook your turkey. After it’s done remove stuffing into a serving dish and season with salt & pepper.
- Drizzle some of the cooking juices from the turkey on top.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this article and happy Thanksgiving planning 🙂