A Gluten-Free Thanksgiving?
Earlier this year, my middle son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies, including wheat, and we are trying to figure out how to make sure he can still enjoy our holiday food traditions, without causing flare-ups, itching and discomfort! I’m afraid our entire Thanksgiving won’t be gluten-free, but we ARE adapting a couple of very important menu items, like PUMPKIN PIE. This year.. it’s pumpkin custard!
It just so happens that my mother’s birthday is the day AFTER Thanksgiving, and she LOVES pumpkin anything, and most especially pumpkin custard. So, win-win!
Gluten-Free, Low Carb Pumpkin Custard
We especially liked it because you make it in ramekins, and that seemed fun and festive to us! I’ll let you know how it goes!
Thankfully, things like turkey, green beans, and mashed potatoes are gluten free, and my son isn’t interested in gravy, but another item we’re still working on is gluten-free stuffing, or dressing. We are normally a Mrs. Cubbison’s dressing/stuffing family (I mix the two), but they don’t make a gluten-free option, so I’m on the quest for a good recipe. We have a Trader Joes nearby, and I’m going to experiment with their stuffing this year and keep my fingers crossed.
The last remaining issue is rolls. My son LOVES bread. Rolls. Biscuits. Buns. It’s been a huge transition for him to try gluten-free varieties, and even months later we are still having a hard time finding breads and rolls he will eat. Gluten-free breads are often much more dense, and he is not a fan. If any Nanahood readers have a great gluten-free roll recipe, I’d love to hear about it!
Anyone else dealing with food allergies around the holidays? Please share your recipes and plans for keeping your loved ones safe while still enjoying traditions!
Guest post by Char Huskins