As in we already had our Thanksgiving last weekend.
I’ve seen some questions on how to make a grain free Thanksgiving meal. Luckily, this is exactly what I had last weekend.
It was a great day; we had some friends over, cooked together, laughed, drank delicious wines and ate beyond-glorious food. And we didn’t watch football. How very un-American of us! But almost the best part was that while the boys were cooking, the ladies got their nails done, while drinking some bubbly. (thank you Sam!)
You might be wondering how on this green Earth we pulled together a completely grain free menu. Well, to be honest, it wasn’t all grain free, as some cornbread stuffing and a pumpkin pie were present. But the rest, and the dishes that I put my focus on were all grain free.
And as we’re so close to Thanksgiving, literally hours away, and I am so very thankful that you’re part of my world, I’m sharing The Menu, as well as some options, with you today. There are of course many, many other alternatives and options for a grain free Thanksgiving, but here’s what happened last weekend:
Grain Free Thanksgiving Turkey
I sincerely hope the turkey you get IS grain free…!
One thing I can recommend is to rub your turkey in the deliciousness that is duck fat. The flavors get intense and I’ve never had a juicier bird. I “blame” the duck fat.
Grain Free Thanksgiving Stuffing
I already mentioned the grain filled stuffing with cornbread before. But we also had another one, made entirely out of meat. (again, thank you Sam!)
It was minced meat with sausage, duck meat and some herbs. And it was heavenly.
As alternatives for stuffing, here are three fantastic (sounding) ones:
Moving swiftly on to the side dishes of the glorious grain free Thanksgiving meal!
On our buffet last weekend we had the following ones. Note that none of them are complicated or weird to make. Just really simple, honest food:
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Cut the Brussels sprouts either in halves or quarters across. Cut the bacon into smaller pieces. Fry the bacon first and then add the Brussels sprouts to it. Cook until the sprouts are sproutin’ done! 🙂
Kale Salad with Avocado
Cut the kale off the stems and into smaller pieces (or rip it, if that’s more fun). Put it into a bowl. Open an avocado and put the meat in the kale, and then use your hands to mix it all together until the kale wilts a little. This removes the sometimes overpowering taste of kale. Add salt and pepper as desired.
Broccoli Salad with Pomegranates
Shred raw broccoli into a bowl. Add pomegranates and some olive oil. Mix.
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