Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gluten-Free Christmas

I made a turkey dinner from scratch. All gluten-free. This is far off from a store-roasted chicken and stove-top that made for Thanksgiving a few years back. My challenge was going to be tasty stuffing. I followed a recipe from a small gluten-free recipe magazine with great success.

The Cole's notes version: I made gluten-free corn bread and cubed it. After sauteing onion and celery, adding fresh parsley and sage, I mixed the cornbread with the spice and drizzled enough chicken stock to make the bread moist. The stuffing baked for 30 minutes at 325 degrees. It complimented the turkey, potatoes and green and yellow beans perfectly.

The house is still standing and no one suffered food poisoning, in fact a few people went for seconds = proud gluten-free kitchen moment for me. The gluten-free sugar cookies and M&M blondies turned out "delicious" too (Rylyn's new word for when she enjoying food).

And because gluten-free stuffing is not as cute as these are some recent pictures from a winter visit to the park.

Rylyn looking for the Downy Woodpecker we saw the day before.
Addisyn giggling at mommy.
Wide shot.

Bible Reflections:
Isaiah 42:8-9
New King James Version (NKJV)
am the Lord, that is My name;
And My glory I will not give to another,
Nor My praise to carved images.
Behold, the former things have come to pass,
And new things I declare;
Before they spring forth I tell you of them.”

-Every day is new. God knows the new before I do. Just like I can trust Him with my mistakes, I can trust Him to guide me in my new endeavours. I was dreading looking for a gluten-free stuffing recipe and unknowingly, a friend placed one right in my hands!

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