Thursday

Thanksgiving.

My Thanksgiving Menu Plans:

Turkey/Chicken:  I have  a small family and there will only be 8 of us for dinner, so I am going to cook a whole chicken in the crock pot on high.   This takes about 4 hours, until the meat is ready per the meat thermometer, in my smaller crock.  I haven't tried it in my big crock, which always seems to take longer, but if you don't know your crock,  err on the side of it taking longer or precook a chicken this week to make sure.  I don't do anything fancy with it, just open the crock pot and plop it in.  I do remember to take out the little bag of organs before I cook it.  That's it.   It's moist and good this way.

Stuffing.  I plan to make a pan of Pamela's gluten free cornbread and then make it into stuffing with this recipe:  http://cookeatshare.com/recipes/simple-cornbread-dressing-with-sage-157998

Gravy:  I plan to use this recipe.
 About.com Gluten Free Cooking
 
 Then I will either make mashed potatoes or buy Bob Evan's mashed potatoes. 


And some other vegetables, corn and maybe green beans.   No one here likes the green bean casseroles, so I don't have to worry about them.   Broccoli and cheese is good or a broccoli casserole using Ener-G crackers instead of wheat filled crackers in the recipe or I might use this one.  It looks really yummy.
Gluten Free Mommy

I might make some gluten free dinner rools using this recipe  Jules and I will buy some prepackaged rolls for the non-gluten free people.

I'll definitely make the Gluten Free Easily Crustless Pumpkin Pie.   and maybe a coconut pie

Yum.




Wednesday

Chili






You can buy Hormel chili or make your own with Carroll Shelby's Chili Mixes.  The Ener-G crackers say wheat free, milk free, lactose free etc. and I thought at first that they probably wouldn't taste good, but they do!  They also will crumble in your soup or chili, which is what I want from a cracker!

Pizza!

Rudi's pizza crust
Kraft mozarella shredded cheese
Hormel pepperoni slices
Jimmy Dean sausage crumbles
peppers
mushrooms
black olives
onions

Homemade pizza sauce:
1 can tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
1 tablespoon ground oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Whisk together, spread on crust.  This makes more than I need for 2 pizzas for me and my son and 2 gluten full pizzas for the other members of my family so I freeze the extra for next time. Make sure to spread the sauce and toppings all the way to the edges of the crust, to moisten it. 

This is seriously very good.