The Holidays. It's a stressful time of year for everyone. But, going through the major holidays and being gluten free for the first time can be even more stressful.
So far, I've made it through Thanksgiving. All in all it went pretty well.
The day after Thanksgiving, I sat and analyzed the day and the food. I didn't like how some things turned out, like the cranberry tart, the roasted vegetable stuffing, and the salad was ok but we didn't really need it. I liked the the turkey and the green bean casserole was really good. I made mashed sweet potatoes but I also made mashed white potatoes. To many mashes.
But then as I was sitting there thinking about everything, in walks my daughter. She had just come home from work and had heated up a plate of leftovers. As she was eating the stuffing I made like my grandmothers she said, "Wow Mom, this tastes just like it always did. I can't really tell any difference".
I have been known as a cookie baker for a long time. When I was in high school some 30 plus years ago, I took a tea room class. As a class we learned how to bake cookies for ladies who were having teas. People would then hire us to make cookies, cakes and or cheese balls for their event. Our main focus was Christmas cookies.
These are some I hope to try. Maybe you have already tried these gluten free yourself. If you have found anything that works well for you, I would surely appreciate any advice from others!