Since I’m traveling this year to spend time with my mom for Christmas, I didn’t spend the entire month of December planning a Christmas Dinner. I’m leaving that up to mom this year. And boy does she have some amazing dishes planned for us. (I was honored that she even has a few of my recipes printed out on recipe cards all ready to go!)
But there have been so many incredible gluten-free dishes shared at Home for the Holidays…Gluten-Free Style and all over the blogosphere, that I just couldn’t resist putting together a virtual Christmas menu. If this is your first gluten-free Christmas, I hope this post encourages you. Living gluten-free can be flavorful, traditional, and festive! Some people have visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads on Christmas Eve. I have visions of Christmas menus. This is what I’m dreaming of tonight…
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On Christmas morning, we’d have an amazing breakfast starting with Linda’s Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cinnamon Rolls.
That would keep the tummies extremely happy while Iris’ Gluten-Free, Vegan Waffles were baking in the waffle iron.
And Carol’s Gluten-Free Eggs Florentine were sizzling away in the skillet. Oh my, how delicious does this look?
And could you blame me for having one more breakfast when it looks this good?
With such a delightful breakfast, I think we’d skip lunch, but I’d definitely put out a plate of Gigi’s Roasted Grapes and Brie to nibble on.
Since I’ve been eating vegetarian, I think this year I’d omit the traditional turkey and make a few flavorful dishes. What could be more festive than starting with a little red?
Amy’s Sweet Potato and Kale Hash with Curried Quinoa would keep the flavors bright.
Lisa’s Beet, Orange, Olive Salad with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes would deck the halls.
And I’d have to make Brittany’s Rosemary and Sage Bread Stuffing Paleo Style, because even if isn’t a bird to stuff, it wouldn’t be Christmas without Bread Stuffing.
And for dessert, hours later, we’d have to try Sunny’s Chocolate Pecan “Toll House” Pie.
Topped with Maggie’s Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Candy Cane Ice Cream.
And because it’s Christmas, we’d have to save room for a little slice of this slice of heaven…Kelly’s Peanut Butter Pie with Double Chocolate Crust.
Now that’s a meal to dream about.
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve, and may visions of whatever warms your heart dance in your dreams tonight!