Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Fun

This was a great Thanksgiving! I ran around like crazy all morning cooking up a storm. Our friends Adam and Laura came over, and Laura has celiac disease. That means she cannot have any food with gluten (wheat products) in it. It is amazing how many things have gluten in them! I wanted Laura to be able to eat everything the rest of us ate, so I did some research, found some gluten-free recipes, and altered some traditional favorites to be gluten free. The end result was fabulous! I made green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing (delicious!), mashed potatoes, spiced cranberries, artichoke parmesan dip, cream cheese fruit dip, and turkey gravy. Laura brought a crustless pumpkin pie and corn casserole. Matt's college buddy Tim brought ham and pie. We topped it off with Martinelli's sparkling cider. And props to Matt for a great job on the turkey! It was perfect! Oh, was it all yummy! And we had lots of fun talking, too. I didn't even have time to get lonely for my family. There is something strangely comforting about being with other people who are missing their families, too. Anyhoo, we had a great day. Here are a few pictures.