Now I may not have said it out loud for fear of sounding like my priorities are way out of whack, but I am confessing my true feelings right here and now.
There are a few foods that are really difficult to replace once you go gluten-free; pizza, bagels and beer are the top three for me. And when Thanksgiving rolls around, the stuffing and sides are easy to miss.
I also realize that many of these traditional gluten-containing goodies are not on the list of the most healthful foods anyway. But on a holiday where tradition dictates a beautiful bird and golden tray of stuffing, these are essential ingredients of comfort and family for some -- and I am one of them.
So today I am thankful for gluten-free stuffing that was as delicious as I remember the "real stuff" to be. Made with gluten-free breadcrumbs and mom's traditional recipe, it was as close to the stuffing of my childhood (minus the bellyache) that I can remember. And grateful for a family that ate a 100% gluten-free Thanksgiving without complaint and with tons of compliments! I love you all :)