This is absolutely my favorite time of year. With back to school comes the promise of new organization, new routines and more time spent indoors as the cooler weather approaches.
Things can start to get hectic as the holiday season approaches us, so I try to hold onto the fall feeling for as long as possible. If you find a way to stay on top of things, you can avoid the turbo speed madness of November and December and actually finish the year with your sanity and goals intact. If you need help, you may request a download of my "10 Actionable steps to staying on track this season" -- It's free and gives you the road map you need for a Happy and Healthy season
Our favorite gluten free post-holiday meal!
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 5 mins | Makes: 1 serving
Place beaten egg and milk in one bowl, and panko breadcrumbs in another.
In a third bowl, combine 1/4 cup mashed potatoes with 1/4 cup turkey and 1/4 cup stuffing. With bare hands, mash it all together and form into a ball. Place on plate and repeat.
After all balls are formed, dip each into egg and then coat with panko breadcrumbs.
Pan fry balls until golden brown.
Serve covered with leftover gluten free gravy with jellied cranberry sauce as a side.
We had a great Thanksgiving this year. A bountiful table surrounded by my husband, three year old son, 22 year old stepdaughter and my 70+ mother. Although I was indeed grateful to have my family together, and grateful for everyone's health and happiness (especially since my husband is on the mend from a painful bout of Vertigo), I was most grateful for the stuffing.
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 :)
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