Menu Plan December 24 — Holiday Drinks

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Happy Holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Hard to believe it’s already Christmas eve. This week is the last holiday theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap — Holiday Drinks. Whenever the weather gets colder, I think of Hot Chocolate and Mulled Cider. But, with it being party season, sometimes I need ideas for cocktails and punches, too. Here are some good ones to try:


Cold, Refreshing Drinks

Warm, Comforting Drinks

Blueberry Pom Cosmo

Blueberry POM Cosmo

Chocolate Martinis

Chocolate Martinis

Tropical Mimosas

Tropical Mimosas

Check out the roundup below to see who else is sharing menus and holiday drink ideas this week. 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

With it being Christmas week and everyone home for meals, I knew I would need a plan for breakfast and lunch, too.
Breakfast this week: French Toast, Cinnamon RollsBeignetsEgg CasseroleBanana Chocolate Chip Muffins, Smoothies
Lunches this week: Hot Dogs, Turkey Wraps, Grilled Sandwiches, Nachos, Tropical Fruit Salad, Soup
Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Christmas Eve – Marinated Flank Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Broccoli Casserole

Christmas Day – Roasted Turkey, Rice Pilaf with Currants and Pine Nuts, Green Beans

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Easy Garlic Shrimp with Broccoli and Mushroom Quinoa

Friday – Pork Tenderloin, Wild Rice Salad, Green Beans

Saturday –  Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa

Sunday – Chicken Teriyaki Tenders, Jasmine Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Kimberlee at The Peaceful Mom has a wonderful variety of meal ideas this week, including breakfast and lunch. Christmas morning, they are making Monte Cristo Sandwiches. Her lunch ideas include making Pizza Bagels (with Udi’s GF buns) and Ham and Cream Cheese Roll-ups. For Christmas Dinner her family will be having Simple Shrimp and Grits, Steamed Sugar Snap Peas, Spinach Artichoke Dip with Tortilla Chips, and Ice Cream. Also on her menu this week is Greek Pasta Salad, Black Bean Chicken Chili, Roast Beef Lettuce Wraps, and more.

Angela at Angela’s Kitchen says her family’s favorite Holiday Drink is a slow-cooker full of hot chocolate. On Christmas Eve, they enjoy drinking sparkling apple-lingonberry juice and sparkling pear juice. And, this year, Angela gets to make her dairy-free Egg Nog using fresh eggs from her own chickens. If you are thinking about Smoothies for breakfast or maybe to detox after heavy holiday meals, check out the collection of gluten-free, dairy-free smoothie recipes she is sharing this week. For their Christmas meal this year, Angela’s family is having Pomegranate-braised Ribs with rice pudding, salad, and green beans. Other meals at her house this week include Gingerbread Pumpkin Waffles, French Toast Casserole, Spinach Artichoke Pizza, Pumpkin Enchiladas, and Roasted Chicken Pot Pies.

Emily at Our Frugal Happy Life is serving appetizers for Christmas Eve including a Cheese Ball, Chicken Enchilada Dip, Chex Mix, a tray of shrimp, and more. Her meals this week includes Garlic Cheddar Chicken, Meatloaf, and Pizza-flavored Chicken.

Check back later to see who else may be joining the menu swap this week.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • Next week’s GF Menu Swap will be hosted here at again. No planned theme, just menus.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme.

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.


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Hi Heather!–Thanks so much for the mentions, dear! Those are two of our favorite drinks, but it looks like you have lots of great choices here. I’m still drooling over your chocolate martini, but haven’t taken the plunge yet. 😉 Love the badge for such a great theme!

Merry Christmas!!


The first holiday drink I thought of was your Reindeer Antlers. Merry Christmas to you and yours!


That’s quite the compliment! Thank you so much for the holiday wishes. Christmas comes more quickly every year. 😉


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Hi, Heather! Merry, merry Christmas to you! Here is my link:

Thanks for the eggnog mention! I am off to make it right now. Can’t wait to try it with the eggs my chickies just laid. I am totally addicted to having chickens- it’s almost embarrassing! 🙂

Hugs and have a wonderful week!


Have a wonderful and delicious Merry Christmas!


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