Menu Plan November 22 – Holiday Favorites

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menu-swap-009Holiday Favorites is the theme for this week’s Gluten Free Menu Swap. Be sure to visit Michelle at Gluten Free Smiles this week for the roundup.

I’ve been reading a lot of gluten-free recipes for inspiration for our Thanksgiving meal this week. Here are some Holiday Favorites and maybe some new ones that you may want to consider making this week or even next month for the holidays.

Potato and other Vegetable Side Dishes

Stuffings and Dressings


And since Thursday is going to be full of freshly cooked food to celebrate Thanksgiving, I’ve got a lot of leftovers on my menu this week.

Celiac Family’s menu this week:

MondayBaked Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze
We’ll keep it light with dinner that doesn’t leave me with leftovers to store in the refrigerator. (I need the space for all the Thanksgiving food to come.) I’ll serve it with asparagus. I’ll also make some rice that I’ll use for tonight and tomorrow with Gumbo.

Tuesday – Gumbo leftovers
I’ll pour leftover Gumbo from last week over leftover rice from Monday. I’ll heat up a baguette from Against the Grain to serve with it.

Wednesday – Pulled Pork leftovers
Using last week’s Pulled Pork for dinner. To keep it fast, I’ll heat up some Kinnikinnick hamburger buns, and serve with potato chips and steamed broccoli. I’ll spend the extra time I have to clean house and prepare some dishes for Thanksgiving.

Thursday – Thanksgiving!
We’ll be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house, but other family members will also be contributing food for the feast.

For an appetizer, I’ll be serving the family favorite: pepper jelly poured over cream cheese. We’ll dig in to it with my favorite MultiGrain Chips from Food Should Taste Good. I’ll also have a tray of vegetables and hummus to munch on until dinner.

For drinks, I thought I’d try this Cranberry Apple Cider at $5 Dinners.

We’ll be roasting a turkey, using Alton Brown’s method for brining and roasting.

For the cranberry sauce, I’m going to try Gluten-Free Girl’s recipe for Cranberry Relish.

My husband will make his always-requested, famous garlic mashed potatoes.

At my husband’s request, I’ll be making a Cherry Pie using the recipe for a gluten-free pie crust at The Gluten-Free Homemaker.

Other family members are also bringing some of their favorites: Green Bean Casserole, Green Stuff gelatin dish, Pork, Stuffing, Pecan Pie, and more. It will definitely be a feast for us to be thankful. 🙂

Friday – Leftovers
I always love eating Thanksgiving leftovers the day after. Whether it’s a full plate, or just a turkey sandwich, it’s all good to me. I’m sure we’ll have plenty of salads and/or side dishes to gobble up.

Saturday – Chicken Spaghetti
If there’s any turkey left, I’ll use it instead of chicken to make this dish with spinach and tomatoes.

Sunday – Pizza
I know the kids will be ready for one of their favorites, so we’ll make pizza and serve with a tossed green salad.

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.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness manages the headquarters of Gluten-Free Menu Swap. There you will find the rules, the current and upcoming schedule, and links to past roundups. For this week, email the link of your gluten-free menu to me at celiacfamily[at]gmail[dot]com.

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So many delicious choices–thanks for compiling this great list! 🙂


Wow, Heather, what a line up! It looks great. Thanks so much for including my carrot coins! 🙂

I love your weekly plan, especially with the salmon (you always me get me with your fish dishes!). And, what a great photo with the Pilgrim hat and pumpkin!

Happy Thanksgiving!


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Thanks for the fabulous roundup! I hope you and your family have a great holiday!



What a great roundup of recipes!


Thanks so much for doing a round up! I always love to see what’s out there and get some inspiration. I added it to my yearly Thanksgiving rundown
I hope you and yours have a great holiday!


Hey, I’m having a crazy few days with thanksgiving coming up but wanted to stop by and tell you how deeply grateful that you added me to your lineup. Thank you so much 🙂


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