Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Day in Mexico

Thanksgiving Day in Mexico

Our son and his wife asked us to come down for Thanksgiving. What a challenge preparing a holiday
dinner... not only in another country but also gluten-free.
Our sweet granddaughter has Celiac Disease. That means
we cook gluten-free when she is with us.
Cooking started early in the morning at our son's home.
Cornbread for dressing (gluten-free cornbread recipe and then I used GF croutons for the dressing.
We had green bean bundles, mashed potatoes,
cranberry sauce, GF gravy. I prepared a dessert for
the adults but brought Santa chocolates for the kids.
Thank goodness that was a big hit!

I must admit that the men had decided to take
charge of the turkey. What a hoot watching them!
They waited until it was nearly time to put the turkey
in the oil-less fryer to read the directions. Then my husband
had to go hunt down a gas connection. Oh well... not to worry. They still managed to get it on in good time.
Then... we had to drop everything and run to
our granddaughter's school for a program...
in English. She goes to a bilingual school...Spanish-English.
Since our granddaughter has been in a bilingual
home all of her life, she has an advantage.
Anyhow... the day turned out great!

And I hope your day was just as great!

Here is the GF cornbread recipe I used:

2 c. yellow or white cornmeal (I used yellow)
1/2 c. boiling water
1 T. sugar (I omitted since using in dressing)
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 large egg
2 T. canola oil

I baked this in a 325 degree oven for about 25 minutes. Excellent!

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Jacqueline said...

I love the men cooking the turkey! How did it turn out? We are in Mexico for Thanksgiving too, but we did a restaurant. Only 2 of 11 ordered traditional turkey. I said I was following the original pilgrims by ordering seafood. Hope you had a wonderful day.

Kathy said...

I spent Thanksgiving in mexico once, my Dad has a 2nd home in PV and it was great. I have been thinking of going gluten free, you make it look easy.

Theresa said...

Oh Karen, it sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving with the Family! I am so happy that you got to spend it with them!

Have a blessed day today and a safe trip home! HUGS!

Cabin and Cottage said...

Glad to hear of your happy Thanksgiving! The men did all the cooking for ours this year too! Jacqueline

Laura said...

Karen- your meal sounds wonderful!
What beautiful photographs.

Happy belated Thanksgiving!


Rita said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It is so good to be with family on holidays. Glad you got to spend it with yours.

Pam said...

I've never had a fried turkey before, but I here they are good. Sounds like you had a great time!