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Dec 19, 2012 05:12 AM

What are you making for the holidays?

I've been getting a late start on holidays this year. I work in a bakery and am going back to school for web development, so I mostly daydream about what I would like to make for Christmas.

I'm probably going to make some gluten free gingerbread quick bread for Christmas day. That and a tofu breakfast casserole. I think I am going to make this one with some added cheese sauce (nooch) to take it up a notch:

Christmas day itself is going to be interesting. We are all going to my grandmothers where a ham is going to be the centerpiece and then everyone is bringing "salads." I'm from the Adirondack mountains in NYS and that is another post in itself. I've already accepted the fact no one in my family will probably eat what I bring, except maybe my sisters and my mother. So, moving on:

I'm thinking a roasted sweet potato salad with black beans, sunflower seeds, cranberries and an orange juice dressing would be very good. Maybe I will toss it with some spinach greens.

I also think I am going to do a version of the "corn pudding" with a bob's redmill GF cornbread mix. (I'm gluten free too


Not sure what I am going to do for a center yet. We'll see.

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  1. Why wouldn't your family eat your salad? It sounds lovely. But I do know some people that won't touch anything without meat in it, even dessert (jk).

    As for me, there will be 16 of us and 14 are meat eaters. There will be two huge roasts and ham.

    I will be making a truckload of mashed potatoes and for my friend and I a Trader Joes brand "turkey" with stuffing. I actually am a fan of many of the fake meat products although I don't eat it daily or even weekly. I am just glad we can be a bit festive and have something to carve.

    I wanted to make us something else to go with our vegetarian meal but I'm a bit lazy to cook something extra for 16 people, so Christmas Eve and day I will pretty much just eat the turkey and mashed potatoes :). Which is fine by me.

    We've got nightmare before Christmas costumes planned and will be walking the neighborhood here which is famous for Christmas lights, so I'm really not too concerned with cooking and eating a lot.

    That and ill be watching 24 hours of A Christmas Story.