I always grew up with the most gorgeous Thanksgiving Day spread. My mom is the most amazing hostess and cook. Her dishes are more tasty than many I have ever had at restaurants so from her I am learning what to do to take reins into my own hands one day. My mom always did appetizers instead of breakfast which is a tradition I love and want to continue in my own home. So I’ve included that menu as well. Please note that my mom and I are OBSESSED with the Gluten Free Pantry brand piecrust. We feel no need to create another because it is so flaky and delicious. My only note is to use ALL butter when following the box directions instead of the half butter half shortening it calls for.
Some things to remember are that the kiddos love themed things like the above turkey shaped pancake with apple feathers. This will get them in the spirit and keep their little tummies full if they aren’t too keen on eating the other appetizers (although there are some delicious one, just saying ;). Also, I printed these cute placemats from Pinterest and laminated them so we could use them over and over again. It is fun for the kids to color on their placemat, just make sure to use washable markers or crayons. Gluten Free Labels is an amazing company that creates picks, labels and stickers that say gluten free so you can even have your dishes labeled if you can’t do an entirely gfree Thanksgiving or will be taking some dishes to another person’s home. I recommend labeling the dish AND the serving spoon. Welcome to our annual gluten-free Thanksgiving feast!!
Hors D’ Oeuvres served at 9 am
Cheese platter with olives, grapes and figs
Thanksgiving Feast-served at 3 pm
Caramel Apple Pie
Vanilla Ice cream