A Gluten Free Christmas Feast (Recipes Too!)

Every year we have a family Christmas Party, which eventually grew to be so large it only made sense for the event to be catered. As the lone celiac, I would prepare my own food for the party, but recently a slew of celiacs have been diagnosed in my family. So, with the help of my mom and sister, we set out to ensure there was some food at this year’s Christmas Party for all the celiacs as well.

A Gluten and Dairy Free Feast (with recipes included)

We had a quick turnaround between Christmas in Disney and the party this year!

First we blocked off a little room that was for celiacs only. Then, we prepared three courses. The good news is all these courses (minus the beef which has to go in the oven during the party) can be prepared in advance. And, the best part of this story, all the recipes are on my blog, so I can share this Christmas feast virtually as well!

Course 1: Appetizers

A Gluten and Dairy Free Feast (with recipes included)

“All the [appetizers], you will find [laying] in a row.”

A Gluten and Dairy Free Feast (with recipes included)

Chips and Salsa!

A Gluten and Dairy Free Feast (with recipes included)

Salami, GF Crackers, and Cheese (This was the only dairy in the meal.)

A Gluten and Dairy Free Feast (with recipes included)

Strawberry Soup with Mint (so it’s red and green!)

Recipe: Strawberry Soup with mint!

 

Course 2: Dinner

A Gluten and Dairy Free Feast (with recipes included)

Dinner- I forgot to photograph this course!

Recipe: Peppered Beef Tenderloin

Cranberry Citrus Muffins Recipe (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Cranberry Citrus Muffins- Yum! Just like bread, but festive AND gluten free!

Recipe: Cranberry Citrus Muffins

Nutted Wild Rice for Thanksgiving (GF, V)

Nutted Wild Rice (One of the biggest hits of the night!)

Recipe: Wild Rice Salad

Fruit Salad

Course 3: Dessert

A Gluten and Dairy Free Feast (with recipes included)

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Recipe: Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

A Gluten and Dairy Free Feast (with recipes included)

Cozy Gingerbread Cookies

Recipe: Gingerbread Cookies (vegan too!)

A Gluten and Dairy Free Feast (with recipes included)

Santa Brownies!

Recipe: Erin McKenna’s Brownie Bites! (Decorated with my vegan buttercream frosting)

Finally, we had some alcoholic (and non-alcoholic beverage options for the celiacs. If you want a sweet, flavored cider, you need to try Rekorderlig from Sweden. While I like the mango and raspberry best, they don’t yet sell it in the states, but the wild berries is pretty good too. And, my cousin’s favorite is the strawberry and lime. 🙂

A Gluten and Dairy Free Feast (with recipes included)

My favorite cider right now!

Which course would be your favorite?! Do you have a favorite dish to prepare during the holiday season?

Merry Christmas, y’all! And I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

P.S: I am of course bringing this meal to my favorite party in the blogosphere- Fiesta Friday. Thank you so much to this week’s cohosts- JudiMollySteffi, and Suzanne. AND, congrats to Angie on #100!!! Love the partying spirit!

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