I’ve had some stressful Thanksgivings with Joseph. His first thanksgiving, I spilled homemade ranch dressing on him and me, and his leg burst out in hives. His second was spent at a brother-in-law’s house, and I was just stressed out, though they were very accommodating in making sure Joseph had food to eat. This year, I’m hosting, which will have its own amount of stress, but I do like to have control over the food. Here’s what I plan for the menu.
- Turkey – Unfortunately, the turkeys on sale at the store I go to had butter/milk listed in the ingredients, probably injected into the turkey. Now that he can tolerate baked milk, he probably would be ok with a roasted turkey with milk, but I decided to go on the safe side and get a Butterball.
- Crescent Rolls – I’m perfecting my gluten free crescent rolls, so I’m only making enough for him.
- Mashed Potatoes – I’m actually going to be making most of them full of dairy, but I’ll keep a separate bowl without milk for Joseph.
- Corn – frozen corn, boiled. Not terribly exciting
- Carrots – sliced, boiled, then drizzled with olive oil and pepper.
- Cranberry sauce – from a can. I don’t expect many people to eat it, so I don’t see why I should put more effort into it. 🙂
- Sparkling cider
- Holiday Jell-O
- Rice Krispie Treats
- Pumpkin Pie – made by my sister-in-law. She said she wanted to attempt it, and I said go for it.
Non Joseph-safe foods
- Stuffing – I decided to take the easy route and get a packaged mix that Joseph can’t eat. I’m hoping that with the turkey and rolls, Joseph won’t mind too much.
- Pies brought by other people.
What are your favorite foods to eat at Thanksgiving?