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This is my first thanksgiving since giving up wheat. We're doing the stuffing with GF bread and trying to get a hold of GF french fried onions, but may have to fry our own onions for green bean casserole. I'm also gonna attempt macaroni pie again--still trying to up my game there.

Anybody else got fun plans?

@Annalee Neighbor/adopted granma is coming over and may be bringing her new boyfriend.

Usually one of our quiet holidays, saving my spoons for Hanukkah.

@Annalee Got a friend who does lots of gluten free baking. If you are willing to share that macaroni pie recipe, she'd probably love it.

@jessmahler It's basically the same as normal macaroni pie; just with GF macaroni.

@Annalee Lots of food with the side of the family that’s spread all across the eastern half of the US

@Annalee (btw - it sounds like you’re on top of GF food, but wanted to offer: my sister and cousin have severe reactions to gluten so we’ve had some good options at Thanksgiving, especially stuffing. i can ask for recipes if you want)

@snipejaeg Thanks! I can handle gluten but am allergic to wheat, so I use GF baking products a lot.

@Annalee Mostly our usual: we've been progressively tweaking our Thanksgiving preparations for years. The only notable changes this year are trying a dry brine on the turkey, and going back to one of our old, brighter-flavored preparations for the brussels sprouts.

@Annalee You anywhere near an Aldi? They usually have GF french fried onions (also, just really good GF labeling in general). They also have GF stuffing, but I've never tried it as I am vegetarian and it's either chicken or turkey flavor I think. I've gotten used to gluten free thanksgiving, but I still miss really good rolls :P It's been 8+(?) years for me now. I think my main course this year will be homemade baked mac and cheese. And I can usually eat most of the sides (best part anyways!).

@zaclittleberry sides are definitely the best part. I've been a vegetarian since I was nine and honestly does anyone know how to make turkey because all I hear is people complaining that it's hard.

@Annalee @zaclittleberry Speaking just for my family, I don’t think we find turkey *hard* exactly (within the range of nuisance of most large roasts), but we’re mostly so ambivalent on it as food that the effort stands out. Given that, your point about the sides is even more true than it would be otherwise.