Today is Christmas Eve … wow! We hosted my family’s celebration here this afternoon. Our time together was great. Admittedly, some of my food plans fell by the wayside as our gathering time approached, but that often happens and it was okay because of course, we had more than enough of everything. Yes, gluten-free food for Christmas!
We all do that, right? Chances are that all of you have your meals and even snack foods planned for the next few days. But, just in case, you don’t or perhaps you are already thinking ahead to New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day next weekend, I thought I’d share some links for gfe recipes that are enjoyed by our family during the holidays and even some “new ones” that I’ve been serving this holiday season just to change things up.
We already hosted a party with our cousins a week ago. Everyone brought a dish and both the food and company were wonderful and enjoyed by all.
For Christmas at our house, we rarely have “formal” sit-down meals. It’s almost always all about appetizers or buffet-worthy entrees with lots of desserts.
There’s a festive beverage for the adults …
The comforting hot cider drink that can be made for all (including the kiddos) to enjoy …
A little Black-Eyed Pea Soup—hearty and comforting—to take the chill off … something different from the traditional, rich fare.
The favorite appetizer—Crab Ball (a divine crab spread made from just two ingredients) …
and there are Mom’s Deviled Eggs, too. (As you can see, a few get eaten immediately!) And, that decadent fudge of hers that I keep mentioning. One day, I’ll have a healthier version to share.
Getting in some of the green stuff means Great Salad—that salad that will have everyone eating salad and loving it!
There’s Susie’s Crab Casserole (which she brought today and I may make to take to my mother-in-law’s house tomorrow).
For more seafood, Oven-Steamed Shrimp is a nice alternative to the sometimes bland, ready-to-go shrimp rings.
Flourless Pizza, cut into small squares, is loved by everyone. I made this for the cousins’ party and again today and several family members will be visiting gfe for the first time to get the recipe. Have you made it yet?
Today the Crustless Coconut Pie was on the menu again, but coconut also appeared in the form of cookies—Coconut Meringues. And, no matter the time of year, my Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies are requested
Wishing you all good gluten-free food for Christmas, good health, and much happiness during this entire holiday season and the New Year!
You can see the previous 25 Days of Christmas posts below.
Day 7 — Reindeer Antlers Punch for Share Our Holiday Table (You can always donate to help feed a child.)
Originally published December 25, 2010; updated December 5, 2021.