Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Dinner - Gluten Free

I made an entirely GF Christmas Dinner yesterday. It was lovely.

Here are some of the highlights.

I got a spiral ham and made my grandmother's glaze.

It's roughly:
1 cup of brown sugar
1 TBSP of yellow mustard
1-2 TBSP of cider vinegar

Mix it up with enough vinegar to make a paste and slather it onto the ham with a brush. When the ham is done, take it out of the oven and reapply the glaze. Crank the oven up to 475 and put the ham back in for about 10 minutes.

I also made

Easy garlic smashed potatoes

5 lbs yukon gold potatoes
1/2 stick butter
1 head of garlic
1/2 cup 1/2 & 12
1 cup milk

partially peel the potatoes and chop them into 1 in cubes
Cover with water and boil for about 1/2 hour, or until you can easily stick a fork in and they fall right off.

peel the garlic and chop by hand or in food processor

sautee the garlic in the butter until it smells really strong. Add the cream and milk and pour back in the potatoes and mash.

Salt and pepper to taste.
Also included were
GF Corn bread
Rolls, made from a box of GF Pantry French Bread mix. I just did them in muffin tins instead of a bread pan. They were OK. I'm wondering if I should have let them rise longer. They were a little dense and almost biscuit-y

Who needs gluten? I mean really!