How are y’all? I missed you. 🙂 Hope your holiday was happy and sane. 🙂
First…some of our eats from the day
We do a Tex-Mex Christmas. Big surprise I’m sure. 😉 And this year every single drop of the meal was gluten-free. 🙂
Homemade Enchilada Sauce.
My Meme’s Cheese-y Jalapeño Rice recipe.
Seven Layer Dip.
Refrieds. The missing picture should be the Tamales. The ‘star’ of the meal.
Peppermint Hot Chocolate. The best Egg Nog…like ever. 🙂
And now…the very best food of the day and the gluten-free recreation I’m most proud of to date. 🙂
My annual holiday Kolaches. Prune and sausage…plus one lone fig. My Mema would always make me a small pan of figs on the side. Y’all know that since I only get one batch a year in the summer I treat my fig preserves like gold. There’s still 7 months before I can replenish my stash so I didn’t want to waste a bunch in case these didn’t turn out. 🙂
I’ve written about this before but I made my first batch of kolaches in elementary school for a heritage day presentation. Bread doughs and especially kolache dough is in my blood. When I got my celiac results I mourned the loss of plenty of stuff…but nothing more than Christmas kolaches. Thankfully that one turned out to be a total waste of tears. 🙂
I took my regular kolache recipe (my Mema’s) and just subbed the bread book flour plus a little water roux. I kept everything else exactly the same. They were delicious. The fam thought that no one would know they were gluten-free unless they were told. I considered that pretty high praise coming from people who can still eat gluten. 🙂
What kinds of amazing stuff did y’all recreate this holiday? Link it if you feel like sharing. 🙂