Gluten Free Hanukkah party
Hanukkah (aka the festival of lights) is more then chocolate coins, potato latkes and lots of presents! I almost have this gluten free hanukkah thing down to a science—read on to see what the gluten free boy and his family will be eating this hanukkah!
The first rule of a successful hanukkah party is to have a lot of chocolate coins (aka gelt) in strategic places around the party site. The gluten free boy eats gelt from Rite Lite. Unfortunately they contain hydrogenated oil but no wheat in the facility–he used to eat the gelt from Elite–but now they have a “may contain wheat” warning on their label.
carrots, celery cut into sticks- places in their own individual mini ramekin of dip. either ranch dressing or red pepper dip
mini slices of homemade gluten free cheese pizza- using udi’s crust, pastorelli pizza sauce and shredded mozzerella! in chicago, we cut pizza into squares!
vietnamese vegetarian spring rolls wrapped in rice paper wrappers-served with gluten free peanut sauce, homemade
homemade potato latkes
bbq brisket-served on UDI’s bagels (toasted first)
gluten free fried chicken tenders-bbq sauce and mustard mayonnaise on the side
- cut carrots into sticks- spread out on a rimmed baking sheet-
- drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper–roast for 30 minutes on 350–awesome!–add pecans the last 8 minutes if you want the extra crunch!
romaine lettuce salad with shallot vinaigrette, shaved Parmesan cheese:
- shallot vinaigrette:
- 1 cup olive oil, 1 Tablespoon grainy mustard, 4 Tablespoons white wine vinegar, 1/2 shallot minced, salt and pepper to taste–place everything in a food processor and pulse off and on for one minute–can be stored in refrigerator for one week.
mini individual chocolate pudding with homemade whipped cream–follow the directions on the jello brand Cook and Serve box
!–it’s gluten free! sprinkle with shaved chocolate–
cookie in a cup (hot gluten free chocolate chip cookie baked in a 2 1/2″ ramekin) OR homemade mini ice cream sandwiches-i used baskin robins mint chip (pre-packed)
individual scoops of ice cream- i have been buying edy’s mint chip and coffee in individual cups–easy, gluten free and the kiddies love it!
fried to order sugar donut holes
with raspberry preserves on the side–also known as sufganiot!
mini root beer floats–the gluten free boy loves Barqs Root beer–its gluten free! place a small scoop of vanilla ice cream in a mini mug (or a votive) and pour over the root beer–cut the straw in half—now you have mini root beer floats!