A Gluten-Free Meal to Make in Advance
It’s fun when the weather is colder to have friends and family over for dinner. It’s especially fun when you have a meal already prepared, just waiting in the freezer for the right occasion. It takes all the stress and last-minute fuss out of the occasion.
We have been looking around for recipes that include directions for making it in advance and it seems entirely feasible to prepare the entire meal that way.
Of course, people have special diets and there is always at least one person who is vegetarian or gluten free. We made that assumption here:
Fromage Fort: You can make this cheesy spread up to a month in advance of the big day (if you keep it refrigerated). It does have alcohol in it, so you might want to make a label. Serve with gluten-free crackers.
Slow-Cooker Beef Bourguignon: (gluten free, paleo) You freeze everything, then put it in the slow cooker the morning of the dinner.
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes: (gluten free) The key to freezing mashed potatoes is adding plenty of cream and butter (no problem!).
Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: (gluten free) You don’t freeze these but you can make them the day before and heat them up in the oven when ready.
Coconut Tandoori Chicken: (gluten free, paleo) You freeze everything, then put it in the slow cooker the morning of the dinner. Serve with rice.
Make-Ahead Creamy Spinach Lasagna: (vegetarian and you can easily make this gluten free) You can prepare this up to a month in advance and you don’t have to tie up your baking dish.
Virtually No Carb Garlic Bread: (gluten free, paleo) You can make the bread a week in advance or even earlier if you freeze it. Then, you add the garlic paste and cheese and broil it for 2-3 minutes when you’re ready to serve it.
Gluten Free Caramel Cheesecake Bites: These will keep in the fridge for up to a month.
What’s a tidbit?
A tidbit is a little piece of something BIG and that something is the big, big world of cheese. We know you’re kinda busy making your own “fabulous fromage,” so, every month (around the 15th), we scour the Web for you, picking out new items of interest and giving you the links. If we missed something, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the comments below.