Sunday, December 29, 2013

Gluten Free Christmas brunch

Hopefully everyone had a great gluten free Christmas, we did here! At some point back about 10 years ago we got this crazy idea to make some brunch like snacks that we could nibble on as we opened gifts. We would run into issues that we'd make so many snacks no one would be hungry when it came time to eat Christmas dinner... Whoops! We tried to make less so that we wouldn't have so much to eat, but that would never work, so this year we concluded, let's make Christmas dinner smaller and enjoy our snacking for brunch. That was a much better idea, and it worked well.

We had a few hot items that were more like entrees and then a bunch of tips and sweets to fill us up. 

Crab stuffed mushrooms
Lil' smokie bacon wrapped hotdogs
Beer cheese dip (using gluten free beer)
Spinach artichoke dip
Caprese Skewers
2 cheese balls
Rolo delights
Sugar cookies
Wine (Not pictured here :))

I pre-made the beer dip, filling for the stuffed mushrooms and the dessert items. Christmas morning I made the smokies, spinach dip and stuffed the mushrooms.
We had Glutino's Pretzels and bagel chips as dippers for each dip and Breton and CrunchMaster crackers for the cheese ball, as well as tortilla chips. 

The scones are from Sticky Fingers Bakery, and the Sugar Cookies are Pamela's, which is one of our favorite brands for gluten free baked goods. Everything was easy to make gluten free which was a plus!

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