For those of you who have seen the village of Braunton, North Devon, on the news practically underwater – well – that’s where I am right now!
My poor little village has been flooded today and after a manic day of reporting it all, I’ve decided it’s time to sit down with a glass of wine and get organised for Christmas!
Unable to get out of the village at the moment, I’ve been trying to find out what I’ve got in stock for a gluten free Christmas so I can attempt to don the wellies tomorrow and get the rest!
So far, I’ve got some tasty goodies in stock….
The list so far is looking like this…..
Mrs Crimbles Sage and Onion Stuffing – This is one I haven’t yet tried. I often struggle to find gluten free stuffing in the shops but mother found this and nabbed it up back in November! I have tried the Hale and Hearty one before but not this, so will report back on how it goes!
Baked to Taste Christmas Pudding – Another one I haven’t tried! I have NEVER have a gluten free Christmas pudding, and back in the ‘days of gluten’ as a child I hated the stuff! That being said, I also hated mince pies until I tried them last year – so it will be nice to join in the festivities this year!
Knorr stock pots – These definitely looked like they will come in handy! I’m not sure what we’ll be trialling these with, but I’m sure with turkey leftovers a risotto will come into play somewhere so will be good to use something a bit different.
Kent & Fraser stilton and walnut biscuits – I’ve tried these before and they were DELICIOUS! (See past review here) Perfect for a cheeseboard, they are so much better than bland oatcakes or dry gluten free crackers. I found these in a local deli and can’t wait to have them again – am a HUGE cheese fan!
Atkins & Potts korma cooking sauce – I got sent some samples of Atkins and Potts’ sauces and they are delicious! Turkey curry is a must post-Boxing Day so I will be mixing my leftovers with this sauce – perfect for a hangover cure!
Sainsbury’s cranberry sauce – Cranberry sauce – it’s a must for Christmas day. What more can I say?
Sainsbury’s taste the difference nuts – For a Christmas snack that’s oh-so-traditional and naturally gluten free you can’t go wrong with nuts. It’s a traditional thing in our house to kick back, watch some crappy TV and crack open the nuts. Bliss.
So that’s what I’ve got so far, but what’s still to get?
CHOCOLATE. The most important aspect of Christmas day! If you’re on the hunt for gluten free chocs, my favourite place to start is Thorntons. As well as delicious chocolate, they also label their products really clearly. I also tend to opt for a box of Orange Matchmakers and of course the classic tin of Cadbury’s Roses - several of which have been devoured in the office already!
I’ll probably pick up some Genius mince pies in the last minute dash to Tesco, although I did enjoy some Costa Coffee gluten free Christmas cake the other evening during late night shopping! And of course, some marzipan fruits!
I think that’s probably it for now, but am sure I will pick up more on my way round the shops!
I’d love to hear what gluten free treats you’ve discovered this Christmas – comment below and share your finds!