Thursday, November 17, 2011
I Almost Forgot...Thanksgiving!
I told Heather a few weeks ago that I feel like blogging is like having a cup of coffee and chatting it up with an old friend. I feel like I have no time for coffee with my friends right now! I don't feel like I need to explain that "life happens" when I can't post. I think you all get that. I'm pretty sure you all aren't sitting by the computer waiting to see what I have say for the day. I know I'm exciting and all, but I know I'm not that exciting. When it happens...it happens. I'm really focused on studying and I really want to reach my goal to complete my certification by the first of the year. Tony has almost convinced me to get my Personal Training Certification after that...almost. I'm loving the nutrition information and I've started working on my own fuel sources already. Unfortunately, they have been on the rushed side and not so pretty, but really tasty. Once I get things a little more settled, I will share more. My time in the kitchen has been limited, but I have been in there. 

Proof that I've been in the kitchen...I developed a recipe for gluten and dairy free French style rolls! That completely made my week! These will be on my list to make for Thanksgiving...



Also, did you guys know Thanksgiving is in 1 week??? I lost track of time completely! Seriously, I did not even think about it until we were invited to others' places for the holiday! Oops. I told you, I'm completely out of it! 

I am cooking a few things for the holiday. I have been holding out on making these things until the special day so I can enjoy them even more! These are the only things I care to eat during Thanksgiving...



Gravy!


Crustless Pumpkin (or Sweet Potato) Pie!


What are your must haves for Thanksgiving? Are you cooking or are you going somewhere?

posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 9:00 PM  
20 Comments:
  • At November 17, 2011 at 9:04 PM, Blogger Lauren said…

    Can I please come over for Thanksgiving? :)

     
  • At November 17, 2011 at 9:22 PM, Blogger Heather Iacobacci-Miller said…

    I really can't believe how Thanksgiving has just come on us so quickly. How'd that happen??? And you know, I actually do look forward to your posts b/c I look forward to catching up. BUT, life happens and living your life trumps blogging. You already know how happy I am for you and your new endeavors. Very inspiring. Truly makes me happy for you.

     
  • At November 17, 2011 at 9:29 PM, Blogger Cotter Crunch said…

    wasn't it just summer? I can't believe it! I adore reading your posts because I do feel like i am right in your home, with a cuppa joe. SOmeday friend, someday. And can you make those rolls for me?
    <3

    Can't wait to hear more about life!

     
  • At November 17, 2011 at 9:37 PM, Anonymous Christin@purplebirdblog said…

    Seriously... Thanksgiving totally snuck up on me!!! I can hardly believe it!

     
  • At November 17, 2011 at 9:39 PM, Anonymous Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said…

    "I don't feel like I need to explain that "life happens" when I can't post. I think you all get that." <-- 100% and as a wife and mother with a job and a blog and everything else..I can totally relate to you and how busy you are. Hang in there..and go have a slice of pie for me :)

     
  • At November 17, 2011 at 9:42 PM, Anonymous Kris said…

    okay, well, I can say that I DO miss your posts. not trying to pressure you, I know life is very busy, but I just wanted to say so.

    I get to keep up with you in other ways though, so I'm okay ;)

    and I love the cup of coffee analogy - it is SO true!

    I want those rolls... they look awesome! for the first time EVER, I am going OUT to Thanksgiving dinner! I cannot wait, we are going to one of the awesome vegan restaurants in Portland. so... no sweat for me - no cooking, just relaxing!

     
  • At November 17, 2011 at 9:43 PM, Anonymous Amy B @ Second City Randomness said…

    I know what you mean about the blogging thing. I feel so behind when I go a few days without being able to catch up with everyone!

     
  • At November 17, 2011 at 9:54 PM, Blogger Tip Top Shape said…

    That crustless pumpkin pie sounds amazing!!

     
  • At November 17, 2011 at 10:14 PM, Blogger jb said…

    I can't believe Thanksgiving is so soon! Those cornbread muffins look absolutely wonderful. Those are always a staple on my thanksgiving table, as are sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts, and a few pies for good measure!

     
  • At November 17, 2011 at 11:42 PM, Anonymous Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table said…

    Those look delicious! Very timely too - my sister is coming home for the holidays and she is now gluten free and vegan. I bet these can be made to satisfy her needs. :) Have a great one!!

     
  • At November 18, 2011 at 6:44 AM, Anonymous lauren@spicedplate said…

    These all look so delicious! I love crustless pumpkin pie and am thinking of doing a sage and onion biscuit this year...I'm hosting, but it's getting complicated because my inlaws and parents want to bring dishes that are gluten-laden...but at least I'll be able to eat whatever I make!

     
  • At November 18, 2011 at 7:33 AM, Anonymous Heather said…

    I'm very lucky this year because my mom is having Thanksgiving dinner this Sunday for us since we always go to my husband's family's for Thanksgiving. So I get 2 Thanskgiving dinners in one week! Plus, my mom makes the BEST lemon merengue pie. It's my most favorite thing in the world!

     
  • At November 18, 2011 at 7:43 AM, Blogger Nicole said…

    I know exactly what you mean about not having time! I'm struggling to find time to blog consistently also. As always love your recipes! :)

     
  • At November 18, 2011 at 7:49 AM, Anonymous Pure2raw twins said…

    you will get your studying done!! i know it ;)

    xoxo

     
  • At November 18, 2011 at 12:53 PM, Anonymous Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers said…

    I'm ashamed to admit how excited I am for gravy...

     
  • At November 18, 2011 at 11:04 PM, Blogger Farty Girl said…

    Def like the idea of the crustless pie... I've been searching for a gluten free crust and they are hard to find... the make-your-owns sound so complicated. Thanks for the recipes!

     
  • At November 19, 2011 at 1:10 AM, Anonymous Alisa said…

    I love the way that pie looks like it has a crust - so cute!

    No big plans here. I'll live vicariously through your dinner :)

     
  • At November 19, 2011 at 6:05 PM, Blogger STUFT mama said…

    I'm in charge of the easiest corn dish ever. :) Last year it was store bought rolls. I'm such a nice guest. ha! :) I want to come to YOUR Thanksgiving! :) Is it okay to invite myself?
    PS- I feel like I'm having coffee with friends right now! :)

     
  • At November 20, 2011 at 8:23 PM, OpenID katshealthcorner said…

    My must-have recipe is PUMPKIN PIE!!! I don't have it very often, but on Thanksgiving it is a must! :)

     
  • At November 21, 2011 at 8:04 AM, Anonymous Madeline- Greens and Jeans said…

    I always love checking in on you and your family! So excited for you and all your new life adventures!

     
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