Friday, November 16, 2012
Friday Food Fodder
Before I get too far into this post, while I was going through my recipes, planning feasts, I got to thinking that I need to state how incredibly thankful I am for being able to enjoy amazing food and make wonderful memories with my family this year during the holiday season. I normally blog about food, health, fitness and everyday life in a very lighthearted way. I definitely don't want to be a downer, but my thoughts kept going to the same place this time...there are so many out there that are less fortunate than I am and I feel the best way to pay respect to those people is to take am moment and really appreciate where I am and not take for granted one day that I have here with my amazing men. I feel incredibly fortunate this holiday season and I am so incredibly happy to be surrounded by so many wonderful people and that includes all of you ;)! I hope you all are as lucky as I am to spend your Thanksgiving surrounded by good food, friends and family.

So, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, and a house full of faces to feed, my brain is spinning with the excitement of being in the kitchen and letting everything else go! My sister-in-law, brother-in-law, 2 nephews and niece will be here on Tuesday night! With 4 boys between the ages of 11-14, I don't know if I will ever have enough food to fill them all up! Here are some of the things we are looking at having. Tony and I really need to get the menu under control, but I thought I would share some our favorites that we are considering. Let the feasting begin!

Turkey is definitely happening, but for me, the real highlight is the dressing and gravy!

Kahlua and Almond Milk 

Mini Apple Pies

Pumpkin Pancakes (now made gluten free with Bob's Red Mill GF Flour)

Sausage Balls! (I now make these with chickpea flour, Bob's of course)

Unfortunately, we will not be spending Thanksgiving with my mother-in-law or father-in law this year. They are with Tony's brother's family, but they will be missed by this side. Christmas is just around the corner though, so we will be getting together soon!

So, on the food front, what's your favorite thing to eat during the holiday season? I have to have pumpkin pie and dressing. I really don't need anything else.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you're traveling or have loved ones traveling, my thoughts are with you all for safe arrivals!

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