Boy do I have a great deal to be thankful for this year, how about you? I actually sat down today to write at least 10 things I was thankful for and the list just keep growing! Last year at this time, the doctors had told me to try and eat a more low fat diet because I had pancreatitus and I kept having gall bladder attacks on top of it! I felt miserable, food was unappealing because I was nauseated 24/7 but I still wanted to have a nice Thanksgiving dinner for my family.
This year I’m healthy and still living my low fat lifestyle and loving it! I have already started baking for our big feast on Friday. I always make a larger turkey than I need because I know my kids will want to take some home and you never know when the kids invite someone who has no where to go 🙂
Here is my menu for Thanksgiving; 18 lb. turkey (I”m going to dry brine it 24 hours before I bake it)
1 full ham
1 very large turkey breast (smoking this one in the smoker)
Fresh French Green Bean Casserole
Mixed Green Salad with Pear Homemade Pear Vinaigrette
Pumpkin Cornbread (we need gluten free for my daughter)
Pumpkin Mouse Trifle
Apple & Cherry Crisp
Lots of wine and hopefully lots of laughter! And oh, did I tell you there are only 7 of us (including my 2 little granddaughters)! Gee, I hope I have enough to eat 🙂
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone! I will post any of these recipes if you would like me to.