Well, it looks like its going to be a small Thanksgiving for us this year. The husband and my dad both have to work Friday and my sister and her husband will be staying with his family this year…
My mom and I hashed out the menu this week. So, we both have our shopping lists and assumed responsibilities. The husband naturally had his requirements for fried turkey… Since I can’t eat fried foods, we will also be roasting a turkey!
Two turkeys for four people should provided for sufficient amounts of leftovers. My mom and I love making turkey soup/stews and casseroles (those recipes will follow soon).
We decided to go with regular mashed potatoes (instead of Garlic Mashed Cauliflower) so that everyone else has a couple reasons to use gravy. My mom will make her famous dressing (for some reason, I’m not a fan – never have been). Now i have an excuse as it’s made with a lot of bread.
image courtesy of Family Circle magazine
As a substitute for sweet potatoes, there will be a new recipe for carrot souffle. I found it this week in a magazine and will have to modify it slightly for SCD legalities (and to drop the curry). Also, we will be modifying green bean casserole on the fly Thursday to be SCD legal. I will post the modified recipes!
So here it is, our Thanksgiving menu!
Roasted Turkey (see also Roasted Chicken)
-with Brown butter and fried sage Au Jus
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Carrot Souffle (original recipe Family Circle magazine)
Fresh Green Bean Casserole
Cranberry-Orange Sauce with honey (see my recipe here)
Pecan Pie (SCD legal of course – see my recipe here)
I hope you have a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!
I will post some really good leftover recipes after turkey day. Stay tuned…
Right after we got married, my husband and I hosted my family for the Thanksgiving weekend. I was so nervous about getting everything right. I actually cooked a small mock Thanksgiving dinner in October to test my abilities. Looking back, I don’t know why I was really worried, my mom and I are usually in the kitchen together the entire time. We had a blast – as usual.
Recently, we started talking about holiday plans. I found myself getting discouraged about the upcoming holiday season. I kept thinking about how much I was going to miss my favorite holiday dishes. Of those recipes, 90% of them seem to fall on the SCD illegal list… Then I thought, lets turn it around – what a great time to find some new recipes and maybe introduce my family to some different dishes! So over the next few weeks, I’m going to be slowly trying new recipes to add to the Thanksgiving spread!
My mom found this one and passed it along. As usual, I forgot to take a picture until after we’d already dug in. So, if it looks like I tried to mound it again, I did. I’m gonna get better with the photo thing; its just gonna take time. I did not change much to this recipe at all. We are big cheese fans in our house. I did add a little Romano cheese to the blender to incorporate the flavor throughout. If you are following Paleo, just leave out the cheese. Also, I did not have coconut cream, so I substituted butter. You can’t go wrong with butter. This is a great side dish, quite inexpensive and could be my mashed potato substitute for Thanksgiving.
GARLIC AND ONION MASHED CAULIFLOWER
1 tbsp coconut creamer (or butter)
1 tsp salt
16 oz cauliflower
1 tsp pepper
3 cloves garlic
5 oz onions
Cut cauliflower (florets and top portion of stalk-peeled if preferred) into similar sized pieces, roughly chop onion and peeled garlic. Add all 3 ingredients to steamer basket. Steam for 6-8 minutes or until very tender. Drain all water and put all ingredients into food processor. Process until smooth. Serve immediately. Top with grated cheese or paprika (optional).
Posted in Recipes, side dish, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Thanksgiving 2012
Tagged cauliflower, garlic, gluten free, grain free, onion, recipe, SCD, steamer basket, thanksgiving