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Old 11-21-2012, 15:49   #11
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I go to my wife's aunt's house, there will be having turkey so dry you think you were eating cotton, tasteless Ham, Mac & Cheese. Bread pudding they call stuffing or dressing, southern terms. Lots of beans, peas, corn, biscuits. I will definitely eat something on my way there.
Oh, I feel bad for you. I've been in that situation so many times. Don't you love it when people think "vegetables" means all that starchy stuff.. potatoes, corn (it's a grain folks), legumes, mac and cheese even. Lol. Plus what passes for meat a lot of times nowadays is just so ridiculously lean. Where's the fat anymore?

We are traveling to visit brother in law's family and luckily they're serving a few good menu items for me: stuffed mushrooms (stuffed with pork and some kind of cheese, sounds safe enough), green breans, spinach salad (hopefully not ruined with sugary dressing or something), and of course a huge turkey, which I plan to mine for the fattiest piece.

A very nice surprise was my sister in law bought me a big thing of heavy whipping cream So delicious in coffee with a dollop of coconut oil!

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Forgot to mention, I came prepared for the five days away from home... Brought my own almonds, kale chips, coconut oil, and a few other lc goodies

Happy Thanksgiving folks!

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Jenny Ruhl posted that there are three days in the year when she doesn't worry about eating carbs -- Thanksgiving, Christmas, and her birthday

I have always cooked Thanksgiving dinner for at least the last 30 years, and it is my favorite meal of all. There will just be 4 of us this year, so I got a smaller turkey. I will make a half recipe of my traditional cornbread dressing. And we will have mashed potatoes and gravy and waldorf salad.

But I am going to make a low carb version of green bean casserole, using fresh mushrooms and onions and cream, and a creamed spinach with cream and lots of cheese. And we will have deviled eggs.

For dessert I am making a low carb pumpkin pie that uses coconut milk, and a nut crust made with almond flour and ground pecans, with whipped cream and chopped pecans on top.

I just hope I have enough cream for all this
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am especially thankful for having found this forum, I have learned so much from you all

~ Gretchen ~

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Yum Gretchen!

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It's been about 5 years since I've cooked the meal at my house, but I join friends for the meal and I'll have to pick my way thru it, but I may try Jenny Ruhl's idea and since my #'s are all good, decide 'what the hell' and eat more than I did last year or the year before. I won't eat dessert either since I'm not big on sweets, that should be no problem.

I want to wish all of you a great day, we do have so many blessings,




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I am having Thanksgiving this year at my home, so I am making our traditional meal for everyone; Big turkey, sausage stuffing, lasagna, candied sweet potatoes, green beans, crescent rolls, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie. However, I've added some things for me to eat as well; I am making a separate eggplant lasagna for those who don't want the noodles, the green beans are not the green bean casserole, but green beans sauteed in butter and slivered almonds, I am making a sugar free jellied cranberry sauce, and I also made sugar free low carb apple spice pound cake, pumpkin pie, and cheesecake with nut crusts. I plan to have just a spoonful of sweet potatoes and a crescent roll, but that is as bad as I'm gonna be. I'm finally enjoyed lower numbers and I feel great...so why mess too much with it? No reason.

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Just finished preparing cornbread dressing, potato salad, green bean casserole, stuffed celery, deviled eggs, and pumpkin bars. Tomorrow will pop the turkey, dressing and casserole in the oven. Lemon and pecan pie thawing in fridge and cranberry salad gelling. Almost all above is for my husband and 82 yr old mother.lol but will take a couple of plates to shut-ins. I will have turkey, deviled eggs, Oopsie roll dressing, one spoon of green bean casserole, mashed cauliflower with cheese, stir fried mustard greens in bacon grease and a little cream cheese mixed with pumpkin purée. While every else is sleeping off the carbs (they asked for this lol) I will clean kitchen and possibly put up the Christmas tree.

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I'd love to do what Jenny does, but I am just too close to labs to take any chances of messing up my readings.

And I did want to add my wishes for all to have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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We are having a pretty traditional meal. There are 12 of us and only Mike and I are diabetic. So turkey, mashed potatoes, arkansas green beans, sweet potatoes, dressing and rolls. Low carb cheese cake and chocolate whipped cream for mike and I.

I suspect my brother is at the very least "pre-diabetic", but hasn't told me yet. When my nephew was here last week he was remarking about how many diabetics were in our extended family and he stated gosh even dad is becoming diabetic. So I have my suspicions that he's not telling me something. He would never listen to me about what he should eat. I just have to try to plant the seed though.

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Here is. great low carb pumpkin custard to make! It doesn't taste as sweet as you're used to, but eaten cold with some heavy whipped cream it is good!!!

http://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/...free-low-carb/

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