Thanksgiving- Are You Cooking?

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Thanksgiving- Are You Cooking?
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Wed, 11-14-2012 - 1:25pm

I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is next week!  What are your plans for the meal?  Will you be cooking any or all of Thanksgiving dinner?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 11-19-2012 - 12:52pm

We don't go anywhere since we have no family in town, so its more about the football for us!  DH cooks the turkey and I cook everything else.  Its a bit more challenging this year as we've went almost entirely gluten free and I am trying to find a good stuffing recipe because I'm sorry, I can't imagine Thanksgiving without stuffing!  I can do without the rolls, but not the stuffing.

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Registered: 04-08-2008
Mon, 11-19-2012 - 2:28pm

I didn't know that you were entirely gluten-free!  Is that something new?  My middle guy has Celiac disease and has been gluten-free most of his life.  I wish I had a good stuffing recipe to pass on to you (Cooper wouldn't eat it if I made it- he's SO picky!).

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 11-19-2012 - 3:02pm
No, this is a newer development. I have had some health related issues and had decided to go mostly non-processed foods, but what ones I do make that aren't fruits, veggies, meat I am trying to go gluten free. But I also decided on that to see what difference it may make with the middle one's ADD type behavior. ADD runs in the family and I really wanted to try some natural things first before deciding whether medication may be on the horizon. Its been harder and easier than I thought it would be. My oldest hates me for it. LOL! I haven't had too much problem myself going gluten free which was surprising because I am a huge carb/sugar addict. Emma, the one I am doing it mainly for, has had a bit of a hard time IRT breads mostly, lunches. I pack all her lunches, and make her gluten free bread and am working on trying the different gluten free snacks, but I haven't went all the way to making her go 100% yet, as they are provided breakfast in their classroom free as well as snacks in the afternoon from the parents. Most of the breakfasts are all whole grain things like pancakes, kolaches, waffles, etc. and she really likes eating breakfast with her classmates. And then snacks tend to be all gluten based. Thoughts?? Between the gluten free that we have done and the few natural supplements and digestive enzymes I am giving her, I am seeing some slow progress with her behavior and focus. So do the rest of you go gluten free also all the time? I know all I've read talks about making sure there's no cross contamination in the house. What do you do for school? I printed out a recipe for stuffing yesterday, I'll have to hunt it down again. Its got Julian's Paleo Bread - Almond in it. It says I can get the loaf of bread at the Natural Grocery near us, so I was going to have DH pick me up a loaf hopefully tomorrow to try that recipe and see how it works out. http://www.julianbakery.com/bread-product/paleo-bread-almond/
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