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11/18/12 11:52 P

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My Mom comes into town tomorrow and we will be preparing the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. We are having friends and family over and some of them are bringing other dishes that I am not sure about but all of my stuff will be homemade and as healthy as I can make them myself. I will be eating in moderation to avoid any over eating this weekend and of course lots of walking on Friday when we are out for shopping.

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11/18/12 9:51 A

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Our very large family will be getting together for Thanksgiving. The menu as usual will be Mexican.

But...I have been longing for traditional Thanksgiving meal. We all bring some dish, so how do I pack a whole Thanksgiving dinner into a dish to make and take?

Eat my meal before I leave the house? :D

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11/17/12 8:34 A

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I love pumpkin pie. I have a whole pumpkin already. I am going to make the self crusting pumpkin pie from SP. This time I am going to make it gluten free as a practice for Christmas when I am going to make it for my parents who are eating gluten free.

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11/16/12 2:22 P

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I will be going to a friend's house for Thanksgiving so I don't have to cook anything.

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11/11/12 4:36 P

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Picking up the thread this year, it will be just me. I'll probably bake something that involves pumpkin in the morning. Dinner for the day will be Yellow Split Pea and Sweet Potato soup . www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/285
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I've been experimenting with baking bread and may do a bread as well... still working on it.

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11/11/12 2:58 P

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we have a traditional meal, this year hosting for 12 people. It's one time that DH would have a fit if I tried to mess with his mother's way of cooking for Thanksgiving, so no low cal recipes for us that day. Happy turkey day to all! emoticon

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11/10/12 11:27 A

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In our blended family, there were 13 years between the oldest and youngest children. I was concerned about the carb heavy conventional dinner and wanted to make it a happy meal for all six of us. I had each youngster choose a vegetable s/he would like to eat and made the rule that the one they chose was the only one they had to eat.

I made a bread dressing for the bird, no potatoes or other high carb item. A big green salad and voila a healthy celebratory meal that loaded the table with color and flavors.

I made dessert to be our big indulgence, to be eaten on a full stomach with dinner.

It is always morning somewhere...


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11/22/11 11:29 P

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Will cook a small dinner for 3 - turkey, dressing, cranberry relish, potatoes. Will start myself with a salad to help control portions.

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11/17/11 10:14 P

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i make thanksfiving dinner. lots of veggies.

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11/17/11 2:54 P

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Will be by myself again. I will fix a Thanksgiving dinner with roasting chicken and all the fixings and then package the leftovers in one meal, portion controlled, homemade tv dinners. Other people will feel sorry for the old lady and give me their leftovers. Frozen in portion contolled portions, it will feed me well into next year. That helps with the food bill that get moved to the heating bill. Make things work. :o)

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11/17/11 5:52 A

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i live in france so no thanksgiving...



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11/16/11 7:07 P

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Thank you for the quick answer. I am still interested in any tried and true gluten free recipes if anyone out there has any. Thanks again Lucinda

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11/16/11 6:57 P

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Found this blog posting: www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=che
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I eat Thanksgiving dinner out with a friend - it's when I'm okay to treat myself to a nice meal, though I'm still careful, even more sore this year after stomach surgery.

However, the apple tarts look good, so I may give those a try. The only thing that bugs me about the blog posting is the inclusion of recipes found in the Spark people cookbook. I get it, but really don't like that they build a menu could require the purchase of a cookbook. Times are tough and many don't have the cash to spare. Then again, there are options in Spark Recipes, so I guess it's all about menu planning.

Let us know if you try any of the recipes this Thanksgiving.

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