And of course, you know I'm a foody so there's got to be some pictures of all the foods we made for Thanksgiving. Several people asked what we did for Thanksgiving this year and if we made the traditional foods; in short, yes we did. But I did healthify a few old recipes. For instance, we didn't put marshmallows in sweet potatoes or much brown sugar. Sweet potatoes are sweet as is which is why they have their name, but I did add a topping with chopped walnuts, unsweetened shredded coconut, quinoa and a little brown sugar. It was the best ever! Seriously, one of my new favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Scott made the turkey, stuffing(my other favorite of the dishes and definitely one we'll need to make again!) and cranberry sauce(which we made with pure maple syrup) and he helped with the green bean casserole (it was hard finding a cream of chicken soup without msg but I did it!). I made the sweet and mashed potatoes, rolls, pumpkin cheesecake, and a holiday salad. Everything turned out fabulous!
|Scott brined the turkey overnight|
|And he stuffed it with fresh herbs, lemons, onions and celery.|
|Sweet potatoes with coconut, quinoa, nut topping|
The whole spread:
|Dad with the Horne family|
|The three oldest outside the Conference Center|
And here are some other random pictures from our week with my dad:
|Dad trying to feed Jane a tomato...she didn't want it but then she ate all of his lettuce|
real foods blog soon.