This year will be my second Thanksgiving on GAPS. In the picture above you can see what we had last year. It is possible to have a lovely meal so long as you are able to eat the foods from the full GAPS list.
If you are very new to GAPS, it might feel horrible. Looking back on it, I'm glad I started GAPS after Thanksgiving. It gave me almost a year to get used to the foods and preparation methods for the alternative flours.
My 1st Thanksgiving in 2010, I was pretty well in the groove and had a very nice meal. Here is a photo. This year I relied heavily upon my affiliate partner Sarah Schatz's Thanksgiving menu planner from Heart of Cooking Allergy Free Menu Planners to help me create some of our old favorites.
So what are we having for Thanksgiving 2012? This will be my second Thanksgiving on GAPS.
Every year I say that I am going to make it easy on myself and cook less dishes. Maybe this year I can stick to that idea. With that in mind, here is my plan for this year's meal…
- Grilled turkey
- Mushroom and Onion Gravy
- Sauteed Mushrooms
- Coconut Bread Stuffing
- Cranberry Sauce
- Black and Green Olives
- Veggie Tray (carrots, celery, cucumbers)
That is still a lot of dishes to prepare all in one day. The desserts remain to be chosen.
I have to admit I got a little carried away with my Faux Sweet Potato pie. It was just so delicious. I made four pies in all… shared the first two with my coworkers, ate one piece of number 3 then gave it away to one of our neighbors who gave it a 10. Number 3 was my favorite and the recipe I shared on Saturday. But pie #4 has been here keeping me company. Even though it had only 2 Tablespoons of honey [affiliate link] and no meringue, we have been spending a lot of face time together, if you get my drift. 😉
Do you have your menu all planned out?