Thanksgiving Dinner 2013 (GAPS-Style)

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It's not already time for Thanksgiving. It's not. I refuse to believe it. But my calendar seems to say it is, and my boss is giving me Thursday off with pay, so I guess it's Thanksgiving. How has another year gone by so fast? I wish I could find a way to make time slow down, at least in my mind. I would share it with you if I could. If you find out how, will you let me know? Thank you!

This year will be my third Thanksgiving on GAPS since I began in December of 2009. If you haven't already, I'd like to share one of my favorite Thanksgiving planners. It's from my affiliate partner Sarah Schatz's Thanksgiving Limited Diet Menu Planner. It is very affordable at $5.95 – you'll find many favorites in this e-book and you'll use it every year. I have, and I bought it in 2010. I also use it when I'm planning other holiday meals.

Something interesting has happened to me during my time on GAPS. These big holiday dinner meals don't seem quite so important, or appealing. I wonder if it was all the addictive foods I used to eat that was causing such a huge draw.

But I still want a special meal for sentimental reasons, plus it will be my first Thanksgiving while my mom is staying with us. And so I will make a special meal.

Here's what I'm planning:

I'd love to make a whole lot more, but that's my plan for the moment. That's a lot of cooking as it is! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  My meals lately have been to make some kind of meat, and a vegetable. Simple, quick, easy. I'd love to make all these other dishes, but I think I'll just go with simple this year. But you might want to make them – go ahead and click on the photo to get to the recipes:

Biscuits and Gravy Breakfast

Glazed Green Beans with Onions

Glazed Green Beans with Onions

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf Stuffed Mini Bell Peppers

Faux Sweet Potato Pie

Faux Sweet Potato Pie

Silky Chocolate Pie

Grain-free Dairy-free Silky Chocolate Pie

Here are my previous Thanksgiving meals on GAPS.

GAPS Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving Dinner 2012

GAPS Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner 2011

GAPS Thanksgiving 2010

My 1st GAPS Thanksgiving 2010

ย What are your plans for Thanksgiving Day? I'd love to hear from you in the comments! What are your favorite dishes?





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2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Dinner 2013 (GAPS-Style)

  1. Yum! Everything looks delish! We’re having turkey, baked sweet potato for me and mashed for hubby, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, tossed salad with homemade dressing, apple pie and coconut ice cream, carrot cake, and water kefir to drink!

    Happy Thanksgiving Starlene! So happy you’re’re my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  2. Sounds very delicious! Especially the apple pie! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m glad you are my friend, too!! Hugs!

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