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My sister and brother-in-law are visiting, and they eat carbs, so we did have a few normal things (Stovetop stuffing, cloverleaf [brown and serve] rolls, sweet potato souffle, macaroni and cheese, jellied cranberry sauce) but I didn't eat any of the "full-carb" dishes.

Our menu:
-Roasted turkey (which Mom just does however she wants every year, and it includes salt, pepper, butter, poultry seasoning if we have it, and a light dusting of flour)
-Spiral sliced ham
-Sausage and sage stuffing (which requires 8 slices of Atkins Cuisine bread)
-Cauliflower-Sour Cream Mash
-Atkins Cornbread
-Steamed broccoli
-Cran-raspberry sauce
-Deviled eggs (made southern style)
-Maple Pecan Pie

I haven't tried the pecan pie yet, but Dad said it was good.

I made the pie, boiled the eggs, and made the Atkins Cuisine bread last night - and ended up getting to bed at 4 a.m. What have I learned? Nothing, really. The stuffing was just a touch wetter than I usually want it, so I'll cut down on the chicken broth next time, but on the whole, everything was excellent this year. I'm so glad the Atkins bake mix got here yesterday.

Hope everyone who is celebrating is having a good one! :) If not, happy Thursday!

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Date: 2012-11-22 10:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glasheen25.livejournal.com
Have a lovely Thanksgiving:) The food sounds lovely:)

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Date: 2012-11-22 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ndnickerson.livejournal.com
Thank you! :) Hope you and your family are having a great year (and that maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to find some time to write again soon, hee)!

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Date: 2012-11-25 09:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glasheen25.livejournal.com
We're having a great (very busy!!!) year. It's gone by in a blur:) I would love to get back to writing but by the time I'm home from work and have sorted out princess and made dinner and cleaned the house, I'm wrecked:) God only knows what would come out on the page if I even attempted it:) But I will get back to it, maybe over the summer:) I must catch up with so much fic...

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Date: 2012-11-23 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] littlemsmessy.livejournal.com
Yum, yum! Mine was low-key: just my mom and I. It's awesome, because we don't have to worry about making anyone else happy! We had:

--Homemade cheese ball (which my mom's been making since I was a kid)
--Yummy little roll-ups with shrimp, garlic cheese spread and crescent rolls
--Turkey (thick slices from a local supermarket - from real turkey breast that's roasted in-store)
--Roasted sweet potatoes
--Spiced cranberry-orange relish
--Broccoli puree with browned butter (recipe from my mom's culinary idol, Jacques Pepin - something that my carb-free friend would be able to enjoy)
-- Chocolate hazelnut pie made with Cool Whip, melted chocolate, and Nutella

I'm not sure, but I may still be in a food coma.

Then, I indulged in the real all-American pasttime of shopping, but for once I was smart enough to do it online without standing in a store with the crowds (that won't happen until later, when I venture out to Old Navy). I bought a Blu-ray movie and a watch for my mom, and a scarf/glove set for me. As you can see, I am a big fan of the old 'two for them, one for me' strategy. (In my defense, I needed SOMETHING to go with the new purple coat I bought online last weekend...)

Happy Friday!

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Date: 2012-11-24 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ndnickerson.livejournal.com
Oh, all that sounds so delicious, and I'll have to look up that broccoli puree! And I adore Nutella. Mmmmmmmmmm. :)

I ended up shopping at Belk online Thanksgiving day—Mom told me I definitely needed a larger food processor and they had one on good sale, and I needed a new set of sheets for my bed, and they had a large Christmas-tree serving bowl on sale, and a big color-able playhouse for some little girls I buy presents for—and we went by Walmart this afternoon, when things were totally calm. I bought three DVDs and some pajamas for myself, and gifts for the children of my friends. :)

At Christmas it will just be me and Mom so we're delighted at the prospect of not being on our feet cooking all day. :)


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