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Thanksgiving Dishes

photo from his daveness on Flickr

Thanksgiving is the holiday of plenty, bursting with gratitude, though often excess food as well.  Sometimes on this earthy, festive occasion, we end up too full and feel less than great by the day’s end.

To avoid that phenomenon, this year my family will cut down on sweet carb-filled dishes and make several with green vegetables, so that we have bounty and selection, though don’t end up stuffed.

Next Thursday, we will be having a simple roasted turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts with chestnuts, kale with pine nuts (same as the dish below, just minus the cranberries) and squash “pie” (sans crust, it’s more of a souffle).

For dessert we will do the Winter Fruit Salad below from smittenkitchen.com and probably a cheese plate.  Maybe some chocolates for the boys, that I learned how to make last night in this fabulous class at this great place.

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Day Recipes

Butternut Squash Soup
Yellow Split Pea Soup
Cranberry Walnut Bread

Entrees and Condiments
Balsamic Roasted Turkey with Apple Stuffing
Chipotle Orange Chicken
Cranberry Sauce
Raw Cranberry Relish

Cooked Vegetables
Kale with Cranberries
Chef John’s Brussel Sprouts
Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts
Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffling
Squash with Cherries
Squash Pie

Pumpkin Custard
Chocolate Cream Pie
Pumpkin Cranberry Upside Down Cake
Apple Crisp
Winter Fruit Salad at Smitten Kitchen
Pumpkin Pie Muffins
For those of you making pumpkin dishes from scratch, feel free to peruse my how to roast a pumpkin post and also check out the comments section, which also has several interesting ideas.

Have a lovely holiday and enjoy the leftovers!