A Dairy-Free Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  This year I feel overwhelmed with how much my little family has to be thankful for.  2016 brought struggles, tears, lots of love, and baby giggles. 

On the food side of things, I was nervous about planning a dairy free Thanksgiving meal.  How can you make mashed potatoes without sour cream goodness?  But for most of the recipes, rice milk or amond milk were used as substitutes and turned out pretty great!  My awesome mother in law made the majority of the food and catered to my (Lucy’s) dietary restrictions.    

Here was our menu:

Green Salad with Brussel Sprouts
Green Beans with Carmelized Onions and Mushrooms
Cornbread Stuffing (made with venison sausage) **this is the only thing that wasn’t dairy free- the cornbread was made with buttermilk)
Mashed Potatoes (made with rice milk and vegan butter)
Sweet Potato Casserole (made with vegan butter)
Cranberry Sauce
Turkey
Gravy
Pumpkin Pie 
Pecan Pie

I hope you all had a wonderful Turkey Day! 

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Thanksgiving Week in Texas

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! This last week Chase and I went to Texas to be with my family for the holiday. We did a lot of eating and fishing!  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal (although Chase was laid up with food poisoning all day Thursday so that was a huge bummer) and we also had fresh shrimp that some of our group caught!  We saw sea turtles, jelly fish, and lots of dolphins.  We caught black drum, snappers, sheep’s head, catfish and rockfish.  My nephew, AJ, loved “feeding the Bishes” (aka feeding the fish).  He also got a new game (Break the Ice) so we played that quite a few times!  It was a fun trip.

 

 

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