Our GAPS Thanksgiving menu

I LOVE Thanksgiving.  I love eating Thanksgiving food.  I really, really love making Thanksgiving food.  I look forward to it all year every year.

But as mentioned in a previous blog post, we are not making any diet exceptions for the  holidays this year.  GAPS is obviously too crucial for Little Guy for us to take any time off.

(That is not to say that Hubby and I *might* not have an after-bedtime holiday goodie or two…shhh…don’t tell!)

But GAPS doesn’t mean we can’t have a fabulous Thanksgiving…just as fabulous as anybody else’s.

Our turkey is taken care of.  My wonderful local farmer made sure months ago that I was on the list.  The turkey sitting in my refrigerator was cared for by a young Amish girl in our community…she would get up every morning, run the turkeys out to a far field, keep an eye on them throughout the day, and herd them back home to their little house in the evening.  We ended up with a fifteen-pounder, and as the farmer said as he presented it to me, “This is ONE COOL BIRD.”

I have also been brainstorming and surfing the Web for days, trying to put together a perfect, GAPS-friendly Thanksgiving dinner that would also satisfy everybody’s key holiday cravings.  Here is what I’ve come up with….and thanks in advance to all of the wonderful bloggers who provide recipes to those of us on this journey!  I am so grateful to have access to your creativity!

Our GAPS Thanksgiving

Appetizer

Assorted hard cheeses

Olives

Dry white wine (grown-ups only!)

Main Course

Local turkey

Homestyle Stuffing from The Mommypotamus

Roasted Butternut Squash with Kale and Almond-Pecan Parmesan from On She Glows

Honey and Orange-sweetened Cranberry Sauce

Sauteed Green Beans

Mashed White Beans and Cauliflower with Leeks from Aide Mollenkamp

Paleo Pumpkin Bread from Elana’s Pantry

Dessert

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Coffee

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