Monday, November 26

Thanksgiving Wrap-Up

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful day full of family, food and fun...Mamacado-style!  As I said in my last blog post, I decided to keep the Thanksgiving meal simple and no-fuss. Everyone brought side dishes, and we stuck with the basics which still made for a wonderful and filling meal!

Below is a photo of the great meal....we had everything I listed on the menu in my last post.

Here is my son's plate - filled with everything that was allergy-friendly for him. He didn't care for the cranberry sauce or stuffing - of course the two things that he usually doesn't eat.  But he enjoyed everything else (and has been eating those leftovers for the past few days too!).
The cornbread stuffing was a new recipe I tried, and I definitely liked it. It wasn't as "pretty" as the traditional stuffing (but I could work on that with more time), and I personally prefer the savory vs. sweet stuffing. But I thought it was a great allergy-friendly option.

I also tried a new recipe listed on my last blog post: Sweet potato truffles. I changed it just a bit to make it allergy-friendly by substituting gluten-free oats for the pecans. I'm guessing the pecans add a nice flavor and texture to this dessert that I think it was missing. These tasted like sweet potato pie, which was definitely a good thing.  But they were a little too soft for my liking - they needed some sort of crust or nut filling.  I froze the leftovers and may try them on top of vanilla ice cream as they'd probably be very tasty that way!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!


Colette said...

Kathryn, the meal looks fabulous! and those weet potato truffles -- yum!

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Thanks Colette. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving also!

Diane said...

I had a wonderful time at your home for Thanksgiving Kathryn! Thank you again for a beautiful day.

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Thank YOU too Diane!

Unknown said...

YUM - my stomach started growling looking at your plates. Wish I still had some Thanksgiving leftovers.
With my daughter's food allergies, I ended up making everything, then freezing it for our 5-hour road trip to Grandma's. All our non-allergy family members enjoyed it like any other Thanksgiving, so unfortunately leftovers only lasted a day.
Thanks again for visiting Nom Yum & Free. I'm always happy to find another awesome food allergy mom's and their yummy recipes! :) Good luck with the elimination diet!!
Devin @ Nom Yum & Free

Kathryn @ Mamacado said...
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Kathryn @ Mamacado said...

Thanks Devin - that's great advice. It's so helpful to hear how others handle food allergies and holidays!

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