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Happy Thanksgiving to all of my readers! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday. Did anyone else have an all-paleo or gluten-free Thanksgiving?
David and I found out last minute that it was going to be just the two of us for Thanksgiving. We had planned on going to San Antonio to be with his family, but on Tuesday evening he called his mother to ask what time we should be over, and she informed him that she they were in Arizona.
It was already Tuesday night, and we hadn’t planned on making anything besides pies and soup. So I started to do some last minute planning. I ended up making the Mini Pumpkin Pies that I was going to make for Thanksgiving on Tuesday night, and I brought some of them to work and the others I brought to our Crossfit box. They were a big hit, and I didn’t come home with any leftovers.
But I only had one more day to do shopping and plan for Thanksgiving. Wednesday morning before work, I stopped into H-E-B to see what they had as far as turkeys and hams. I have never cooked a turkey before, and while I know it isn’t too difficult, I didn’t really want to spend almost $30 on a whole bird for just the two of us, when we probably wouldn’t eat the whole thing anyway, and there’s a chance that it may not turn out that great since it would be my first turkey.
So I bought a couple of Cornish hens instead, planning on using PaleOMG’s Thanksgiving recipe. I also bought a ham, since I look forward to ham at Thanksgiving (more than turkey) and the leftovers wouldn’t go to waste with us.
So yesterday, we binge-watched Jessica Jones, made a trip to Starbucks, and at 3:00pm I put on this super-cute reversible fall apron that my mom made me and began my work in the kitchen.
I took a little more than three hours for me to cook everything. I had already planned on making my Paleo Apple Crumble Pie, and instead of making my Paleo Butternut Squash and Sweet Potato Soup I opted to make PaleOMG’s Maple Bacon Pecan Roasted Butternut Squash, along with her Thanksgiving Sweet Potato and Apple Stuffed Cornish Hens with Pomegranate Glaze. And the ham, of course.
And everything was delicious! Not bad for the first Thanksgiving where I cooked everything on my own, and our first Thanksgiving at the house! And of course, we have some leftovers. We had a delicious breakfast today of leftover Maple Bacon Pecan roasted Butternut squash, ham and eggs.
So we had a completely paleo Thanksgiving, and I must say, it was a pretty yummy meal! It took a while, but I had fun cooking everything, and it was worth it!
Recipes I used: