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A Different Feast This Year

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Thanksgiving feasts have always been the typical, fat laden Southern specialties. Turkey, of course; good, healthy protein. Side dishes included dressing made with chicken stock and butter, candied sweet potatoes (lots more butter), cheese soufle (butter), mashed potatoes (butter), cranberry sauce, gravy made with turkey drippings and yeast rolls (butter). Desserts included pecan pie, pumpkin pie and chocolate cake.

This year will be vastly different, but I promise you, just as good.

To go with the turkey we will have dressing made with homemade cornbread and fat free broth, mashed potatoes made with skim milk and fat free sour cream, cranberry sauce, green beans with herbs, steamed asparagus, homemade whole wheat rolls, and dessert will be ambrosia. I found Heinz makes a very good fat free turkey gravy - not as good, but considering the fat tradeoff, excellent.

My daughter and I will each do part of the cooking and since DD and SIL are avid Sparkers, the menu was a no brainer. No complaints!

There will just be the three of us so we will have lots of leftovers to make healthy homemade frozen meals and pack for lunchs.

We are all looking forward to our first healthy feast. Most importantly, we will spend the time talking about all we are thankful for and visiting by phone with far away family members.

Jean
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  • PJSTIME
    Sounds delicious. Way to plan and its nice to have fellow sparkers to eat with. PJ emoticon
    4128 days ago
  • GRANNY1972
    Your meal sounds delicious and it will definitely be healthier. My daughters and I are making much healthier foods for our dinner this year too.
    4128 days ago
  • RURAL3
    Sounds wonderful. Healthy can be just as good a fat laden, and a whole lot better for you. Have fun.
    4128 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    This is wonderful, Jean! I think Spark has enlightened many people to serve more healthy dishes for holidays and isn't that wonderful? I know it is for me!
    Hugs and Love,
    Gaye
    4128 days ago
  • MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Sounds delicious and healthy. Way to go on the leftovers too!!!
    Blessings and hugs,
    Helen
    4131 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    Way to go, Jean!
    It still sounds like a good meal and it's always great to have those leftovers!
    emoticon Judy
    4131 days ago
  • VCWHITE
    I think that is great. Way to go!
    4131 days ago
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