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Lanie G
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   Posted 10/11/2008 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Here's hoping for a great Thanksgiving to all you guys up north.  What kinds of dishes will you be serving that will not do too much blood sugar damage?  confused    For the last two Thanksgivings in our house, I made mashed cauliflower as well as potatoes.  I chopped up the green ends of green onions with the cauliflower and chopped parsley for the potatoes so everyone could see which was which.  I also made a rather good gravy substitute with pan drippings, butter, Kitchen Bouquet and soy flour in addition to the regular flour-based one.  This way, no one felt like they were missing what they looked forward to.  Have a great day!  :-)
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   Posted 10/11/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Gobble, gobble... Happy Turkey Day! Except... I'm not serving turkey this year. On the menu for tomorrow is.... Ham! Fresh pineapple to go with it, along with some different mustards and aioli. Lemon-butter carrots, parmesan roasted new potatoes, Sister is bringing a broc & C-flower with cheese sauce casserole, spring mix greens with yellow & orange peppers and toasted walnuts with mustard-vinegrette dressing, and dinner rolls. Dessert will be home made brownies with ice cream or whipped cream.

Nothing is "heavy" and with the portions being controlled... it shouldn't be a high blood sugar evening. We eat between 5:00-5:30 so there's also plenty of time to "burn it off" before bed :-)

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
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   Posted 10/11/2008 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow! Canadians are so smart to have Thanksgiving while the weather is nice, the trees are beautiful and the roads are passable! We Americans like to wait until it's cold, dark and dismal. Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving, eh?
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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Lanie!!!!
Jeannie, you are so right!!  The weather all 3 days was sunshine, warm, and spectacular autumn colors.  We had a fmily reunion on saturday, then our own dinner sunday.  I had the turkey with all the trimmmings, turnip, yams, potatoes, broccoli, stuffing, and gravy made the old fashioned way.  I dont like much gravy on my food anyway..just a drizzle, so I think the white flour was ok for me.  I had a tablespoonful of all the dishes I had prepared...along with a dinner roll...AND a sliver of pumpkin cheesecake pie.  My sugars 2 hours after my meal?  7.2
I find that if I am rigid with my portion control...I can have what everyone else is having...just less. I like doing it that way, because I feel satisfied...but not stuffed like the poor ole turkey tongue   I didnt bother with wine for either dinners..as no one else was having it..so I just skipped it.  We dont do lots of side dishes...just what I put above, and salad of course.
Turkey soup anyone? turn
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   Posted 10/14/2008 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving, Diane.  I think you're right about portion control being very important.  And when I consider everything on the Thanksgiving table in our house, I prefer to give up the mashed potatoes and eat the acorn squash instead because I love it so much more.  In this way, I treat myself but I don't go overboard.  And I put a lot of real whipped cream on my pumpkin/cheese cake pie.  Yum! 

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