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So we're having company for Thanksgiving, but Mark and I are in the middle of South Beach, so we can't have stuffing or cranberry or pumpkin pie or anything like that. So I've modified it, and here's our alternative Thanksgiving menu:

Roasted Turkey with garlic and a little spice
Spicy black beans with peppers and onions made with Louisiana hot sauce
Roasted greenbeans with slivered almonds
Steamed broccoli
spinach salad with pear vinaigrette and cashews
pickles and olives relish tray
guacamole with celery sticks and cucumbers and cherry tomatoes
And for dessert, I'm trying this thing where I mix up frozen sugar free fudgsicles in the blender and then add cool whip to make a kind of chocolate mousse. We'll see how that turns out. :)

As of this morning, I've lost 9 pounds.

Date: 2003-11-23 03:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doctorpepper.livejournal.com
Roasted green beans? Like green bean casserole without the onion ring stuff, or ... ?

(You notice my menu is starchi gras, but that's Scout's fault, she wants the traditional Thanksgivingpalooza).

Black beans! Excellent.

If you visit around Christmas, will you be starchless on those days or in the starch-OK section of the Beach?

Date: 2003-11-23 04:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cai.livejournal.com
We will be in Phase II, so we can have some starches, but no potatoes, no corn and our flour needs to be whole grain (not whole wheat, although that will do in a pinch, but whole grain). Whole grain pasta, bread, etc.

You should taste the vegetable soup I made, though. It is fucking amazing. :)

Date: 2003-11-23 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] doctorpepper.livejournal.com
Well, I have no doubt, of course :)

Date: 2003-11-24 06:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cai.livejournal.com
Empty one of the 4 cup cardboard cartons of Swanson's Beef Broth into a pot. Add a can of diced tomatoes and one chopped up onion and some salt and pepper. Heat on medium while you cook the meat.

Heat one tablespoon of some healthy oil in a pan. Brown a pound of cubed stew meat in said oil (put some salt and pepper on the meat first, and any other spices you like). After meat is cooked, rinse off to get rid of the excess oil.

Add meat to broth. Cook for about an hour.

Add whatever veggies you want. I added turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, greenbeans, sugar snap peas, onions, zucchini and celery. Cook until you like it. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Basic rule -- if it's a frozen veggie, add it in the last few minutes before you want to serve it. If it's fresh, you can add it earlier. Add the celery and onions earliest, though, to get those flavors into the broth.

Date: 2003-11-24 02:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kablooey.livejournal.com
cool, thanks! :)

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