Anyway, I made some dishes for myself as I have my own food allergies apart from my fam, some for my kids and husband and some for the rest of my family. I made a gluten-free cornbread stuffing for all. However, as it turns out, somehow I expected people to be piling mounds of stuffing on their plates when really after it was all said and done, there was literally a small dent made out of a massive casserole dish. So, stuffing anyone? I'm serious. I'm thinking of inviting people off the street to eat the stuffing. or building something with it.
The kids helped to peel sweet potatoes for 2 casseroles.
I and my family both learned that you can have a pretty tasty, satisfying Thanksgiving meal without sugar, gluten, or dairy. It takes a little research and creative thinking, but it can be done. We also bought "The Big Easy" a turkey "fryer" that cooks the turkey with infra-red heat. It comes out crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside with no oil. Amazing.
After the meal, baby boy provided us with some entertainment. I think my dad was laughing so hard at this he was crying. He just started nose diving into the cooler with ice, collecting it in his little cup and depositing it....wherever (my baby, not my dad).
Shhh, Dee Dee. Don't tell mom and dad.
Vegging with cousin after a big meal.
The big kids.
Today we spent some much needed quality time with my brother and SIL and their little boy. We had absolutely no desire to go out into the shopping jungle with the masses. Hope everyone got some great deals. We were playing in sand and climbing on ropes and things.
A beautiful day to have a picnic with your family! And the best part? Everyone is pooped upon returning home, so it is quieter than usual which is why I have time to do this. God bless all of you and your families.