Pajama Thanksgiving started when my Hubby was traveling a lot for work. By the time he fought traffic coming home the day before Thanksgiving the last thing that seemed festive was getting back into a car and driving some more.
So we stayed home.
And, we stayed in our pajamas.
AND.....it was Glorious.
We love our families and we see them through the holidays. But for us it starts AFTER Thanksgiving. I am VERY thankful for the actual day off.
Watch the parade. Watch the Dog Show. Watch the Football. Eat when ya feel like it.
Ok first things first. What???? You haven't watched the dog show on Thanksgiving?
Do it. Not only that - GO!!!! Did you know the National Dog Show that is aired every Thanksgiving is held the week before Thanksgiving (if you are reading this on post date that is TODAY - and yesterday) in Oaks, PA. Yup. Right around the corner and if at all possible you should absolutely go! There are over 200 breeds of dogs and you can walk the aisles and see and meet and get great information. It is a dog persons paradise. Happiness all around.
But I digress - would it be me if I didn't? Nope :-)
The other reason I love PJ Turkey day, cause I know you were wondering, I get to eat all the things cause I make them.
If you know anyone living with autoimmune issues most likely you understand the joy/chore/creativity of a specific way of eating. It varies from person to person but at least for me finding out HOW my body likes to be fed is the be all and end all for a pain-free, hair-inclusive way of living.
I really can't eat a Thanksgiving meal out, or at another persons home. I will not put them out with my specifics. However, thanks to the interwebs, have mastered a full Thanksgiving spread that is amazing and I can eat it ALL!!!
If you, or someone you love or like a bunch, is dealing with a very specific way of eating I am going to put all my favorite links below. They may or may not work for you person but it's what I have. These are also awesome from a clean eating perspective and they all taste amazing. So you won't die if you don't happen to have restrictions and you eat these. My picky Hubby eats them ALL.
This year, because I have been dying for roll, I am going to try a yeasted cassava based dinner roll. Never worked anything with yeast in my life so....we shall see. I will keep you posted. Bread makes everyone happy so I know you are on the edge of your seat. "Oh My Goodness! Will Tracy get to have a ROLL with dinner on Thanksgiving??!!! "
Yup. It is that important people. Send me the good juju okay. Thanks!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.
I hope you spend it doing what you love with those you love and the foods you love.
Let us all wallow in the "Day of Gratitude" - which by the way is best served EVERYDAY -feels good to have at least one when everyone is on board :-)
Good Thoughts to All
and now for what you've REALLY been waiting for.....Recipe Links!!!
If ya try them PLEASE post pics and thoughts to @cwquakertown on FB or IG. I wanna SEE!!!!
My Fav Thanksgiving (and all the other days) Recipes
Paleomg Thanksgiving Stuffing: https://paleomg.com/paleo-thanksgiving-stuffing
PaleoRunningMomma Salted Caramel Apple Tart (this crust is amazing to use for ALL the things!!!) :
PaleoRunningMomma Classic Paleo Pumpkin Pie
Detoxinista Clean Green Bean Casserole
NOTE: With the extra "sauce" from this I make Creamy Mushroom Soup. I think the "sauce" with some veggie broth and add a TON of big chunky mushrooms. Season as needed and wala. Bonus meal!
I have not tried this next one yet. This year is the first. I am VERY hopeful. If you do this one especially PLEASE post to @cwquakertown on FB or IG and share pics and thoughts!
PaleoGlutenFree Paleo Bread Rolls
Just realized my Cranberry Sauce Recipe is on paper and not with me. I will share that on the Facebooks etc. Be on the lookout!
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