Monthly Archives: November 2013

‘Twas the weekend before Thanksgiving…

We have lots to be thankful for this year.  Mostly each other and a chance to have Thanksgiving dinner at our pretty new home and make our first turkey together!  Today was a good day to plan out our menu and get some shopping out of the way.  First, a good breakfast seemed to be in order to prepare for the impending hysteria at the grocery store.  Ever since Michael pulled out the waffle maker for my birthday breakfast, we’d developed a bit of a craving.  With Thanksgiving on the horizon though, I went in search for a recipe that we wouldn’t have to feel too guilty about.  These fit the bill perfectly.  We still managed to top them with whipped cream and maple syrup, but I feel like the flaxseed meal in the batter must have canceled that out.  Right?

We adapted the recipe only slightly from this one from the Sprouted Kitchen replacing the melted coconut oil with butter.  They were delicious.  Perfect treat for a cold Sunday morning.


After breakfast, we got our lists all ready and headed out to the grocery to face the masses.  It’s going to be a fun week getting ready for the main event on Thursday!  My Mom always says, “a turkey is just a big chicken.”  So tonight, Michael is smoking a chicken on the Green Egg to practice for Thursday’s feast.  Excited to see how it turns out!