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Thoughts Of Thanksgiving

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Today I’m going to be finding recipes for our Thanksgiving meal plan. I’m so excited about it this year because I get to do a lot of the planning! Thus far I have a list of dishes, I just need to find some gluten-free options for certain things like rolls and pie crusts. I have a few ideas, but I’m not quite sure which ones we’ll be going with.

I do know that we’ll be having my breakfast casserole for breakfast and my garlic mashed potatoes and possibly autumn rice and acorn squash to go along with dinner. I was hoping to get a turkey this week to do a post for you, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. Next year!

We’re going to my family’s this year. I haven’t been there in three years and my husband’s never been. I am so looking forward to it! A real family Thanksgiving!

Last year it was just the two of us, and I have to say, it was quite relaxing and wonderful, but I’m looking forward to spending this one back at home.

I think Thanksgiving is more about the gathering, being with the ones you love, and just celebrating everything that we have. When I was a kid, we just had our immediate family, but there were enough of us that it still constituted a group.

We might also have a dear woman over, who has been like a grandmother over the years. I love the idea of spreading the joy of Thanksgiving by sharing it with others!

Do you have a large group of family and/or friends for Thanksgiving? Or do you enjoy it being a smaller group of closer ones? Do you have any unique recipes or traditions? I’d love to hear from you!

Did you get a chance to check out my gluten-free yellow quinoa cake? If not, be sure to check it out! Scroll to the bottom for the recipe. I’d also love to connect with you on Facebook where I’ll be sharing smaller posts and we can interact more.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!


Autumn Rice And Brown Sugar Acorn Squash

Happy Monday, everyone!

How was your weekend? Mine was very peaceful and relaxing.

As promised a couple weeks ago, here’s the recipe for the autumn rice and brown sugar acorn squash, soon to follow will be the recipe for cinnamon apple pork chops.

Just look at that!


I decided to put the rice inside the squash. And oh how amazing did it taste with the brown sugar glaze!

I originally made this because I thought what better way to welcome autumn than to have a very festive meal to ring it in.

Granted, I’m a bit late in posting, but please forgive me for that. There’s still time in the season to enjoy all of the autumn-y goodness that abounds this time of year.

I hope you enjoy!


It looks like such a happy little flower. :)
It looks like such a happy little flower. 🙂


Just look at that caramelized brown sugar coating!
Just look at that caramelized brown sugar coating!

Brown Sugar Acorn Squash