On day 88 its breakfast for dinner

We need to start eating more eggs as we have a bunch! So made some scrambled eggs with salsa, heated a cheese and chili tamale and roasted some potatoes.

The cheese is chipotle cheddar i had in hand. Added some cottage cheese and tomato to lighten it.

Added some roses from our yard

And a nice bottle of MUMM

Gluten free thanksgiving

So many things on the table or used to make this meal came from so many people–gifts, items i received after their death, etc…so even if you don’t see yourself there consider that so many gifts and memories went into the prep as well.

Once again, i smoked a turkey.

I didnt follow my own recipe so it wasnt as perfect as usual (and grilled turkey people is great!)

Heres a peek at her prep:

Mashed potatoes, yams and pumpkin:

Gluten free stuffing:

Gluten free green beans with a nod to walmart for gluten free cream of mushroom and sprouts for gluten free fried onions.

Deviled eggs:

Pickled peppers with goat cheese, cucumber and mint:

A thanksgiving cocktail with sparkling apple, cranberry, sage, lemon and mionetto rose in our waterford flutes:

In the background of the table pic, you will see Jim’s watergate salad of pistachio, pineapple, nuts, etc.

And our pies:

Scratch pumpkin and a pecan with gluten free crust.

Lost of leftovers….just the two of us.

Kimchi saurkraut

So i bought some kimchi saurkraut (which is yummy by the way….its saurkraut with kimchi seasonings), and had no idea what to do with it.  My reference is saurkraut wih potatoes and sausage.

So thats what i did.  White rice, potatoes in tamari and shrimp sausage. I basically used a shrimp burger recipe and shaped it as sausages, rolled in foil, froze to firm up and baked them.

Santa Monica Farmers Market today

Farmers Market today was rife with new surprises.


First i ran into my favorite white eggplants


The remnants of fig season…guavas


My favorite vendor with a huge array every week


Fresh ginger and even galangal


Kohlrabi


The nearby whole foods had dragonfruit


And my prizes were:


Sunchokes, zuchini blossoms, two kinds of white eggplant, potatoes, kohlrabi, chienese green onions, and baby butternut squash!  Like super baby butternuts!

A new “meatloaf”, potato medley, green beans, gravy and biscuits – practice for tday

   

Lentils cooked with garlic and onions..a hint of tvp, some sunflower seeds and Worcestershire 

  

Add two eggs and a little cheese
    

  

Veggie “chicken broth” green beans and mushrooms
  

  

Gluten free drop biscuit recipe

I had to add extra liquid over what the recipe said…a lot more milk and olive oil (I had used butter in the recipe)
  
  

   
 

My new favorite potato recipe!  Yam, purple yam, white and German butterball

  
  

I tried the brown gravy mix and bought a case…this one is just to try it out