Hi there!! Happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving!! We visited with friends in the morning then spent the rest of the day cooking our meal. We ate together as a family at dinnertime. I am very blessed because my wonderful husband cooked an excellent turkey and helped with ALL of the dinner preparations! We both worked so hard that we’re still having leftovers as I write this Sunday evening!! 🙂 Here was our final dinner plate:
We had a wonderful Diestel Farms turkey, organic mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, homemade (sprouted!) organic stuffing, organic green beans, org. homemade gravy and cranberry sauce. YUM!!!
Then we topped it off with a delightful, super simple dessert- homemade cobbler, oh and homemade hot chocolate too 🙂 If it weren’t so much work, I’d love to eat Thanksgiving food every week!! I hope yours was delicious as well 🙂
On the off chance that you’re sick of Thanksgiving food, here’s a recipe for some yummy chicken gumbo that I made last week. The recipe is a somewhat simplified version of Sally Fallon’s chicken gumbo in Nourishing Traditions. (One of my favorite cookbooks!!)
Chicken Gumbo (Originally by Sally Fallon)
- 1 whole organic chicken, roasted and cut into pieces
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1 red and green pepper, seeded & chopped
- 1 6 oz. can organic tomato paste
- 4 cups homemade chicken stock
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 teaspoon organic dried basil
- 1 teaspoon organic dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon organic green peppercorns, crushed
- 1 28 oz. can organic diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon organic/natural file powder
- Sea salt to taste
Saute onions and peppers in butter until soft.
Add tomato paste and chicken broth and bring to a boil.
Skim, reduce to a simmer, and add chicken meat, diced tomatoes, and seasonings.
Simmer for at least 1 hr before serving, preferably all day.
Remove from heat and stir in file powder.
Serve over brown rice and enjoy!
Note: This recipe is perfect for making a big batch and freezing some for next week’s meal!
Have a great day!