#GlutenFree #Thanksgiving Dinner

We had the usual turkey, but also ham because that’s my family’s tradition:

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That needed gravy and gluten free gravy:

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Meat needs potatoes! I made sweet potatoes with pecans and brown sugar, and “volcano potatoes” – a family tradition of my mother’s, which involved mixing shredded cheese and cool whip and spreading it over the mashed potatoes and baking it until it bubbles over:

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I made wild rice with cranberries and apples and bacon and onions and vegetable stock:

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And the classic deviled egg, to which I add avocado and fresh dill:

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I made the cranberry sauce with orange juice:

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And the old school green bean casserole, but with potato chips crunched on top instead of the gluten filled onion strings – Nathan found garlic and sea salt flavored chips to use:

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And I made gluten free stuffing, with onion and bacon and cranberries and apple and sausage:

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It was a lovely table! Nathan’s mom brought jello salad with strawberries, and a lemon meringue pie.

What a feast!

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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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