My Thanksgiving Menu. Low Carb with recipes.

My husband and I are very untraditional people when it comes to celebrating the holidays. We like to do things differently. For the first 8 years of our relationship we didn’t even put up a Christmas tree! It’s no surprise that our Thanksgiving every single year is totally different. Since we have been on our low carb journey we decided to keep with that theme for our big meal on Thursday. Here is my menu.

Roasted whole chicken. I do not feel like making a huge turkey this year since it’s only the two of us. I will roast the chicken with just some garlic, ginger, lemon, onions, and extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and sage on the skin. 598780_289500597817808_315182398_n

Cauliflower cheesy rice but this time loaded with ranch, bacon pieces, and cheddar cheese.dsc00628

Here is the original recipe-

Steamed green beans. I love how simple and sweet they taste.

Deviled eggs. I don’t have a recipe for these. I just wing them.

Jalapeno Poppers. I will be following this recipe-

Caprese salad. So simple. Just fresh tomato, mozzarella, and basil all layered and stacked topped with extra virgin olive oil, and balsamic vinegar.

The dessert I chose is to honor my husband. He loves peanut butter cups so we are going to have these-


That’s it! I am excited because we will be able to eat lots of yummy foods and still stay in ketosis land 🙂

Low carb has been working out really well for us so far! Onward.

What are you serving your family for Thanksgiving? Are you bringing a famous dish to a party? Let me know!


Just a quick thought.

Happy Wednesday friends. I hope you all are having a beautiful day. I have had a great one so far. 20121114-135652.jpg

Got my girls Lucy, Petunia, and Sally out in the sun for a while. So happy I have not killed them! If I can keep them alive until Saturday, I think I might bring home some more happy little herb friends for them. I need thyme! GIVE ME THYME! I plan on building a nice little windowsill garden very soon.

20121114-135709.jpgSat down with a free copy of the Key West Citizen. I hope they give that guy jail time for illegally trapping lobsters! Oh and we have solar power on Pigeon Key. WOOHOO for Solar!

20121114-135718.jpgThe weather forecast seems pretty spot on… Ha!

20121114-135728.jpgTook a walk to the post office and noticed the solar panels on the bus station. Far out.

20121114-135803.jpgHello Mr. Gator. He lives in the Blue Hole.

20121114-135735.jpgGO National Key Deer Refuge!

Planning on having a nice lunch here in a bit, and getting some more exercise in. Come on Thursday!

Here is my quick thought– I was reading through the supermarket flyers and man are they naughty this week! They know people are planning Thanksgiving, so the buy one get one frees are OUT OF CONTROL. Things like mayo, chips, ice cream, pies, cheese, chocolate chips, sugary cereal, candy, donuts, mac and cheese, cake mix and soda to name a few. It is easy to go in with the best intentions, but come out with a ton of fatty crap because it was free. Here are my tips.

1. Make a list BEFORE you go. Do not be thrown off by those BUY ONE GET ONES in the store. If you are going to indulge FINE. But you do not need DOUBLE the indulge!

2. Eat before you go shopping! Or bring a snack. Oh, and bring some antibacterial soap because the grocery store is full of germs!

3. Stay Strong. You can have a perfectly balanced and wonderful Thanksgiving this year. Have a bit healthy, a bit naughty, but most importantly make memories with the ones you love, and NOT with food!

Do not be tempted by the junk! Good luck!