Saturday, December 13, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

So, playing catch-up here :) I have been super busy and haven't taken time to post anything lately.

Here's what I did for Thanksgiving:
-Wed night - threw a 6 lb turkey breast into the crock pot, added 1 c chicken broth, some sage, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper. Cooked it all night long.
-Thurs morning - took the turkey out of the crock (which meant, picking up the bones, as the meat fell right off of them).
- Made turkey gravy w/ the leftover broth.
- Made this amazing Lemon Cream Coffeecake to bring for dessert

(see recipe here: )

- Went shooting with Luke, his dad, and his brother (Photos of that experience here: )
-Came home and tried to warm up after going shooting
- Baked these fabulous rolls, along w/ stuffing (forgot to take a picture of that)

- Took the gravy, stuffing, and rolls over to the in-laws and proceeded to pig out, enjoying my very gluten/dairy free feast! Everyone really liked the coffeecake as well.
- Another gluten free success!

I think I've posted the recipe before for Laurie's Flax Bread (, but here it is again! With my own adaptations, of course.

Gluten Free Flax Bread
2 1/4 c featherlight flour mix
1/4 c ground flax seed
2 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
2 tsp active dry yeast
1 tsp salt
The equivalent of 3 eggs in Ener-G egg replacer
1 c warm almond/hazelnut milk
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp honey
2 tsp vinegar

Combine flour, flax, xanthan, and salt in a medium bowl.
In a small bowl, combine milk and yeast. Let foam for a few minutes.
In a mixer, combine egg replacer, oil, agave, honey, and vinegar.
Add milk/yeast, and mix.
Add dry ingredients, and mix on medium for 4 minutes.
Pour into a greased bread pan, and let rise 30 minutes.**
Preheat oven to 350F, and bake for 40 minutes.

**Here, I changed the recipe a bit. I used half the batter to make a dozen rolls, by spooning dough into a muffin tin. I then spread the rest of the dough into an 8x8 baking dish. I let everything rise about 20 minutes, then baked for about half an hour (checking frequently).
The rolls were awesome! I had turkey and gravy "sandwiches" for the rest of the weekend!
The other half of the bread made some killer stuffing. Sooooo good!

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