|Gabe requested waffles this morning, so we experimented with baked sugar pie pumpkin, eggs, coconut oil, and almond butter batter in the waffle irons.|
|They turned out golden delicious. I made them small in the irons, not sure if they'd stick or be too delicate to lift out easily.|
|Rich beef borscht for lunch with a dollop of home made raw sour cream.|
|Lydia took my picture.|
|Lydia and I made stewed pumpkin (a historical recipe) and cranberry sauce yesterday. I made a rich (non-thickened) gravy with the giblets, pan juices, and giblet stock this evening.|
|Mashed turnip and butter with a dusting of fresh ground pepper. The turnips were cut up and cooked in butter in a saucepan without water. Alice Waters gave me the instruction in The Art of Simple Foods. Oh how I love that book. I then put them in the Vita-mix to make them fluffy, smooth.|
|Looks so simple! How did I end up using every pot and pan in the house three times over!|
|This is not a deprivation diet!|
|Pumpkin pie with honeyed sour cream (creme freche).|
If you are wondering what this GAPS thing is all about, find info here: http://gaps.me/ I became a certified GAPS practitioner this fall, trained by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride herself. Before I begin to consult, I thought I'd get a good dose of personal experience under my belt. I guess I did literally tonight, might need to loosen that belt.
So I close the day thankful. Thankful for salvation through Jesus. Thankful that God is God in all His glory. Thankful for today. Thankful for my amazing husband. Thankful for my precious children. Thankful for my husband (yes again, my husband, dear Marshal) who labored alongside a first time mom for 40+ hours and coaxed her first born son into the world in the wee hours of this Thanksgiving morning. I'm thankful for the reward and joy of a strong, healthy baby for them both. (Marshal slept most of this Thanksgiving day, sleeping with thanksgiving.) I am thankful for GAPS, thankful for good food, thankful for health, echoing Gabe's words earlier today. I am thankful for all there is yet to learn and work towards. I am thankful for all that is attained and all that we look forward to with hope. I am thankful for all of you, beloved family, friends old and new who might read this post. And most importantly, I am thankful, in everything, TO the Giver of all good gifts, our Heavenly Father, most awesome Creator, King of Kings, and Prince of Peace. All thanks goes to Him, for He is most worthy of our thanks.