This will be the 12th Thanksgiving I've cooked. My goal is to emphasize more Primal-friendly dishes while not shitting myself if I eat a slice of pie or something. So, a compromise approach. Tentative menu for the buffet:
Appetizers: oysters Rockefeller (a tradition, everyone loves them), deviled eggs, stuffed mushroom caps
Buffet: sausage-stuffed turkey roulade, ham (MiL is bringing), grilled salmon, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts, stuffing cups, glazed carrots, cole slaw, cranberry sauce, croissants
Dessert: rosemary bourbon sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust, cheesecake (mom's)
So there are plenty of Primal options (or mostly-Primal). The desserts, obviously not. Croissants and stuffing, not. The amount of sugar to glaze the carrots or added to the cran will be minimal. Everyone can navigate this according to what suits diet and tastes. We keep the door open for friends and neighbors who don't have anywhere to go, and it's usually a good mix.
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