SWAMI O+ Gatherer, Healing from Fibromyalgia Kyosha Nim Columnists and Bloggers
Location: New York
I wish I could invite you to join us at our table Seraffa, but you're much too far away. I don't think there's anything on my menu that would be harmful for an A (except for the white potatoes that are just for the Bs.)
Ruth, Single Mother to 19yo O- Leah (in Israel for the school year), 17yo O- Hannah,and 12yo B+ Jack
Spice cake trifle: very, very simple, and you can have fun playing with it to suit your own tastes. I start off with a spice cake made with gluten-free or spelt flour and plenty of pumpkin pie spice. I usually bake it just a bit dry, then cut it into two inch cubes.
After that it's just a question of what you'd like to use for layers. I make homemade butterscotch pudding, and layer it with the cake cubes and whipped cream. Some chopped dried apricots soaked in brandy are a nice addition. It's fun to add a little sprinkle of white wine or brandy if you like to lighten up the rich flavors. Chopped roasted nuts are good on top too. This is quite a production and very calorie dense of course, so I make a small trifle--a little goes a long way. Extra yummy with a drizzle of melted dark chocolate and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt on top when served, too.
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I was in Louisiana at my son's. We bought an all natural fresh turkey (18 pounds) and my DIL did a beautiful job with it. I made mashed sweet potatoes and added just a pinch of turbinado sugar and butter. I also made fresh cranberry sauce. My son made a green bean casserole that I didn't try and some other casserole. There were white potatoes with sour cream too and asparagus, peas, corn and rolls. I made a pumpkin pie with a pecan crust for dessert and my DIL made a gluten free chocolate cake that was so rich it tasted like ganache....OMG. The weather was beautiful and we ate outdoors on the patio. All in all a great day. I was leaving the next morning early and wouldn't get to eat until late that evening so I had a turkey and cranberry sauce sandwich on toasted millet/rice bread for breakfast becfore leaving for the airport. That carried me though with nothing else but a Unibar until I got home at around 7:30.