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    Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:22 am Groupie
    G'day! As I am a "planner aheader" lol, am just starting to work on my party menu for Thanksgiving

    we normally have about 20 people; some diabetic and some who cannot have sugar at all

    I am zaaring and googling, so as to not let u think I am being lazy


    sweet potato, potato, honey,white bread, pumpkin, squash, kumera , brown sugar are out, most rice too

    we can only get white Splenda here

    no pineapple, juices with sugar

    am going to have to be VERY creative

    will need to start with appetizers, work my way through the turkey, ham etc, sides and desserts .....will not be an easy task and know I can do it and have LOTS of time to prepare

    any hints, type or suggestions

    also seeing it will be warmish here by then, have to take that into consideration too ...

    thanks in advance for any replies!

    and yes have already checked the FAQ section icon_smile.gif
    Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:08 am Groupie
    Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:23 am
    Forum Host
    This is a recipe that I have posted. You can eat your sweet potatoes with less carbs:

    Brussels Sprouts With Pecans and Sweet Potatoes, #213719

    and instead of pumpkin pie:

    Weight Watchers Pumpkin Flan

    Also, Splenda Brown Sugar Blend is half brown sugar and half Splenda. If you can get regular Splenda you might want to try using half and half. I bet it would work fine.
    Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:07 pm Groupie
    Gday and big big thanks

    it is definately providing more of a challenge each day

    we cannot get brown Splenda here and have contacted the company who said that they have not done any market research here to see if there would be a market...until they do so, they deem is not enough volume of business here

    little do they know lol

    thanks for your time and reply!

    Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:04 pm Groupie
    Ooh, ooh- my fave holiday!!! Have you considered having some of your guests bring a dish to share, it can be so overwhelming to cook for a crowd, not to mention $pendy. My high carbing guests bring their sugary pies, and I send them home with them.

    Sorry, not sure how to link, but am sure you can find these recipes here on Zaar and Google. I host T-giving every year and have been low carbing for years, so it is easily done, just takes organization and planning.

    *savory nuts- roasted with butter, or curry /worshestershire, etc-appie
    *mashed cauliflower (mashed 'tater sub)- side
    *low carb cheesecakes, lots of choices here-dessert
    *low carb mousse-dessert
    *roasted brussel sprouts or other roasted veggies-side
    *salami stacks-appie
    *crudites - assorted raw veggies w/dip- appie
    *dressing made with mushrooms, onions, maybe sausage
    *cranberry sauce made with Splenda vs sugar- side
    *green beans w/sliced toasted almonds-veggie
    Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:10 pm Groupie
    Gday and thank you for your time and reply and also for the suggestions

    re asking people to bring dishes never REALLY works out here and I am NEVER overwhelmed in cooking for large numbers icon_smile.gif gives me GREAT pleasure icon_smile.gif

    when previously I have asked people to bring things, well, let's just say a bag of chips (crisps) is not what I have in mind and if I suggest something, people do what they want anyways in the end and the food is not eaten....

    so is a win/win situation

    I LOVE to cook and entertain with hubby, our friends dont like to cook and always enjoy our parties icon_smile.gif

    PS Don't know where u are located in the world, but locally, it just does not work out as it would in the States re pot luck anything get togethers....miss that sometimes, but then again, I appreciate each and every day and the people of Oz icon_smile.gif
    Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:30 pm Groupie
    MDU- check out the low carb forum, I posted a thread called LC T-giving suggestions, you could probably get more ideas there.

    Interesting about the bring a dish tradition, it seems to work well, at least here in USA midwest and in NY, where I grew up.

    If you want a hearty laugh about hosting Thanksgiving, check out the awkward family photo site:

    Sure wish I were more at ease whilst entertaining, I don't have the knack.
    Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:42 pm
    Forum Host
    When I was growing up in the southern part of the US it was always a bring a dish. As an adult I typically have had the responsibility of preparing the dinner myself. Good thing I love to cook.
    Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:43 pm Groupie
    Am born and bred in NY and remember the block parties and pot luck dinners well

    maybe not in all of Oz, but definately with our friends...they just dont get the concept that if u have 20 plus people coming, a small piece of cheese and 6 crackers ....well u get the picture
    thanks for the laugh re the swat team

    SERIOUSLY and genuinely re the statement about not having the knack

    more than happy to try and help; feel free to either zmail me or start a tread about a specific occasion u want to do, how many people, any dietary needs, what you feel comfortable in cooking, if u have any heating units etc

    ie I find if I al foil line an electric pan or banquet pan, that acts as an insulator and keeps cooked foods warmer for longer

    there are alot of hints and tips they DONT tell u in recipe books!!!

    Hope this helps and WHOO HOO!
    Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:35 pm Groupie
    Ok this might fit the bill. No-Bake Cheesecake - Sugar Free . It has higher protein then carbs and it uses white Splenda. You can further bump up the protein by adding a vanilla or flavor free protein powder. You can add protein powder to just about any dessert without changing the flavor. I can tell you this is good. I hope this helped you! Christine (internetnut)

    mickeydownunder wrote:
    THE PROTEIN HAS TO BE HIGHER THAN THE CARBS. we can only get white Splenda here.
    Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:43 pm Groupie
    Gday and BIG thanks

    is a big big big big help!

    Hope u have a great day


    whoo hoo!
    abe ray
    Sun Aug 23, 2009 12:01 am Groupie
    Try my fried chestnuts,I am on the wii so no link sorry
    Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:25 am Groupie
    Gday and thanks for your reply

    Live and learn as did not know u could post messages to the internet from a wii

    hope u have a great night


    whoo hoo
    abe ray
    Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:13 pm Groupie
    You have to have the internet channel to get on the internet on the wii.
    Sun Aug 23, 2009 2:29 pm
    Forum Host
    Mickey, it's almost a month after your request ... when is Oz Thanksgiving???? It might be long past by now!!

    Here are 2 snacks or light starters low in carbs, no sugar, ideal with dry white wine:

    Herb-Green Ricotta Pate With Sweet-Pepper Sauce
    Savoury Ricotta Snacks

    Both taste really great and do not give the impression of being diet/diabetic food at all.

    This one is also an ideal starter, looks nice, tastes really good and is low on carbs:

    Salad Stack With Shrimps

    This can be a side salad:

    Cool Endive Boats Salad
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