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FoodWasteFriday My apologies as this post is very late!!   I was busy prepping the house for guests and hosting Thanksgiving.  Let’s just say a great time was had by all and plentiful tasty food was enjoyed 🙂    Below are a few pics of the weekend’s food festivities!


The guest of honour 😉

IMG_5214Pineapple Glazed Ham


The table w/veggies, bread & butter and 2 types of homemade cranberry sauce

IMG_5210This was my father’s plate – he loves the turkey legs!

Not shown was the apple dressing/stuffing and two pies which were for dessert – apple & pumpkin.

BTW: There was no food waste last week as I purposely tried to not buy much knowing the upcoming weekend would involve a  HUGE grocery shopping trip.  *thumbs up*

On Friday’s, I share what food items that I have ‘wasted’ by letting spoil during the week from forgetfulness and/or neglect. Kristen over at The Frugal Girl has inspired me to publicly post in hopes of reducing waste. (Food Waste Friday is now being co-hosted every other week with Simply Being Mum – pop on over to take a peek!)

Happy (US) Thanksgiving!! 🙂

For Thanksgiving dinner (Canadian of course) I was asked to contribute something. Since I am the sibling that bakes the most, it was on me to provide dessert.  I decided to try my hand at a pineapple upside-down cake.  I compared several recipes and then tried to tweak it to be gluten free so my sister could enjoy it as well. One dessert for one family – makes sense right?


All of these ingredients morphed into a beautiful masterpiece!


Look at it! Mmmm….

The plan was to drop off dessert at my sister’s in the morning before heading out for an afternoon of fun with just the hubster and dad ending with a nice roast turkey dinner with all the fixin’s at my sisters.  Well to sum it up, hubs, dad & I had a nice quiet buffet dinner down at the Fallsview Casino due to some unforeseen circumstances.

So how did my gluten free pineapple upside-down cake taste? According to my sister, it was ‘good’ and ‘sweet’.   I think I’ll try my hand at making this again in the future but with regular cake AND eating some of it here, at home.

It sure does look purdy though don’t it? Not bad for a first attempt.

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