Happy post-Thanksgiving! Are all of your bellies full of leftovers and other T-giving goodies? Because mine sure is
My Thanksgiving was quite a success– my mom hosted a get-together for about 15 guests, as she does every holiday. Last year because my long-lost California family was in town we totaled in at about 21 people, but this year was a bit more toned down. It was actually pretty nice to have a smaller crowd—I felt like I could finally make my way around to all of the family members throughout the evening.
Oh, and I guess all of that picture-taking from last year wore me out too because when I plugged in my DSLR to upload Thanksgiving photos, this is all I got–
Hey, at least my priorities are in order, right?
But if you really want to know, the table set up looked a little something like this,
the turkey looked like this,
and my famous wheat-free pumpkin pie looked like this (which I made again this year. Such a hit!)
Aside from the actual Thanksgiving festivities that took place on Thursday night, I also made the call to take a step back from my normal routine and relax a little bit more than usual this weekend. I even was able to back off of any meal-prep because pleeeenty of leftovers were involved.
Like gravy-fied turkey, sweet potatoes, and coconut oil Brussels sprouts,
or salads featuring more roasted turkey, roasted broccoli, celery, avocado, oil, and vinegar,
or maybe even oats featuring the pilgrim family, like the one I had this morning.
- 1/3 cup Coach’s oats
- 1 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Almond milk
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (using chia seed method)
- Frozen berries, thrown in at the last minute
- Topped with Maranatha almond butter and PB & Co. chocolate peanut butter
It may not include leftovers but it still hit the spot!
Oh and just to throw it out there, I may or may not have finally gotten the nerve to crack open this dust-collector
Woah nelly, is this real?
Now who wants to design me a life map?
A bit to think about: If you celebrated, how was your Thanksgiving? If not, tell me about your weekend!