The Gang’s All Here
I have been loving reading everyone’s Thanksgiving recaps. It makes me so happy to read about what so many of you are thankful for and how happy your Thanksgivings were. For my non-US readers, Happy Friday
Thanksgiving 2010 was a fantastic one!
It started at the gym. I met my girl Heidi at the gym for Body Attack, and finished it out with 15 minutes on the step mill.
15 minutes on the step mill has me sweating more than a 6 mile run! It’s brutal!! In a good way I worked out – and worked UP and appetite.
Per the usual, I didn’t leave myself enough time between end of workout and getting in the car to head to my aunt’s house for Thanksgiving #1. We were due there around 1:00 and Thanksgiving lunch/dinner was soon after. What time of the day do you eat Thanksgiving? We’ve always eaten at my Aunt Kim’s at 1:00.
I packed up my two pies (pumpkin and apple) and the portabello lasagna rollups – which I didn’t take pictures of, and we headed over.
This year (almost – love you Aunt Bobbie!) EVERYONE made it! Almost every year someone has to be over at their spouses side of the family. It was the first year ALL of us cousins were together (except Jason, who lives in Florida.)
The love was flowing as we all stuffed ourselves silly, drank multiple glasses of wine and champagne, and played Balderdash.
I should have taken more pictures, but it’s times like this when I feel I need to live in the moment. I know, I know, it’s most likely times like this (Thanksgiving, with lots of food) that most food bloggers find it imperative to put the holiday to good use for the blog. But I just wanted to BE with the fam.
All of us cousins.
When Shane and I had to leave to go back to Niko, I have to admit, I got a little sad. Our little house seemed SO quiet after leaving the magnificent chaos of my Aunt and Uncle’s house.
By the time we got home, I was ready for leftovers. However, anything left over from what I made I left over…there. So this sufficed:
Roasted brussels and broccoli, a bit of whole wheat cous cous, and curried eggplant.
And since the oven was on, I went ahead and got my squash cooking out of the way:
Now all I have to do is puree it and put it in the lasagna
The rest of the night was spent with my eyes on the tube catching up with this week’s shows and my hand in this bowl.
I felt sick before I realized how mindlessly I was eating. Ciest la vie.
And at approximately 3:00 pm today, I’ll know how my Aunt Kim feels every single year as she’s in the midst of cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Shane’s family comes over HERE for Thanksgiving dinner tonight. And I’m the host! Here’s my Thanksgiving menu. I’ll report back tomorrow on whether or not the bird was served. 😉 It’s Shane’s duty! I’m a vegetarian and am NOT Sticking my hand up a turkeys you-know-where, and… we have a bit of a…defrosting issue over here.
But for now, I spin.
What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving? The food was incredible, as always, but the company was even better.