Happy Thanksgiving, or at this point, Happy Fakesgiving! I don’t usually reflect on the year at Thanksgiving (that’s usually a January and July thing for me), but I have so much to be thankful for and I’m so happy with where I am in my life. I am so thankful for the love of my family and friends, my health, the fulfillment and education I get from my job and being on my own to pursue self-growth. Granted, my personal life is in a markedly different place than where I thought I would be in a few short months ago but…here I am! And truly, I feel lucky, blessed and happy!
Thanksgiving Day was spent thinking about working out, cooking, rounding at work and heading over to Shelby and Zen’s for a fantastic feast! Zen made a great turkey and the sides were provided in pot-luck style. There were several cranberry sauces, Amy’s delicious corn pudding, sweet mashed potatoes and rolls. I brought stuffing, mashed potatoes, KY bourbon sweet potatoes and some Julian pies. We watched the Redskins-Cowboys game, which had a great 4th quarter and hung out. Then I thought about working out again (ha, ha) and ended up going to bed early.
Today, Matt, Bryon and I had a Fakesgiving at the house. We made the following-
Gravy (pan drippings stirred with a “roux” of flour and pan drippings, simmer until thick)
Cranberry Suace w/Ginger (minus the orange)
Mashed Potatoes (mashed with half-n-half, butter, sour cream)
KY Bourbon sweet potatoes but with a pecan praline crumble on top
Green Bean Casserole
Matt’s Pecan Pie
It was really fun to hang out with my roomies and everyone enjoyed the meal. It was also amazing and tonight, I had my leftover sandwich on delicious sourdough! Hooray! All my Thanksgiving culinary check boxes complete! Tomorrow, I start a diet- Thanksgiving was a great break/treat but I need to get ready for HI and be able to fit in my clothes!