Happy, happy Thanksgiving everyone! What a wonderful day! Got an early start on work before going to my gym, where I did 5 miles on the treadmill. It was actually very crowded today! I was surprised at how many people were there. None of them I recognized, though, which was interesting. I set the treadmill at 5.5 mph and went at it. For the last 1/2 mile, I did 6 mph. It felt great! I came home and had brekkie. I won’t bother showing you Cream of Wheat, since there are too many other good food photos today! We left a little early so I could kickstart the day with a small eggnog latte! I made myself wait until Thanksgiving to have one. It was sooo good. I ask them to make it with half skim and half eggnog.
The sun came out and made for a beautiful afternoon! Someone was ready to eat – cheers!:
My other niece made us all little place cards. Mine:
My nemesis was here:
Cashews *and* mini PB cups! I had some, but not a horrible amount.
The gathering! Pretend that seltzer bottle is me (that’s my seat).
The giant 23-pound local turkey:
Brined a la Alton Brown (so delicous!!).
My mom’s cranberry bread (the best):
Alaskan moose from one of Colleen’s coworkers:
My plate with some turkey, potatoes, stuffing, moose, green beans:
With my side plate of breads and POM seeds and cranberry sauce:
I had a little more stuffing and one more small piece of cranberry bread. Love that stuff. I was pleased at not gorging at dinner!
The dogs really wanted to come in for some turkey:
I worked for a little while while others went hunting or football watching. Then it was dessert time! My dad made a pumpkin pie, and John made a sweet potato cheesecake with a gingersnap crust.
My sister made a point that everyone drink their coffee out of the special china cups, so I told her that I would put a picture of it here:
A little elf might have slipped some eggnog into my coffee here…..
I decided to forego the pumpkin pie and just have a tiny slice of cheesecake. I drizzled on a little bit of cranberry sauce.
Plus some praline pecan sauce John made. It was so decadent and delicious. I could have eaten 3 pieces!
Overall, I am pleased at how I ate today. I really, really enjoyed all the food I ate and did not over eat. Plus I got to spend time with family, and now my work week is done!