What I’m Bringing to Thanksgiving Dinner
November 24, 2010 § 2 Comments
My sister Erin is hosting Thanksgiving, but we’re all bringing a dish or two along. Here’s what I’m bringing:
- Niblet corn (per my husband’s request)
- Green beans (per my husband’s request – he is very, um, particular about the foods he expects to eat at Thanksgiving)
- Dirty Mashed Potatoes (per my…you know) (don’t tell anyone that they’re actually High Protein Mashed Potatoes – sshhhh! I’ll be using butter and milk instead of Earth Balance and almond milk)
- Cranberry Sauce - at the last minute, Mama Pea swayed me from using Ina Garten’s recipe. It was the blueberries that won me over. Speaking of Ina, how about those “doodles” of hers that have been in the Google logo this week? Impressive!
- Pumpkin Pie with homemade graham cracker crust and homemade whipped cream. I was going to make a Roasted Pumpkin Pie that my neighbor told me about, but I’ve never made it before and I don’t feel like taking a chance. Pumpkin Pie is my 10-year-old niece’s favorite pie, so I’m just going to stick to the basic, back-of-the can organic pumpkin pie recipe.
- Apple Crisp with vanilla ice cream
And I think that’s it! My mom is making my beloved Herb-Roasted Root Vegetables. We still have some kale in our garden, so I might bring that along to saute with the green beans…
Finally, the health coach in me would like to tell you to:
Eat a protein-filled breakfast such as scrambled eggs and whole grain toast in the morning so you’re not starving in the afternoon.
Enjoy every bite.
Have a glass or two of red wine.
Play a pre- or post-dinner game of soccer or touch football.
Take a brisk walk around the block.
Above all be THANKFUL for just being here, for being able to spend one day surrounded by family and friends, eating delicious food, and hopefully having more than a few laughs.
I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Savor each moment.