I ate other things too, but clearly the dessert was the most important thing…and the most plentiful. My stomach was pretty unhappy with me for a day or two after Saturday…but I’d say it was worth it
Lots of treats, just missing out on the healthy part. Oops. Thanks to Jenn for hosting!!
For some reason, when I woke up on Saturday morning I didn’t have an appetite at all for the longest time…and by some reason, I mean it’s because of the copious amount of Chicago Mix popcorn I ate Friday night. Oops. So I woke up and headed to a 9:30 Tour de France spin class, then went grocery shopping. I was finally starting to feel a bit of an appetite by that point, so I munched on some grapes in the car and got breakfast together when I got home.
A massive sliced banana, Justin’s Maple Almond and two fried eggs + a pour of whites. It did the trick.
I had to finish up the cake I was making for Thanksgiving, so I spent an hour working on the caramel buttercream frosting only to end up with that broken buttercream I talked about on Monday. I maaaay have ended up needing a little help from Betty Crocker Of course, I am hopeless for BLT’s (bites, licks, tastes) when I’m baking, so I ended up eating a good amount of frosting. P.S. I really don’t get people who say they don’t like frosting – the best part of a cake, in my humble opinion.
I headed over to my aunt’s for Thanksgiving, where this was promptly placed in my hand:
I knew I liked my family. My aunt bought a Party Magic Bullet, which is basically a magic bullet meant for making mixed drinks in. Sounds good to me.
Brie on a cracker times like, twelve. So my Thanksgiving lunch was brie, crackers, frosting and a margarita. I’m ok with this.
Wine at dinner:
Wild Vines Strawberry…yes, it tastes like juice.
Of course, the dinner itself:
A deviled egg, Greek salad, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, maple-glazed carrots, scalloped potatoes, and ham. Clearly I take a ‘try-everything’ approach when I have a lot of options.
Another shot of the dessert table, because it’s necessary:
I tried a slice of the caramel apple cake I made, the chocolate cheesecake, and a bite of the pumpkin cake. Clearly, I’m going to have to play favourites and say that mine was the best
After dessert, we all gathered around to play a game of cards, as we usually do at family holidays.
We play Chase the Ace, which is pretty fun with a big group of people. We play using quarters – each person needs four quarters to play. The winner ends up with the pot, so whoever wins usually ends up with about $12 in quarters – laundry change?
Annnd I may have snuck a forkful or two of icing when I was putting the cake away And then proceeded to spend the next several hours on the couch with my stomach angry at me. Oh well…still a great day.
Have a great Wednesday!
<— Would you rather try a little bit of everything or pick a few favourite items when you have a lot of food choices?
<— Do you have any traditional holiday activities in your family?
<— The cake or the icing?