After getting off of work early (YAHOO IT’S THE WEEKEND!!!!!!!) we went for a 30-minute walk (what I beautiful afternoon!), made cranberry sauce (it boiled over), brined the turkey (it’s in a cooler in a brining bag full of salt and OJ and spices), baked the most DELICIOUS sourdough bread for the stuffing, baked a loaf of pumpkin bread, went to EarthFare for dinner, and watched Planet Earth.
Surprisingly, I was able to realize that I didn’t need a huge planned snack and just nibble on a few things – a bread sample and some cranberry sauce – this afternoon.
At EarthFare, I got a salad, but I didn’t get lots of the fun side items so it was a little disappointing.
- Mixed greens
- Shredded carrots
- Bell peppers
- Raw mushrooms
- Marinated mushrooms
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Broccoli salad (3 florets)
- Saffron pasta (5-6 fettuccine pieces)
- Glazed baby carrots (4)
- Kalamata olives (4)
- Spicy peppers
I think that’s it??
Plus the most delicious Cranberry Butternut Squash Salad EVER!!! (SUSAN - this one’s for you!!!) I warmed it in the microwave. Thanks to Wegman’s, which I’ve never been to but would LOVE to have in the South!!, I was able to get the nutritional info for this pretty accurately. Calorie King has so may of Wegman’s packages salads in its database. Since it was .13 pounds, or 2.1 oz, I calculated it about 60 calories. It was delicious!!!
With all of our Thanksgiving prep, I forgot to have my glass of leftover wine I’ve been saving all week! I had it when we got home, but was really too tired and it was a tad old (too bad because it was expensive!) so I had 3 oz and gave the rest to the husband.
Dinner calories + Wine: 425
Total Wednesday Calories: 1605 (possibly a little more b/c of unlogged bites today)
-519 thru workout and walk
= net of 1097. Too low but I’m too sleepy! Plus, I felt like I ate enough today. If I wasn’t counting, I’d think I ate plenty.
Our house smells amazingly like a brewery from the yeasty bread. And it’s sitting in the cabinet drying out for tomorrow – so tempting!!
8:00 – 5 mile run (if my hamstrings aren’t too sore from Tuesday’s lunges – I can barely walk!!)
9:30 – Oatmeal Pancake
10:00 – Thanksgiving prep
11:30 – Parents Arrive
12:00 – Smoked salmon sandwiches with my mom
1:00 – Thanksgiving prep
2:00 – Family walk
3:00 – More cooking
4:00 – Cocktail hour + hors d’oeuvres
5:00 – Dinnertime!
7:00 – Mandatory family walk
8:00 – Dessert
I’ve got a game plan for eating for the day – y’all need to hold me accountable!!