My Thanksgiving strategy this year is to:
- Eat breakfast like a prince, lunch like a pauper and dinner like a king
- Get a good workout
- Go easy on the alcohol
- Stop eating when I’ve had quite enough, which means having a portion of the foods I love most and just a taste of those I could give or take, such as turkey! I eat turkey year round, so I could really have Thanksgiving without it. I also won’t be eating the creamed onions my mother is bringing. But the pineapple sweet potato casserole? I’m all over it!
- Be thankful!
I plan to fully enjoy all the foods and my family’s company, but I do not want to eat to the point of sickness, which I’ve done too often lately and am trying to remember how horrible it makes me feel. We’re eating dinner at 4pm, so since I just finished breakfast and its 10:30, I probably don’t even need lunch, but I might just have a yogurt or the other half of yesterday’s sandwich around 2pm so I don’t go into dinner starving. But if I do some nibbling as we cook, that might be enough to tide me to mid-afternoon.
The husband and I were rockstars this morning and got up at 7:30 to knock out a 6 mile run!!! It was cold (26*!!) but not that cold. My joints were kinda stiff though. Runs with a partner always go fast!
We came down to make some Pilgrim Oats to fill us up for the day.
- 1/3 cup oats, milk, water
- 1/2 med. banana
- Pinch salt
- 1 tbsp wheatberries
- 1 tbsp raisins
- 1 tbsp granola
- 1 tbsp homemade pumpkin butter
- Big spoonful Barney Butter
Unfortunately the husband didn’t want cottage cheese in his so I heated up a little in my bowl to pour the oats over. Well, the cottage cheese curdled and got runny and THEN I forgot to mix it in before I added my toppings and so it was a runny bowl of oats Oh well!
The homemade pumpkin butter is quite delicious, but I have to admit, it’s not AS delicious as Trader Joe’s'!
With a mug and a half of coffee –
We’re expecting my parents any minute so I better hop to it! See you guys tonight