The Meal That Keeps On Giving

November 27, 2009


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We went to the Anne Springs Close greenway where I volunteered at the garden this fall

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We got to play with some animals

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And saw a family of horses and their humans out for a Thanksgiving walk

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Braved the trolls under the bridge

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Dad spotted some big hairy vines

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We did about 4 miles around a lake and back

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The boys did dangerous things

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We found the evidence of wild animals

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And I found the ONIONS I planted to be sprouting nicely!

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By the time we got home I had quite the appetite for a Hugh Jass salad! Karen brought over some greens and we made this big bowl –

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I heated up some leftovers…

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Definitely the best leftover Turkey Day creation I’ve ever made –

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Cranberry sauce made the perfect topper

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Alcohol flowed, but I abstained

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Until Matt brought out a stout for us to taste and I had a few sips

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I also abstained from pie, saving it for after dinner tonight, but I ended up having a bite or two after all to cleanse my palate :mrgreen:

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Mmmm mmm.

We’re going to kick back and relax a bit and then we’re going out for a casual dinner this evening.

Miss you guys while you’re all off enjoying your company!

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1 Kristen November 27, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Wow, you eat like a bird haha…I admire your restraint when it comes to Thanksgiving foods, because I have none. 😀


2 Sheila | Live Well 360° November 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm

Cool hike! I am working a little today, since we didn’t travel home for the holidays. So I will keep you company with a comment. 😉 Have a great day with the fam!


3 Madeline @ Greens and Jeans November 27, 2009 at 2:59 pm

What a beautiful hike! The one thing I’ve really missed since moving to Arizona is seeing the seasons change and I’ve loved seeing all of your fall pictures!


4 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 27, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Thanksgiving leftovers are one of my favorite parts about the holiday!

Looks like a beautiful hike!


5 Food Makes Fun Fuel November 27, 2009 at 3:02 pm

Yum! I’m loving leftovers too :-)


6 Kara November 27, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Wow — the weather looks PERFECT where you are! I wish I could’ve spent the morning hiking, instead of at work… :-/


7 Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc November 27, 2009 at 3:07 pm

Love that you hiked to your community garden, the photos are great!


8 jenna November 27, 2009 at 3:25 pm

wow kath! that huge ass salad looks terrific!!


9 VeggieGirl November 27, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Spectacular sights!


10 Stephanie November 27, 2009 at 3:33 pm

It’s so wonderful to see how healthy and fun time with you family can be! And, you’ve inspired me to get outside and walk post-Thanksgiving, instead of just another indoors vid workout. :) Time to go play in the leaves!


11 Light Delight with TouTou November 27, 2009 at 3:41 pm

Such a nice weather walking outside 😀
the flower plate is VERY cool, I love it!


12 Lauren @ Eater Not a Runner November 27, 2009 at 3:48 pm

Looks like the perfect day after thanksgiving :-)


13 Ameena November 27, 2009 at 3:52 pm

Beautiful pictures of the outdoors! It looks like fall/winter where you are versus the 85 degrees in LA. I am jealous!


14 Erin November 27, 2009 at 4:03 pm

That salad looks delicious — the bigger, the better! 😉


15 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 27, 2009 at 4:17 pm

Looks like y’all are having beautiful weather in North Carolina, just like we are in Louisiana! Enjoy your family time!

ps- Tell those boys to be careful!!! Does that picture make anyone else nervous??


16 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope November 27, 2009 at 4:18 pm

What a gorgeous day Kath! Perfect way to burn off those extra Thanksgiving calories. 😉

I’m so jealous of the weather you are having. It’s SO cold today in Wisconsin. I think Mother Nature was just holding off until after Thanksgiving for us!


17 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is November 27, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Looks like a beautiful hike!


18 megan November 27, 2009 at 5:07 pm

A hike seems like the perfect way to enjoy the day. I, of course, went shopping :) but it was an outdoor outlet mall, so at least I was outside. :)


19 Freya November 27, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Wow, that weather and scenery looks amazing!! I so wish I lived in America, England just isn’t the same!!


20 Susan November 27, 2009 at 5:17 pm

Bah! Hope Matt stayed away from those hairy vines! 😉

I think that looks like an awesome leftover meal too. Anything tastes good turned into a salad, def. trying that at Christmas this year.


21 Cynthia (It All Changes) November 27, 2009 at 5:42 pm

Those views are gorgeous! And that salad looks awesome :-)


22 K November 27, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Gorgeous views from your hike!! It looks like a lovely day!

I love the Thanksgiving in a bowl salad. There’s a sandwich place here that makes a Thanksgiving wrap complete with stuffing and all :)


23 maria November 27, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Abstaining from pie just seems so wrong! :)


24 A. November 27, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Kath, Happy day.
What is your opinion on tofu? I hear both good and bad things about it and am not sure anymore. I try to limit processed foods. If I have a sunshine burger at lunch and tofu at dinner , is that too many processed foods? (I may not have the tofu for dinner, I may have eggs for dinner instead. I hoped to have a vegan day, but a vegetarian day should also be good occasionally.) I eat meat a lot, but eggs are different rights? (I am considerng the facts that they say it is good to have a meatless day occasionally). Thanks. Happy Holiday.


25 Kath November 27, 2009 at 10:19 pm

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with what you described, but that’s just my opinion! I don’t consider tofu a highly processed food because the ingredient list is pretty low.



26 A. November 28, 2009 at 9:09 am

You are so well-rounded. Such respect for you!


27 lynn (The Actors Diet) November 27, 2009 at 6:09 pm

oh yeah, pie palate cleaners – i hear ya!


28 Jenn (www. ) November 27, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Great looking leftover salad — yum!

Love the animals!!! :)



29 Paige@ RunningAroundNormal November 27, 2009 at 6:33 pm

What a beautiful hike! Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Leftovers look just as yummy as they did for the main meal!


30 thepinkpeppercorn November 27, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Looks like a great leftover combo!! Yum!!


31 Alison November 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm

hugh jass turkey salad–love it! hope you threw in some of those onions–your fave


32 Sarah (OC2Seattle) November 27, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Great pictures – what a beautiful place to hike. Love the use of leftovers – brilliant!


33 Jessie (Vegan-minded) November 27, 2009 at 9:43 pm

I LOVE Thanksgiving leftovers! Great idea to put them on top of a salad. Looks delicious. :)


34 Katy H. @ These Beautiful Feet November 27, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Anything on top of salad is healthy..right? :) Great way to eat leftovers! I just heated them up and ate them since we were at a hotel and didn’t have any veggies in reach. I wish I could hike but I live in Florida, so it’s not really hiking as much as walking on flat surfaces which doesn’t lead to exciting hikes..oh well!


35 candice November 28, 2009 at 1:28 am

Ahaha, I love your creativity for using up Thanksgiving leftovers! In a salad—classic Kath? 😉 Pie is indeed perfect for cleansing the palate~


36 ilana November 28, 2009 at 12:06 pm

omg allagash black is one of my faaaaaaavorite stouts!


37 Kerry November 28, 2009 at 6:04 pm

You inspired me to put my sister’s homemade cranberry sauce on top of my salad today, along with a drizzle of balsamic, and it was a perfect lunch! I’ll have to remember that for next year, or convince her to make the cranberry sauce again for Christmas.


38 Danielle November 28, 2009 at 8:19 pm

That salad is a great way to “re-purpose” Thanksgiving left overs.


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