We went to the Anne Springs Close greenway where I volunteered at the garden this fall
We got to play with some animals
And saw a family of horses and their humans out for a Thanksgiving walk
Braved the trolls under the bridge
Dad spotted some big hairy vines
We did about 4 miles around a lake and back
The boys did dangerous things
We found the evidence of wild animals
And I found the ONIONS I planted to be sprouting nicely!
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 –
I heated up some leftovers…
Definitely the best leftover Turkey Day creation I’ve ever made –
Cranberry sauce made the perfect topper
Alcohol flowed, but I abstained
Until Matt brought out a stout for us to taste and I had a few sips
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
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!
Wow, you eat like a bird haha…I admire your restraint when it comes to Thanksgiving foods, because I have none. 😀
Sheila | Live Well 360° says
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!
Madeline @ Greens and Jeans says
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!
Estela @ Weekly Bite says
Thanksgiving leftovers are one of my favorite parts about the holiday!
Looks like a beautiful hike!
Food Makes Fun Fuel says
Yum! I’m loving leftovers too 🙂
Wow — the weather looks PERFECT where you are! I wish I could’ve spent the morning hiking, instead of at work… :-/
Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc says
Love that you hiked to your community garden, the photos are great!
wow kath! that huge ass salad looks terrific!!
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!
Light Delight with TouTou says
Such a nice weather walking outside 😀
the flower plate is VERY cool, I love it!
Lauren @ Eater Not a Runner says
Looks like the perfect day after thanksgiving 🙂
Beautiful pictures of the outdoors! It looks like fall/winter where you are versus the 85 degrees in LA. I am jealous!
That salad looks delicious — the bigger, the better! 😉
Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg says
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??
Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope says
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!
Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says
Looks like a beautiful hike!
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. 🙂
Wow, that weather and scenery looks amazing!! I so wish I lived in America, England just isn’t the same!!
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.
Cynthia (It All Changes) says
Those views are gorgeous! And that salad looks awesome 🙂
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 🙂
Abstaining from pie just seems so wrong! 🙂
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.
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.
You are so well-rounded. Such respect for you!
lynn (The Actors Diet) says
oh yeah, pie palate cleaners – i hear ya!
Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) says
Great looking leftover salad — yum!
Love the animals!!! 🙂
Paige@ RunningAroundNormal says
What a beautiful hike! Those pictures are absolutely gorgeous. Leftovers look just as yummy as they did for the main meal!
Looks like a great leftover combo!! Yum!!
hugh jass turkey salad–love it! hope you threw in some of those onions–your fave
Sarah (OC2Seattle) says
Great pictures – what a beautiful place to hike. Love the use of leftovers – brilliant!
Jessie (Vegan-minded) says
I LOVE Thanksgiving leftovers! Great idea to put them on top of a salad. Looks delicious. 🙂
Katy H. @ These Beautiful Feet says
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!
Ahaha, I love your creativity for using up Thanksgiving leftovers! In a salad—classic Kath? 😉 Pie is indeed perfect for cleansing the palate~
omg allagash black is one of my faaaaaaavorite stouts!
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.
That salad is a great way to “re-purpose” Thanksgiving left overs.