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Thanksgiving Dinners

Friday, November 16, 2012

This year I will be having four Thanksgiving dinners -- cooking for 3 of them. I have 6 turkeys in the freezer and two in the refrigerator.

Tomorrow is the first - it is our immediate family Thanksgiving. My children and their families will be here. We will eat @1:00. Then while the kids are napping we will clean up. Afterwards we will head to downtown Castle Rock for Starlighting. This is an annual town celebration and ceremony when the big star on top of the castle rock will be lit. There are booths and activities, plus fireworks.

I did a lot of the prep work tonight. Tomorrow morning I will put the turkey in the oven, start the slow cooker sweet potatoes (SP recipe) and making the rolls. I also will be making the dressing (Stove Top) and carrots & salad. My daughters and DIL will be bringing the rest.

Monday night will be the 2nd dinner I will cook -- turkey is thawing in the refrigerator. My youngest daughter is traveling with a band and they will be staying here Mon. They will be traveling on Thanksgiving and therefore would not have a dinner, so I am making them one.

Thanksgiving Day is at my sister's house. My sisters and their families will be there. I am only making the rolls for that one.

The last one is the Sunday after Thanksgiving -- our church's Thanksgiving dinner. I am cooking the turkey.

I am definitely going to be very careful in what I eat and portion things out. Plus, I am scheduling in my workouts.

Today, I walked on the treadmill for 91 min! It was divided up into segments. I was so surprised that it lasted that long.

Day 89 of the 100 Day Challenge (Nov 16) -
My goals are:
1. Daily blog how I am doing [62/89] emoticon
2. Exercise for at least 30 min a day 6x a week and work up to 120 min a day.[74/89] emoticon
3. Drink 8-10 glasses a day.[89/89] emoticon
4. Daily tract food and exercise.[83/89] emoticon
5. High protein breakfast, [73/89] emoticon
6. Cut back on snacking.[63/89] emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
READYBETTY 11/17/2012 6:57PM

    That's a lot of turkey and lots of opportunities to count your blessings. Enjoy the time with family, friends and your church!

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KALISWALKER 11/17/2012 4:52PM

    That sounds like lots of great eating!

Way to go with your exercise!

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OLDERDANDRT 11/17/2012 4:49PM

    That's a lot of "toikies"!!! (turkeys) emoticon Whew! Great work on the emoticon s !!! emoticon

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4DOGNIGHT 11/17/2012 3:44PM

    Yes, I think you are a wonder woman. You might be sick of turkey after this week.

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LOISDESK 11/17/2012 3:05PM

    I continue to believe you are a real wonder woman with all you do!!! Enjoy all of your Thanksgiving dinner!

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NBARNES 11/17/2012 7:49AM

    How wonderful to have so many thankful days emoticon
Here's wishing you good food (really, healthy good food) to go with the many, many good people you'll be sharing it with! emoticon emoticon

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JINLYNN 11/17/2012 3:56AM

    Wow, you are going to be one busy lady! Glad to hear that you are so organized. Have fun and enjoy yourslef!

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PMFISH 11/16/2012 11:41PM

    Wow! I don't think I could handle that many turkey dinner in such a short period. You are one busy lady.

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USMAWIFE 11/16/2012 11:28PM

    that is an awful lot of cooking and turkey's

Good luck to you

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JO88BAKO 11/16/2012 11:27PM

    Oh my gosh- you are the woman! You are so very organized. That's awesome. I was born with no organizational gene at all. Good luck with all your dinners. You have a really great plan for staying on track. That's great!!

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