Thursday, November 22, 2012
I am so excited for Thanksgiving! I have a lovely little menu planned out for tomorrow's big, bearing in mind that we are not going to be stuffing ourselves since, let's face it, feeling sick, gross and filled with food shame is no way to spend your day off with the family. Here's my menu for tomorrow:
Steamed Green Beans with Onions and Sliced Almonds
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Vegan Artisan Ciabatta Rolls
Apple Cranberry Crumble
Pan Fried Tofu with Garlic and Mushrooms (No oil)
This will be my healthiest Thanksgiving yet, which makes me excited to get cooking tomorrow. I'm already planning to get up in the morning, work out, get showered, eat a fruit and veggie protein smoothie, get to cooking, enjoy food with the family, watch some football and play with Ash, then have an evening walk. The weather might not agree with that last part, but I'm sure my son would love to have a dance party with him since he seems to be doing better.
It does strike me as strange to celebrate a day of giving thanks by gorging on food to a gluttonous level, but I definitely won't be doing that tomorrow! I want to give thanks for my little family, for our improving health, for our home, and our time together. I thank God for the blessings in my life and I hope that everyone has a great celebration tomorrow!