This was our 2nd Thanksgiving not going home. The first time I went ALL OUT – 3 appetizers, 5 side dishes, 3 desserts – just a sick amount of food! This year I wanted it to be way more “chill”….for me, that is ; )
So, I decided to pick just a couple main things to make all out (from scratch), and the rest I was going to do easy-style…plus WAY FEWER options than the first time around.
When I woke up, I was scheduled for long run today so I needed to fuel up:
2 slices whole wheat toast, almond butter, 2/3 banana, and a drizzle of agave nectar. I’m not gonna lie, it was hard to choke down….took me about 30 minutes (I was just not feeling it today), but I forced myself because I’m training for a half marathon and I know this will be the breakfast I’m going to eat, so it’s important to practice it ~ get your body used to it, etc.
So I ate, digested, stretched, and set out on my 10 mile run (personal record distance)! It was nice and leisurely paced. I stopped once at about mile 6 to do some more stretches, and then I was good to go. When I got home I saw my 100 lb “baby” snuggled up ~ somehow he’d hidden himself in the pillows on the bed & when I called his name he poked his head up like a prairie dog
For dinner the hubs’ did a smoked turkey (YUM!)
I made a sweet potato casserole that is absolutely sinful!
The recipe is Chris’ grandma’s, but lucky you – it’s about to become YOURS if you know what’s good for you.
Sweet Potato Casserolle
For the potatoes:
4-5 sweet potatoes, washed (and peeled, if desired)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup milk
*Boil or bake potatoes, mash, and add all ingredients in a large bowl, then smooth into a 9 x 13 pan.
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
*Mix all ingredients in order. Spread evenly on top of the potatoes.
*Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Just prepare yourself – this is basically a dessert masquerading as a “side-dish”! It’ll sure cause a spike in the blood sugar!
While cooking I enjoyed this
Lunch/Dinner also featured canned corn, rolls straight from the bag, canned cranberries and a green salad (all easy stuff). After digesting for awhile I went back for the dessert that I’d prepared yesterday, the Pumpkin Caramel Cheesecake!
And the afternoon was filled with football, naps, and lovin’
I see an early night in our future….we’re both kinda snoozing on-and-off on the couch still in a turkey coma!
Hope you had a great thanksgiving!