My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the
Vegetarians can’t be too picky. 🙂
I hope you’re having a nice day! My Thanksgiving celebration was quite lovely. The Husband drove me and my father down south to my aunt and uncle’s house for a big family celebration. Upon arrival, I found the men helping out in the kitchen. :) Actually, my uncle Paul does a lot of the work.
On the other hand, I tend to just wander around the kitchen aimlessly, drinking wine. :) Here’s my aunt Faire and I (she’s my twin, remember?):
The Husband and my aunt Lynn:
My dad and grandpa:
There were about 20 people at our Thanksgiving celebration, so we do a buffet-style lunch and all end up eating in different rooms of the house.
I’m not going to lie, it felt a little weird not eating turkey on Thanksgiving (this was our first year as vegetarians). However, once I started to eat, I realized that I didn’t miss it as much as I initially did. If anything, I missed the gravy the most! I must bring gravy next year.
I had green bean casserole, cranberry relish, yams, vegetarian stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole (which I didn’t eat – too sweet), and cornbread casserole.
Nom, nom, nom!
I went back for seconds of the green bean casserole, cranberry relish, and cornbread casserole.
And a little Blueberry wine.
After lunch, I walked around outside with my little cousin and her dog, Precious. I’m OBSESSED with Precious. She’s the best dog ever.
Precious could be a doggie model. She is so pretty.
Then… time for dessert!
I couldn’t choose so I just had a tiny slice of everything:
I ended up eating 2/3 the pecan pie, all the pumpkin pie, and a few bites of the chocolate pie…. which totally put me over the end in terms of fullness! Oomph!
Time for family portraits…
My cousins, my grandpa, and I:
Husband, grandpa, and me:
It was a really nice lunch. I guess most people do Thanksgiving dinner, but we’ve always done Thanksgiving lunch. Personally, I love doing lunch – it frees up the rest of the night!
After we drove back to Orlando, I waited a few hours and then I went for a run. I needed to squeeze in 3.0 miles to make my weekly mileage goals (tomorrow, we are biking with my Dad; Saturday, rest day; Sunday; 20.0 mile long run).
Here are my statistics:
- Duration: 28:50
- Distance: 3.0 miles
My lunch definitely was NOT digested. But I was listening to good music (Lady Gaga’s Telephone is amazing), and the weather is AMAZING right now!
Time to vegetate on the couch…. I hope you’re having a nice night!
What’s your favorite holiday dessert? I LOVE Pecan Pie.
I totally said to myself, ‘That dog is such a model’ and then I read you call her a ‘doggie model’ and had to laugh.
Good for you for getting in exercise during a holiday!!
Happy Thanksgiving 🙂