The Gang’s All Here

I have been loving reading everyone’s Thanksgiving recaps. It makes me so happy to read about what so many of you are thankful for and how happy your Thanksgivings were. For my non-US readers, Happy Friday 🙂

Thanksgiving 2010 was a fantastic one!

It started at the gym. I met my girl Heidi at the gym for Body Attack, and finished it out with 15 minutes on the step mill.



15 minutes on the step mill has me sweating more than a 6 mile run! It’s brutal!! In a good way 🙂 I worked out – and worked UP and appetite.

Per the usual, I didn’t leave myself enough time between end of workout and getting in the car to head to my aunt’s house for Thanksgiving #1. We were due there around 1:00 and Thanksgiving lunch/dinner was soon after. What time of the day do you eat Thanksgiving? We’ve always eaten at my Aunt Kim’s at 1:00.

I packed up my two pies (pumpkin and apple) and the portabello lasagna rollups – which I didn’t take pictures of, and we headed over.



This year (almost – love you Aunt Bobbie!) EVERYONE made it! Almost every year someone has to be over at their spouses side of the family. It was the first year ALL of us cousins were together (except Jason, who lives in Florida.)


The love was flowing as we all stuffed ourselves silly, drank multiple glasses of wine and champagne, and played Balderdash.


I should have taken more pictures, but it’s times like this when I feel I need to live in the moment. I know, I know, it’s most likely times like this (Thanksgiving, with lots of food) that most food bloggers find it imperative to put the holiday to good use for the blog. But I just wanted to BE with the fam.


All of us cousins. 🙂

When Shane and I had to leave to go back to Niko, I have to admit, I got a little sad. Our little house seemed SO quiet after leaving the magnificent chaos of my Aunt and Uncle’s house.

By the time we got home, I was ready for leftovers. However, anything left over from what I made I left over…there. So this sufficed:



Roasted brussels and broccoli, a bit of whole wheat cous cous, and curried eggplant.


And since the oven was on, I went ahead and got my squash cooking out of the way:



Now all I have to do is puree it and put it in the lasagna 🙂

The rest of the night was spent with my eyes on the tube catching up with this week’s shows and my hand in this bowl.



I felt sick before I realized how mindlessly I was eating. Ciest la vie.


And at approximately 3:00 pm today, I’ll know how my Aunt Kim feels every single year as she’s in the midst of cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Shane’s family comes over HERE for Thanksgiving dinner tonight. And I’m the host! Here’s my Thanksgiving menu. I’ll report back tomorrow on whether or not the bird was served. 😉 It’s Shane’s duty! I’m a vegetarian and am NOT Sticking my hand up a turkeys you-know-where, and… we have a bit of a…defrosting issue over here.

But for now, I spin.

What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving? The food was incredible, as always, but the company was even better.


9 Responses

  1. Loved the pictures. I even saw Kimmy trying to hide.
    Jason now lives in Colorado in charge of 130 cadets at the Air Force Academy.
    Come on down the weather here is perfect.
    Love Aunt Bobbie

  2. I love the games after the dinner better than the food, but I was kicking myself for not taking some left overs around 7 last night. Good luck with your huge menu and tell your guests, “Hi,” for us.

  3. Happy late Thanksgiving! We usually eat around 2:30, which left me starving and eating hummus with gusto at 9 PM. My fave part of thanksgiving is going to the movies. I typically go with one of my girlfriends- yesterday we saw Harry Potter on the imax. I love seeing movies on holidays!

    btw, your comments have been going into my spam folder 😦 I always find them but I just wanted to let you know- I’m not sure why they do!

  4. I’m glad you had a great holiday!

    I had fun at my friend’s family gathering. They’re so quick to make you feel at home and part of the fam. Loved it!

  5. I hear you on the endless snacking yesterday…I had dinner & dessert with my family, then went to my best friends and did it all over again haha. Hey, we’re prepping for winter, right! Happy thanksgiving #2! I hope your turkey turns out well! 🙂

  6. I’m impressed your gym was open!!! How nice!

    We eat around 12:30-1:00 with my family. Then again at around 5:00 with Peter’s family. Then have dessert with his family between 7 and 8. I usually have my big meal at lunch, then nibble at the dinner so I can save room for dessert. Seems to work. I eat everything I want but don’t feel crazy full.

    Glad you had a great day!

  7. Why is it that the stairmaster has me sweating like a pig? I seriously can’t handle more than 15 minutes of that thing.

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