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thanks thanks thanks November 27, 2009

Yesterday was a wonderful Thanksgiving. I had both of my daughters home, and other friends and family. The food prep felt almost effortless, and everything was delicious. I gave some friends a few WW recipes and was amazed and pleased at how yummy and undietish it tasted. We had a creamed spinach that was absolutely decadent: and only one point!

I woke up early and went to a Turkey Trot organized by some other local WW leaders.  Around 60 people showed up and we took a lovely trot down the shoreline. The weather was chilly but sunny and really perfect. I think the course was around 5k. I walked out, enjoying a nice chat with one of the members from my Mon night meeting. When we got to the turnaraound point, I was feeling nicely warmed up and was really in the mood to try to run. I told myself, I’ll go until it doesn’t feel good. Well it felt GREAT the whole time! My ankle did not hurt or feel the least bit unstable. (I was wearing my brace) This made me very happy and something good to feel thankful for (among many).

The rest of the day was wonderful. Great food, laughing and a hilarious game of Apples to Apples.

This morning, though, I woke up and had a very sore throat. Wah. I haven’t been sick in so so so long. But here it is. I’ve had a regular flu shot but not an H1N1. I am hoping for the best. I hope I am well for my WW meeting on Sunday morning –this is not a good time to try and find a sub!

I crept out to a Nia class at 9am and took it easy- I felt like I needed to stretch and move, but when I came back that was definitely the big energy expenditure of the day.

Can you believe we had NO – I mean NO turkey leftover? 15 lbs for 15 people, and it just vanished. This made me feel bereft. All that stuffing (pans and pans!) and gravy and potatoes and EVERYthing — but NO TURKEY. So I stopped at the grocery and bought a 5 lb turkey breast and just roasted it. YUM. (why don’t I do this more often? It’s so easy! and yummy!) It was even better than the big turkey yesterday.

Is it starve a cold, feed a fever? Whatever it is, I am in eating mode.  YUM TURKEY.

And then… nap. Ahhhhhhh.

PS. Anybody have any ideas for leftover shrimp? We had shrimp cocktail as an app yesterday, and there’s about a pound leftover. I thought… shrimp salad, for sandwiches? Any other ideas?

 

6 Responses to “thanks thanks thanks”

  1. This is one of my favorite shrimp recipes…easy and healthy!

    http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/moroccan-shrimp-10000001123671/index.html

    I’ve been wondering how your ankle was…I love it that you were able to run!

    Sending anti H1N1 vibes your way….

  2. terrepruitt Says:

    I am happy that your ankle is doing better.

    I love that you went to Nia!

    I don’t eat shrimp so I have no idea.

    I love reading you posts. Glad you had a Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. jadepark Says:

    shrimp ettouffee. ;) (and i hope you feel better soon, and that it is NOT H1N1…I have had a couple friends get H1N1 and it’s pretty brutal. a friend’s mom, someone who was healthy and in her 50s beforehand, died from H1N1 last week).

  4. Ilana DeBare Says:

    Can you post the creamed spinach recipe? (when you’re feeling better, no rush…)

    Leftover shrimp: Saute minced garlic in olive oil, add the shrimp and some clam juice and parsley, and put it over pasta.

  5. Larkspur Says:

    Great hat! Gratz on the soundness of your ankle.


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