Hey everyone! Happy BLACK FRIDAY (one of my favorite days of the entire year)
I hope you all had a safe and very happy Thanksgiving!!!
Mine started with the Turkey 5k and I grabbed a banana to eat on the way, after oversleeping!
We arrived and it was pouring!!! I never run in the rain! To top it off, it wasn’t a normal 5k– IT WAS AN OBSTACLE COURSE! No joke. Thanksgiving morning, I ran a 5k obstacle course in the rain. We had to run through small rivers (we were knee deep in water- 4 TIMES!), up hills, jump over hay stacks and water trenches, ALL IN THE MUD AND RAIN. Needless to say, I couldn’t run this race for speed (since I would have eaten mud from slipping!), and finished in 27:01. My nana got some pretty fun action shots (which I’ll post when I can get them off her camera) and it was a crazy way to start the day!
When I got home, I was hungry but didn’t want to overdo it on breakfast because a wise guy once told me "having breakfast on Thanksgiving is like sprinting 10 miles to warm up for a marathon"
So I had a toast with TJ strawberry spread and a honey Chobizzle:
Then it was time to start cooking!!!
I made my Auntie’s incredible creamy spinach:
Sweet potato casserole: (this pic was taken before I put it in the oven)
And my favorite part of the meal: 100% whole wheat stuffing with apples, cranberries and raisins. Healthy carby delight
After making these dishes, I got ready to go to my aunt’s on the dadoo’s side of the family for Thanksgiving #1.
*Warning: Supreme acts of indulgence ahead
There was a cranberry, graham cracker and cool whip (said like Stewie from Family Guy… "cool hoo-ipp"), cranberry apple walnut salad, sweet potato casserole, ham:
Mashed potato, turkey, stuffing:
Here’s my Sprimpsgiving plate:
Shrimp, both cranberry salads, sweet potatoes, corn and stuffing! YUMMMMM
For dessert, there was chocolate flan cake, chocolate cake, pumpkin pie, and blueberry cheesecake:
Pecan pie, cherry pie, another pumpkin pie and a coconut chocolate cake:
ALL of the desserts (except for the pie in the box) were homemade which made it soooo hard to decide!!! Also, my nana and aunt are caterers, so I know everything will be delicious….
After much debate, I decided on chocolate cake and chocolate flan cake:
After chillin with the fam most of the afternoon, we went to my uncle on the madre’s side of the family for Thanksgiving #2:
Everything on my plate, I had made It felt so nice to contribute to Thanksgiving this year! Usually, I just peel potatoes
Sweet potato casserole, 100% whole wheat stuffing, cranberry sauce sweetened with honey and pineapple, and creamy spinach:
And the annual slice of pumpkin pie: (I only eat the filling, and Bella ate the crust for me)
After dinner, we watched The Santa Clause and I drifted off into a food-induced slumber
This morning, I really wanted to go to spin class, but my calves were painin’ big time from yesterday’s 5k obstacle course. I decided to take it as my recovery day, and burn some mad calories shopping instead!
I wasn’t hungry AT ALL when I woke up, but made some b-fast to hold me over for our day of shopping:
Pumpkin oats with 1/2 banana:
We hit up all of the sales and shopped for 11 hours. I like to think I did Black Friday proud
I needed a short soy sugarfree cinnamon dolce latte to perk me up midday… I was dragging!
(my brother’s hand, not mine)
We also tried a mesquite flour cookie that I picked up at one of our many health food store stops:
When we finally got home, I was starving at made a hodge podge late lunch of butternut squash soup, 2 egg whites with salsa and a little spinach and stuffing:
For dessert, a date:
(Behind it is one of my many World Market purchases: new wall sconce)
Since I ate such a late lunch, I wasn’t too hungry for dinner, so I had some of my favorite butternut squash fries with Annie’s ketchup:
All of my purchases are packed up, but I’ll definitely post them when I get back to V-town tomorrow.
This trip has gone by sooooo quickly, but it’s been a BLASTY!
I apologize for my lack of blog reading and commenting lately, but I can’t wait to catch up on your lovely blogs when I get home! Thanks SO VERY MUCH for continuing to read mine! YOU’RE THE BEST <3
Have a wonderful night- I’m off to finish packing!