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Archive for November 28th, 2008

Main course meal

Main course meal

All you experienced bloggers, I have to ask, where do you begin with a food and drink blog when the entire day was filled with so much activity and fun, you find it hard restraining your typing fingers to a simple discussion of good food?!  Guess you just have to be selective.  So, in a large nut shell, I present Thanksgiving Left Over Party notes.

Dessert Table

Dessert Table

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On the dessert table, my favorite table to prepare, we have, chocolate mint mini pies, cake truffles, chocolate mocha cheesecake (Teddy - don't you wish you were here?!), apple crumble pie, lemon treacle tart, chocolate chip and leaf cream cheese cookies, million dollar peanut butter cookies (reminder! - check that recipe out on the Pillsbury site for the Bake off 2008).

For the main dinner, we had Roast Turkey, Tofurky (not pictured), Giblet gravy, whole berry cranberry sauce, Sourdough Apple Stuffing, Red-White Bean 6 Cheese Lasagna (check out recipe soon to be posted), orange essence green beans, wild mushrooms and sauteed spinach, Pear and Blue Cheese Salad (recipe will be posted), Oven Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary and Garlic (recipe to be posted), rolls, and shrimp.
Uncle George, Jackie and Ted

Uncle George, Jackie and Ted

Ted, Sammy D, Uncle Sam, Uncle George

Ted, Sammy D, Uncle Sam, Uncle George

Oh so beautiful Nancy and Bob

Oh so beautiful Nancy and Bob

Nancy is not only beautiful, but she is Shane’s new best friend. Bob is ranked right up there as well (Shane just said that as he peers over my shoulder!…whoops! is my wine showing?)  She and Shane played tug of war until both of them were panting.  But alas… look what happened to Shane: 
Tired Shane

Tired Shane

 
 Back to the good stuff…. this is my plate and YES! I ate it all! 
the vegetarian plate

the vegetarian plate

 Good thing my serving picture is blury, you’d go into shock. 
Mary Ellen and GiGi

Mary Ellen and GiGi

We had a special guest, GIGI!!!
 
How did Stef and John get Here?

How did Stef and John get Here?

 
 
 
 
 
 
Gene helping himself to left overs

Gene helping himself to left overs

 

Also in attendance were Sue and Sam and Rocko. 

We had a great day with food, wine, some Heineken…ahhh!

Hope your Friday was just as grand!

 

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Shane and his favorite toy

Shane and his favorite toy

Began the day with a full stomach so I made use of it and did 35 minutes of mixed aerobics and a quick shoulder workout.  Shane and I went for a walk then we played a little frisbee in the track field.

Back track a bit… why I have a full stomach is because at about 7:30 PM I had a snack attack. Instead of picking here and there, I decided to make a healthy salad. Healthy in portion size and ingredients. 

Healthy salad mix

Healthy salad mix

  • 1 1/2 cups mixed salad greens.
  • 1/4 cup black eyed peas
  • 1 oz feta cheese
  • 2 tbs Annies F/F Raspberry Vinaigrette.

It did the trick with the fiberous ingredients for fill as well as a little sweetness from the dressing.  I followed up with a nice warming cup of Vanilla Carmel Truffle Black Tea: 

Vanilla Carmel Truffle Tea
Vanilla Carmel Truffle Tea

Even though that was a big “snack” and I simply went to bed an hour after eating it, I still had the stomach power to make a delicious, breakfast omelet.

  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 3 sliced cherry tomatoes
  • 1 slice of hot cherry pepper, diced
  • 1 oz Feta cheese
  • 3/4 cup Egg Beaters
  • 1 Ezekiel Pita Pocket, toasted
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Topped with sprinkles of hot sauce and 1TBS Salsa

For my fruit, I added 1/2 a grapefruit on the side and a wonderful cup of coffee, sweetened with my favorite, Stevia sweetener.

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The rest of the day entails more food preparation and the enjoyabe company of friends.  Unfortunately, Richard had to leave early and won’t be with us this afternoon as he is having a problem with his foot and needs more medicine from home.  We’ll miss his company. 

Everyone, enjoy your Friday, hopefully you have the day off and don’t need to participate in the “BLACKNESS” of it (get it? … “Black Friday”…9750).  Lookin’ forward to left overs.

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