I woke up today thinking to myself ‘I am so blessed’. Yesterday was such an amazing mix of family, food, fun and a race that blew my socks off.
I have always had Thanksgiving at my Mom’s parent’s house. It is a tradition that never changes..Thanksgiving Lunch. Of course, with my tummy issues, I had to make modifications, which was fine. Here’s what I ended up eating.
- Salad w/ the toppings and green/black olives–no dressing
- Mashed potato w/ hemp milk and vegan spread
- Mashed sweet potato w/ vegan spread
- Cornbread Stuffing
- Homemade cranberry sauce w/ natural sweetener
It was awesome. I didn’t go back for seconds–I may have tried the cornbread stuffing before I actually baked it–you gotta make sure it’s good.
There was a little fun happening over by the kids table–do you remember being at the kids table? I loved it!
Then there’s my modified pumpkin pie recipe from this one. I made a gluten free crust out of rice and potato flour. The exposed crust tasted like potato chips 🙂 However, the non-exposed one tasted awesome. Honestly, the filling tasted exactly like pumpkin pie. I was VERY proud of myself. I may have had another piece after this one.
Then I had to sit with my four year old niece and watch Happy Feet because honestly I was about to fall asleep. Turkey Coma!
My sister took advantage of my comatose state and held my camera hostage.
Then someone passed out
I watched as my adorable nieces played with this metal top toy that their grandparents (my mom and uncle) played with…and my cousins and I played with. So cute.
I bought the two little girls some cute presents from Australia. This is what kills me most..knowing that I get to spend about 10 hours a year with them. That is when my decision to stay in Australia becomes hard.
Alright I have WAY too much to get done today. Studying, blogging, finding a vegan baked good for Ashley’s Bake Sale, working on a present for my mom and step-dad 🙂 catching up with a friend…and baking two pies and 1 batch of sweet potatoes. Ohh and 1 hour on the bike 🙂
AHHHHHH…this is supposed to be my holidays 🙂
When you go on holidays how do you plan your time?