Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Time To Scale Back


In our family Thanksgiving dinner is all about tradition.  It hasn't changed much in decades, and we like it that way.  There will be turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and gravy.  Green bean casserole with french fried onions on top, and yams with a marshmallow topping.  Jello salad with cranberry sauce, crushed pineapple, and nuts topped with a mixture of cream cheese, Dream Whip, and marshmallows. Rolls with real butter.  Pumpkin pie with whipped cream and some type of chocolate dessert.  And that's just for one meal!  Who knows what the rest of the weekend will bring.

This year Hubby Tony and I won't have any overnight company, so we have more control over what we do to take care of ourselves.  Tonight we'll have something healthy for dinner, then hit the gym to burn off some pre-Thanksgiving  calories. If time allows we'll fit in a nice brisk walk tomorrow.  I'm ready, but just in case I'm getting out my most comfortable pair of elastic waist pants.  It never hurts to be prepared.

9 comments:

  1. That is a good plan. The very reason I chose a scaled down menu for my half-turkey dinner. Just the stuff we both really wanted. Well that, and I didn't want left-overs ....

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    1. I think leftovers are one of the best parts!

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  2. Happy thanksgiving to you, too. It all will be good. I remember the jello, fondly.

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  3. Lol.
    Have a happy and wonderful thanksgiving.

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving Kathy. Your menu sound absolutely delicious and makes me wish I celebrated American Thanksgiving too!

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    1. If you'd been here we would have set a place for you at the table :-)

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  5. I took my mom's beagle out for a walk after dinner tonight. I'm pretty sure we didn't walk off anywhere near the amount of calories I ate, but that's OK. I'll be wearing sweats tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. I figure we can jump back on the 'good diet' wagon tomorrow.

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