To say that I had nice Thanksgiving would be an understatement. This holiday was probably one of the most splendid that I’ve had as an adult. My husband will insist that I say this after every holiday, but this Thanksgiving truly upped the bar for my love of planning, cleaning, cooking and entertaining for family and friends.
We had a total of ten people between immediate family and friends. I did the majority of the cooking prep the day before, in order to have time to be a proper hostess on the actual day. My only holiday challenges were seating and table arranging in my small house, and figuring out how to prepare my first organic, pastured turkey. I decided that rather than worrying about my tiny home, I would imagine that it was placed somewhere in Japan, where it’s size would certainly upgrade it to mansion status. This gave me a much more positive outlook. I consulted the Food Network, and used The Pioneer Woman’s instructions and brining recipe to make sure my turkey was juicy and delicious (and it REALLY was).
The combination of food, friends, and family was stellar and our day lasted well into the night, with games and chatter. Though I sent people home with tons of leftovers, there were still quite a few high calorie treats left at my house. (Did you know that a slice of pecan pie has 540 calories?) I’m not sure of the caloric content of pumpkin pie, but I know that from Wednesday through Saturday, it was a part of my “healthy” breakfast, as were dark chocolate walnut brownies.
Today, I’ll begin damage control. My short foray with sugar ended last night when I microwaved a piece of pecan pie and adorned it with three ample scoops of vanilla bean ice cream. This morning, I had my usual Fiber One cereal with a half cup of almond milk. I’m drinking tons of water, and soon as I hit publish, I’m scurrying off to the gym. I may have overindulged, but I’m not afraid. I know my winning formula of eating properly and exercising, will have me back on track before the week is over!
Did you overindulge during the Thanksgiving holiday? Do you have a clear plan for getting back on track after going food crazy?