Wednesday, December 1, 2010

4 Thanksgivings and a 5K

I pretty much had 4 Thanksgiving meals this year.  And I know you want to know all about them.

1-Dinzee Buddeez Festival of Fakesgiving.  This occurred last Sunday.  When my husband and I were first dating we would spend holidays apart so I made up some fake holidays that we could have together.  Such as Fakesgiving.  Fakesgiving is basically just eating Thanksgiving food on a day other than Thanksgiving.  It allowed us to share a turkey (or perhaps a rotisserie chicken or turkey sandwich) together before we left to hang out with our families.  This year I decided to see if my Dinzee Buddeez friends wanted to have a Fakesgiving before Thanksgiving since we'd all be going different places for Thanksgiving.  (Side note, Dinzee Buddeez is a group of 4-8 people who go out to random restaurants sometimes to eat.  It's very exclusive-ok not really.)  This basically ended up being a long con to get my friend Shanzie to prepare a turkey for me to eat at her house.  So Shanzie made a turkey breast and dressing and the rest of us brought sides.  We had a ton of food including...cider, spinach dip, green beans, mashed potatoes, macaroni, sweet potatoes, turkey, dressing and cranberry sauce.  I also made a pumpkin pie.

2-Thanksgiving Day Lunch with my immediate family, aunt and cousins.  Normally I go to B's Aunt's house for Thanksgiving but due to a work event he had we decided to stay in town for all of Thanksgiving.  So we ate lunch at a restaurant near my Aunt's house for Thanksgiving.  It was a lovely Thanksgiving buffet with all the normal stuff plus prime rib.  However I mistook some horseradish for potatoes and accidentally put a huge spoonful on my plate.  Fortunately I figured out what it was before eating a big bite and dying.

3-Me, B and Hobie Thanksgiving night (our Fakesgiving even though it actually ended up on real Thanksgiving).  Since we ate early in the day but I still wanted a Thanksgiving themed dinner for my small family I made us Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Sandwiches.   They were delightful.  I also made some pink stuff per B's request.  Then we read out of our Thanksgiving Basket of Thanks that we had been keeping throughout November of daily things we were thankful for.  Then Hobie tried to eat our leftovers.

How to Make a Delightful Turkey, Brie and Cranberry Sandwich.....
-Toast some croissants for a few minutes in the oven.
-Put some canned whole berry cranberry sauce (don't be a canned cranberry sauce hater, but you can use homemade cranberry sauce also) and deli sliced turkey on one side
-Put slices of brie cheese on the other side
-Toast for a few more minutes
-Then carefully stick the two sides together

4-My Mom's Festival of Fakesgiving (although she hates the word Fakesgiving.  She thinks it means I give Fake Thanks which is just not true).  This was on Friday.  My mom made all of her amazing Thanksgiving foods including a turkey.  I like her dressing the best and her mac and cheese is awesome as well.  Everything was very good and I definitely ate too much.  My sister and I got in a brief shouting match but I think that's what makes the holidays fun/memorable, right?

Then there was the 5k.  Gboro apparently has a Gobbler 5k every year on Thanksgiving morning so B and I decided to participate.  This was awesome.  I mean not while I was actually running it.  But after.  I just felt really good and positive and semi athletic and not as bad for binge eating 4 meals as I normally would have.  And I beat my last 5k time by a little bit.  Plus I got a t-shirt with a turkey on it.

What did you do for Thanksgiving?
Anyone have more than 4 Thanksgiving meals?

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$hanzie said...

I am hurt by A) the long con and B) that you don't like my dressing as much as you like your moms. Deepy hurt :( But Dinzee Buddies Fakesgiving was awesome... thanks for making me cook a giant turkey breast!

sara said...

4 dinners?! I'm impressed. We just made it to one, but it was Pie's first so it was quite a celebration!

Anonymous said...

That sandwich sounds right up my alley! And I think the Basket of Thanks is a terrific idea.

bmellisen said...

To be fair, we dint have a whole lot of leftovers to eat...just a couple mini pies and a lot of mac and cheese and sweet potatos...ok who am I kidding, we ate a ton. But we did win the Greensboro Gobbler. We won, right?

Mo Young said...

Ah the Long Con ... I too miss Lost. Sounds like a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving ... lots of different, and all tasty, options. And a 5K sounds perfect before binge eating. You definitely win on how many meals you had tho! I just had one nice traditional one with my family in Vegas. It was wonderful :) And part of being a family is a teeny bit of drama ... keeps the days intersting!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That sandwich looks so good! Now I'm hungry!!!

Anonymous said...

You and B had a gratitude basket. That's the best idea I've heard the whole season. You guys are great, and the sum of you is greater than 1 plus 1. May have to start an Advent gratitude something or other since today is December 1.

Hutch said...

Your mom sounds pretty funny! Im jealous of all your fakesgivings though, I wish I had more!

L-FAB said...

i wouldn't call that a shouting match. maybe i was being dumb, but you were the only one shouting. lolz.

Anonymous said...

I want in on Gobbler 5K and dinzy buddies next year!

Emily said...

I wish I had known you were at the race!! I pretty much walked that whole thing as (1)I am super out of shape and (2) those hills are killer!