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.
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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