Thanksgiving Recap...

Oh. My. Gosh. Do you recall that we were doing the whole South Beach thing earlier this year? Yeah, well, that went out the window a couple of weeks ago when we started eating cake to celebrate my parent's 50th anniversary. Then we had a bad day and consoled ourselves with dinner at Carrabbas - including bread and pizza. Then we had Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving LEFTOVERS. On Sunday we felt so miserable, we vowed to go back to eating our new normal ASAP - this desire was helped along by noticing the scale had crept UP 5 lbs. for me and 8 lbs. for Peter. No-no!!

So by Sunday night we were back on the South Beach bandwagon and by this morning all the bad-for-us leftover yumminess had either been packed away in the freezer to be pulled out at a later date (spreading the guilt non-SB-approved food out over time), or sent in to work with the hubby where we knew it would disappear before 10 AM. If you want a visual recap of Wednesday and Thursday, well, here it is...

On Wednesday afternoon, I was covered in flour and was facing a bunch of these balls of butter cookie dough - my great grandmother's recipe!

These old family cookie cutters were standing at the ready...

And although I'm not Martha Stewart, I still like pretty cookies, which is how I found myself still up at 12:27 on Thanksgiving morning with a bag of icing...

...with these being some of the final results.

After hitting the hay for a few hours, I was back up making breakfast - cinnamon-rolls-from-a-can turned into cute turkeys (a la Jessica over at Life as MOM).

Around 12:30 we finally headed over to my folk's house where my 6'3" hubby donned one of the aprons of my 5" mother and started slicing away at the turkey. One more reason I love the man and count him among my top blessings!

Lest you think I only made cookies for the day, I also brought my yummy carrot souffle (don't knock it until you try it!) and green bean casserole. Throw in lots of laughter, good conversation, 70-degree weather (in the mountains of E. TN in NOVEMBER?!), and way too much food, and that pretty much sums up our Thanksgiving. I hope you had a delightful day as well! I'm linking up (late) over at You Capture since this post has so much food in it!


  1. I am in love with the interior of your parent's house. I am glad you had a great Thanksgiving! And what is this carrot souffle you speak of...?

  2. Your cut out cookies amaze me! Truly impressive.


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