Groan. Thanksgiving Pot Luck at work was a success today. Too much of a success. I don’t have great pictures because one of our really important customers was dining with us so I was busy schmoozing.
My dishes were a big hit! Namely the twice baked sweet potatoes.
I got a lot of compliments on the cranberry apple sauce too, but there was leftovers of that so I am guessing it wasn’t as well received as the potatoes were. No worries, me thinks it would make a kick ass bowl of oatmeal, so the more leftovers the better
By looking at this plate, you might think that I practiced some sort of self control during this meal.
Clockwise from the roll: smidge of Southern Mac ‘n Cheese, twice baked sweet tater, asparagus (which is covering some green bean casserole), tofu and cranberry apple sauce.
Now, had I stopped there it would be have been the perfect amount of food. But I definitely went back for another smidge of mac ‘n cheese, another serving of cranberry apple sauce, and lots more green bean casserole. And then I had an unpictured bowl of fruit and a few bites of cheesecake.
My stomach was not pleased. I’m not mad that I ate that much – it happens around this time of year – but I do wish I would learn to listen to my hunger cues. I hate being miserably full. I could have strung that amount of eating out over the course of the afternoon and been much more comfortable. Perhaps I will learn my lesson at home on Thursday? Yeah, probably not…
I was pretty bloatatious all day, so I got up and walked around as much as I could all afternoon. And after work, I took the pastiest legs you ever did see, put them in shorts and took them to the gym. All the food must have given me some intense energy because I was a machine on the elliptical. My legs just went as fast as I would let them go. I only had time to do 30 minutes, but that half hour truly restored my sanity.
Now, I am working on my baking. I’m making three pies for Thanksgiving and I’m also in charge of breakfast. I’m drinking one of these to make the process flow more smoothly.
I’m a huge supporter of Miller Light and have been quite a fan of their MGD64 – but I have to say that Bud’s version of ultra light beer is superior. Just in case you were wondering.
Have a good night guys, and for those of you who are already done for the week – kick back and enjoy it