Our day yesterday was a lot of fun – I can’t believe how the day flew by. It was a great time spent with our family!
Yesterday, I mentioned that I made applesauce. I’m happy to say that it was a huge hit yesterday with my family and it ALL was gone at the end of dinner (except for one tiny serving left). My brother, who loves applesauce, was a huge fan, so I’ll definitely be making again! Here is the finished product (all 100 oz / 3 L of it):
And then, finally, here is my Thanksgiving feast! Starting with the orange and going clockwise: sweet potato mash, wheat roll (which I didn’t eat – couldn’t fit it!), corn, applesauce, Spanish Rice (my grandmom’s – on my dad’s side – homemade recipe), salad w/ cranberries, my mom’s broccoli casserole, and turkey in the middle (ate half of this and gave the rest of Bill). You’ll notice there is no stuffing on my plate because I literally despise it – I never liked stuffing – it grosses me out
We hung out at my aunt’s house for a while after dinner and then headed to my grandparents’ house (mom’s side) for dessert. She made an awesome pecan pie so although I was stuffed, I couldn’t wait to enjoy a slice! I did a poor job of serving it, but it still tasted delicious
When Bill and I got home, we watched the Eagles game – they finally won – woo hoo! Then we both headed to bed because we knew today would be an early day…
We were up at 6am and out the door by 6:20 and headed off to Target. I packed some snacks, water, and coffee to take with us for “breakfast”. I had the orange and the Blueberry Clif Z Bar. It was a nice, light breakfast because to be honest, I think I was still full from yesterday
We didn’t have any specific items to get but I love going out w/ the crazy crowds just to get in the Christmas spirit! We also hit up the mall (where we got our niece’s Christmas present), Kohl’s (new Asics for me!), Sports Authority (new New Balance’s for Bill), and the grocery store. When we got home, we were STARVING, so I made a delicious toasted pb & strawberry preserve open-faced sandwich on a whole wheat english muffin – I know it’s been a long time since I had one of these! I also had a lemon yogurt topped with flax, grape nuts, and pom seeds. It filled me right up!
Now I’m off to get some R&R time in and then start the cleaning so it’s over and done with before tonight. We have a jam-packed day tomorrow (spinning, a bridesmaid dress fitting appointment, and our friends are coming over for a game-night). I can’t believe the true “weekend” didn’t even start yet. I looooooove holiday weekends!
Have a great day