You know, Thanksgiving is always one of those times where you don't think about what you eat, you just enjoy it and gorge yourself out on meat, potatoes, veggies, stuffing and anything else you may have at the table. Then of course you go after dessert! If you are anything like my husband, you get a plate piles high of foods and just go to town! The only thing with him is, after the weekend he's back to normal and doesn't have to worry about any weight he may of put on. But if you are like me...
I think I did so well this time around. I knew I wanted to try everything, but I knew I needed to not over do it like I do every other year when it come around! So, let me start from the beginning since we had a 2 day (yes 2 days of that food spread) Thanksgiving this year.
Wednesday night we had all the kids. This is when Chris's family came over. I did your normal spread... at least on my part :) I made a fresh (my husband caught and plucked) turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans and a tossed green salad. My mother in law brought the rest. Stuffing, cranberry sauce and dessert. Did you notice there wasn't any rolls? Nope, because of 2 reasons. First, they were going to be on the table the following night for dinner and I didn't want to over do the bread factor and second, there was fresh homemade bread in the stuffing that was brought. Now, the turkey is protein and good for you, so that was just fine in my little 'diet' world. Green beans & salad just the way I always make them on any other night! So, I just loaded up on those as well. I took a little of the potatoes and gravy, literally a scoop of stuffing and a small spoonful of the cranberry. After eating Paleo for nearly 5 months, this didn't bother me one bit and it was plenty!! Of course I had my wine :) But, I just stuck with the basics and that was awesome! I was so full after dinner and didn't want to move!
Thursday night, we had some great friends come over with their daughter. It was just my 2 kids and their daughter and 4 adults. Once again a nice small dinner. Well, I didn't want turkey 2 nights in a row and neither did my husband, so I made prime rib! Oh, how wonderful it came out. The first time I have ever made it and it was perfect! Along with brussels sprout with some onions and bacon, yams (my hubby's favorite, I don't care of them) and a green salad. Our friends brought over green beans, a little bit of stuffing, jelly cranberry sauce and rolls! Once again, I loaded up on the 'good for you' stuff. Prime rib, brussels sprout, green beans and salad. I had a roll, a small SMALL helping of yams and that's it. Had our wine again.
I hope everyone had a great holiday and is getting ready for Christmas. I know we are in our home!
Till next time!