A Veggie Thanksgiving

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Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday, and are going to be enjoying all of the delicious leftovers all weekend long. Our fridge is stuffed with all kinds of yummy food from yesterday, and I can’t wait to dig back into it!

When I first decided to do the vegan experiment, I planned for it to “end” on Thanksgiving, so that I could eat turkey. But, as the day approached, I decided that I really didn’t want to stop just yet and to give it a full 6 weeks (which would “end” this coming Sunday… but I’ll get into that later). Greg did eat turkey- and I’m sure he loved every bite of it! For me, turkey isn’t the food that I look forward to most on Thanksgiving- it’s all about the sides!

Our Thanksgiving dinner was very low-key, and that was really nice. We usually go over to my mom and stepdad’s house, along with all of my siblings, their spouses and kids. That’s a pretty large group. And while I love getting together with my family, sometimes it’s nice to just have a smaller production. All of my siblings ended up going to their in-law’s houses, and my mom and stepdad (Joe) came over to have dinner with Greg and me. Since I wasn’t eating turkey, and didn’t plan on buying one, my mom happily roasted one herself and brought it over for her, Joe and Greg to enjoy.

I started out my day the same way that I’ve started every Thanksgiving morning for the last four years- by teaching a super tough, sweaty Spinning class. I wouldn’t have it any other way! I was home and showered a little after 9:00 and quickly gobbled (hehe) down some oatmeal before getting to work.

Greg and I started prepping and cooking everything around 10:30 am, and by 2:00, it was all done! Not too shabby. Before the meal, we all munched on some snacks.

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