Hi blog buds!
Wow, that double-long weekend flew by in the blink of an eye. It’s funny how I always have these grand ideas of what I will accomplish in a given amount of time and then reality happens and it’s nowhere near that. I thought I would have plenty of time to read and just do nothing. What a silly girl I am. But that said, it was a magnificent weekend!
So as I mentioned on the post about menu for the 2012 Thanksgiving meal, it was NOT all filled with light fare. We had quite a few decadent items to eat that day.
We woke up and did an hour of power yoga, then took the dogs over to the big off-leash dog park so they could get their exercise too. By the time we got home, we were beyond hungry! We like to do a ‘special’ breakfast of some sort on Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year we did cinnamon rolls from Immaculate Baking Co.
Knowing all of the carb bombs I’d also be eating later in the day, I chose to try to keep my blood sugar somewhat stable by eating my cinnamon roll with a protein shake!
Later in the day when it would normally be lunchtime, we decided we were ready for our appetizers in lieu of a real lunch. So we got busy making the Cranberry Orange Goat Cheese Stuffed Crescent Rolls.
So easy. Thank goodness that same Immaculate Baking Co has crescent rolls too!
Unroll dough and fill with goat cheese:
Roll up and sprinkle with any dried herb to make it prettier (I used basil):
Bake until golden.
It gave me plenty of calories with which to work on preparing the rest of our meal. I won’t bore you with step-by-steps on each of those or you might be reading all week (we took 172 photos of FOOD on Thanksgiving day if that gives you any indication). The actual Thanksgiving meal turned out so nice!
Here is the Chicken Andouille Sausage Stuffed Turkey Breast for Cory. The Sprouted Sourdough Stuffing with Chestnuts and Green Apples is behind it:
Orange Roasted Wild Sockeye Salmon for me:
The Five Spice Cranberry Sauce (this was my favorite! I’ll share the recipe in an upcoming post along with what we made it into for leftovers – so good!):
The Herbed Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pine Nuts:
The Steamed Smashed Buttery Potatoes and Wild Mushroom Gravy are pictured in this view of the whole table.
We were so stuffed after dinner that we had to wait until late evening for our pie. It was a half-sized chocolate cream pie from Whole Foods bakery and of those 172 pictures we took all day long, wouldn’t you know I totally spaced taking one of dessert!
We were so blessed to have such an abundant and fun feast for the holiday. We will finally finish up the last of the leftovers tonight!
I hope that each of you had an equally amazing (and filling) Thanksgiving!
– Shari B. =)