Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving extravaganza (cranberries in a can)

Growing up I had never had cranberry sauce that came from a can.  We always bought bags of cranberries and cook them down with sugar.  It's easy to make cranberry sauce from scratch, and I honestly don't know why people assume that it's difficult.  This is my 28th Thanksgiving, and I finally got to have cranberries in a can at my in-laws.  My husband made sure to request the wiggly sauce when his mom asked if we wanted anything special.    My mother-in-law teased me because of my excitement saying that I probably wouldn't want them again, but intrigued.  They didn't taste too bad.  I prefer homemade, but I like that the cranberries in a can didn't spread throughout my plate.  I also really like that they come out looking like the can. As far as leftover cranberry sauce, I like mine spread on toast with extra sharp cheddar on top!

What I ate today:

8:30am: Monster biscuit and large coffee from Hardees.  This is a horrible guilty pleasure from me.  My husband, Jason and I knew we'd be driving for a few hours to get to his parents, so we wanted to stop and pick up breakfast.  I had planned on stopping by the grocery store for coffee and fruit, but when he mentioned Hardees I just couldn't resist.  I know, I know, it's greasy, salty, fatty, and has little nutritional value, but it just tastes so good.  I have them about 4 times a year.

12:30pm: Thanksgiving lunch at the in-laws.  I snacked on a veggie tray, and piled my plate high, and of course tried canned cranberries.  On my plate I have a pretty traditional dinner: Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, a roll, olives, and celery.

6:30pm Dinner at my parents.  We had a little less traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year, and I didn't remember that I wanted to take a picture until I was already half-way through eating it.  We had hot turkey sandwiches with mashed potatoes and gravy.  We also had macaroni and cheese, broccoli salad, and layer salad.  My mom made a trifle for dessert.  I have a picture of it that I'll be posting later. It was brownies cut and layered with pecans, caramel, and cool whip.  I also had about 4 glasses of Malbec.  I left feeling full, but not stuffed.  I would end up saving the miserable stuffed feeling for tomorrow.

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